Sample Responses

How will the increased emphasis on writing from sources affect my current instructional practices?

My team will need to work together to rewrite our shared writing prompts to guide students' research activities.

I will need to model and direct my students to both print and digital sources for reference as they research their topic and genre.

Finding and making time in my already packed day.

What challenges will I face as I make this shift?

I have already begun to focus on writing from sources in my classroom. My challenge will be to teach this important skill at the beginning of each year to students who have little exposure to research.

I need to focus on teaching my students how to evaluate online sources for reliability. This is another lesson in itself. How can I find the time?

I need to learn how to do this with my early elementary students.