That’s Irony! – Model Curriculum Framework

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Standard 8: Independent Reading and Writing Short

Independent Reading and Writing

Students will read and write for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to, academic and personal, for extended periods of time.


Students will read independently for a variety of purposes and for extended periods of time. Students will select appropriate texts for specific purposes.


Students will write independently for extended periods of time. Students will vary their modes of expression to suit audience and task.


Jason’s Blog –

Kelly Gallagher – one of Jason’s recommended resources for strategies on fostering independent literacy practices in students.

Penny Kittle – another recommended resource for strategies on fostering independent literacy practices in students.

Donalyn Miller – one more recommended resource for strategies on encouraging independent literacy practices in students.

Standard 7: Multimodal Literacies Short

Mo • dal • i • ty

n. | a particular mode in which something exists or is experienced or expressed


Standard 7: Multimodal Literacies

Students will acquire, refine, and share knowledge through a variety of written, oral, visual, digital, non-verbal, and interactive texts.


Students will evaluate written, oral, visual, and digital texts in order to draw conclusions and analyze arguments.


Students will create multimodal texts to communicate knowledge and develop arguments.

Dr. Hill’s Favorite Multimodal Literacy Resources

PDOYP Live: The Write Ingredients

On January 5th, 2015 a live videoconference was conducted to discuss strategies and answer frequently asked questions about the state writing assessment. Due to unforeseen equipment failure, the 8th grade presentation was not recorded. In an effort to provide access to the information presented, the presenters are re-recording the presentation.

However, the 5th grade presentation was recorded and is available for viewing. Accompanying handouts are also available at the bottom of the page.


65 kB5th and 8th grade Writing Rubric one pager 163 kB2015 Writing Assessment onepager 2 MBWrite Ingredients handout for Grades 6-8 113 kBExpository Monster 300 kBRecipes for Evidence 2 MBArgument Recipe




Respond to the following reflection questions in the comment boxes below:

  1. Describe a recipe for reading you already use with great success.
  2. Describe a recipe for writing you already use with great success.
  3. Describe how you will utilize a strategy or resource shared during this module.