Education

Traits of Writing

The Complete Guide for Middle School

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545013635

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 3047

Provides teachers with trait-specific assessment materials, including scoring guides, benchmark papers, and sample conference comments, along with warm-up exercises, focus lessons, and activities for the middle school classroom.
Education

6 + 1 Traits of Writing

The Complete Guide

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439280389

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 5221

Describes the traits of good writing in any genre and includes information on assessing student writing skills, lesson planning, and activities.
Education

Reproducible Forms for the Writing Traits Classroom

Middle School

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545138444

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 9420

This time-saving resource contains over 50 reproducible forms for assessing writing, planning instruction, keeping records, communicating with parents, and--most importantly--helping students in grades 6 to 8 write with conviction and confidence.Includes a CD of reproducible forms from the book; all-new scoring guides and scoring sheets for each trait, developed just for middle school teachers; essential tools that help both teachers and students determine progress in writing; handy checklists for use throughout the writing process--drafting, revising, and editing.An easy-to-navigate format, organized by "forms for teachers" and "forms for students".The perfect companion to Cullham's Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide for Middle School.
Education

The Middle School Writing Toolkit

Differentiated Instruction Across the Content Areas

Author: Tim Clifford

Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 0929895754

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 6385

The Middle School Writing Toolkit addresses the 5 major writing genres that middle-school students are expected to master - reports, persuasive essays, how-to (procedural) essays, narratives, and literary responses - and provides 57 mini-lessons and more than 200 workstation tasks to start English teachers well on their way to creating a successful writing program in the classroom.
Education

Using Picture Books to Teach Writing with the Traits

An Annotated Bibliography of More Than 150 Mentor Texts with Teacher-tested Lessons : K-2

Author: Ruth Culham,Raymond Coutu

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545025119

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 6320

Provides eighteen trait-focused lessons based on specific picture books, along with 150 annotations of both new and classic books.
Education

100 Trait-specific Comments

A Quick Guide for Giving Constructive Feedback on Student Writing

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439796026

Category: Education

Page: 24

View: 2893

Provides ideas for comments to give to students when evaluating writing exercises, with each comment categorized according to its corresponding writing trait.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Daily Trait Warm-Ups

180 Revision and Editing Activities to Kick Off Writing Time

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545095990

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 207

View: 7251

The most daunting tasks of writing-revision and editing-just became easier and more manageable with the publication of this book. Ruth Culham targets specific skills with short, powerful activities that help students gain independence and confidence as they revise their work for ideas, organization, voice, word choice, and sentence fluency, and edit it for conventions. The book contains 180 reproducible/downloadable activities-one for each day of the school year-on paper and CD. Plus think-abouts, scoring guides, checklists, and more. For use with Grades 3 and up.
Education

Using Benchmark Papers to Teach Writing with the Traits

Grades 3-5

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545138413

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 7108

Trait expert Ruth Culham has culled papers from diverse classrooms and collated them here into a unique trait-based teaching resource. Each paper is scored by trait and includes teacher commentary explaining the evaluation based on Culham's scoring guides, which are included in the book. You'll find six papers per trait, spanning the grading continuum from low to high. Put papers on the overhead or Smartboard as models for a whole-class writing lesson, make copies for small-group discussions of a trait, invite students to critique or rank papers...these are just a few of the possibilities. All papers are included on CDin two versions--original and with teacher comments.- Includes CD with interactive PDFs!- Perfect for interactive white boards!
Education

Using Mentor Texts to Teach Writing With the Traits

Middle School: Grades 6-8

Author: Ruth Culham,James Blasingame,Raymond Coutu

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545138437

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 930

150 Carefully Chosen Books to Strengthen Students' Writing in All 6 Traits
Education

Writing Workshop in Middle School

What You Need to Really Make it Work--in the Time You've Got

Author: Marilyn Pryle

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545280709

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 7514

Offers information on teaching writing workshops to middle school students, including planning assignments that balance structure and choice, designing grading rubrics, and encouraging revision.
Education

Trait Crate

Grade 5

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439687331

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 3913

In this amazing kit, writing expert Ruth Culham gives you grade-perfect picture books with in-depth lessons to help you teach the traits of writing—ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. The fifth-grade version includes • 6 picture books: Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street; A. Lincoln and Me; Dear Mrs. LaRue; Blood & Gore Like You've Never Seen!; Black Cat; and Francine Fribble, Proofreading Policewoman • Six 16-page teaching guides, each with a step-by-step model lesson, graphic organizers, a scoring rubric, and extension activities; • 12 transparencies; and • 6 colorful teaching posters. Add to this Culham's best-selling professional book, Using Picture Books to Teach Writing With the Traits, and color-coded stickers, and you’ve got a complete resource for teaching with the traits. Best of all, these materials are organized in a sturdy box with hanging folders—one for each trait—for easy, expandable storage that will accommodate trait-based lesson materials for years to come. For use with Grade 5.
Education

Teaching Middle School Writers

What Every English Teacher Needs to Know

Author: Laura Robb

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 333

View: 4796

Adolescents have robust and rewarding writing lives outside of school that involve journals, emails, text messages, blogs, and an astounding array of genres. Unlike their personal reading lives that teachers frequently tap into, their personal writings typically exist under the curricular radar--that is until now. While grounded in the common schedule constraints and curriculum demands of middle school, Laura Robb's Teaching Middle School Writers offers teachers lessons and routines that are uncommonly attuned to adolescents' developmental and social needs. As she taps into the energy and enthusiasm of adolescents' personal writing lives, Laura presents: writing plans that support first drafts; strategies for crafting leads that grab and endings that satisfy; grammar lessons that address writing conventions; editing lessons that have students revise their writing before the teacher reads it; guidelines for grading and responding to student work. Straight-from-the-classroom writing samples and videos give teachers the opportunity to see how Laura uses compelling questions and powerful mentor texts to teach writing, support struggling writers, and weave twenty-first century literacies into the writing curriculum. Throughout, teachers learn ways of connecting to students' lives in order to bring out their best writing, their best self. --Publisher's description.
Education

Writing Extraordinary Essays

Every Middle Schooler Can!

Author: David Lee Finkle

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545058988

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 7177

How do you turn unmotivated students into eager and accomplished essay writers? In this powerful resource, a master teacher gives you the tools you need to make this happen. Using his own original comic strips to engage students, the author demonstrates a variety of ways to teach students how to organize an essay, create vivid details, make effective word choices, and revise and proofread effectively. He provides rubrics to set clear expectations as well as samples essays that serve as models for students. For use with Grades 5 & Up.
Education

Exceptional Essays

Author: Carol Rawlings Miller,Sarah Glasscock

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439222587

Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 5799

Classroom-tested, ready-to-use overhead lessons plus reproducibles loaded with practice will help you teach students to write great essays. Topics covered include outlining, thesis statements, paragraph organization, topic sentences, transition words, and lots more. For use with Grades 4 and Up.

Traits Crate Plus, Digital Enhanced Edition Grade 3

Teaching Informational, Narrative, and Opinion Writing with Mentor Texts

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545837712

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1727

Bring literature to life in the writing classroom! With six all-new mentor texts per grade and 24 time-saving lessons, Ruth Culham’s Trait Crate Plus expands and enriches the reading-and-writing experience. In addition to the valuable features and components of the original Trait Crate, this enhanced edition offers: * An emphasis on modes--narrative, informational, and opinion--to help you address higher standards * A companion website that provides access to dozens of downloadable pages for students, video interviews with children’s authors, and student-friendly scoring guides * Culham’s bestseller, The Writing Thief, which takes a deep dive into the theory and practice of using mentor texts to teach the craft of writing Grade 3 Mentor Texts: Ideas: The Swing Organization: Train Voice: The Pet Shop Revolution Word Choice: Lizards Sentence Fluency: Too Many Toys Conventions: Exclamation Mark Using fiction and nonfiction children’s books as models, Trait Crate Plus makes teaching writing engaging and relevant through the lessons and activities that inspire complex literacy thinking and learning for every student.
Education

Traits Crate Plus, Digital Enhanced Edition Grade 2

Teaching Informational, Narrative, and Opinion Writing with Mentor Texts

Author: Inc. Scholastic,Ruth Culham

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9781338030440

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 3338

Bring literature to life in the writing classroom! With six all-new mentor texts per grade and 24 time-saving lessons, Ruth Culham’s Trait Crate Plus expands and enriches the reading-and-writing experience. In addition to the valuable features and components of the original Trait Crate, this enhanced edition offers: * An emphasis on modes--narrative, informational, and opinion--to help you address higher standards * A companion website that provides access to dozens of downloadable pages for students, video interviews with children’s authors, and student-friendly scoring guides * Culham’s bestseller, The Writing Thief, which takes a deep dive into the theory and practice of using mentor texts to teach the craft of writing Grade 2 Mentor Texts: Ideas: Tony Baloney Organization: Kenya: A to Z Voice: Detective Blue Word Choice: Gone with the Wand Sentence Fluency: Monster Truck Mania Conventions: The Whales Using fiction and nonfiction children’s books as models, Trait Crate Plus makes teaching writing engaging and relevant through the lessons and activities that inspire complex literacy thinking and learning for every student.
Biography & Autobiography

Born a Crime

Stories from a South African Childhood

Author: Trevor Noah

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0399588183

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 1187

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • Newsday • Esquire • NPR • Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love. Praise for Born a Crime “[A] compelling new memoir . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, [Trevor Noah’s] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. . . . Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author’s remarkable mother.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “[An] unforgettable memoir.”—Parade “What makes Born a Crime such a soul-nourishing pleasure, even with all its darker edges and perilous turns, is reading Noah recount in brisk, warmly conversational prose how he learned to negotiate his way through the bullying and ostracism. . . . What also helped was having a mother like Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah. . . . Consider Born a Crime another such gift to her—and an enormous gift to the rest of us.”—USA Today “[Noah] thrives with the help of his astonishingly fearless mother. . . . Their fierce bond makes this story soar.”—People “[Noah’s] electrifying memoir sparkles with funny stories . . . and his candid and compassionate essays deepen our perception of the complexities of race, gender, and class.”—Booklist (starred review) “A gritty memoir . . . studded with insight and provocative social criticism . . . with flashes of brilliant storytelling and acute observations.”—Kirkus Reviews

Measuring Student Knowledge and Skills A New Framework for Assessment

A New Framework for Assessment

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264173129

Category:

Page: 84

View: 3094

A New Framework for Assessment, the first volume in the PISA series, provides the conceptual framework on which the PISA 2000 assessment is based.
Education

Mentor Texts

Teaching Writing Through Children's Literature, K-6

Author: Lynne R. Dorfman,Rose Cappelli

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1625311311

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 311

It's been a decade since Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli wrote the first edition of Mentor Texts and helped teachers across the country make the most of high-quality children's literature in their writing instruction. In the second edition of this important book Lynne and Rose show teachers how to help students become confident, accomplished writers by using literature as their foundation. The second edition includes brand-new "Your Turn Lessons," built around the gradual release of responsibility model, offering suggestions for demonstrations and shared or guided writing. Reflection is emphasized as a necessary component to understanding why mentor authors chose certain strategies, literary devices, sentence structures, and words. Lynne and Rose offer new children's book titles in each chapter and in a carefully curated and annotated Treasure Chest. At the end of each chapter a "Think About It--Talk About It--Write About It" section invites reflection and conversation with colleagues. The book is organized around the characteristics of good writing--focus, content, organization, style, and conventions. Rose and Lynne write in a friendly and conversational style, employing numerous anecdotes to help teachers visualize the process, and offer strategies that can be immediately implemented in the classroom. This practical resource demonstrates the power of learning to read like writers.
Juvenile Fiction

The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers

Author: Dav Pilkey,George Beard,Harold Hutchins

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545175321

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 187

View: 9064

In trouble with their principal because of their comic books, George and Harold decide to create a new epic novel.