100 Minutes

100 Minutes

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It is possible to create a literacy block where teachers meet with students for guided reading and writing conferences, and provide daily explicit instruction in both reading and writing. A comprehensive look at literacy and learning, 100 Minutes shows teachers how to fit balanced literacy into a daily 100-minute literacy block using a framework of whole-class instruction and writing sessions, combined with independent work. It also offers strategies for dealing with the important elements of literacy instruction, including sharing and conferencing; using exemplars; creating success criteria; providing effective feedback; building in rich tasks, higher-level thinking, open-ended questions, and collaborative learning opportunities; and thinking critically and analytically about all kinds of texts.You might copy some ofthe writing ideas and add them to an Inspiration Box or an interactive bulletin board. ... find the graphic organizer on page 89 helpful for students to use when planning their reflections. ... own Style a€“ Understanding how writing conventions, literary devices, and presentation techniques can be used to strengthen voice (Donohue, 2011) You might find the following questions helpfulanbsp;...

Title:100 Minutes
Author:Lisa Donohue
Publisher:Pembroke Publishers Limited - 2012


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