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This page allows you to download documents for teaching reading and writing that members of the our list have agreed to share. File size for each document will be provided in download dialogue box.

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Reading Response Rubric
This four point rubric is used with response letters or journals. (Courtesy of Lise)

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Reading Response Topics
A list of ideas for students to use when writing about books in letters or journals. (Courtesy of Lise)

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Collaborative Resume
One way to identify and brag about your group's resources is to compose a group resume. The Collaborative Resume is used to help students display the incredible array of talent and experiences within your classroom.
(Courtesy of Tena Linsbeck-Perron)

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Quote Sandwich
Strategy to help students interpret literature by deconstructing an author’s words and drawing upon their own prior knowledge to engage in meaning making. This document explains the process and includes examples.
(Courtesy of Mary Lou Bettez)

 

 

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Quote Sandwich Artifacts
The first is an example of how this strategy works in a journal. Second example shows a completed form that was brainstormed in class.
(Courtesy of Mary Lou Bettez)

 

 

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Hamburger Response
A graphic organizer for reacting to literature.

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Editing Checklist
A list to help students self-edit their writing.

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Quote Sandwich
Lesson that uses Hamburger Response to teach theme in "Chinese Cinderella."

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Student Editing Guide
Editing checklist for short story narrative writing.

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Literature Circle Portfolio
Student guide to what needs to be included in a literature circle portfolio.

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Literature Circle Pre-Meeting
Document students can use to prepare for a literature circle discussion.

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Spelling Conventions
Resource document for students explaining spelling conventions.

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English Conventions Rule Sheet
Companion document to "spelling conventions" focusing more on grammar.

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Error Correction Sheet
Companion  document to "spelling conventions" and "English conventions".

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Teamwork Rubric
Rubric used for group work in Writers Workshop. (Courtesy of Debbie Johnson)

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Literary Terms
List of terms and directions for assignment. (Courtesy of Tena Linsbeck-Perron)

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Lit Response Sheet
sheet it incorporates strategies for before, during, and after reading.
(Courtesy of Zoe Carter)

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Book Completion Sheet
For students use when done reading a book. (Courtesy of Margie Waterbrook)

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Reading Time Bookmarks
Clever bookmark to help students track reading.
(Courtesy of Margie Waterbrook)

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FICTION - Reciprocal Teaching Strategies for Readers
Worksheet with strategies to help students redirect, clarify, question & summarize. A great aid for lit circles or group discussion. Fiction version.
(Courtesy of Tina Sciumbata)

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NONFICTION- Reciprocal Teaching Strategies for Readers
Worksheet with strategies to help students redirect, clarify, question & summarize. A great aid for lit circles or group discussion. Nonfiction version.
(Courtesy of Tina Sciumbata)

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QUESTIONING - Reciprocal Teaching Card
One side of the card describes, in detail, what this strategy involves. The other side provides a checklist to detail how to use the strategy before, during & after reading." (Courtesy of Tina Sciumbata)

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PREDICTING - Reciprocal Teaching Card
One side of the card describes, in detail, what this strategy involves. The other side provides a checklist to detail how to use the strategy before, during & after reading." (Courtesy of Tina Sciumbata)

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CLARIFYING - Reciprocal Teaching Card
One side of the card describes, in detail, what this strategy involves. The other side provides a checklist to detail how to use the strategy before, during & after reading." (Courtesy of Tina Sciumbata)

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SUMMARIZING - Reciprocal Teaching Card
One side of the card describes, in detail, what this strategy involves. The other side provides a checklist to detail how to use the strategy before, during & after reading." (Courtesy of Tina Sciumbata)

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Worldwide Multicultural Books Titles
A list of books with country/regions that you can use in teaching multicultural themes. (Courtesy of Mary Jane Waite)

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Social Studies Course Worksheet
One long worksheet that is used for all course work in an online course. (Courtesy of Keith Mack)

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Writing Self-Assessment
Document that can be used at the start of the year to get info about student. (Courtesy of Laurie Wasserman)

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Reading Survey
Survey that can be used at the start of the year to get info about student. (Courtesy of Laurie Wasserman)

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