One article, four purposes for close reading! Blog post about getting students to notice main ideas, text structure, author's purpose, summarize and write opinion essays all with only ONE article. #wildaboutfifthgrade
NY Daily News: Food for thought. The author argues the "balanced literacy" approach has failed our children. I wonder how stats will change with the new units of study and upping the rigor of workshops with CCSS?
"Writing workshop mini-lesson. See and hear real writers talk about how they create their books. Each author video is divided into short one-question segments so you can compare the different authors' answers to the same question. New literature unit. Build excitement when you introduce a new book by hearing the author describe the inspiration for it. Author study. Get a behind-the-scenes look at your favorite authors."