Friday, February 24, 2012

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Another Workshop Video Resource
 Want to see some examples of workshop components in the primary classroom?  Check out this interactive web workshop on teaching reading in the primary classroom.  There are some great videos and teacher explain how to implement various components. 
Teaching Reading K-2

Secondary Formative Assessment
Thanks to Amy Rosenwald for sharing a formative assessment she created based on the 8th Grade EOU Benchmark for Unit 3:  Understanding Informational Text.  Amy first requires students to annotate the informational text before completing the quiz.  Feel free to input your own text!
Unit 3:  Formative Assessment (QUIZ 1)

Reading Response Resources
Teachers around the district are using Reading Response Logs to help students respond to the texts.  Check out the Reading Response resources we've collected from Cris Tovani and your colleagues:

Reading Response Log - 3 Questions 

Inner Voice Sheet
Resources for the Writing Process
Students across are district are engaging in meaningful research about self-selected topics!  Help organize this information by using a graphic organizer.  Then show students how to put the information together before the actually writing of the piece begins!  Check out the resources, feel free to adapt to fit the needs of your students. 

Opinion Piece Graphic Organizers

Informational Piece Graphic Organizers
Conferring Cheat Sheet
Use this assessment to conferring resource from the Two Sisters to help narrow your student conferences to a specific strategy. 
Assessment to Conferring

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