Ever wondered how to get your students to love reading and writing? Love Genius Hour or need a differentiated approach 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.
⭐ 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 writing strong middles. Students sometimes struggle with developing the plot of the story beyond the problem. In this month stories will be analyzed and students will focus in their own writing of adding in details and descriptions that build better plots in their stories. 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. Additional mini lessons will focus on understanding more about science fiction, newspapers, and fake news.
With a focus on developing perseverance students will learn more about how children can persevere and make a difference.
In this month there are a variety of activities to engage students in learning. Included this month are:
Books this month:
Week #1 – Spork by Kyo Maclear
Week #2 – No Lesson This Week (Spring Break)
Week #3 – The Day of Ahmed’s Secret by Florence H. Parry
Week #4 – Out by Angela May Georbe and Owen Swan
Weekly Differentiated Readings
In each package, there are 3 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 March:
- Under Pressure
- N/A – SPRING BREAK
- Nothing Like the New Market
- Two Different Worlds
✍ 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. ✍