It's Friday! Spent the last week not only enjoying some time in the garden but also revising on two more of my writer's notebook lessons that will promote Writing Across the Curriculum in my new classroom next year. As always, my inspiration came from building teacher-models of the lessons I'll be asking my students to participate in.
The Common Core State Standards--rolling out K-8 next year here in Northern Nevada--have a Writing Across the Curriculum Element that I have been taking very seriously. I hear teachers de-cry that the CCSS will take away our teachers' ability to be creative, but I disagree. I worked very hard to make these two new lessons all about my creativity, and I hope they inspire you to be even more creative next year.
The first lesson I revised on this week was "Rhyming Couplets Across the Curriculum" lesson, which has students creating rhyming lines about newly learned content. Here's my new teacher-model for this revised lesson:
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