Execute Mini-Lessons in 4 Steps

Execute Mini-Lessons in 4 Steps

Learning Center Subscribe to Ask Smekens Filter by Category: All Reading Reader's Workshop Management Comprehension Planning Comprehension Lessons Standardized Reading Assessments Text Selection Annotating & Note-Taking Writing About Reading Literacy Stations Small...
Go Beyond a Model; Reveal a Think Aloud

Go Beyond a Model;
Reveal a Think Aloud

Go Beyond a Model; Reveal a Think Aloud Jan 29, 2019 | [Writing] When introducing any literacy skill, teachers typically tell students what it is and show them some examples. However, teaching goes beyond telling. It reveals more than just what to do; it reveals the...
Improve Comprehension of Math Word Problems

Improve Comprehension of Math Word Problems

Improve Comprehension of Math Word Problems Apr 13, 2015 | [Reading] It’s easy to see how literacy instruction fits within language arts, science, and social studies. But it’s also vital in our math instruction. According to research, “Students do...
Demonstrate Expert Thoughts with Think Alouds

Demonstrate Expert Thoughts with Think Alouds

Students are required to do so many different types of thinking. The college and career-ready standards ask students to compare and contrast, to analyze and judge, to evaluate and discern. They also have to rationalize and explain their thinking with evidence and...
Collect Anchor Papers from These Websites

Collect Anchor Papers from These Websites

The Traits/Scoring Examples Teachers can find numerous writing samples from all grades. Each sample includes scores for each trait and rationale outlining the strengths and weaknesses of the piece. Eduplace After selecting your grade-level range (K-5 or 6-8), then...