Kelly gallagher and penny kittle new book
Literacy LensesOur unit in writing a narrative lets students "spiral" back to skills learned earlier, giving them much-needed writing practice and confidence. The school year starts, and teachers open up the district's pacing guide, turn to the first quarter, and see that it is time to teach the narrative essay. They then spend weeks teaching kids to write one narrative essay. When that unit is over, they flip forward in the pacing guide and find that it's now time to teach the argument essay. They then spend weeks helping students to write one argument essay.
In the Best Interest of Students
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Gallagher and Kittle disrupt the mold of state-mandated testing as well as tightly bound curriculums and bring educators back to their original teaching philosophies. While many education texts provide quick-fix teaching strategies for a specific skill set, this book, as the title suggests, opens up a discussion on what days in the classroom looks like with engaged and motivated students. Gallagher and Kittle work together on lesson plans and teaching approaches in two very different environments—Gallagher in an urban, California school with a diverse student population and Kittle in a rural, New Hampshire school with a homogenous student population. They base their year of collaboration on research and core beliefs, all in hopes of sharing what they believe is most important: creating student readers and writers that are engaged, inspired, and curious about the world around them. Each section is then broken up into various chapters ranging from beliefs to mapping a year of writing to feedback and evaluation. Subheadings within each chapter make the reading experience easier to follow from a practical point, but break the narrative flow of the text.
In Stock. With both the demands of time and the complexity of diverse students in mind, Kelly and Penny mapped out a year of engaging literacy practices aligned to their core beliefs about what matters most. They share their insights on managing time and tasks and offer teaching strategies for engaging students in both whole class and independent work. Make every moment matter. Teach fearlessly. Empower all students to live literate lives. This book is divided into two sections.
By Fran McVeigh. What a night! Her introductions were fabulous. I was mesmerized. I was entertained. I was so curious.