Here is a simplified, one-page template to help you design your GLAD unit. The GLAD process is extensive, so each step is numbered to help you plan and map out your instruction. This outlines your: - topic, essential question, and signal words - inquiry chart - big book - categories for your pictorial, mind map, process grid, etc. - narrative input chart - expert groups - chants - cognitive content dictionary words - sentence patterning chart - cooperative strip paragraph
Fabulous Authors for Middle School Readers Infographic - Fabulous Authors and 40 Book Recommendations for Middle School Readers
That's Not a Reading Book - Many books fall into the “not reading book” category: maps, cookbooks, craft books, I Spy books, Where’s Waldo books, and so on. It is our duty as school librarians to advocate for our students’ right to read. Students can acquire many important skills by reading “not reading books.”
If you're HASHTAG #, EMOJI, and READING OBSESSED, then this is the perfect product for you and your students! Use these headers to foster a love for literacy by having students decide which books belong under which hashtag category during their reading journey! Great for accountable talk, too!
Reading and writing go hand in hand so I feel that having an extensive organized classroom library with books to interest all students at every reading level is important for fostering literacy development in the classroom.