The purpose of this blog is to provide a space to share teaching ideas that deal with writing - K to 12.
Recently, I have been working in schools, implementing the Calkins' Units of Study that are aligned with the CCSS. This program and the rubrics that accompany it are often used as a framework to meet proficiency guidelines.
I will continue to post articles that support these processes.
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Saturday, January 3, 2015
Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary by Janet Allen
This book is perhaps the best I have ever read on vocabulary. It deals specifically with academic vocabulary - a topic near and ear to CCSS. However, unlike so many of the vocabulary texts we have, this text teaches to understanding the word - really learning it - not just memorizing itl.
Like many of Janet's books, this book is teacher friendly - including templates that are easily understood, powerful learning tools, and reproduced in the text.