Daily Writing to Learn the Curriculum - Middle School Teacher

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Short, daily, non-fiction writing boosts student performance on tests of knowledge significantly in language arts, math, reading, science and social studies. A learning routine of five key practices insures success for all teachers, all students—quantified expectations, teacher model writing, critical-thinking strategies, peer-assisted learning and student self-assessment.

Twelve critical-thinking strategies

• Vary the writing experience and keep students engaged
• Make students’ writing more than a paraphrase of their teachers’ lessons
• Fine-tune understanding of essential terms of content standards.

teacher's package includes:

  1. The Teacher’s Manual: presents the key practices and critical-thinking strategies for writing to learn, then demonstrates the process of creating topic prompts for any course standard.
  2. The Teacher's Journal: comes three (3) to a package and provides pages in which teachers write model entries throughout the entire school year.
  3. Three wall charts for activating the daily writing routine
    • One (1) Guide for Writing to Learn
    • Two (2) Log of Entries for Teacher Expectations

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