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

  • Leslie Blauman
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  • ISBN-10: 1506379087
  • ISBN-13: 9781506379081
  • 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: Cite Evidence.
3: Use Quotes to Summarize Text.
4: Cite and Analyze.
5: Explain Events, Procedures, or Concepts.
6: Analyze How Authors Introduce, Illustrate, and Elaborate.
7: Describe Relationships and Interactions.
8: Analyze the Connections Between People, Events, and Ideas.
Main Idea/Central Idea.
9: Identify Main Idea and Details.
10: Understand Topics and Subtopics.
11: Determine Central Ideas: Details.
12: Determine Multiple Ideas in a Text.
Point of View.
13: What Is the Author’s Purpose?.
14: Determine Author’s Purpose and Point of View.
15: Compare and Contrast Accounts.
16: Explore Same Topic, Many Points of View.
17: Mine Maps, Charts, and Other Visuals.
18: Read Digital and Print Efficiently.
Words and Structure.
19: Determine the Meaning of Specialized Words.
20: Spot Words That Signal Text Structure.
21: Identify Text Structure.
22: Compare and Contrast Overall Structure of Two or More Texts.
23: Evaluate the Reasoning, Relevance, and Sufficiency of Evidence.
24: Delineate the Argument and Specific Claims.