Interactive Math Journal Entry - this is one of my all-time favorite math journal entries. I use this as a full-class introduction to angles - not as a station. That way, I can gauge what knowledge they come to me with, and we can talk about what we will learn while studying angles. This entry is included in my Interactive Math Journal Resource.
Students possess knowledge about written language and a variety of forms of writing; quality instruction reflects students' experience and knowledge.
Successful teachers of writing have found ways to support and extend self-selection of writing topics. Two educators share a framework they developed and an example of its use with a set of women's history month assignments. Voices from the MiddleVolume 9 Number 1, September 2.
All families and communities engage with literacy and literacy-related activity. Creating ways to bridge these activities and school writing experiences ensures greater participation and success with school tasks. Julie Hagemann discusses how and why a pedagogy of overt comparison between students' home language vernacular dialects of English and school language standard English helps students learn the more global features of academic writing and the more sentenced-level features of Standard English.
Pat Schnack's community reading-writing project began as a way for the community to appreciate the personalities and quirks of middle-schoolers, as well as to offer her students the individual attention she alone could not provide.
The project grew to encompass those goals and more. English JournalVolume 90 Number 5, May 3. The "language arts" develop in concert.
Drawing supports writing, writing supports reading; opportunity to use multiple expressions of language increases language learning and ability. Kathy Bussert-Webb illustrates how art provides a medium through which a group of young, pregnant, middle school women connected reading and writing to their lives.
Seventh and eighth grade teacher, Elizabeth Canaday, describes curriculum developed by three middle school teachers, in collaboration with the education department of a museum, in which students learn and practice the skills involved in visual observation and apply them to reading and writing.
Voices from the MiddleVolume 4 Number 3, September 4. Writing is a social activity; writing instruction should be embedded in social contexts. Students can take responsibility in shaping the classroom structures that facilitate their work.
Becky Sipe describes her first year of teaching insharing six lessons she learned. English JournalVolume 90, Number 1, September 5. Language learning proceeds most successfully when students use language for meaningful purposes. The authors describe the use of research booklets, poetry books, and taking part in a citywide writing competition with middle grade students to combat a general apathy in many students' writing efforts.
Lynn Nelson describes a week unit in an eighth-grade English class focusing on social-action writing, detailing how the process involved convincing students of their ability to make a difference, studying persuasive writing, reading and discussing to wake up their social consciences.
Voices from the MiddleVolume 6, Number 4, May 6. Experience with a particular kind of writing is the best indicator of performance; extensive reading and writing within a particular genre or domain increases performance. Isoke Nia describes a year-long study of writing genre.
The authors describe their approach to poetry writing with at-risk students over a week period, structuring activities to initiate poetry as language play, selecting model poems that are developmentally appropriate, and organizing writing assignments.
Voices from the MiddleVolume 5 Number 1, February 7. Writing is effectively used as a tool for thinking and learning throughout the curriculum.Sixth graders are expected to master the basics of reading fiction and non-fiction books, learn deeper writing and grammar skills, grow in their oral presentations, collaborations, use of technology and the complexity of their reading choices.
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Building words. Building words your child will read a short informational passage and then underline key points and answer questions about the language and content of the passage.
2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th. Fifth Grade Writing Activities. Fifth grade students need a little creative license when it comes to how they practice their writing skills. Sentence stretchers, acrostics, and spelling games are just some of the many fifth grade writing activities pfmlures.com has created and offers below.
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More Writing Activities: pfmlures.com Essays to Write for Early Writers The following are printouts with writing prompts for short essays. For early writers, these one-page printouts should have enough writing space for a very short essay. For more advanced writers, extra pieces of lined paper will be necessary to complete an essay.
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