Daniela Fiorini

Daniela Fiorini

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“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” -Albert Einstein
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INSTRUCTION This is a fun and engaging way to encourage students to write creative and, most importantly, meaningful, pieces. Students are provided with interesting and stimulating pictures, from which they produce creative writing. As these stimulating pictures foster inquiry, students become engaged and it makes the writing meaningful to them.Studies show making writing meaningful is a highly effective way to improve writing processes.

INSTRUCTION: "Wonder Box" is an creative lesson idea on how to spark the imagination of young writers using unpredictable writing prompts. Applicable for a Stage (and beyond) writers. This is great for encouraging creative writing, even poetry.

INSTRUCTION This Pin, "Why Do Writers Write? Understanding the Purpose of Writing",  fosters student understanding of why we write and exposes them to different types of writing. Not only is modelling of good writing provided by the teacher, but students are given opportunities to write a variety of writing forms, therefore strengthening the knowledge of writing forms, writing conventions, and written expression.

--> "Why Do Writers Write? Understanding the Purpose of Writing" - modelling and providing opportunities to write a variety of writing forms.

UNDERSTANDING (Cunningham & Allington, 2011, ch 8) According to this chapter, the key to teaching writing, including the conventions of writing, requires being consistent with a developmental sequence common to most children. This chapter is helpful because it teaches us that the best writing instruction teaches students to plan, compose, revise, and edit their own writing within the context of inquiry, models good writing, and provides opportunities to write a variety of writing forms.

--> "Why Do Writers Write? Understanding the Purpose of Writing" - modelling and providing opportunities to write a variety of writing forms.

ASSESSMENT  This Pin is a great tool for providing structure when assessing student writing, as well as giving students clear success criteria, and therefore clear goals, when writing. "V.O.I.C.E." stands for Voice; Organization; Ideas and content; Conventions; Effective use of language. This both aids assessment and provides clear feedback to students.

: This assessment strategy is used to format and guide feedback given to students' writing. The key feature of this strategy is that it links assessment to feedback, so that assessment leads to growth in student abilities.

ASSESSMENT This is a fun way to assess student vocabulary in a structured, objective way. Students are given various vocabulary words (in this particular case they are from Charlotte's Web) and are asked to provide synonyms, antonyms, and a definition of the word. Not only does the demonstrate student understanding of synonyms and antonyms, but provides students with many ways to show understanding of the meaning of a vocab word. I would extend this by having students use the word in a…

This packet includes vocabulary from every chapter of the novel "Charlotte's Web" Students come up with their own definitions and synonyms and antonyms for each word as well. For every three chapters of the book there is a vocabulary assessment included.

ASSESSMENT This Pin shows a great way to administer an assessment of students' phonemic awareness in a way that is structured, provides an artifact of student learning, and doesn't induce anxiety like a test would. By assessing student knowledge of rhyming words, you get a sense of students' understanding of letter sounds and patterns. I would have students complete this assessment as a "game" or in literacy centers. I would extend it by having students manipulate letters to create new…

An organized binder filled with RTI activities for phonemic awareness. Richardson's Class: RTI: Phonemic Awareness -look at this summer tweak for kinder

INSTRUCTION  This Pin shows us how to create a center where students can orally retell a story & act it out by manipulating props. This is a great activity because it is engaging and fun, it makes student comprehension of the story transparent, and it fosters oral language development through retelling and repeating key phrases of the story ("trip, trap, trip, trap"). It is great for ELL students, giving them a way to practice the language of the story and supplement the retelling with…

- "Sand Table and Flannel Board" Turning ordinary spaces into extraordinary literacy experiences!

ASSESSMENT  This is an oral language rubric covering learning outcomes for speaking, listening and responding and can be used for any oral language activity and/or for tracking student progress in listening and speaking. It can be used for formal assessment or modified to a checklist for more informal assessment. I think it is useful because it provides benchmarks of achievement for each grade level and provides structure for assessment.

Art This is an oral language rubric covering learning outcomes for speaking, listening and responding and can be used for any oral language activity and/or for tracking student progress in listening and speaking. kindergartenklub-com

INSTRUCTION "Reader's Theater" promotes speed, accuracy, and proper expression.. Students read and re-read an engaging text, practicing delivering this text with fluency and expression. After practicing this text over a period of time, students present their reading to the class, at which point their reading is celebrated. This is a fun, engaging way to promote fluency and reading with expression, and therefore comprehension.

[ READING FLUENCY & EXPRESSION ] Reader's Theater: Promotes speed, accuracy, and proper expression by having students repeatedly read an engaging version of a classroom favorite