Kelly Gallagher – Resources

Kelly Gallagher – Resources
Part of the reason my students have such a hard time reading is because they bring little prior knowledge and background to the written page. They can decode the words, but the words remain meaningless without a foundation of knowledge. To help build my students’ prior knowledge, I assign them an "Article of the Week" every Monday morning. By the end of the school year I want them to have read 35 to 40 articles about what is going on in the world. It is not enough to simply teach my students to recognize theme in a given novel; if my students are to become literate, they must broaden their reading experiences into real-world text. Below you will find the articles I assigned* this year (2013-2014) to my students.

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Articles of the Week | Vale Middle School Articles of the Week are utilized in all Reading and Literature classes weekly. Articles are available online for students to print from home and are updated on weekly. Expect to receive a new article each Wednesday. Articles will be due the following Wednesday. For questions about this week's assignment, please email Mrs. 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing Summary: Few sources available today offer writing teachers such succinct, practice-based help—which is one reason why 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing was the winner of the Association of Education Publishers 2005 Distinguished Achievement Award for Instructional Materials. The National Writing Project's 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing offers successful strategies contributed by experienced Writing Project teachers. Since NWP does not promote a single approach to teaching writing, readers will benefit from a variety of eclectic, classroom-tested techniques. These ideas originated as full-length articles in NWP publications (a link to the full article accompanies each idea below). Table of Contents: 30 Ideas for Teaching Writing

Pathways to the Common Core Book Study Bundle by Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Christopher Lehman - Heinemann Publishing Lucy Calkins, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Columbia University, Mary Ehrenworth, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Columbia University, Christopher Lehman ISBN 978-0-325-04394-4 / 0-325-04394-9 / 2012 / bundle Imprint: Heinemann Availability: In Stock Grade Level: K - 12th *Price and availability subject to change without notice. More Products From Lucy Calkins More Products From Mary Ehrenworth More Products From Christopher Lehman Defend Yourself Friday Idea We’ve been hearing about the Common Core shift toward more argumentative writing. David Coleman, architect of the ELA standards, himself says we should expect students to “read like detectives” and “write like investigative reports” by either dissecting the arguments in a text and using the claims made to support those arguments or establishing an original argument and using texts to support it. Russ Goerend, a 6th grade teacher in Iowa, uses a writing strategy called “Defend Yourself Fridays” as a fun, informal method to get students in the habit of making and defending an argument. This post was originally posted by Russ Goerend at russgoerend.com:

Online Sources for Informational Text A big shout-out to my friend and colleague, Dawn Reynolds, for snagging some great sites as sources of short web-based articles for kids. Last year, Dawn and I collaborated on a reciprocal teaching reading project, we have been scouring the Internet to find short articles (mostly non-fiction) to practice the reciprocal teaching strategies. Once we find a great short article (preferrably related to the science and social studies content) we use to convert the web-based article into a pdf document (and get rid of the web junk on the left and right of the webpage. Here are some other great sources for finding informational text online: Article of the Week | Mrs. Martinez's 6th Grade Language Arts Jefferson Middle School Friday, February 21, 2014 StarterGet out a piece of a paper and something to write with. ClassToday, students read and annotated Will Winter Ever End Abridged Article. Then, they worked on Article of the Week #9 – Sentence Types (skip #2) on their own or in groups while I gave out the scores for RIA #2. Please see me with questions about your scores.

The Sentence as a Miniature Narrative Draft is a series about the art and craft of writing. I like to imagine a sentence as a boat. Each sentence, after all, has a distinct shape, and it comes with something that makes it move forward or stay still — whether a sail, a motor or a pair of oars. Over 300 LiveBinders on Common Core Search results for "Common Core" Email this Shelf Post to Twitter or Facebook Embed this Shelf Email this Shelf: Click in the box below which will select this shelf url for copy and paste:

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