key words for writing in English

key words for writing in English Read a section to the class with your partner.

Stuff Students Say and Other Classroom Treasures: Literacy

Reading Comprehension- Guided reading strategy called "Say Something" allows teachers to see how students are thinking about their texts. Additionally, it provides students w/a tool to help them express their ideas about reading in meaningful ways.

Show Me the Evidence strips: These have great evidence stems to help students cite specific evidence in their written responses/discussions.

The Creative Chalkboard: Showing Evidence Freebie--Great for close reading and text-based evidence. Maybe make into anchor chart instead?

This nonfiction response is great for students to begin to recognize the features of nonfiction pieces of writing. They can see what nonfiction writing has in common and pick out the main idea and supporting evidence. This worksheet would also be good for students to summarize and use again to reference the piece of work they read.

Simple but effective NF response sheet-- love the text feature checklist on the bottom-- can easily be used for any NF text! Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

Improve reading comprehension skills - Making this a routine to ask students "What are you thinking?" and, in the beginning, they must respond with one of these prompts

The Teaching Thief - Metacognition Stems - Teach student to use these sentence starters when responding in online discussions.