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This matrix is especially useful for teachers and students as a reference for various sentence starters using the ACE strategy for specific genres or purposes. It is especially helpful for paragraph and essay writing. This file includes a color
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This lesson is meant to continue student progress with the ACE structure. The purpose of this lesson is to make students aware of other possible sentence starters to prompt their thinking using the ACE strategy. As students get used to various
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The purpose of this lesson is to show students how the ACE strategy can be used for paragraph writing. Students apply the ACE strategy to write clear, organized, coherent, paragraphs. Once this lesson is taught, these paragraphs can become body
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ACE Lesson 1 is designed to be an introduction lesson to the ACE structure for student response. The purpose of this lesson is to teach students what ACE stands for and to give them practice in responding in this way. This lesson includes a
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This is the first of a two day lesson to help students understand how to elaborate their thinking and build on the evidence they have found in the text to fully answer a question. It is an excellent resource for answering individual questions or for
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The purpose of this lesson is to focus in on the "A" part of the ACE structure. This way, students don't need to rely on any given sentence starters. Students are empowered and given practice to create their own sentence starters with whatever
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The purpose of this lesson is to focus in on the "C," Citing the evidence part of ACE. Through a strategy called "lift the line", students are taught explicitly how to find evidence in the text they are reading and use it in their response.
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This is the second of a two part lesson to help students understand how to elaborate their thinking and build on the evidence they have found in the text to fully answer a question. It is an excellent resource for answering individual questions or
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This is an invaluable tool for teachers using ACE in their classrooms. It provides sentence starters, sample responses, and questions to help provoke deep critical thinking in any student. Can be used with ALL subject areas!
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This is a lesson to help students understand how to elaborate their thinking and build on the evidence they have found in the text to fully answer a question. It is an excellent resource for answering individual questions or for writing paragraphs.
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ACE is a critical thinking and writing strategy for use in any subject area. "What's So Great About ACE" offers a quick explanation and some examples of how to start using ACE in your classroom today! This work is licensed under a Creative
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This file is an introduction to the Elaboration Strategies embedded in the ACE structure.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching Experience: - Taught 2nd, grade in Lawndale 2001-2005 - Taught 5th grade in Lawndale 2006 - Taught 6th grade in Lawndale 2014 - Language Arts Specialist 2014-2015 - Cotsen Alumni

MY TEACHING STYLE

Throughout my years of classroom experience, I have always been intrigued about how students learn. In some ways my teaching philosophy has remained the same: ALL students, no matter what their background, race, socioeconomic status, learning disabilities, etc. can learn. It is us up to us as educators to figure out not only what students need to learn, but more importantly how the students in our classrooms learn best. With this in mind, there have been some discussion within our district – should we teach workshop style or more structured? What is workshop style? Should students be reading the same text? Grade level text? Or text at their reading level? My personal thought on this is: give students what they need and differentiate the kind of support and amount of support you give to students. Whether it be workshop style or not, I have learned that all students benefit from direct, explicit instruction. Clear teaching points (we call them T.P.s) give students the purpose, reason, and expectation for each lesson. Within these lessons, there is a “How To” component. This addresses the need for students to learn skills explicitly and in steps. My students have really appreciated having these teaching points, with the “how to” component in their notebooks and use it as a reference to go back to, until the skill is internalized and automatic. Students are not only clear about the “what” the lesson is about, but more importantly, what they are interested in and what they need is “how” to get there. These ACE lessons are designed to give explicit instruction and offer students practical steps in how to develop skills for reading, writing, and thinking independently. At first, the lessons are very structured and the skills learned seem very structured as students get used language and expectations. After some experience with ACE, I have seen students get very creative and deep with their responses.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Educational Background: - Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Minor in Education – University of California, Los Angeles - Master’s Degree in Education, University of California, Los Angeles

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