Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Planning a Weekly Writing Schedule

Consider a week in your classroom, record instances when your students are writing and find additional places to fit writing into your teaching. See a sample of one weekly schedule where writing has been incorporated across the curriculum.

Resolution

Listen to an explanation about the resolution in Cinderella. Identify the story’s ending.

Respond to Student Writing

Identify strengths and areas for improvement in an authentic piece of student writing. Provide enough feedback to help the student become a better writer but not too much to overwhelm him or her.

Sequence

Listen to an explanation about the series of events in Cinderella. Then look at some pictures where the story's events are all mixed up and put them in the correct order.

Setting

Listen to an explanation about Cinderella’s setting. Identify the story’s place and time.

Spelling Bee

Contestants in grades 1-8 will listen to three stories, one at a time, and then spell words from each story. Students in high school will listen to separate sentences and then spell the words from each sentence.

Using Your Day To Inspire Writing

Scroll through the events from a single day of a writer/teacher. Roll over each event to see how it sparked ideas for writing topics and genre(s).

What Do Revision Choices Reveal?

Read two pieces of authentic student writing before and after revision. Notice the highlighted areas in each draft and identify how they reflect specific revision strategies the students have learned and applied.

Word Tiers

Identify three tiers of vocabulary words that present new vocabulary for your students, and then categorize words by tier in order to focus your teaching.

Grade Levels

Disciplines

Audiences

Required Software