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Analytical Thinking/ Analytical Writing

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Katherine Agena

on 19 September 2013

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Transcript of Analytical Thinking/ Analytical Writing

2013-2014
BOOST Meeting
Once you Remove "the crutch"
Keep giving feedback about the following--

Avoid Repetition
Think deeper/Don't be superficial
Keep verbs in same tense
Never end a paragraph with someone else's words!
Helpful words: Similarly, In contrast, Likewise
Sample Rubric to assess writing:
Analyze how texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to the task.
Use and apply literacy strategy that can be integrated across content areas.
The Common Core Curriculum places a great deal of emphasis upon the ability to "cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text explicitly says, as well as inferences drawn from the text" (RL 7.1)
___/4 States Author and Title in introduction
___/4 Answers the question correctly
___/4 Uses evidence from the text(s); passage(s) relevant
___/4 Cites page number
___/4 Explains in own words how textual evidence supports answer
Demonstration of Growth
August
Demonstration of Growth
October
Demonstration of Growth
January
Demonstration of Growth
February
How do you plan on teaching students to meet these instructional outcomes?
The A+ Method

Designed to help students formulate a
sophisticated response to a critical thinking
question.

(See Handout)
The "Crutch"
When introducing this concept to students, you might want to give them a little assistance. (See Handout-page 2.)
This approach gives students the tools they need
to answer a question in an intelligent, textually-supported manner.


1. Practice
2. How can you make this work in your classroom?

http://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/teacher-toolbox-resources/guide---common-core-state-standards-ela-literacy.pdf?sfvrsn=2
Page 11
Differentiated Instruction
I let parents know up front that I differentiate when I grade. They should not compare their child's graded assessment to another child's graded assessment.
It is important to assess students according to where they are...and where you want them to go. I "nit-pick" the more experienced writers, so that they will demonstrate growth. With novice writers, I focus more on the basics...and less on style.
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