Article of the Week

Starting in the 2013-2014 school year, I have adopted Kelly Gallagher’s Article of the Week.  This assignment asks students to read a text closely by marking it up to show their thinking.  They then write a well-developed paragraph response to a given prompt or any part of the article they would like to respond to.  The AoW assignment accomplishes many goals:

  • Students get increased exposure to informational text
  • Students get practice in reading texts closely
  • Students build up their background knowledge
  • Student are expressing opinions and backing them with support from sources.

Below is a collection of the Article of the Week I have used.  The articles come from my personal searches, Kelly’s website, and colleagues.

2014-2015

Trimester 2

Trimester 1

2013-2014

Trimester 3

Trimester 2

Trimester 1

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: