Hello, my name is Mrs. Talkington and I am an Intervention Specialist. This school year, I am co-teaching Language Arts with Mrs. DiCarlo, Mrs. Gross, Mrs. Hawkins, and Mr. Lutton.
In English Language Arts!
This school year, I will be traveling to all ELA classrooms helping all students access the State Standards in the classroom. Also, I will be instructing writing strategies to help all students be able to express their ideas and thougths in writing across all four curriculums; language arts, math, science, and social studies.
This year I will be utilizing a new format called Flipped Classroom through Google Classroom. This will give students and parents an opportunity to watch the lesson in a video format. So, students can always access instruction to help them complete assignments from home or on the go. All writing that I will assign will be completed through the Google Classroom sites and students will type all their writing to better prepared them for the State test and for their future.
The first strategy is called Formula Writing. This is a graphic organizer that they can draw on paper whenever they need to write to brainstorm and organize their ideas.
The next strategy is called the Writing RACES strategy. The word RACES is an acronym for Restating the question or prompt into a statement, Answer the question, Cite evidence from the text to support your answer, Explain your answer or give another example, and Summarize your response paragraph.
The last strategy is called COPS. COPS is another acronym. C stands for Capitalization of proper nouns, the pronoun I, and the beginning of every sentence. O means check for Organization such as topic sentence, detail sentences, and a summary sentence. P stands for Punctuation such as correct mark at the end of a sentence and proper use of commas and apostrophes. Finally, S stands for Spelling. Students need to correctly spell all the words in the response especially if the words are in the question or passage.
REFERENCES TO THE THREE STRATEGIES
FOUR VIDEOS ON THE WRITING STRATEGIES
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