Adapt the Storyboard to Fit All Chronological Texts

Adapt the Storyboard to Fit All Chronological Texts

Adapt the Storyboard to Fit All Chronological Texts Sept 24, 2018 | [Writing] When engaged in a narrative writing unit, the basic storyboard is a universal pre-writing tool. It accounts for beginning, middle, and end and goes in a chronological order, making it...
Expose K-2 Readers to Annotation Strategies

Expose K-2 Readers to Annotation Strategies

Analyzing and annotating text used to be a reading strategy reserved for collegiate reading. However, this expectation has trickled down into the elementary classroom with the adoption of the more rigorous College and Career-Ready Standards. In the intermediate...
Teach Readers to Discern Text Structure

Teach Readers to Discern Text Structure

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Engage Students with How-To Writing

Engage Students with How-To Writing

As readers, we encounter how-to writing all the time. Whether it’s trying a new recipe or driving to an unfamiliar destination, we value instructions that are clear and concise. Tackling this genre in the writing classroom is time well spent. Melissa Lepley from...