webPD | Strengthen text citations in 3 steps

webPD | 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....
webPD | Identify 4 reasons to take notes

webPD | Identify 4 reasons to take notes

Identify 4 reasons to take notes Subject-area notebooks can serve as a great incubator for a student’s thinking. But if students tackle note-taking without any overriding purpose, the notebook can become a hodgepodge of words copied from the board instead of a tool to...
webPD | Ask two types of after-reading questions

webPD | Ask two types of after-reading questions

Ask two types of after-reading questions There are two broad categories of after-reading questions that primary teachers should be asking regarding comprehension. Questions that ask about the details stated in the text.Questions that go beyond the details stated in...
webPD | Mini-Lesson: Model a Synthesis (Upper Grades)

webPD | Mini-Lesson: Model a Synthesis (Upper Grades)

Mini-Lesson: Model a Synthesis This mini-lesson uses mentor text to demonstrate the process a reader goes through to synthesize ideas. Using a cake mix as a trigger, Kristina helps students understand the necessary ingredients required for synthesis. Duration: 9:41 |...