Ellin Oliver Keene has been a classroom teacher, staff developer, non-profit director and adjunct professor of reading and writing. For sixteen years she directed staff development initiatives at the Denver-based Public Education & Business Coalition. She served as Deputy Director and Director of Literacy and Staff Development for the Cornerstone Project at the University of Pennsylvania for 4 years. Ellin currently serves as Director of Research and Development for the PEBC, as senior advisor to Heinemann Professional Development and works with schools and districts throughout the country and abroad.
This packet also includes the language of each strategy--sentence/question stems and starters AND examples of what student proficiency in the strategy looks like at both the text and word level in different content areas.
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4 Corners is a great way for students to work together to synthesize their work. Each student writes their answer on a post-it and places it on the template. Students share their answers, discuss, and create a new answer together that is better than their individual work.
Start the school year with the expectation that your students will be THINKERS! Here are the First Day of School Activities Sheila Thompson uses in our training.