DEVELOP YOUR STUDENTS TEXT ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION SKILLS
BRACES will prepare students for constructed response questions that require evidence. These are the types of writing exercises they will see on new standardized tests. This also helps students write about their own interpretations of texts in the classroom.
Ideas and documents are included that will help you differentiate for struggling and advanced writers.
Included here in this file:
*PDF and Microsoft Word versions of the documents so you can edit.
*A formatted brainstorming writing page with BRACES embedded on the left hand side of the page.
*A graphic organizer/mapping version that is helpful for beginners.
*A rubric with a grade conversion chart for appropriate scoring.
Check out BRACES PLUS
which includes 70 question stems that push students to analyze and interpret and task cards for additional support.
**CITING EVIDENCE GOT YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS DOWN? Take a break from the CORE with:
*120 Writing Prompts NOT Common Core Aligned
*Start with the Freebie
version of my students' favorite 24 prompts here.
**Teach your students to think deeply as they read any novel with Common Core Literature Circles
. Try out The Common Core Discussion Director
** Using interactive notebooks in your classroom? Try out these flip books for fiction and non fiction close reading.