Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Summarize Lesson

Summarize Shorten

Add gestures.

Lead your students in this cheer:

I say summarize; you say shorten.
Summarize -- Shorten
Summarize -- Shorten

Teaching Voice -- Leaving Your Thumbprint on the Page

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

3rd Grade MAP Writing

Narrative Writing Prompt Pet Day

Mini-Lesson Ideas:
Day One:
Introduce prompt and show strong example. Talk about what makes it a strong example - beginning, middle, end; on topic; many details; minimal grammatical errors.
Day Two:
Model prewriting.
Day Three:
Model stretching the graphic organizer into a personal narrative.
Day Four:
Compare the 'boring' piece to what was written in class. Discuss the differences.
Day Five:
Discuss the scoring guide and grade anchor papers.