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180 Days Book Review
By Fran McVeigh. What a night! Her introductions were fabulous. I was mesmerized. I was entertained. I was so curious. In that session Kelly and Penny shared the overview of their collaboration and I knew instantly that this was a book that I could not wait to get my hands on.
In Stock. With both the demands of time and the complexity of diverse students in mind, Kelly and Penny mapped out a year of engaging literacy practices aligned to their core beliefs about what matters most. They share their insights on managing time and tasks and offer teaching strategies for engaging students in both whole class and independent work. Make every moment matter. Teach fearlessly. Empower all students to live literate lives. This book is divided into two sections.
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Our unit in writing a narrative lets students "spiral" back to skills learned earlier, giving them much-needed writing practice and confidence. The school year starts, and teachers open up the district's pacing guide, turn to the first quarter, and see that it is time to teach the narrative essay. They then spend weeks teaching kids to write one narrative essay. When that unit is over, they flip forward in the pacing guide and find that it's now time to teach the argument essay. They then spend weeks helping students to write one argument essay. And so on.