Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Angela Johnson Unit of Study

In January all of Sky Class did a study of the works of Angela Johnson. This study was inspired by Authors as Mentors by Lucy Calkins and Amanda Hartman, which is part of Units of Study for Primary Writing: A Yearlong Curriculum. Each of the teachers took a turn teaching a mini-lesson to the whole class, while students continued the study and their writings in the framework of language group. Tom and Natasha’s groups used the study as a way to focus on “small moments.” As my group had already done a unit on “small moment” stories, we used Angela Johnson’s work to inspire us in adding details to our writing and trying out other techniques we noticed in her writing.

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