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Read online Article of the Week.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Article of the Week When Kelly Gallagher learned that his ninth grade students could not name the vice president of the United States and when two seniors asked him in all seriousness Who is this guy Al Qaeda Kelly was shocked into realizing he needed to do something outside the standard curriculum to build his students background knowledge In response he developed the Article of the Week activity to address the serious gaps in his students education .

Each week students read a short article that informs them about the world Students highlight passages and words they don t understand consider the author s purpose and intended audience and work through any confusion The class then discusses how the structure and craft of the article informs reader comprehension and how they can implement these elements into their own writing .

In minutes Kelly shows teachers how to integrate the Article of the Week into their own classrooms in a manner that provides the background knowledge that is the foundation for critical reading by Kelly Gallagher

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Article of the Week
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No description available, In an increasingly demanding world of literacy it has become critical that students know how to write effectively From the requirements of standardized tests to those of the wired workplace the ability to write well once a luxury has become a necessity Many students are leaving school without the necessary writing practice and skills needed to compete in a complex and fast moving Information Age Unless we teach them how to run with it they are in danger of being run over by a stampede a literacy stampede br br em In Teaching Adolescent Writers em Kelly Gallagher author of em Reading Reasons em and em Deeper Reading em shows how students can be taught to write effectively Kelly shares a number of classroom tested strategies that enable teachers to understand the importance of teaching writing motivate young writers see the importance modeling plays in building young writers modeling from both the teacher and from real world text understand how providing choice elevates adolescent writing and how to allow for choice within a rigorous curriculum help students recognize the importance of purpose and audience assess essays in ways that drive better writing performance br br br Infused with humor and illuminating anecdotes Kelly draws on his classroom experiences and work as co director of a regional writing project to offer teachers both practical ways to incorporate writing instruction into their day and compelling reasons to do so, How can we teach today s students to write with clarity passion and purpose How can we move all students even those who struggle or are reluctant forward in their skills as writers In i Improving Adolescent Writers i Kelly Gallagher invites you into his classroom for an in depth look at ways to successfully answer these questions and more Through a variety of methods modeling mid process assessment small group conferring grammar and editing mini lessons revision techniques and identifying the many real world purposes for writing Kelly demonstrates how to teach writing so that adolescents internalize the habits and skills of good writers Along the way they learn that writing is messy hard work but well worth the struggle and effort They become more than better writers ultimately they become better thinkers br The DVD features three programs The Importance of Modeling Writing with Purpose and Assessment That Drives Better Student Writing br br, When Kelly Gallagher learned that his ninth grade students could not name the vice president of the United States and when two seniors asked him in all seriousness Who is this guy Al Qaeda Kelly was shocked into realizing he needed to do something outside the standard curriculum to build his students background knowledge In response he developed the Article of the Week activity to address the serious gaps in his students education br br Each week students read a short article that informs them about the world Students highlight passages and words they don t understand consider the author s purpose and intended audience and work through any confusion The class then discusses how the structure and craft of the article informs reader comprehension and how they can implement these elements into their own writing br br In minutes Kelly shows teachers how to integrate the Article of the Week into their own classrooms in a manner that provides the background knowledge that is the foundation for critical reading