RACE is a strategy used to help students organize their thinking when writing a text dependent, open response answer. I have used this strategy in my class for over three years in grades second throug
Scope teacher advisor Kim Wagner recently shared a WOWSA classroom success story with us. Her students were struggling with how to use text evidence in their writing. Kim knew she needed to try someth
Explicit strategy instruction is at the core of good comprehension instruction. Teachers should help students to understand why a strategy is useful, how it is used, and when it is appropriate. The mo
To Do Today: Writing Across the Curriculum
When low-risk, high-interest writing becomes a daily habit for all of your students, whatever your content area, they’ll discover the powerful write-think-learn connection. Teacher-author and NBCT Mar
When everyone teaches writing, everyone wins.
By Deva Dalporto A new era of standardized testing is quickly approaching with the dawn of the Common Core Standards assessments in the fall of 2014. And districts all over the country are adjusting t
The High 5 Reading Strategy is a simple and effective approach formulated to enhance the comprehensive abilities of students. By using this technique, students are able to understand the material, dir
Pique students' interest and excitement about informational reading by focusing their attention on how to use what they're learning rather than on how they're reading.