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1 Authentic Learning and Preparation for STAAR by Janet Hester and Lenicia Gordon ELAR Education Specialists

2 The Jeff Anderson Cycle Region 13’s visual representation of Jeff Anderson’s Analysis Process from the book 10 Things Every Writer Should Know.

3 While listening to the conclusion, underline anything that is interesting, that leaps out at you, or that you have a question about. Frommer’s Portable New Orleans Notice: First Read (Low-Stakes)

4 Think about your favorite place on earth. Write for two minutes about that place, persuading someone to visit. New Orleans Quick Write Experiment: Reading/Writing Connection

5 Reread Frommer’s Highlight or underline where you see the author attempting to persuade Persuasive Strategies in Frommer’s Interact: Second Reading (Purpose)

6 Think/Pair/Share Naming: Writing, Listening, Speaking (Purpose)

7 Think about what you wrote and discussed. What strategy would you want to experiment with in your own “Favorite Place” piece today? Write the strategy down next to your quick write. Experiment with a New Strategy Experiment: Reading/Writing Connection

8 Think about the revision you just completed. Complete the following sentences and then share with a partner. Think/Pair/Share Reflect: Debrief and Self-Assess The persuasive strategy I chose was: ________________. This improved/did not improve my writing because: ________________________________________.

9 The Jeff Anderson Cycle Region 13’s visual representation of Jeff Anderson’s Analysis Process from the book 10 Things Every Writer Should Know.

10 Marathoners A marathoner doesn’t run a marathon a day to prepare for a marathon –Long runs –Pace work –Drills –Planning for logistics of long run

11 Tested Curriculum 2013 STAAR Questions Example A: 4.11 Fig. 19(D)

12 Tested Curriculum 2013 STAAR Questions Example B: 8.11 Fig. 19 (D)

13 Tested Curriculum 2013 STAAR Questions Example D: E1.9(C)

14 Tested Curriculum 2013 STAAR Questions

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16 To Prepare Students for STAAR and College/Career Readiness... Author’s Craft/Purpose –Recognizing author's strategies –Analyzing effect –Synthesizing effect for purpose –Effectively using strategies in own writing Appreciation of Written Word Critical Reading of Written Word We can do all of this through... Analysis of MENTOR Texts

17 What Writing Looks Like in ELAR

18 What Writing Looks Like in Other Content/Electives Exit Slips—with a clear controlling idea Written Response—with supporting details Silent Conversation Other Writing Across Curriculum strategies Schmoker on literacy implementation: –“systems,” “support” and “ongoing professional development”

19 If Your Team Has Attended: Reading and Writing Across the Content Areas Expository Writing Fun with Figure 19 Poetry and Drama Analysis Reader’s Workshop Or any of the ELAR team’s workshops

20 Region 13 Product Published MENTOR texts Student Sample Essays –Strong –Developing All passages exemplify a writing focus Coaching strategies for improving ongoing writing instruction

21 Contact Us! Lenicia Gordon Janet Hester


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