Developing Quality Close Reading Lessons & Text Dependent Questions in Literature – March 27 and April 10, 2014

Close Reading in the Mathematics Classroom – April 3, 2014

Deepening Our Understanding of Common Core Literacy Standards and Social Studies – April 21, 2014

Maximizing Student Reading Achievement – January 30, 2014

Literacy Leaders Cohort

Guided Reading, Close Reading, and the Common Core – Nov 1, Dec 3, Dec 4, Dec 11, Dec 12, 2013

Here are the files from the workshop and other materials we discussed.   Please email me if there is something you need that isn’t listed.  Julie_johnson@bcoes.monroe.edu      Thanks!

Resources and White Papers:

Poetry Resources

Lucy Calkins poetry bibliography

F&P Text Gradients white paper

text band Demands

Close Reading in Elementary Classrooms – Fisher

Volume of Reading – EL document 5.13

Launching Independent Reading Grades 3-5 – EL document

Comprehensive Literacy Diagram

informational text features handout

Ten Text Characteristics for Guided Reading

chart – F&P vsText Complexity features

Final Word protocol directions

Final Word (Save the Last Word) note catcher

Visible Thinking protocol – What Makes You Say That

 

Texts and Notecatchers

Guided Reading notecatcher template

guided reading student templated1

article –  up close with biggest snakes L720

World’s Biggest Snake note catcher

story – Turtles Race With Beaver

Turtles Race with Beaver -notecatcher

candlepower turkish tale note catcher

Edward Tulane notecatcher

Maniac Magee note catcher

Orcas in captivity Scenes

from a Railway Carriage notecatcher

As I Grew Older

The Dark

article – Fishy Christmas L680

article – Orphan Train L520

article –  Right to Go To School L600

The Piece of String drama L600

Something Told the Wild Geese something told the wild geese note catcher

article –  baby elephant

article – Saving a Baby Elephant

Baby elephant note catcher

 

Academic Vocabulary Resources

vocab journal master page (modeled after Marzano)

Marzano 6 step process handout

Coxhead (2000) academic word list

 

 

 

 

 

Links to Finding Texts On-Line

Don’t forget to check your school’s databases!  Contact your school librarian for assistance if you don’t know what your school offers.   The blue text is the actual link; black text provides more information.

Link to Monroe #1 BOCES Databases

Newsela.com – Nonfiction articles; can change the Lexile levels

textproject.org – Beginning readers non-fiction 4 page booklets

textproject.org – Texts for students entering grade 3 – 5

textproject.org – Talking Points for Kids – articles to foster discussion Target audience 4th – 6th grade

NC University College of Education – Reading Passages by grade level

Link to Downloadable stories and picture books – Readmeastoryink.com

Source for one page fiction passages

ngexplorer.cengage.com – Collection of Magazine Articles selected to meet demands of the Common Core; can select levels and content area

ngexplorer.cengage.com – National Geographic Explorer – free teacher guides and media

Gutenberg.org – Project Gutenberg – thousands of free books

Manybooks.net Download ebooks – Like Project Gutenberg

Readworks.org – you need to register, but it’s free

Tweentribune.com – also features K – 4 resources

readinga-z.com

mrnussbaum.com – resources for grades K – 6

loc.gov – Library of Congress website

 

Poetry Websites:

thesmallnouns.com – Poetry Blog

poetryfoundation.org – Poetry Foundation

Poets.org

tusd1.org – list of poetry links from Tucson School District

 

Museum Websites:

louvre.fr/en/selections – Louvre website

nga.gov – National Gallery of Art

fairport.org – link to FHS page of museum links – lots to choose from!

 

 

 

90/90/90 – Close Read Poetry Focus Nov 18 – 21, 2013

90/90/90 PD – Close Reading – October 16, 17, 22, 23 2013

Close Reading Strategies for Grades 6 – 8 Teachers October 11, 2013