Does decoding the prompt ensure test success?

Does decoding the prompt ensure test success?

Does decoding the prompt ensure test success? Many ELA standardized assessments include a complex task. These often require students to combine several reading and writing skills in order to produce a longer written response. To succeed at such a task, students must...
Mini-Lesson: Read Up, Write Down

Mini-Lesson: Read Up, Write Down

Mini-Lesson: Read Up, Write Down This mini-lesson demonstrates a strategy for self-editing. Kristina shows students the importance of lifting their papers when they self-edit. When they write, their papers are flat on their desks. But when it’s time to...
Mini-Lesson: Introduce Text Features

Mini-Lesson: Introduce Text Features

Mini-Lesson: Introduce Text Features This mini-lesson introduces the concept of text features. Using the Guinness Book of World Records, Kristina points out different kinds of text features and their importance. Duration: 13:56 | Grade 3
Mini-Lesson: Main-Idea Newspaper Headlines

Mini-Lesson: Main-Idea Newspaper Headlines

Mini-Lesson: Main-Idea Newspaper Headlines This mini-lesson helps students to understand the concept of a main idea and how to identify it within a text. Using newspaper headlines, Kristina shows students how to look for the clues from the text to create a...
Mini-Lesson: Introduce Reading Voice & Thinking Voice

Mini-Lesson: Introduce Reading Voice & Thinking Voice

Mini-Lesson: Introduce Reading Voice & Thinking Voice This mini-lesson introduces students to the different voices in their heads. Kristina models her own “voices” to help students understand how the Reading Voice reads the words in the text, and the...