Balance Evidence v. Elaboration in Reading Responses

Balance Evidence v. Elaboration in Reading Responses

Balance Evidence v. Elaboration in Reading Responses Nov 19, 2018 | [Reading] After reading multiple texts on a standardized assessment, students are asked to synthesize ideas and generate a long, extended response. Each idea or reason needs to be developed into its...
End a Constructed Response with an Explanation

End a Constructed Response with an Explanation

End a Constructed Response with an Explanation Feb 19, 2018 | [Reading] Teaching students to write an efficient and effective constructed response often includes an acronym or formula. Each of the following acronyms includes the same essential pieces: Repeat key words...
Annotate Multimodal Texts

Annotate Multimodal Texts

Videos are referred to as multimodal texts–meaning students have to use both visual and audio modes of communication to analyze the information presented. Unlike other types of visuals (e.g., photographs, illustrations, infographics, editorial cartoons, etc.),...
Adapt Yes, MA’AM to Fit Longer Essays

Adapt Yes, MA’AM to Fit Longer Essays

Adapt Yes, MA’AM to Fit Longer Essays Mar 2, 2015 | [Reading] Many are familiar with the Smekens format for crafting short or brief constructed responses— Yes MA’AM. While working well for short written responses, this same structure can also be adapted to...