Argument Bookmarks

Argument Bookmarks

This chart was created when working with eighth graders. Students were preparing to take a state exam and needed to respond to an isolated writing prompt. Many of the students had great points to support their claims, but lacked organization and elaboration. Why a Bookmark? This chart is called a bookmark because after instruction I always type up smaller versions… Read more →

Interactive Anchor Charts for Teaching Text Structure (standard 5)

Interactive Anchor Charts for Teaching Text Structure (standard 5)

Yesterday, I posted about the different types of text features that students will explore under standard 5. Today, I want to share a lesson that I like to do when digging a bit deeper into text structures with elementary school students. I hope it is useful! As always, I have included the anchor chart that we made with this lesson…. Read more →

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On Monday, April 25, Storify was officially launched. Storify is a platform that let users grab social media content from different places and weave into a new piece, with the media highlighted within the body of the new text. In Beta for several very public months, the launch was well received. Storify Collects Strands of News on the Social WebSAN… Read more →

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