These sentence frames scaffold students' use of academic language to discuss the Fears and Phobias article as part of the resource, Selecting and Analyzing Evidence Lesson Plan.
In this unit plan, educators can see where the Selecting and Analyzing Evidence mini-task fits into a broader unit of study about fear.
This mini-task, used by the teacher and coach in the BEAL English Language Arts videos, involves reading a nonfiction text, then making a claim and supporting it with evidence from the text.
This practice guide provides four recommendations for improving elementary students’ writing. Each recommendation includes implementation steps and solutions for common roadblocks. The recommendations also summarize and rate supporting evidence. This guide is geared toward teachers, literacy coaches, and other educators who want to improve the writing of their elementary students.
An important part of the writing process is sharing. Having students regularly share their writing with one another in a format such as Writing Buddies is one way to encourage daily sharing and peer revising. This sample material can help teachers learn how to implement Writing Buddies in their classrooms.
SOURCE: Doing What Works
Watch teachers show how they use "Writing Buddies" as a way for their students to help each other brainstorm and revise. Writing Buddies learn how to ask one another questions to think about ways to improve their writing. To learn more about implementing Writing Buddies in the Writer's Workshop, view the related sample materials.