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I am so very proud to be offering these materials, created and revised most recently over the summer of 2015. These materials are a synthesis of the work from two of my workshops: 1) Critical Trait Thinking, and 2) Pre-Writing and Revision strategies for Common Core Classrooms. These materials have been used in 4th-12th grade classrooms, inspiring both gifted and special needs students, as well as everyone in between.
Included in these materials are seventeen pages of templates for all the 6-Trait Post-it® Note-sized templates I have created for the WritingFix website. Unlike the Post-it files found at WritingFix, the templates you can purchase here are editable, which means you can modify them to better fit the language of your own writing classroom!
Our Common Core State Standards require teachers to push their students to the analysis and evaluation level of Bloom's taxonomy during both reading and writing instruction. As a regular observer in K-12 while I was Director of our Northern Nevada Writing Project, I can tell you this fact: Most reading instruction I watched didn't push student thinking beyond the comprehension level of Bloom's. In writing, I rarely see instruction that pushes students beyond the application level. I am not being critical of teachers by saying this; the analysis level and the evaluation level of Bloom's require very high expectations of all students, and our Common Core Standards require us to raise the bar higher than ever. I designed this workshop, which I have presented in almost two dozen states now, to help good teachers make sense of what critical thinking about writing looks like in both reading and writing instruction.
This is one of three of my workshops whose materials I offer for sale here at TPT. I designed these workshop materials to be usable by teacher trainers, implementation specialists, or determined teachers who simply want to learn a new strategy. Here are links the other workshops I sell at TPT:
1) My "Seven Elements of a Differentiated Writing Lesson" workshop
2) This page's "Critical Thinking about Writing" training materials, which includesall the popular sticky notes I have created for pre-writing, revision, and editing.
3) My "Exit Tickets across the Curriculum" workshop materials.
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Purchase all three of my workshops' materials as a bundle, and you will receive a $7.51 discount! Interested? Here is our Specially Priced Bundle
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