What happens in a classroom when all students are fully engaged in reading whole books filled with complex text?
The students can see how their own writing has improved because they have taken the time to stop and think about the details and support their ideas. They understand the story so thoroughly from the fluency, from the paraphrase, and from the quizzes that they stop and think about all of the things they know and they are able to include in their writing.
When we display student writing it’s affirming for students, What I find powerful is that It doesn’t have to be an exemplar in the way that we used to think of an exemplar. We are acknowledging that a part of the writing included an incredible thought, or something that the reader wanted to know more about. It makes the student writer think that the next time they will write more because the teacher and their classmates want to know more about what they think.
Riveting Results is not only aligned with ELA standards but has demonstrated results on summative assessments like the ACT.
The College Board is sponsoring pilots of Riveting Results because they have seen that the program prepares all 9th and 10th grade students
to read AP-level texts by 11th and 12th grade.