Students engage in on-demand informational writing as they write a letter that explains their independent reading goals.
Students write their goals for becoming an independent and proficient reader and support them with facts and details using third-grade vocabulary.
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Bilingual Language Progressions
These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.
From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 3 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 7.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-3-ela-module-1-unit-2-lesson-7; accessed 2015-05-29.
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