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Literature Circles Resource Center

Literature Circles Resource Center

Literature Circles Structure: Middle School How do you get started? As we lay the foundation for literature circles, I’ve found that it works best to have the whole class read the same novel. This sets the stage, providing guided practice with all components of literature circles that students will later apply more independently in their groups formed around book choices. Beginning the year with all students reading the same book gives them a chance to develop the skills, strategies, and behaviors that create the foundation for successful literature circles throughout the year. For this first unit, I choose an engaging book that is accessible to all of my students. This is often a short novel that will lead into a longer book. This first round is really a training session so we go slowly and all procedures are modeled and reviewed. • Brainstorming to launch discussions: After students have read several chapters of the whole-class novel, we prepare for discussion with a short brainstorming session. How often do students discuss?

Blog Presionar aqui para leer este guion en Ingles: THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA Este guion “LA PRINCESA Y EL GUISANTE ” ni ningun otro guion publicado en este sitio web esta a la venta, y no deberan republicarse totalmente o parcialmente en ningun otro sitio web, blog, o foro. Si desea compartirlos, le agradeceríamos colocara un vinculo/liga/link hacia nuestro sitio web: Favor de leer nuestras Condiciones de Uso REINA: ¿Por qué estás tan triste, hijo mío?. PRINCIPE: Porque no soy feliz, mama. REINA: Lo sé. PRINCIPE: Seguiré buscándola, y sé que algún día la encontrare. REINA: Mientras tanto, debes quedarte en el palacio. PRINCIPE: Espero que la tormenta no haga mucho daño, y que la gente del pueblo permanezca en sus casas. (La Princesa entra al escenario y toca a la puerta del palacio) REINA: ¿Quién puede ser a esta hora de la noche?. PRINCIPE: No lo sé, pero debe estar totalmente mojado por la lluvia. REINA: ¡Pobre de ti!. PRINCESA: Soy una princesa, por favor ayúdenme.

Literature Circle Extension Projects Literature circles offer students the opportunity to extend and develop interpretation through artistic forms of response. Ending a literature circle unit with an extension project provides readers additional ways to revisit what they've read, continue the conversations (and the discoveries), and create even more meaning. Extension projects are not art activities for their own sake. A good extension project will keep the thinking and response alive even after students have finished a book. Planning Projects includes forms to download and print Evaluating Projects includes forms to download and print

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The Secret to Descriptive Writing Either I’ve encountered a conspiracy to confound teachers of writing, or I’ve discovered an “obvious secret” of descriptive writing. To paraphrase a classic School House Rock Video, it appears that verbs are, indeed, “what’s happening.” I heard about the power of compelling verbs first from Ralph Fletcher in a visit to the Garden State. He explained that well-intentioned teachers encourage their students to use numerous adjectives to create interesting prose, which leads to detail-sodden writing which drags under its own weight. Simply unnecessary. In Ralph’s own words, “Nouns make the pictures, verbs make the pictures move.” Flash forward to the New York State Reading Association (NYSRA) Annual Conference held in Saratoga Springs, New York (one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended). and Turtle Tide: The Ways Of Sea Turtles . When I asked why he had mentioned verbs rather than any other part of speech, he quickly replied, “The correct verbs are essential. Recommended Reading

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Literature Circles: Getting Started 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 Student Objectives Session One Session Two Session Three Session Four Session Five Session Six Session Seven Session Eight Session Nine Session Ten Following Sessions Extensions Student Assessment/Reflections Students will back to top Session One Introduce literature circles by explaining they are "groups of people reading the same book and meeting together to discuss what they have read" (Peralta-Nash and Dutch 30). Session Two Session Three Session Four Session Five Session Six

Teaching Writing and Learning With Graphic Organizers For some reason, writing tends to be the task many students dread the most. As a result, teachers are always on the lookout for ways to make the assignment more enjoyable – or at least less despised! Incorporating graphic organizers into the writing and learning process is a great way to get students to think outside the box and engage more willingly in the process. What Are Graphic Organizers?A graphic organizer is a visual aid that helps depict the correlation between ideas, facts, or concepts. Concept Mapping A concept map creates a visual representation of the relationship between ideas. Webbing By creating a web, students will see how their central idea is linked to supporting details. This brainstorming process is perfect for launching a writing project. Mind Mapping A mind map is the visual representation of hierarchical information. Students can replace traditional note-taking techniques with mind mapping for a much more visually stimulating result. About Steve Aedy

Mathematics | Home | Mathematics For more than a decade, research studies of mathematics education in high-performing countries have concluded that mathematics education in the United States must become substantially more focused and coherent in order to improve mathematics achievement in this country. To deliver on this promise, the mathematics standards are designed to address the problem of a curriculum that is “a mile wide and an inch deep.” These new standards build on the best of high-quality math standards from states across the country. The math standards provide clarity and specificity rather than broad general statements. In addition, the “sequence of topics and performances” that is outlined in a body of math standards must respect what is already known about how students learn. The Common Core concentrates on a clear set of math skills and concepts. These standards define what students should understand and be able to do in their study of mathematics.

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