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.
Even though students may not master all of the reading and writing skills in this book, they will learn important elements of the reading and writing process and develop into stronger readers and writers. The handouts and activities in this teacher guide model for students how to think deeply about informational and narrative texts and how to speak and write about what they are reading with high levels of success.
Soar Reading and Writing makes teaching reading and writing easy, fun, and engaging for all 2-3 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.
Soar Reading and Writing offers powerful skills and activities for learning and practicing College and Career Readiness standards in a 2-3 classroom. The processes, resources, and strategic supports in this book will give 2-3 teachers a compass for navigating the new expectations for reading and writing.
Soar Reading and Writing is organized into four chapters:
Chapter 1: The Learning Environment
Chapter 2: Reading Skills and Activities
Chapter 3: Writing Skills and Activities
Chapter 4: Assessing and Planning Skill-based Instruction