Here is a great product that helps teachers hone in on the important issues. A great way to help plan for next year too! Whether select parts of this product are laminated and reused, or runoff for individual students, the end value will go a long way.
To begin, maintaining an accurate record of student writing is very important to learners. Students will begin to see a pattern of growth and/or areas needing attention. Have students work with the tracking sheet and place in their portfolios after they have recorded specific information, and written a short reflection, etc.
This product is not only intended for LA, but aspects of this product will support students when writing analytically for other subject areas, and for the ELL too.
All students benefit from reading exemplary texts, but it does not end there. That is only the beginning. Students need to record these great examples from all types of readings. Once students have developed a keen awareness of syntax, word choice, expressions, etc. they will write in this fashion too.
Once completed, consider enlarging and laminating the teacher template to use as a poster of great expressions, etc.
Place select pieces from this product in student active writing portfolios.
Product includes a variety of useful templates for record keeping, sentence starters, LA prompts, etc.
monthly templates to help keep track of student writings
9 suggested writing prompts for Literary Work [from Literary Analysis Writing Prompt product]
3 slides of super sentence starters when working with Informational text/analytical writing
Academic Terms to track, use and spaces to record personal favorites
Chart that helps to track effective words and record their meanings
Over 25 pages of very useful ideas!
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