For this assignment, students had one 90 minute class period to write an essay. This was the first essay they wrote.
Students complete a "cold write" to show (within a time-frame of the first two weeks of school) what they know about the essay
This PDF works well with my Unit on Independent Reading. However, it also works great on its own! Students monitor their own reading progress and set goals each time they finish a novel. This works well with in-class readings, but I use it with
Each semester, I begin my Independent Reading Unit by following these slides. They have served me well!
Students start by identifying which Reader Type they are. Then, they will set an initial Smart Goal for themselves - I do not choose this. It