It never fails.
With some students, you can have the best time analyzing and talking about an informational source, but when they go to write a short response, they lose their grounding and start to fall.
How do we help students bridge the gap between reading and writing? In our practice, making a plan for a written response is an essential scaffold for bridge building.
Okay I’m cheating a bit here. Wrote more about this in a new article at Middleweb.com. Honored to have worked with an amazing colleague – Alicia Genchi – on this!