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Literacy Resources 

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NATIONAL WRITING PROJECT

CONTENT AREA LITERACY NEW items!


ELA COMMON CORE STANDARDS

LITERACY FOR FAMILIES

LITERACY GENERAL

MENTOR TEXTS

NARRATIVE WRITING NEW items!

NONFICTION WRITING

ON DEMAND RESOURCES

READING CIRCLES

READING GENERAL

READING - WORD STUDY NEW items

REFLECTIVE WRITING

RELATED RESOURCES

UNITS OF STUDY

WRITING RESOURCES NEW items!


 
 
Check out Clark Middle's Book Corner to experience students bringing Speaking/Listening and Technology standards to life:

The Book Corner  

Literacy for families

Primary Early Reading/Writing Continuum                 Early Reading/Writing Skills Parents' Guide           
Primary Reading First Parent Guide  "Decoding" Bookmark
Primary

Elem

McGraw-Hill Treasures Reading Program  Cultivating Readers-Making Reading Active and Fun 
Elem Especially For Parents Literacy Connections  Developing Literacy Skills in Young Children
 
All Find appropriate reading level books
www.Lexile.com/findabook 
20 Ways to Encourage Reading  Three Tiers of Vocabulary
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literacy general

All Academic Learning Time/Anatomy of a Lesson power point Lesson Plan Template/Anatomy of a Lesson
All Literacy First Implementation Guide   Lucy Calkins'  Reading/Writing Workshop
Elem Literacy Rich Environments http://www.readingrockets.org/articles/21825
Elem Strategic Spelling Guide  Spelling Practice Bookmark  Guidelines for Individualized Spelling Tests

 CONTENT AREA LITERACY 

6-12 Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects  
All Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas
6-8 Word Generation - Developing Academic Language  http://wordgeneration.org/  
All Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Adolescent Literacy Toolkit: Content Area Literacy Guide
All Content Area Literacy Lesson Rubric
All Seven Strategies That Work
6-12
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Content Area Literacy Strategies:
http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/content_area_literacy/index.html
Sara Fridley, Region 3 Educational Service Agency:
Summarizing and Note Taking
Using the MIDAS touch:
Summarizing PLVS text: Motorcycle Helmet Use Laws
SummarizingPLVSHelmetUseExitSlip.pdf
All Link to Mid-Continent Research for Educational and Learning (McREL):  content area lesson plans:  http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/browse.asp
Science Science Literacy Q&A with Elizabeth Birr Moje http://writingfix.com/WAC/ScienceFix.htm
Math Math Literacy Q&A with Russell Gersten http://writingfix.com/WAC/numberfix.htm
SStudies Social Studies Q&A with Cynthia Shanahan http://writingfix.com/WAC/historyfix.htm
EngLA ELA Literacy Q&A with Janice Dole
Math Math Story Problems http://www.kidbibs.com/learningtips/lt35.htm
Math Math and Poems http://mathstory.com/Poems/Mathpoemspage.html
Math Math and English Language Learners http://www.readingrockets.org/article/30570  Teaching Math Words 
MS/HS

Generating Ideas from Middle Ages content for real world writing power point

Middle Ages text pdf

MS/HS Generating Ideas in the Content Area classroom for real world writing power point Generating Ideas from Science/Electricity Unit   Dr. Charles Whitaker's sample Science Unit and related writing
Art Reciprocal Teaching Art Criticism  Reciprocal Teaching Role Sheets content areas

Reciprocal critics roles for art analysis/other content areas


 english language arts common core state standards

All Common Core Standards Document  K-12
LITERARY READING K-5
INFORMATIONAL READING K-5
literary reading 6-12
informational reading 6-12
KPREP Performance Descriptors
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 writing - resources

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Common Core

3-5
3rd Opinion Writing Rubric
3rd Informative/Explanatory Writing Rubric
3rd Narrative Writing Rubric
4th Opinion Writing Rubric
4th Informative/Explanatory Writing Rubric
4th Narrative Writing Rubric
5th Opinion Writing Rubric
5th Informative/Explanatory Writing Rubric
5th Narrative Writing Rubric
5th Narrative Student Review and Reflection Checklist
Common Core Writing I Can Statements Grades 3-5
K-5 Writing Standards Deconstructed
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5-8
Sample Opinion Speech & Scoring Rubric: "Going to Bat for Bats" 6th Argument Writing Rubric
6th Informative/Explanatory Writing Rubric
6th Narrative Writing Rubrc
6th Personal Narrative Writing Rubric
6th Narrative Student Review and Reflection Checklist
7th Narrative Writing Rubric
7th Narrative Student Review and Reflection Checklist
8th Narrative Student Review and Reflection Checklist
All Ethics in Marking Student Papers power point       Annotated Writing Scoring Rubric
Elem KY Scoring Rubric Overview    KY Scoring Rubric "I Can" statements
Elem Improving Boys' Writing Purpose and Audience  Kid friendly scoring rubric
All Student Writing Samples  Writing Toolkit
MS

Peer Editing Tutorial

NEW!  Connotation/Denotation Lesson Grade 8 DOE Ohio

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Active/Passive Voice

Revision Files Feature Article

All Writing to learn activities Sample Learning Log Activities
All Idea Development/Support Writing Angles
All Discovery Articles      Inquiry and Writing
Elem

Grammar Activities  

 
Elem/MS

Sentence combining power point

Sentence combining power point (high school)

HS

Comma usage power point   

Internet Research power point   

All Audience Awareness Visual  Prewriting Audience Awareness graphic organizer
mentor texts to support writing
All Marker Papers Update P_8     Marker Papers Update 9_12   
All Literature That Supports Writing  Mentor Texts
MS Mentor Text Mrs. Pratchett's Revenge  power point  Mrs. Pratchett's Revenge: text excerpt
Elem/MS Mentor Texts Nonfiction power point Mentor Texts: Setting power point 
Elem Mentor Texts Springboard for Writing  power point      Onion and Astronaut text excerpt   Text with student work
  Read Like a Reader, Read Like a Writer  Suggested Titles for Read-Alouds
  Mentor Texts Student Work "Oh NO!" Moments power point "Oh NO!" student texts
Elem Personal Narratives Reading/Writing Connections Examples of Showing-Not-Telling

Katie Wood Ray materials

All Looking Closely At Texts

FivePartsToReadingLikeAWriter

"Noticings" Chart

Student Work inspired by KatieWoodRay's Wondrous Words 

Wondrous Words Excerpts (literary)

"teaching that matters" materials

MS/HS Read Like a Reader, Read Like a Writer  Read Like a Reader, Read Like a Writer  (literary)
MS Read Like a Reader, Read Like a Writer     (nonfiction)

Narrative/literary writing

Intermed/MS
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Sample Personal Narrative Purpose Statements (form, audience and purpose)

Narrative - "My First Vacation" - with revisions
Engaging narrative leads (sounds) student work
Engaging narrative leads (seasons)
Intermed/MS Narrative Leads Great Leads
Intermed/MS Narrative Event Map Revising and Editing Practice power point
Intermed/MS Personal Narrative Organizer Personal Narrative Revision Guide
Intermed/MS Memoir Pre-Writing Activity     Memoir Pre-Writing Activity power point
MS/HS Memoirs Student Work Literary Elements from Published Work to support student writing
All Poetry Experiences  Actions to prompt poetry
Poetry Listening Activity

Informative/Explanatory and Argument Writing

All Feature Articles Structure

InformativeExplanatory Writing    Feature Articles Explanation

MS Feature Article Writing and Informational Reading  Guide to Persuasive Writing  Persuasive Frame Organizer
All Common persuasive advertising techniques 

TV commercial viewing guide 

Persuasive technique power point

Positive Persuasive Techniques       

Persuasive Techniques Jeopardy

All Persuasive Advertising Anticipation Guide     

Common persuasive advertising quiz           

Open Response Travel Ad        

Open Response Hershey Ad      

Open Response TV ads      

On Demand Persuasive Techniques       

All Positive Persuasive Techniques power point            

Persuasion Graphic Organizers 

Strategy Definitions

Strategy checklists 

5th Persuasive letter plan Persuasive letter example  Persuasive letter analysis 
7th/8th

Speech Writing power point 

7th Speaking Listening Observing POS  

8th Speaking Listening Observing POS

Sample 8th grade speeches - Topic: Introducing Oneself

MS/HS

Critical Listening Guide for Speeches 

Speech @Web English Teacher 

MS/HS What Is An Editorial                   

Student Work Editorials      

Newspapers in Education Lesson 11

Student Work Saturday School Editorial

Cost of Skipping School Editorial Assessment

Editorial Checklist  

Editorial Discussion Sample School Uniforms

Editorial Discussion Sample Star Tribune  Safe toys 

Editorial organizer

Inside Editorials Washington Post 

MS/HS

Voice/Tone  power point                  

Voice/Tone Sample Editorial  text

MS/HS Argument & Persuasive Writing @Web English Teacher     Lesson Plans - Critical Consumerism (Urban Dreams - OUSD) 
READING
All Question Answer Relationships Bookmark QAR Poster 3-5   QAR "In The Book" Poster Primary  QAR "In My Head" Poster Primary  QAR Middle School Resource
MS/HS Question Answer Relationships power point Question Answer Relationships Making Connections
K-1 Phonological Awareness Centers Part 1
PA Centers Part 2
PA Centers Part 3

Phonics Part 1
Phonics Part 2
Phonics Part 3
Phonics Part 4
Phonics Part 5
Fluency
Vocabulary
Comprehension
Elem Fix-Up Strategy Bookmark
Elem Reading Websites 
MS/HS WebQuest_TruthAndNothingButTheTruth
Reading Persuasive Materials 
 
Reciprocal Teaching Role Sheets

Summarizing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oXskcnb4RA

MS/HS Reading Strategies in Math Classroom   Keys to Reading Math Bookmark
MS/HS Predicting non fiction text      power point Summarizing     power point
MS/HS

Guided Imagery/Visualization

Visualization Check List

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Visualization           Stop Ask Check Fix List     

Prompts that guide           Flow chart of behavior  

All

Advanced Signal Words

Text Cues/Signal Words    

Text Structure Paragraphs

Using Context Clues with Text Signals

Explain and Describe: What's The Difference?

Text Structure/Text Signals 

All

Compare/Contrast Graphic Organizers

Reading Strategies Reproducibles

All

Before During After bookmarks

Genre Characteristics Chart 

All

Reading Comprehension Strategies 

Elem

Reading Rockets Reading Comprehension & Language Arts Teaching Strategies for Kids 

Treasures Technology

Elem

FCRR Student Center Activities Search 

Into the Book Teacher Area

Elem

Improving Comprehension of Informational Texts

Why teach informational text 

Elem

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays for the Classroom

Literary Elements/Devices      Plot Diagram

READING CIRCLES
Primary

Literature Circles Structure Grade 1

Lit Circles

All

Literature Circles

Lit Circle Packet

All

Reading circle rubric 

Elem

Word Wiz     Summarizer     Interpreter   Connector     Literary Critic   Evaluator   Writing Craftsman 

6-8

Word Wiz     Summarizer     Interpreter   Connector     Literary Critic   Evaluator   Writing Craftsman 

HS

Wordsmith    Summarizer     Interpreter    Connector    Literary Critic   Evaluator   Writing Craftsman 

6th

Reading Roles Sample Responses Summer of Swans        Summer of Swans ORQ/MC        Scoring Rubric

READING - WORD STUDY
All

Teaching Word Parts 

Latin Roots 

Greek Roots 

Three Tiers of Vocabulary
NEW!
All

Word Wall Activities 

All

Word Map  

Word Map Sample 

WordStudyPartOne
WordStudyPartTwo
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All

Using Context Clues with Text Signal Words 

6-8 Word Generation - Developing Academic Language   http://wordgeneration.org/

ON DEMAND WRITING RESOURCES

All Checklist for creating prompts       On Demand Mini Lessons
3,4,5

On Demand Guided Instruction  (writing to persuade)

 

5th Student Group Responses to Writing to Inform prompt
5th Model Article Model Letter
8th

Elaborating Ideas Using DRAPES  

Persuasive Technique Analysis power point

5th/8th Self conferencing checklist/letter  Self conferencing checklist/article
6,7,8

 On Demand Guided Instruction  (writing to inform)


 

ON DEMAND WRITING PROMPTS/MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
5th Editing M/C Science/Cells        Editing M/C Science/Potato Vaccines      Editing M/C People in Science
5th/8th Narrate for Purpose: What's the hidden purpose?

Sample Narrative Response-Teacher Created 

Sample2 Narrative Response-Teacher Created 

http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/index.cfm  NY test prep site
5th Diagnostic Prompts      Companion instructional tool power point
5th On-Demand Writing Prompts (all modes)  
5th On-Demand/Bridge to Terabithia (narrate) On-Demand/Learning from Adults (narrate)
5th On-Demand/Narrate   Treasures Unit Four      On-Demand/Narrate   Treasures Unit Five
5th On-Demand/Persuasion On-Demand/Social Studies (persuade)
5th On-Demand/Math connection (persuade) On-Demand/Math connection (persuade)
5th

On-Demand/Persuasion    On-Demand/Persuasion     

On-Demand/Persuasion    On-Demand/Persuasion 

Opinion Write To Prompt (Annotated)

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5th

On-Demand/PLVS  (inform)

8th

Middle School On Demand Prompts 

8th

On-Demand Diagnostic Prompts 8th grade   

On-Demand Prompts                  

On-Demand - What Is It? 8th grade power point 

On-Demand-What Is It? Exit Slip

8th

On-Demand/Persuasion

On-Demand/Narrate

8th

On-Demand/Persuasion

On-Demand/Persuasion

8th

On-Demand/Persuasion

On-Demand/Persuasion Anne Frank

HS

On-Demand Prompts

On-Demand Prompts

All FCPS Curriculum and Instruction On-demand Sample Prompts

 reflective writing

Elem 4th grade sample
Elem Letter from literacy coach to 4th graders          Letter from literacy coach to Lucy Calkins
Elem Annotated 4th grade Reflective Sample  p/point    Annotated 4th grade Reflective Exemplar  p/point
7th Annotated 7th grade Reflective Exemplar  p/point 
All Reflection: Cause/Effect Focus Literacy Experiences Organizer
All Idea Development Support Guided Practice    Idea Development Support Student Work
All Examples of Ways to Convey Your Reflective Thinking Reflecting On My Writing
All

Contemplating Literacy Experiences During Writing Process: Questions to Ask             

Student Response Sheet

All

Reflection Questions Purpose Audience 

Questions to Promote Reflective Thinking about Literacy 

All

KDE Reflective Writing Explanation  power point

Thinking About Growth Organizer 

 

Units of Study

 
HOOT  INTERDISCIPLINARY UNIT 
6th Hoot Unit Outline
Who Gives a Hoot? p/point
Wild Watch Cam    watch burrowing owls via a webcam
Anticipation Guide
Hoot Reading Strategies
Hoot Pancake Survey  math learning event
Pancake Survey Results p/point
Who Gives a Hoot WebQuest   KY endangered species
Hoot Writing to Publish  p/point
What Makes A Good Discussion?  p/point
 
Kindergarten Small Moments Narrative Writing Unit
Elem Charlotte's Web Unit Stone Fox Esperanza Rising Persuasive Unit
MS Short Story Inquiry Unit Gathering Blue
MS Nonfiction Handbook Nonfiction Handbook (persuasive)
MS Hatchet Booktalk power point  Flush Novel Unit
All Planning a Themed Literature Unit                                    Literature Learning Ladders
All Ohio's Instructional Management System (IMS) 
 RELATED RESOURCES
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CurriculumResourceMaterials 

All

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/index.html 

All

http://www.literacy.uconn.edu/writing.htm

Elem

http://writingfix.org/   http://www.unr.edu/educ/nnwp/Mini_Lesson_of_the_Month_Club.html

All

The Kentucky Marker Papers (P-12)

All
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Write It Publish Your Work

all

http://thewritesource.com/models.htm    http://thewritesource.com/topics.htm

all

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