Ever wondered how to get your students to love reading and writing? Love , or need a that gives students more voice and choice in what they read and write? Keep students engaged in writing all year long while meeting curriculum standards.
→ Use research based strategies for teaching writing including
→ Gradual release of responsibility
→ Student led inquiry
→ Teaching spelling and grammar in context
→ Using mentor texts
→ Teacher conferences which support the cycle of assessment
This is month 6 in this series
To get started please begin with month 1 (September)
This resource will:
- ✐ Give you a detailed schedule of what to do in your literacy block, including reading and writing.
- ✐ Provide you with a read aloud guide that includes discussion and questioning prompts and teacher think aloud suggestions.
- ✐ Includes original shared reading texts each week.
- ✐ Teachin context with an ‘essential skills’ checklist.
- ✐ Teach students how to use mentor texts as models to support good writing.
- ✐ Writing mini-lesson guide that highlights effective instructional strategies.
- ✐Engage your students in reading and writing.
Each weeks lessons will include:
1) Detailed lesson plans for the teacher
2) Lesson support pages for reading and writing mini lessons for student use
3) ‘Read Aloud Guide’ with suggested think alouds
4) Shared reading text – paired with read aloud
5) Guided reading text – paired with read aloud
6) Guided reading lesson plan and tracking page
7) Student center pages
- ‘Word Work Choice Board’
- ‘Reading response questions and choice board’
- ‘Writing Idea Menu’
- ‘Student Feedback/Conference Reporting Page’
8) Assessment Tracking Pages
The focus this month is on persuasive writing and writing a persuasive speech. Learning about how persuasive writing is used to make change in society as well as an advertising technique. Students will move from week to week with focus on these strategies to further develop their reading and writing skills.
February is also black history month so this month’s activities focus on learning about – the history of slavery in North America
– important black people in history
– civil rights of yesterday and today
In this month there are a variety of activities to engage students in learning. Included this month are:
Books this month:
Week #1 – Sometimes People March by Tessa Allen
Week #2 – Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson
Week #3 – Your Name is A Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
Week #4 – Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged by Jody Warner
Weekly Differentiated Readings
In each package, there are 4 different texts that can be used for shared, guided or independent reading. Each text is provided at three different reading levels from grade 3-6. With this resource, you can assign the same story for many different students who are all reading at different levels.
Original Differentiated Reading Texts Included in February:
- Protesting for Change
- Black Canadians who Changed Rules, Made a Difference, and Fought for Equality
- The Blessing Box
- Cora’s Club
✍ With ‘Ignited Literacy’ your students will finally cheer when it is language arts instead of groan. And you as the teacher will have a solid plan to teach language, and fit it all in. ✍