Deliver information with 4 word-choice techniques

Deliver information with 4 word-choice techniques

Deliver information with 4 word-choice techniques Although informative writing consists of facts, quotes, explanations, and examples, the writer’s word choice is just as valuable. Teach students to intentionally incorporate relevant and accurate vocabulary with these...
Integrate 3 ingredients within every claim

Integrate 3 ingredients within every claim

Integrate 3 ingredients within every claim After acquiring background knowledge on a debatable topic and aligning with a side, instruct students on the three ingredients of an argumentative claim—the type, the scope, and the certainty. Duration: 4:10 | Grades...
Practice 2-step synthesizing with visuals

Practice 2-step synthesizing with visuals

Practice 2-step synthesizing with visuals A synthesis occurs when a reader combines two or more details from multiple texts to generate a new idea. As simple as this may sound, achieving a synthesis is a complex task that requires two key steps. Duration: 3:58 |...
Emphasize the 3 purposes of text features

Emphasize the 3 purposes of text features

Strengthen text citations in 3 steps Although the comprehension standards state that text features are to be introduced in grades K-3—all grade levels are to teach students how to apply them. This is where the power of text features sometimes gets lost. Students need...
Strengthen text citations in 3 steps

Strengthen text citations in 3 steps

Strengthen text citations in 3 steps Students know that they must include text evidence to support their inferences, and many are familiar with common sentence starters like, “According to the passage…” or “The author states…” And yet many still struggle to write....