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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? Related:  articles of the weekmarisaericksen

Article Of The Week | Middle School Students Have Something To Say Too.. “To stay the good people we were yesterday” I don’t want my goodness to fade away I can’t become stuck up Thats the truth, Yup “I hope to still be as good as I was yesterday” I would have to breakaway Stay as good as you were yesterday That is the main idea As a teacher, I am always trying to think of new things to do in my classroom. I would like to say I do this for my students, but really, I do it because I am one of those nerdy teachers who gets really excited about trying something new. I look forward to going to school on the days when I am trying something a little outside of the box. My students probably secretly hate me for this, but I believe in pushing yourself out of your comfort zone! I have never done poetry writing in my class, and I am happy to say, I was super excited to experiment with this. The article we read this week: I Dare Ya! “No phones allowed in the pool area,” This is an outrage! I dare ya

Document Analysis Worksheets 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. Materials created by the National Archives and Records Administration are in the public domain. These worksheets were revised in February, 2017.

Put That on the List: Collaboratively Writing a Catalog Poem ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, 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 Materials and Technology Student Interactives Printouts Websites Preparation Copies of “Fear” in All of Us by Raymond Carver (Vintage) back to top Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose Printing Press The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers. Obtain copies of Raymond Carver’s poem “Fear,” which appears in his book All of Us: The Collected Poems (NY: Vintage Contemporaries, 2000).

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.

Article of the Week with Middle Schoolers « The Reading Zone Posted on January 25, 2010 by thereadingzone Last year, after reading Kelly Gallagher’s Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It, I was inspired to start using an Article of the Week with my 6th graders. Like Gallagher, I see a distinctive lack of background knowledge with my students which makes it hard for them to read at times. Gallagher uses his Article of the Week with high schoolers but I figured I could do the same with my 6th graders if I tweaked the assignment just a bit. Each Friday I hand out a new article. Every Friday at the beginning of class a volunteer summarizes the article and a few volunteers share their answers. The AOW has been the best decision I made this year. As far as assessment, each AOW is worth ten points. Like this: Like Loading... Filed under: article of the week Tagged: | article of the week

Writing Editorials PassagBank.com - A Passage Search Engine for Teachers 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. Lattin at Angela.Lattin@vale.k12.or.us. Students interested in receiving extra assistance completing AoWs are welcome to attend part-Fridays. VMS Articles of the Week were developed using strategies originally created by Kelly Gallagher and have been modified to meet the needs of Vale Middle School students using Oregon Department of Education reading sample guidelines and Common Core State Standards. Questions about completing articles? Click here to print a rubric for LITERARY TEXT or INFORMATIONAL TEXT. Student-created AoW guidelines for use in the classroom. DUE DATE 4/9/14 Pa. DUE DATE 3/5/14 U.S. DUE DATE 2/19/14 U.S. DUE DATE 9/18/13 What Happened on 9/11?

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