Today is dedicated to learning with . . .
the co-author of
the incredibly talented and witty
What will we learn?
How to flip Read Alouds into Writing Opportunities!
Text Structure and Organization
- Problem and Solution
- Compare and Contrast
- Cause and Effect
- Determining Importance
- Making Connections
- Plot (with attention to conflict and tension)
- Perspective and Point of View
and along the way we will laugh, talk, and celebrate students because writers ARE readers and today is @IowaASCD’s Fall Institute. A perfect learning day!
“The focus of Writers ARE Readers: Flipping Reading Instruction into Writing Opportunities is to deepen our understanding of what we expect of readers, what we teach readers to do, how a reader’s insights can be the pathway into a more thorough understanding of writing, and how we as teachers can flip those insights to lead students into a more robust understanding of what it means to be literate. We pursue the notion of helping students recognize reading and writing as mutually supportive processes to make their developing leteracy more meaningful and efficient” (p. viii).
Tuesday is the day to share a “Slice of Life” with Two Writing Teachers. Thank you, Anna, Betsy, Beth, Dana, Deb, Kathleen, Stacey, and Tara. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.