Writing Strategies for the Common Core

This will give students opportunities to write for different purposes and time frames, as specified by the Common Core State Standards for grades three through five: “Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, ...

Author: Hillary Wolfe

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781625219343

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Elementary-school students need to learn to write explanatory/informational, argument, and narrative text types and respond to literature, both for standardized tests and, more importantly, real-world writing. With a balanced literacy approach, Wolfe provides core instruction, teaching strategies, and mini-lessons on these text types, each of which can be delivered across content areas or as a complete unit of instruction. Mini-lessons are provided for grades 3-5 and include materials lists, overviews, planning tips, procedures (including modeling, guided practice, and independent practice opportunities), reading connections, formative assessments, and reproducible graphic organizers for scaffolding. Prerequisite skill overviews and rubrics--both analytic for formative assessments and holistic for summative assessments--are also provided for each unit to simplify your teaching and ensure student success.

Writing on Demand for the Common Core State Standards Assessments

Kelly Sassi and Anne Ruggles Gere unpack the PARCC and Smarter Balanced approaches to writing assessment, and provide effective strategies to help students develop as writers as well as prepare for the new writing tasks.

Author: Kelly Sassi

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 0325050856

Category: Education

Page: 215

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What will students be asked to do when faced with the writing tasks on the Common Core State Standards assessments? What are the instructional shifts teachers will need to make so that students can understand and master them? Kelly Sassi and Anne Ruggles Gere unpack the PARCC and Smarter Balanced approaches to writing assessment, and provide effective strategies to help students develop as writers as well as prepare for the new writing tasks. Writing on Demand for the Common Core State Standard Assessments provides teachers with the principles of effective writing and then shows how to apply those principles to the Common Core assessments. Samples of performance tasks with student responses illustrate the importance of helping writers: analyze prompts, including those of Smarter Balanced and PARCC build reading skills that support text-dependent writing transfer writing strategies to science and social studies manage time in a digital space. Producing an effective piece of writing can be challenging in any timed writing context. Give your students the strategies they'll need to succeed on the Common Core State Standards writing assessments- and become better writers for life.

Helping English Learners to Write

Using a rich array of research-based practices, this book will help teachers improve the academic writing of English learners.

Author: Carol Booth Olson

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807756331

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Using a rich array of research-based practices, this book will help teachers improve the academic writing of English learners. It provides specific teaching strategies, activities, and extended lessons to develop E Learner students' narrative, informational, and argumentative writing, emphasized in the Common Core State Standards. It also explores the challenges each of these genres pose for English Learners and suggests ways to scaffold instruction to help students become confident and competent academic writers. Showcasing the work of exemplary school teachers who have devoted time and expertise to creating rich learning environments for the secondary classroom Helping English Learners Write includes artifacts and written work produced by students with varying levels of language proficiency as models of what students can accomplish. Each chapter begins with a brief overview and ends with a short summary of the key points.

Common Core Writing Strategies Pd Pack

This pack includes two writing resources by Hillary Wolfe: Writing Strategies for the Common Core: Integrating Comprehension into the Writing Process, Grades 6-8, and Writing Strategies for the Common Core: Integrating Comprehension into ...

Author: Hillary Wolfe

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 1496606027

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Page: 416

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This pack includes two writing resources by Hillary Wolfe: Writing Strategies for the Common Core: Integrating Comprehension into the Writing Process, Grades 6-8, and Writing Strategies for the Common Core: Integrating Comprehension into the Writing Process, Grades 3-5.

The Core Six

Six research-based, classroom-proven strategies that will help you and your students respond to the demands of the Common Core.

Author: Harvey F. Silver

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416614753

Category: Education

Page: 86

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If you already have a strong grasp on the Common Core and are eager to do something about it, this book's research-based strategies will help you respond to the demands of the new standards, particularly the English language arts standards that affect every subject area and grade level. Drawing from the research on which classroom strategies are your "best bets" for improving student achievement, the authors provide what you need to reinforce the Common Core in your lessons, including: a rationale for using each strategy to address the goals of the common core; research that supports the use of each strategy; steps for implementing each strategy in the classroom; sample lessons in multiple grade levels and subjects; and planning considerations to make certain your use of the strategy helps students become better at reading, understanding, using, and communicating rigorous texts. This practical book's teaching recommendations and sample lessons draw on six tips for inspired instruction that ensure your lessons capture students' interest, deepen their understanding, and extend their thinking about required course content. --Publisher description.

Writer s Workshop for the Common Core

Research-based practice #4: Call on, develop and archive concrete, specific writing strategies for each step of the writing process in the Common Core State Standards. Present them as requirements until students demonstrate mastery of ...

Author: Warren Combs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317925132

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Writing instruction expert Warren Combs presents a step-by-step plan for teaching writing workshops that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The book is filled with practical mini-lessons, strategies, and tools for every stage of the writing process, from prewriting through publication. Scripting is provided, to show teachers how to model each strategy for students. In addition, Dr. Combs shows how teachers can use the following elements: The concepts Voice, Pictures, and Flow, to help students understand the essential elements of writing; The words Invite, Model, Write, Look, and Learn, to model effective writing for students and have them learn from your example; Revision strategies such as Jot and Blend, Combining Sentences, Writing Leads, and Writing Closes; Peer revision using Peer-Assisted Learning Systems (PALS); Student self-assessment rubrics. The book also includes scoring guides and pacing guides, to help teachers implement writing workshops more easily. As Dr. Combs demonstrates, you can give workshops more structure while still making writing come alive for your students.

Uncommonly Good Ideas

Uncommonly Good Ideas includes model lessons and assignments, mentor texts, teaching strategies, student writing, and practical guidance for moving the ideas from the page into the classroom.

Author: Sandra Murphy

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807756430

Category: Education

Page: 168

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This innovative resource provides teachers with a road map for designing a comprehensive writing curriculum that meets Common Core State Standards. The authors zero in on several big ideas that lead to and support effective practices in writing instruction, such as integrating reading, writing, speaking, and listening; teaching writing as a process; extending the range of the students' writing; spiraling and scaffolding a writing curriculum; and collaborating. These ideas are the cornerstone of best reseach-based practices as well as the CCSS for writing. The first chapter offers a complete lesson designed around teaching narrative writing and illustrates tried-and-true practices for teaching writing as a process. The remaining chapters explore a broad range of teaching approaches that help students tackle different kinds of narrative, informational, and argumentative writing as well as complexities like audience and purpose. Each chapter focuses on at least one of the uncommonly good ideas and illustrates how to create curricula around it. Uncommonly Good Ideas includes model lessons and assignments, mentor texts, teaching strategies, student writing, and practical guidance for moving the ideas from the page into the classroom.

Common Core Writing Prompts and Strategies

This supplementary guide includes specific writing prompts and teaching strategies that ask students to use evidence as they craft a formal argumentative essay.

Author: Facing History and Ourselves

Publisher:

ISBN: 1940457211

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This resource connects our core work, Holocaust and Human Behavior, with writing prompts that align with the expectations of the Common Core State Standards. This supplementary guide includes specific writing prompts and teaching strategies that ask students to use evidence as they craft a formal argumentative essay. The resource features effective writing strategies for general use in the social studies or English classroom.

Smuggling Writing

Here are the success-ensuring how-to’s that accompany each strategy: A step-by-step process ensures students use the strategy before, during, and after reading/learning so they "own" the strategy and can track their thinking Engaging ...

Author: Karen D. Wood

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781506332468

Category: Education

Page: 256

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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.

Writing Behind Every Door

This practical book shows teachers in all subject areas how to meet the Common Core State Standards and make writing come alive in the classroom.

Author: Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317821144

Category: Education

Page: 188

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For students to become college-ready writers, they must be exposed to writing throughout the school day, not just in English class. This practical book shows teachers in all subject areas how to meet the Common Core State Standards and make writing come alive in the classroom. Award-winning educator Heather Wolpert-Gawron provides effective and exciting ideas for teaching argument writing, informational writing, project-based writing, and writing with technology. Each chapter is filled with strategies, prompts, and rubrics you can use immediately. Special Features: A variety of writing strategies that work in any subject area Tips for developing meaningful prompts Diagrams and templates that you can use with your students Rubrics for assessing writing, as well as ideas for having students create their own rubrics Samples of student work in different formats Ideas for teaching students to break the Google homepage habit and conduct effective research Cross-curricular writing assignments for science, history, ELA, electives, and PE Suggestions for teaching summary writing, an essential academic skill Ideas for staff professional development on Common Core writing

Writing Strategies for Mathematics Reading and Writing Strategies

Help learners in grades 1-8 get it write with practical strategies to help them write and understand mathematics content.

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Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 9781425892845

Category: Electronic books

Page: 210

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Help learners in grades 1-8 get it "write" with practical strategies to help them write and understand mathematics content. This resource is designed in an easy-to-use format providing detailed strategies, graphic organizers, and activities with classroom examples by grade ranges. Specific suggestions for differentiating instruction are included with every strategy for various levels of readers and learning styles. 208pp. plus Teacher Resource CD.

The Common Core Reading and Writing Curriculum

This book gives educators the basic tools and strategies to analyze the standards, develop engaging standard-based lessons and activities, and effectively teach these standards to students.

Author: Monica Sevilla

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1481040642

Category: Education

Page: 58

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Common Core Reading and Writing Curriculum is an essential curriculum development and lesson planning guide that discusses the importance of teaching and strengthening key reading and writing skills needed to learn and master the Common Core ELA standards in all content areas. This book gives educators the basic tools and strategies to analyze the standards, develop engaging standard-based lessons and activities, and effectively teach these standards to students. Topics discussed include analyzing the standards for thinking skills, developing and integrating projects and activities to build knowledge and comprehension skills as well as higher levels of thinking, writing strategies to clarify and strengthen learning, graphic organizers and the use of technology tools to assist students in mastering these standards.

Writing to Learn

Writing To Learn: Strategies For Improving Writing Across The Curriculum is a teacher's guide that discusses the importance of writing across the curriculum in light of the Common Core standards and presents strategies for improving student ...

Author: Monica Sevilla

Publisher: Monica Sevilla

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 66

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Writing To Learn: Strategies For Improving Writing Across The Curriculum is a teacher's guide that discusses the importance of writing across the curriculum in light of the Common Core standards and presents strategies for improving student writing in all disciplines. The writing strategies discussed include: current research about the use of writing as a learning tool, the use of Bloom's taxonomy for developing writing assignments, and creating writing projects such as eBooks, websites, blogs, student writing portfolios, student writing galleries, and examples of writing assignments to be used to strengthen and enhance writing skills across the curriculum.

The Common Core Writing Book K 5

As she did for reading in the bestselling "Common Core Lesson Book, " Owocki empowers teachers with information and proven practices.

Author: Gretchen Owocki

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0325048053

Category: Education

Page: 240

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As she did for reading in the bestselling "Common Core Lesson Book, " Owocki empowers teachers with information and proven practices. She breaks the writing anchor standards into manageable chunks, emphasizing differentiation, engagement, and writing for authentic purposes.

Curriculum Design for Writing Instruction

" Carl Zon, Standards and Assessment Consultant/Coach Connections, Sunnyvale, CA "This book effectively walks educators through the standards-based lesson design process in a way that is clear, compelling, and achievable while ...

Author: Kathy Tuchman Glass

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483361185

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Replete with strategies, examples, and reproducibles, this guide is invaluable for any teacher who wants to boost student achievement in writing for any subject or grade level!

The Write Tools for Common Core State Standards

This manual is designed to go along with The Write Tools training course.

Author: Alice Greiner

Publisher:

ISBN: 0985574305

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This manual is designed to go along with The Write Tools training course. It covers reading and writing strategies and techniques designed to help teach the art informative/explanatory writing and reading informational text across the curriculum at all grade levels. Special attention is given to how these strategies meet the rigors of the Common Core State Standards now used in nearly every state. The material covered focuses on the entire writing process, the organization of informational/explanatory text for both reading and writing purposes, and note-taking skills. Strategies covered range from sentence building, to paragraphs, to multiparagraphs, to summary writing.

Writing Strategies for Fiction

One to One: The Art of Conferring with Young Writers . Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann . Calkins, Lucy, Mary Ehrenworth, and Christopher Lehman . 2012 . Pathways to the Common Core: Accelerating Acheivement . Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann .

Author: Jessica Hathaway

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425810061

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Help your students develop the writing skills they need to succeed with this timely resource! This book provides teachers with standards-based strategies to help students demonstrate their learning of fiction-related concepts as they navigate the complexities of literary works. This book offers detailed strategies for using graphic organizers, developing vocabulary, journal writing, taking notes, applying knowledge, and assessing student writing. The strategies also help prepare students for success in college and careers. Classroom examples and differentiation suggestions with every strategy provide clear models for success!

Writing Strategies for Science

Pathways to the Common Core: Accelerating Achievement . Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann . Carey-Webb, Allen . 2001 . Literature and Lives: A Response-Based, Cultural Studies Approach to Teaching English. Urbana, IL: National Council of ...

Author: Sarah Kartchner Clark

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425811570

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Help students write about science content and build their scientific thinking skills! This 2nd edition resource was created to support College and Career Readiness Standards, and provides an in-depth research base about content-area literacy instruction, including key strategies to help students write about and comprehend scientific content. Each strategy includes classroom examples by grade ranges (1-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12) and necessary support materials, such as graphic organizers, templates, or digital resources to help teachers implement quickly and easily. Specific suggestions for differentiating instruction are also provided to help English language learners, gifted students, and students reading below grade level.

Writing Strategies That Work

With the advent of the Common Core Literacy Standards for History, Science, and Other Technical Subjects, writing is now an objective for all teachers, not just language arts teachers. Content area teachers in grades 6¥12 have their own ...

Author: Lori G. Wilfong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317607199

Category: Education

Page: 182

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Learn the ten keys to effective writing instruction! In this dynamic book, bestselling author Lori G. Wilfong takes you through today’s best practices for teaching writing and how to implement them in the classroom. She also points out practices that should be avoided, helping you figure out how to update your teaching so that all students can reach success. You’ll discover how to... Make sure students have enough work in a genre before you assign writing Develop thoughtful, short writing prompts that are "infinite" and not finite Have students read and learn from master authors in the genre they are writing Create a writing community so that writing is not an isolated activity Use anchor charts and minilessons, along with rubrics and checklists Implement revising strategies, not just editing strategies, taught in context Use conferencing to grow students as thoughtful, reflective writers Let narratives be personal and creative, focusing on details and imagery Let informational writing explore a topic creatively and in depth Let argument writing be situated in real-world application and not be limited to one-sided, "what-if" debates Every chapter begins with an engaging scenario, includes the "why" behind the practice and how it connects to the Common Core, and clearly describes how implement the strategy. The book also contains tons of handy templates that you can reproduce and use in your own classroom. You can photocopy these templates or download them from our website at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138812444.

Making the Common Core Writing Standards Accessible Through Universal Design for Learning

In this valuable resource, Sally A. Spencer demonstrates the potential of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework for making the CCSS writing and language standards accessible to all kids.

Author: Sally A. Spencer

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483320076

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Unlock hidden writing skills in all learners through UDL! The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for writing are promising but are challenging to implement, especially for struggling students. Sally A. Spencer demonstrates the promise of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework for making the CCSS writing and language standards accessible to all kids. Educators who utilize these strategies will know: How to leverage the strengths of students to optimize writing instruction and overcome their weaknesses The ways UDL can minimize the roadblocks in CCSS implementation How to - and how not to - use technology to teach writing and language conventions