Students will explore how to craft better reading responses by working through modeled, shared and independent reading responses. Reading responses will follow the OREO opinion writing model to respond to texts. They will develop success criteria and moderate response samples to build reading response anchors.
⭐ Ignited Literacy is your answer ⭐
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
Get started with this implementation guide and in 15 days your class will be ready to love reading and writing in your classroom.
These resources will:
- ✐ Give you a detailed schedule of what to do in your literacy block, including reading and writing
- ✐ Provides you with a read aloud guide that includes discussion and questioning prompts and teacher think aloud suggestions.
- ✐ Includes original shared reading texts each week.
- ✐ Teach spelling, grammar, and conventions in context with an ‘essential skills’ checklist
- ✐ How to use mentor texts as models to support good writing
- ✐ Writing mini-lesson guide that highlights effective instructional strategies
- ✐ Student writing organizers for narrative, non-fiction report, persuasive report, and poem.
- ✐ Guide to making flexible writing groups that foster peer support and feedback
- ✐ Establish independent work skills in your students to prepare them for independent reader’s and writer’s workshop centers.
- ✐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 legends, and fairy tales. Students will read a variety of these texts from various cultures from around the world. Students compare and contrast well known fairy tales with fractured fairy tales. They will also compare pairs of similar fairy tales from different cultures. Students will transfer and make connections from their reading to look at elements they can include in their own writing of fairy tales, and legends.
Students will explore how to craft better reading responses by working through modelled, shared and independent reading responses. Reading responses will follow the OREO opinion writing model to respond to texts. They will develop success criteria and moderate response samples to build reading response anchors.
Additionally students will explore elements of figurative language suchs as simile and personification. Through various activities connected to the reading and writing activities of the month these figurative language elements will be connected to mentor texts and developed as student integrate this skill into their own independent writing.
In this month there are a variety of activities to engage students in learning. Included this month are:
Books this month:
Week #1 – Secret of the Dance by Andrea Spalding
Week #2 – The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
Week #3 – The Rough Faced Girl vs Cinderella by Rafe Martin
Week #4 – The Emperors New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen
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 April:
- Mary’s Dhuku
- Jack’s a Jerk!
- The Origin of Fairy Tales and Fables
- The Drawing on the Board
✍ 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. ✍
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