Big ideas for teaching reading & writing
Identify the Best Answers
Students often rush through multiple-choice tests. Provide explicit instruction on how to choose the best, rather than the first one that sounds correct.
Introducing the 6 Traits of Writing
Spend time in the early weeks of school describing what "good” writing includes. Then you can curb the number of times you hear Is this good? Am I done?
from your students.
Math Reading Tips to Aid All Students
Technical and math texts often pose comprehension problems even for the best readers. To help your students tackle this difficult genre, model the following strategies.