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Greg McVerry

Hey some important writing from @crazyquilts https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=The-problem-with-picture-book-monkeys-racist-imagery-libraries and a follow up https://crazyquiltedi.blog/2019/12/05/simianizations/ choose your book reviews wisely, think about all the narratives

Greg McVerry

Quick tip 4 writing objectives: SWBAT understand X...usually not needed especially if you also say students will write X, can measure their writing to gauge understanding but measuring understanding hard

Greg McVerry

β€œ I have discovered over my career that every child who comes through the classroom door becomes a teacher” (pg 286) Great Line from a piece Entitled A Thrice-Learned Lesson from the Literate Life of a Five-Year-Old"

Greg McVerry

You have now hit 8th grade and in the first time in four years you should again compare pieces of writing rather than just one: "Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts" CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.5

Greg McVerry

Then in 5th grade we take a step back to an indiviudal piece. LITERACY.RL.4.5 "Explain how a series fits together" I think 5 goes before 4 but that is me

Greg McVerry

A major shift in the happens in the reading of literature in 3rd grade. Based on grade level expectation students are expected to now cite textual evidence in their writing and discussin CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.5
"Refer to parts"

Greg McVerry

Hey all https://legomaster.jgregorymcverry.com andI recorded a movie called Pajama Poetry Party https://www.jgregorymcverry.com/notes/2019-11-17 watch as Danny learns to make a poem and post it to his website.

Greg McVerry

Greg McVerry

Greg McVerry

Hey here is a wonderful picture book to share on Veteran's Day: https://twitter.com/SimonKIDS/status/1188923534418075648 h/t @ebonyteach

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