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The Common Core Companion: Booster Lessons, Grades K-2

Elevating Instruction Day by Day
This sequel to the K–2 Common Core Companion feature Monday-to-Friday connected lessons that provide a good dose of integrated, standards-aligned reading and writing instruction.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781506311272
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: Corwin Literacy
  • Year: 2015
  • Page Count: 288
  • Publication date: October 06, 2015

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Description

Description

You can find hundreds of literacy lessons in hundreds of places—but none of them will do for students what the ones in this book do. What’s the magic bullet? Potent integration.

In this much-anticipated sequel to the K-2 Common Core Companion, Janiel Wagstaff provides an ample supply of connected lessons you can use as booster shots when your students are in need of a good dose of integrated, standards-aligned reading and writing instruction.

Divided into five weeklong learning sequences, the 50 lessons span the ELA standards, bringing a Monday-through-Friday clarity to the sometimes mysterious process of skill-building through demonstrations and practice. Follow each sequence and week by week, you’ll build the instructional potency to help students achieve a year’s worth of growth as you integrate:

  1. Writing Narratives with Identifying Sensory Words in Text
  2. Research with Identifying Topic and Details
  3. Opinion Writing with Close Reading for Text Evidence
  4. Comparing and Contrasting with Publishing Using Digital Tools
  5. Informative Writing with Use of Text Features

Each of the 50 lessons is eminently dippable. But if you want to do more extended instructional planning, there are lots of additional tools—including lists of mentor texts, and If/Then and Extending-the-Work charts—within the book and on the companion website: www.corwin.com/commoncorecompanion.


Key features

  • Provides 25 Reading lessons and 25 companion writing lessons linked to CCSS/ELA standards addresses both fiction and nonfiction.
  • Features 50 core literacy practices every K-2 teacher should use
  • Each sequence includes a formative assessment Writing task and benchmark student work.
  • Each sequence includes assessment tools, including model feedback, checklists, if/then charts and Extending the Learning lesson ideas
  • Student work can be downloaded and used as mentor texts
  • Online glossary of core practices, student writing, graphic organizers, and more
Author(s)

Author(s)

Janiel M. Wagstaff photo

Janiel M. Wagstaff

JANIEL WAGSTAFF is a popular national literacy consultant and K-6 English Language Arts Coordinator/Literacy Coach for her school district. She’s been an educator for 26 years and relishes her everyday work with teachers and students. Along the way, she’s written numerous instructional books for teachers and the picture book series Stella Writes. You can connect with Janiel on Facebook at “Janiel's Literacy Wall,” follow her blog at www.janielwagstaff.blogspot.com, or join her on Twitter: @janielwagstaff.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction


Lesson Sequence 1: Integrating Writing Personal Narratives With Identifying Sensory Words in Text


What Teachers Guide Across the Week

What Students Do Across the Week

Booster Reading Lesson 1: Narrative Reading

Companion Writing Lesson 1: Quick Sketch Retelling

Booster Reading Lesson 2: Narrative Reading, Brainstorm Topics, Tell Stories

Companion Writing Lesson 2: Story Planning

Booster Reading Lesson 3: Narrative Reading

Companion Writing Lesson 3: Review Story Plan, Add Onomatopoetic Element(s), Begin Drafting

Booster Reading Lesson 4: Compare Narrative Readings

Companion Writing Lesson 4: Continue Drafting, Connect Anchor Chart to Our Own Writing

Booster Reading Lesson 5: Poetry Reading

Companion Writing Lesson 5: Quick Write Noisy Poems, Finish Stories, Share, Celebrate

A Snapshot of the Talk-It-Out Strategy

Kindergarten Adaptation

Second-Grade Adaptation

NEXT INSTRUCTIONAL STEPS

What Do I See? A Student Sample of Story Planning

What Do I See? A Student Sample of Personal Narrative

Authentic Assessment: Ideas for Evaluating Students’ Learning

Peer Power: Using Student Work as Mentor Texts

If/Then Chart

Mentor Texts

Extending the Work

Lesson Sequence 2: Integrating Research to Build and Present Knowledge With Identifying Topic and Details


What Teachers Guide Across the Week

What Students Do Across the Week

Booster Reading Lesson 1: Viewing Media to Begin Information Gathering and Discussion

Companion Writing Lesson 1: Jot Topic and Details Using Interactive Writing

Booster Reading Lesson 2: Narrative Reading, Comparing Sources

Companion Writing Lesson 2: Informal Opinion Drawing and Writing

Booster Reading Lesson 3: Narrative Reading to Increase Background Knowledge

Companion Writing Lesson 3: Interviewing and Opinion Writing

Booster Reading Lesson 4: Reading and Discussing Our Fourth-Grade Partners’ Opinions

Companion Writing Lesson 4: Interactive Writing to Record Data

Booster Reading Lesson 5: Reading Mentor Texts for Parts of a Letter

Companion Writing Lesson 5: Interactive Writing to Inform About and Present Knowledge

A Snapshot of the Varied Writing Modes

First-Grade Adaptation

Second-Grade Adaptation

NEXT INSTRUCTIONAL STEPS

What Do I See? A Kindergarten Opinion Sample

What Do I See? Another Kindergarten Opinion Sample

Authentic Assessment: Ideas for Evaluating Students’ Learning

Peer Power: Using Student Work as Mentor Texts

If/Then Chart

Mentor Texts

Extending the Work

Lesson Sequence 3: Integrating Opinion Writing With Close Reading for Text Evidence


What Teachers Guide Across the Week

What Students Do Across the Week

Booster Writing Lesson 1: What Is an Opinion?

Companion Reading Lesson 1: Re-Identify Elements of the Text Type Using a Mentor Text

Booster Reading Lesson 2: Deeply Understanding a Text to Stimulate Opinion Writing

Companion Writing Lesson 2: Revisiting the Text to Quick Jot Opinion Notes, Followed by Collaborative Conversation

Booster Reading Lesson 3: Charting Character Development and Character Traits

Companion Writing Lesson 3: Organizing Our Opinions With Thinking Boxes

Booster Reading Lesson 4: Studying Mentor Texts: Concluding Opinions

Companion Writing Lesson 4: Completing Thinking Boxes and Drafting Opinions

Booster Reading Lesson 5: Exploring Multiple Forms and Purposes for Opinion Writing

Companion Writing Lesson 5: Completing and Reviewing Drafts, Sharing, Celebration and Delivering Opinions to the School Librarian OR Finish Writing and Celebrate!

A Snapshot of Moving From Opinions About Texts to Opinions About Topics

Kindergarten Adaptation

First-Grade Adaptation

NEXT INSTRUCTIONAL STEPS

What Do I See? A Student Sample of Opinion Writing

What Do I See? A Student Sample of Thinking Boxes

Authentic Assessment: Ideas for Evaluating Students’ Learning

Peer Power: Using Student Work as Mentor Texts

If/Then Chart

Mentor Texts

Extending the Work

Lesson Sequence 4: Integrating Comparing and Contrasting With Publishing Using Digital Tools


What Teachers Guide Across the Week

What Students Do Across the Week

Booster Reading Lesson 1: Reading Narrative Text

Companion Writing Lesson 1: Jot Sticky Note Details

Booster Reading Lesson 2: Reading Informational Text

Companion Writing Lesson 2: Jot Sticky Note Details Then Compare and Contrast

Booster Reading Lesson 3: View Short Video Clips to Build Knowledge

Companion Writing Lesson 3: Jot Sticky Note Details Then Compare and Contrast

Booster Reading Lesson 4: Which Ideas Are Most Important? Sort and Categorize

Companion Writing Lesson 4: Organizing Ideas With Thinking Boxes

Booster Writing Lesson 5: Compose Shared Text, Celebrate With Photo Story

Companion Reading Lesson 5: Mentor Text: Picture Glossaries

A Snapshot of Comparing and Contrasting With Narrative Text

Kindergarten Adaptation

Second-Grade Adaptation

NEXT INSTRUCTIONAL STEPS

What Do I See? A Sample of Shared Writing

What Do I See? A Student Sample of Thinking Boxes

Authentic Assessment: Ideas for Evaluating Students’ Learning

Peer Power: Using Student Work as Mentor Texts

If/Then Chart

Mentor Texts

Extending the Work

Lesson Sequence 5: Integrating Informative Writing With Use of Text Features


What Teachers Guide Across the Week

What Students Do Across the Week

Booster Reading Lesson 1: Reading With Purpose and an Eye for Evidence

Companion Writing Lesson 1: Two-Column Notes

Booster Reading Lesson 2: Close Reading of Media: Caine’s Arcade Video 1

Companion Writing Lesson 2: Revisit Media and Add to Two-Column Notes

Booster Reading Lesson 3: Close Reading of Media: Sections of Caine’s Arcade Video 2

Companion Writing Lesson 3: Two-Column Note Additions, Organizing Notes, Talking Out Caine’s Story

Booster Reading Lesson 4: Study Mentor Texts: Newsela Newspaper Articles

Companion Writing Lesson 4: Compose Headlines, Headings, and Begin to Draft

Booster Reading Lesson 5: Exploring Deeper Meanings: Caine’s Arcade Updates and Conversation

Companion Writing Lesson 5: Finish Draft, Peer Check, Teacher Conference, Publish! (will require several writing periods)

A Snapshot of Using Volunteers to Help Students Prepare to Publish

Kindergarten Adaptation

First-Grade Adaptation

NEXT INSTRUCTIONAL STEPS

What Do I See? A Student Sample of Informative Writing

What Do I See? A Student Sample of Two-Column Notes

Authentic Assessment: Ideas for Evaluating Students’ Learning

Peer Power: Using Student Work as Mentor Texts

If/Then Chart

Mentor Texts

Extending the Work

Integrating Foundational and Language Standards


References


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