The Common Core requires that students express their understanding of complex texts through writing. But creating a meaningful and grade-appropriate task that knits together writing and close reading is no small feat.
In this webinar, we reviewed 7 basic steps to help teachers craft thoughtful and worthwhile writing tasks that are both standards-aligned and allow students to deeply explore the text.
Here’s a sneak peak:
Step 1: Return to your notes about the key takeaways from the text.
Step 2: Brainstorm possible products
Step 3: Draft your writing task
Step 4: Analyze the standards vertically
Step 5: Revise your writing task
Step 6: Write a model student response
Step 7: Craft a rubric that informs your reteaching
_View Part one and two of this series on
“Pathways to close reading”
- Part 1 of series: Text Talks: A first step in planning for close reading
- Part 2 of series: Writing, aligning, and sequencing text-dependent questions