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Articles of the Week (AoW)

Articles of the Week (AoW)
Please note that, as I explain in-depth in this blog post, I take no credit for coming up with the article of the week (AoW) assignment. Kelly Gallagher (or, as I sometimes call him, The Gallagher) is the man who first introduced me to the idea through his must-read book Readicide. Thus, anything I share about my classroom’s experiences with AoWs, any theories or experiments I try out with the assignment, and any success my students or I have with it thoroughly and ultimately traces back to Kelly’s work. Here’s the list from this school year: “”Follow Your Bliss” Advice,” from The Week. If you have an AoW you’ve used this year that you’d like to share, contact me — I’d love to post it for the good of the community. Here’s the list for this school year: “American Prisoner in North Korea Requests Rescue,” by Choe Sang-Hun for the New York Times. Below is a list of articles I prepared for the 2012-2013 school year. Ready to Dominate Articles of the Week?

Document Analysis Worksheets Español Document analysis is the first step in working with primary sources. Teach your students to think through primary source documents for contextual understanding and to extract information to make informed judgments. Use these worksheets — for photos, written documents, artifacts, posters, maps, cartoons, videos, and sound recordings — to teach your students the process of document analysis. Follow this progression: The first few times you ask students to work with primary sources, and whenever you have not worked with primary sources recently, model careful document analysis using the worksheets. Don’t stop with document analysis though. Worksheet for Understanding Perspective in Primary Sources - For All Students and Document Types This tool helps students identify perspective in primary sources and understand how backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences shape point of view. Understanding Perspective in Primary Sources (PDF) These worksheets were revised in February, 2017.

Inferring How and Why Characters Change ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Student Objectives Session 1. Session 2. Session 3. Extensions Student Assessment/Reflections Students will Infer character traitsSupport inferences with evidence from the textInfer how a character changes across a textExplain why that character may have changed back to top Session 1. Session 2. Session 3. Provide students with a short story in which a character changes.

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