Friday, December 19, 2014

Welcome to the New Book Club!

We’re reading & discussing Just the Facts: Close Reading and Comprehension of Informational Text by Lori Oczkus published January 2014 by Shell.  Why? This dynamic resource provides: 

                clear explanations on using informational text in classrooms
                 practical tips, suggestions, lesson ideas to use with students
                 digital resources and ideas aligned to the Common Core 
                 solid tools to enhance comprehension of informational text

January-February we’ll be blogging about Ch. 1-2!

Need more convincing? Here’s my top 3 reasons to join us!

1.             Implement proven ideas to use the next day requiring little prep.
2.             Find helpful K-8 lessons with options for struggling readers & EL
3.             Network with professionals from all over California

Click on Amazon on CRA’s home web page to buy it now!

Here’s how to get started:

                 Click on the blog or post you would like to view.
                 Underneath this post or blog, you’ll see Comments or No Comments (if no one has posted a reply).
                Under Post a Comment, you’ll see a box saying "Enter your comment…"
                Click inside the box and type your comments.
                Then hit publish. That's all there is to it!

Blogging is having an engaging two-way conversation. Have fun!

Please join us!

Lynn Gurnee,

Interim IRA Coordinator for the California Reading Association