Today's students must be able to draw evidence, reasons, and ideas from various sources. This how-to guide provides teachers with all the information they need to help their students write from sources. It allows students to analyze various texts to help improve their own writing as they gain a deeper understanding of the sources through close reading and critical analysis.
Each section contains five lessons that are specific to the grade spans K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Lessons are organized in the following categories:
With these practical, easy-to-use strategies, students will learn to analyze any text and use it as a source for their own writing.
Clothesline Math: The Master Number Sense Maker
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Making and Writing Words: Grades K-1
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Reading Strategies for Fiction
Created to support current standards, this book provides an in-depth research base about literacy instruction, and includes key strategies to help students read and comprehend fiction.
Writing Strategies for Fiction
Created to support current standards, this book provides an in-depth research base about literacy instruction, and includes key strategies to help students write about and comprehend fiction.
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Use effective questions across all grade levels to improve comprehension. This innovative resource provides teachers with the tools needed to effectively instruct using text-dependent questions.
Connect to Text: Strategies for Close Reading and Writing
Dive into the use of close reading in classroom instruction with this practical, standards-based resource featuring easy-to-use lessons that focus on informational/explanatory, argumentative, or narrative text samples to improve students' reading skills.
180 Days of Problem Solving for Kindergarten
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180 Days of High-Frequency Words for Kindergarten
Build reading skills and increase your students' ability to recognize sight words instantly with 180 Days of High-Frequency Words for Kindergarten. This series features quick, easy-to-use daily word study activities.