The big book of literacy tasks, grades K-8 : 75 balanced literacy activities students do (not you!) /

"A compendium of reading and writing tasks that virtually all teachers have students do, with the value-add of expert scaffolding tips that ensure students are doing the work--not the teacher. Based on research on coherence by Elmore and others at Harvard. Perfect for balanced literary classroo...

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Main Author: Akhavan, Nancy L. (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin Literacy, [2018]
Table of Contents:
  • A new spin on who, what, why, when and where
  • Making predictions to help comprehension
  • Journal writing after reading
  • Make a connection to the world when reading a text independently
  • Quoting an important idea in a nonfiction text
  • Name character motives and actions
  • Name rising plot
  • Name plot resolution
  • Tell the text
  • Dig deeper into the text
  • Guided comprehension talks
  • Elaborate and clarify meaning
  • Setting routines for independent reading
  • Fixing up when attention wanders
  • Communicating your heads-up ball approach
  • Answering a text-dependent question
  • Tell why (you think, believe, remember, know) with why messages
  • Make a bold statement about a text
  • Extend thinking when discussing a text
  • One-liners for nonfiction texts
  • Crystal ball predictions
  • Yesterday's news
  • Annotate text
  • Sentence strip statements
  • Write questions about reading
  • Super cool three steps to describe an experience
  • Getting kids to write: wonderfully concentrating minds generating ideas
  • Sketch to write
  • Getting help from another writer: write dialogue in narratives and quotes in reports
  • Getting help from another writer: write a hook
  • The right amount of details, the right amount of clarity
  • Thinking small to write well
  • Writing a jot about what was read
  • Works too long, and never gets any writing done
  • Dialogue journals
  • Analyze a text for author's purpose with a text that is a little too hard for students to read on their own
  • Create a structured outline of a text
  • Collecting research and organizing research notes for writing
  • Plot summary snapshots
  • Writing information in a new format
  • Stay on point in writing
  • Productive use of the author's chair
  • Write a short research report
  • Write an all about text
  • Your students have voice?writing an opinion text
  • Arguing the solution to a problematic situation
  • Writing the recipe for success: how-to texts
  • Writing explanations, be like an encyclopedia
  • Inquiry for smart minds
  • Responding to literature with some kick to it
  • Identify theme in a complex text
  • Posing questions for easier inquiry
  • Writing a fable or myth
  • Writing a fairy tale
  • Justifying an answer with a claim and evidence
  • Use known concepts to help others learn new information
  • Connect the dots, or ideas between texts
  • Identifying real facts from made-up facts?fallacious reasoning
  • Brainstorming multiple valid answers/responses
  • Concept mapping between big ideas
  • Make me ponder?questions that get the thinking juices flowing
  • Writing compare and contrast response to literature
  • Peer to peer analysis and response
  • Critique a complex or functional text
  • Visible and visual:
  • Use known concepts & vocabulary to understand a text
  • Summarize a text that is a little too hard for students to read on their own
  • Student think-alouds
  • Separate central ideas from big ideas
  • Writing in different genres or multimedia to engage and persuade
  • Creative debate
  • I am a reader
  • I am a writer
  • Look up
  • Good-bye, perfect teacher
  • Teacher and learner.