Teaching Evidence Based Writing Fiction

Author: Leslie Blauman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506378749
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One in a million. Yes, that’s how rare it is to have so many write-about-reading strategies so beautifully put to use. Each year Leslie Blauman guides her students to become highly skilled at supporting their thinking about texts, and in Evidence-Based Writing: Fiction, she shares her win-win process. Leslie combed the ELA standards and all her favorite books and built a lesson structure you can use in two ways: with an entire text or with just the excerpts she’s included in the book. Addressing Evidence, Character, Theme, Point of View, Visuals, Words and Structure, each section includes: Lessons you can use as teacher demonstrations or for guided practice, with Best the Test tips on how to authentically teach the skills that show up on exams with the texts you teach. Prompt Pages serve as handy references, giving students the key questions to ask themselves as they read any text and consider how an author’s meaning and structure combine. Excerpts-to-Write About Pages feature carefully selected passages from novels, short stories, and picture books you already know and love and questions that require students to discover a text’s literal and deeper meanings. Write-About-Reading Templates scaffold students to think about a text efficiently by focusing on its critical literary elements or text structure demands and help them rehearse for more extensive responses. Writing Tasks invite students to transform their notes into a more developed paragraph or essay with sufficiently challenging tasks geared for grades 6-8. And best of all, your students gain a confidence in responding to complex texts and ideas that will serve them well in school, on tests, and in any situation when they are asked: What are you basing that on? Show me how you know.

Teaching Evidence Based Writing Nonfiction

Author: Leslie Blauman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506379079
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At heart, learning to read and write analytically is learning to think well For Evidence-Based Writing: Nonfiction, renowned teacher Leslie Blauman combed the standards and her classroom bookshelves to craft lessons that use the best nonfiction picture books, biographies, and article excerpts to make writing about reading a clear, concrete process. Students learn to analyze and cite evidence about main idea, point of view, visuals, and words and structure. And best of all, your students gain a confidence in responding to complex texts and ideas that will serve them well in school, on tests, and in any situation when they are asked: What are you basing that on? Show me how you know.

Teaching Evidence Based Writing Nonfiction

Author: Leslie Blauman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506379060
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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At heart, learning to read and write analytically is learning to think well For Evidence-Based Writing: Nonfiction, renowned teacher Leslie Blauman combed the standards and her classroom bookshelves to craft lessons that use the best nonfiction picture books, biographies, and article excerpts to make writing about reading a clear, concrete process. Students learn to analyze and cite evidence about main idea, point of view, visuals, and words and structure. And best of all, your students gain a confidence in responding to complex texts and ideas that will serve them well in school, on tests, and in any situation when they are asked: What are you basing that on? Show me how you know.

No More Fake Reading

Author: Berit Gordon
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506365493
Format: PDF, ePub
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Discover the Right Mix of Choice Reading and the Classics How do you motivate students with little appetite for classic literature to stop faking their way through texts? Choice reading is just part of the answer. In this ground-breaking book, Berit Gordon offers a blended model that combines the benefits of classics with the motivational power of choice reading. Teachers utilize classic texts to gain a platform for modeling critical reading skills, and students thrive on reading what they want to read. No More Fake Reading gives you all the tools you need to put the blended model to work for your students, transforming your classroom into a vibrant reading environment.

Smuggling Writing

Author: Karen D. Wood
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506332455
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Can you sneak more writing into your already-jammed curriculum? Smuggling Writing shows how to integrate writing seamlessly into your lesson plans, with 32 written response activities that help students process information and ideas in short, powerful sessions. The authors invigorate time-tested tools and organize them into sections on Vocabulary and Concept Development, Comprehension, Discussion, and Research & Inquiry. Each strategy: Takes students through before, during, and after reading/learning Provides engaging digital applications Includes sample lessons Details connections to Common Core State Standards Smuggling Writing shows how big gains will come from “writing small” day by day.

Your Literacy Standards Companion Grades 3 5

Author: Leslie Blauman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506397875
Format: PDF, ePub
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Standards-based learning just got a lot easier This new version of the Common Core Companion provides an index for all states implementing state-specific ELA standards. This index allows you to see in an instant which of your standards are the same as CCSS, which differ and how—and which page number to turn to for standards-based teaching ideas. Beyond that? It’s the same great go-to guide for implementing the standards, translating each and every standard for reading, writing, speaking and listening, language, and foundational skills into the day-to-day “what you do.”

Teaching Text Structures

Author: Sue Dymock
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545011037
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Presents teaching strategies, lesson plans, and reproducible articles that help students comprehend expository text.

Teaching Students to Read Like Detectives

Author: Douglas Fisher
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935543547
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Prompt students to become the sophisticated readers, writers, and thinkers they need to be to achieve higher learning. The authors explore the important relationship between text, learner, and learning. With an array of methods and assignments to establish critical literacy in a discussion-based and reflective classroom, you’ll encourage students to find meaning and cultivate thinking from even the most challenging expository texts.

Text Structures From the Masters

Author: Gretchen Bernabei
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506332862
Format: PDF, ePub
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Text Structures from the Masters provides 50 short texts written by famous Americans driven by what Peter Elbow described as “an itch” to say something. By examining the structure of these mentor texts, students see that they too have an “itch” and learn how to use the text structure of each document to express it. Each 4-page lesson includes: A planning sheet that shows the structure of the mentor text Brainstorming boxes A method for “kernelizing” (outlining) their own essay Student examples

Developing Writers of Argument

Author: Michael W. Smith
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506394426
Format: PDF, ePub
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Better Arguments Make Better Students — and Better Citizens The ability to make effective arguments is not only necessary in students’ academic lives, it’s a transferable skill essential to students’ future success as critical thinkers and contributing members of society. But how do we engage students and ensure they understand argument writing’s fundamental components? This book shows the way, with ready-to-implement lessons that make argument writing topical and relevant. Students form arguments about subjects of interest, and then reflect on the arguments’ organization, giving them reusable structural models. Complete with guidance on applying the lessons’ techniques in a unit-wide context, Developing Writers of Argument offers a practical approach for instructing in this crucial aspect of students’ development.