Using a Writer's Notebook, Grades 3-4

Using a Writer's Notebook, Grades 3-4

Standards-based lessons support the traits of good writing while encouraging students to create and maintain a Writers Notebooka collection of cherished memories, stimulating conversations, thought-provoking ideas, colorful phrases, and helpful tips.

Notebook Know-how

Strategies for the Writer's Notebook

Notebook Know-how

Presents tips for elementary and middle school teachers on how to use writing notebooks to help students develop skills and habits associated with good writing.

Reading 2011 Readers and Writers Notebook Grade 3

Reading 2011 Readers and Writers Notebook Grade 3

The third installment of the Reading Street series, Grade 3, delivers structured content designed for children who have a firm foundation in English and Language Arts and are ready to continue on the path to lifelong reading. This curriculum for homeschooling brings together classic reading selections, fun activities and parent/teacher guides to help you develop lessons that boost your student's English and Language Arts learning. As with all levels of Reading Street, Grade 3 was created using educational research to ensure your child is guided through his or her work by age-appropriate and cutting-edge content. Each week, your child will work through a series of reading and writing activities that center around a Big Idea. This structure supports your child's critical thinking skills and ensures he or she builds knowledge suitable for a child in third Grade. By the end of the year, children at this level in their homeschooling program should be able to: Read third-grade level material at a steady pace. Identify errors when reading aloud and know how to correct them. Answer questions using examples from the text. Comprehend and explain main ideas found in the reading. Develop a point of view different than those of characters in stories. Edit writing after completing it. Use transitions in writing, such as "therefore," "for example" and "also." Reading Street: Grade 3 will give you the tools you need to achieve these learning goals during your homeschool program. Grade 3 comes in a two-volume set that's packed with engaging reading materials and helpful teacher tools. You'll be able to keep tabs on your child's progress through this level by using the assessment materials. If your child needs to revisit a certain lesson, you can ensure he or she does so and fully comprehends the subject. Check out these and other great components of Reading Street: Grade 3 by visiting the Features and Benefits page.

Inside Notebooks

Bringing Out Writers, Grades 3-6

Inside Notebooks

Writer's notebooks allow students of all ages to brainstorm ideas, test strategies for crafting writing, and develop tools for drafting and revision. In this two-part series, Aimee Buckner?a fourth-grade teacher and author of Notebook Know-How (Stenhouse, 2005)?takes viewers into her classroom as students use their writer's notebooks across the curriculum to hone skills and play with language. The series features numerous mini-lessons that help students develop strategies for using their notebooks, including: "Lifting a Line" to mine previous entries; "Highlighting and Word Hunting: to document thinking; "List and Star" to create writing topics; "Daily Pages" to promote fluency; "Questioning the World" to respond to reading; "Anchor Charts" to foster a sense of audience; "Point of View" to cultivate voice; "Reread and Reflect" to encourage self-assessment. The program also features a comprehensive look at using the notebooks in persuasive writing genre study, demonstrating how notebooks can be at the center of reading, writing, thinking, and talking about multiple perspectives.

Using a Writer's Notebook, Grades 5-6

Using a Writer's Notebook, Grades 5-6

Standards-based lessons support the traits of good writing while encouraging students to create and maintain a Writers Notebooka collection of cherished memories, stimulating conversations, thought-provoking ideas, colorful phrases, and helpful tips.

Reader's Notebook (5 Pack)

Reader's Notebook (5 Pack)

View the Independent Writing Within, Beyond and About Texts Webinar Now there are three distinct Reader's Notebooks to help students grades K through 8 become better readers through writing. New! Reader's Notebook: Primary (recommended for Grades K-2) Reader's Notebook (recommended for Grades 2-4) Reader's Notebook: Advanced (recommended for Grades 4-8) Here's an engaging way to improve your students' reading comprehension and to encourage them to write their thoughts about what they've read. It is also an excellent assessment tool for documenting reading achievement over time in a reading workshop that includes independent reading, guided reading, and genre study. Fountas & Pinnell Reader's Notebooks are 8x10 spiral notebooks, similar to what students use every day, but specially designed to promote reflection and dialogue about reading. As described in the authors' best-selling Guiding Readers and Writers, Grades 3-6, the Reader's Notebook is practical and easy to use. In it, students transform traditional book reports into active dialogues. The notebook becomes a personal storehouse of students' thoughts and feelings and a place to access them for later review, reflection, and sharing. It is also a way for teachers to systematically assess students' responses to the texts they are reading independently. Used throughout the academic year, the notebook serves as a continual record of one reader's book list, interests and reading responses. Students may write in longhand, make charts or quick sketches, or glue in their writings produced on the computer. The Reader's Notebook also contains many different resources for writing about reading. It is organized into easy-to-use, color-coded tabbed sections. The Reader's Notebook is also available in 25 packs

Guiding Readers and Writers, Grades 3-6

Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy

Guiding Readers and Writers, Grades 3-6

Describes what is necessary to have a quality literacy program in the upper elementary grades.

Writing, Grades 3 - 4

Writing, Grades 3 - 4

Write on! Write with students in grades 3–4 using Skill Builders: Writing. The exercises in this 80-page book ensure that students master skills before progressing. Entertaining and interactive activities with eye-catching graphics make learning and reviewing fun and effective. The book is a great tool for keeping students current during the school year or preparing them during the summer for the grade ahead. The book supports NCTE standards and aligns with national standards.