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Session Content

Introduction to the workshop

Let’s get started! – Handout


Now it’s Your Turn – Articles 1 & 2


Now it’s Your Turn – Video


Now it’s Your Turn – Evaluating Questions


Now it’s Your Turn – Utilizing Achieve the Core


Now it’s Your Turn – Academic Vocabulary


Now it’s Your Turn – Essay


Strategy #1

Informational Text/Nonfiction— p 7


Access resources to support a multi-text curriculum— p 8


Take steps to achieve the skill— p 9


Strategy #2

Recognize questions in a variety of formats— p 11-12


Take steps to achieve the skill— p 13-14


Strategy #3

Decode vocabulary within questions & prompts— p 15-18


Strategy #4

Identify the best answers— p 19-22


Strategy #5

Make inferences about complex texts— p 23-24


Make inferences: Step 4— p 25-26


Strategy #6

Discern evidence versus details— p 27-30


Strategy #7

Explain evidence thoroughly— p 31


Write the 1st sentence of the Yes, MA’AM response— p 32


Write the 2nd and 3rd sentences of the Yes, MA’AM response— p 33


Write the 4th sentence of the Yes, MA’AM response— p 34


Take steps to achieve the skill— p 35-38


Strategy #8

Define Main. Define Idea.— p 39-40


Main-Idea Chapter Titles— p 41-42


Now it’s Your Turn: Panda— p 43


Now it’s Your Turn: Hot Dog— p 44


Students infer multiple main ideas


Introduce universal themes— p 45


10 Topical Themes— p 46-47


Strategy #9

Recognize new information within text features— p 49


Assess the new information learned from a text feature— p 49-50


Move beyond comparing to evaluating— p 49


Strategy #10

Distinguish the subtle, but significant differences— p 51-52


Realize that informational text isn’t necessarily “true”— p 53-54


Strategy #11

Prepare for comparative thinking— p 55-57


Compare information presented in nonfiction texts— p 58-59


Communicate the comparisons in a written response— p 58


Compare fiction to fact— p 60-62


Overview

Study the evolution of writing tasks— p 63-64


Strategy #12

Respond to a narrative-writing task— p 65-72


Strategy #13

Respond to a literary-analysis task— p 73-74


Strategy #14

Provide short and simulated research opportunities— p 75


Review Strategy #5, #7— p 75


Decode the prompt and organize— p 76-80


Synthesize information— p 81-82


Synthesize multiple reasons— p 83-87


Conclusion - Wrap-up

Wrap-up Statement