With new expectations--brought on by College and Career Readiness (CCR) standards--comes new challenges for teachers and students. Now more than ever, students are expected to make meaning of increasingly complex texts and prove what they know through speaking and writing. The skills and activities in this guide will bridge current practice to these new expectations for reading and writing.
Although students might not master all of the reading and writing skills in this book by the end of the first grade, they will discover important elements of the reading and writing process and practice them with guidance. Each process guides students to think deeply about informational and narrative texts so that they have an opportunity to engage in higher level discussions.
Discover Reading and Writing makes teaching easy, fun, and engaging for all K-1 students. Practical handouts offer guided practice and model essential literacy skills to help students read more closely and organize their writing with details and evidence.
Discover Reading and Writing offers powerful skills and activities for learning and practicing College and Career Readiness standards in a K-1 classroom. The processes, resources, and strategic supports in this book will give K-1 teachers a compass for navigating the new expectations for reading and writing.
Discover Reading and Writing is organized into five chapters:
Chapter 1: The Learning Environment
Chapter 2: Activate Literacy Routines
Chapter 3: Reading Skills and Activities
Chapter 4: Writing Skills and Activities
Chapter 5: Assessing and Planning Skill-based Instruction