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Writing Editorials Overview of the Frameworks For ELA/Literacy The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) developed the Model Content Frameworks for ELA/Literacy to help: Inform development of the PARCC assessments, andSupport implementation of the Common Core State Standards The PARCC Model Content Frameworks were developed through a state-led process that included ELA content experts in PARCC member states and members of the Common Core State Standards writing team. Although the primary purpose of the Model Content Frameworks is to provide a frame for the PARCC assessments, they also are voluntary resources to help educators and those developing curricula and instructional materials. The Model Content Frameworks illustrate one of a number of ways the standards could be organized over the course of the school year. The Model Content Framework for each grade level (grades 3–11) is divided into four sections: Literacy Standards for Other Disciplines and the Model Content Frameworks Conclusion - A Passage Search Engine for Teachers 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?

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.

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: Don’t stop with document analysis though. 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. 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 Former Worksheets These worksheets were revised in February, 2017.

Teach students to write and answer inferencing questions. by kjames15 Jul 23