JJH IRS UPDATE
What's going on??
Kagan Structures anyone??
Common Language in writing!!
If I can help you with using the rubric (or using part of the rubric), please let me know!
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What I learned in New York!
Lesson One: It's about listening! When we truly listen to students, they feel heard. When you listen and ask a few, well placed questions, you can find the next steps for the student. What are you trying to do? How is it going? What strategies are you working on as a writer? Try to get as much information as possible to help you both decide what to tackle next.
Lesson Two: Be explicit. We have to tell the kids, "this is what I want to teach you." Connect it to what they did yesterday and tell them the teaching point!
Lesson Three: Structure is everything! When writing information pieces, the structure should be apparent. It helps the reader understand what you are trying to say!
Lesson Four: All kids can write and get better at writing if we are explicit and have high expectations.