Tag: CCSS

  • Nonfiction Summary Cut Outs #make4dlday

    Nonfiction Summary Cut Outs #make4dlday

    First students created “gist statements,” statements that summarize their team’s whole article with key words and details. Next each student sketches, colors simply, and cuts out a character that represents the article. Students then place their cut-out character next to a prop from the classroom (see athlete propped next to books above) to represent a…

  • Digital Writing and the Common Core: Using Wikis for Collaborative Composing

    Links to Examples: Multimodal Essay:  example Stories We Tell Page: This Blog:  Here My work with digital writing in my Language Arts classroom began in 2008 as I was working on an independent research project for one of my graduate courses.  In thinking about my next steps as a writing teacher, I became interested in…

  • Evolving the Research Paper

    It is a magical moment when the hard work of lesson plans meets passionate students who view their work as important. During the second year of our interdisciplinary 8th grade project, IC (Inquiry Communities), we asked students to identify an issue they felt was something that was critical for our school community and to spend…