Mr. Timberlake, third grade teacher, and Mrs. Allen, ,7th & 8th grade ELA teacher, decided to create unique ELA partnerships between upper and lower school scholars. Based upon personalities they have chosen shared reading comprehension strategies such as skimming and scanning that 8th grade scholars can scaffold for third grade scholars. For the past several weeks, partnerships have been using R.A.T. (Restate the question, Answer the question, use evidence from the Text to support thinking) to answer the ELA Open Response questions. The partnerships between upper school and lower school have been a great success!
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