ERIC Number: ED495670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
CraftPlus[R] Curriculum Guide: Third Grade. Third Edition
Freeman, Marcia S.; Mitten, Luana K.; Chappell, Rachel M.
CraftPlus[R] is an integrated learning package that consists of a K-8 spiraling, core writing curriculum based on explicit Target-Skills instruction; professional books; grade-level Curriculum Guides; sixteen workshop and classroom demonstration DVDs; and a CD with student samples and other classroom support materials. The grade-level Curriculum Guides, designed for one-teacher use, detail and organize specific composing, organizational, convention, and writing-process Target Skills for the explicit instruction of nine commonly assessed expository genres, plus general descriptive writing, fictional narrative, and poetry Target Skills within a regularly scheduled, 45-minute writing-workshop setting. Each of the guides includes general and grade-specific templates for planning, instruction, record-keeping, and assessment; quarterly instructional guides; end-of-year expectations; three instructional tiers that differentiate writing instruction for each genre; lesson plans; video study guide discussion points; and a CD with more than 200 student writing samples. Writing workshop techniques such as how to use literature, student writing, and picture-prompts as models and peer conferencing are explained in context.
Descriptors: Poetry, Learning Modules, Curriculum Guides, Writing Workshops, Study Guides, Descriptive Writing, Integrated Curriculum, Core Curriculum, Writing Instruction, Skill Development, Demonstrations (Educational), Expository Writing, Fiction, Planning, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation, Lesson Plans, Audiovisual Aids, Cooperative Learning, Grade 3
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Grade 3
Authoring Institution: N/A