How to Write in Response to Text – Part 2

How to Write in Response to Text – Part 2

In last week’s blog, I gave you simple steps to teach kids how to write in response to factual, descriptive text.  Check that blog out here! This week, I’m going to give you Part 2 of how to write in response to text!  This simple checklist for written response is especially helpful in supporting kids…Continue Reading

How to Write in Response to Text – Part 1

How to Write in Response to Text – Part 1

One of the things that I find rising to the top of many conversations with my educator friends sounds something like this, “Okay, so I get my kids to write, but then I realize they don’t know how to write about CERTAIN TYPES OF TEXT!” What we’re realizing is that kids may know how to…Continue Reading

Disciplinary Literacy vs. Content Area Literacy

Disciplinary Literacy vs. Content Area Literacy

One of the really exciting things coming to the surface in English/Language Art is how important text is.  Even more specifically, how important text across all of the content areas is. With new information, new research and new lightbulb moments comes some confusion, too! One thing that we’re really looking closely at around here is…Continue Reading

Up Front Work/Back End Payoff {Routines for K-12}

Up Front Work/Back End Payoff {Routines for K-12}

One of the things I love about the end of the school year is the ability to think about how I will adjust things for next year so that I can a better result.  I don’t see this as a negative thing at all, but an opportunity to refine what needs refining and reinforce what…Continue Reading

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