eBook Teaching Evidence-Based Writing: Fiction: Texts and Lessons for Spot-On Writing About Reading, 1st Edition

  • Leslie Blauman
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  • ISBN-10: 1506378749
  • ISBN-13: 9781506378749
  • DDC: 372.6
  • 208 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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One in a million. Yes, that’s how rare it is to have so many write-about-reading strategies so beautifully put to use. Each year Leslie Blauman guides her students to become highly skilled at supporting their thinking about texts, and in this book, she shares her win-win process. Leslie combed the ELA standards and all her favorite books and built a lesson structure you can use in two ways: with an entire text or with just the excerpts she’s included in the book. Addressing Evidence, Character, Theme, Point of View, Visuals, Words and Structure, each section includes: lessons; prompt pages; excerpts-to-write about pages; write-about-reading templates; and writing tasks. And, best of all, your students gain a confidence in responding to complex texts and ideas that will serve them well in school, on tests, and in any situation when they are asked: What are you basing that on? Show me how you know.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Video Clips.
Write-About-Reading Templates.
Excerpts to Write About.
Dynamic Duos: Additional Ideas for Teaching With the Texts.
How to Use The Lessons, Excerpts, And Grab And Go Pages.
1: Ask and Answer Questions.
2: Ask and Answer Questions Using Details.
3: Use Details and Examples.
4: Quote From the Text.
5: Summarize in Literature.
6: Cite Evidence That Provides an Analysis.
7: Describe Characters, Setting, and Sequence.
8: Follow Characters, Setting, and Sequence Over Time.
9: Notice Plot via Character Conflict/Change.
10: Notice How Character Drives Plot.
11: Develop Theories About Characters.
12: Analyze Character.
13: Determine Theme in Story.
14: Analyze Development of Theme in Story.
15: Determine Theme in Poetry.
16: Compare and Contrast Theme in Poetry.
Point of View.
17: Whose Point of View Is It?.
18: How Point of View Colors the Way a Story Is Told.
19: Compare and Contrast Narration in Different Texts.
20: Analyze Contrasting Points of View.
21: How Illustrations Add to Meaning/Mood.
22: How Illustrations Contribute to Meaning.
23: Compare Text to Staged Performance.
24: Analyze Text to Drama.
Words and Structure.
25: Determine the Meaning of Words and Phrases.
26: Understand Figurative Language.
27: Analyze Overall Structure.
28: Compare, Contrast, and Analyze Structure Between Texts.