the book. They read softly to themselves while the teacher monitors each child progress. Teachers choose leveled books for guided reading lessons that match their students instructional reading levels. Teachers organize the small-group lessons so that they work with each group. (Henkin, 1996). Insiders and outsiders in first-grade writing workshops. Teachers take time during reading workshop to observe children as they work together in small groups. Some children, even as young as first graders, are excluded from group activities because of gender or ethnicity. If teachers see instances of discrimination, they should confront the situation directly and work to foster a classroom environment where children treat each other equitably.
Scaffolding Children’s Writing Development (Faigley & Witte, 1981). Analyzing revision. Writers change the location of words and sentences to express their ideas more effectively. Writers cross our redundant word and sentences. Change the location of words and sentences to improve their presentation of ideas. Often use a blue pen to cross out words and sentences to improve their presentation of ideas. Talk with a classmate about the ideas. Editing is putting the piece of writing into a final form. Children are more efficient editors if they set the supposition aside for a few days.
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