Students will have the ability to construct
new understandings by interacting across
and within texts, summarizing, analyzing, and
evaluating them actively. They must be able to use literacy for creative and
critical thinking and for advanced
Proficient and advanced readers know and apply
multiple strategies to text in order to construct meanings from
multiple perspectives and understand how their
meanings may differ
from those of others.
These Grade 1 samples are
metacognitive responses to a lesson I
did on finding the Big Ideas in reading.
Kids were asked to reflect in writing
This is a great sample to show audience and
purpose. Haley is a passionate 4 year old
who writes with passion and purpose. She is
an expert on endangered animals and
started a petition to let everyone know the
importance of her cause. She had over 30
petitions spread around my neighborhood.
The shirt was created because she wanted
her message to get out-even if she was in a
mall. (Her idea)!
These are procedural texts that struggling KG
readers created from a lesson that Writers
write about things they know.
I put the words in, so they could express their
ideas through images and features used by
ALL Writers Write About…
Things they KNOW about
Things they CARE about
Things they WONDER about