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the first year I used UOS
Old 08-22-2009, 08:36 AM
 
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I followed the manuals and taught all the lessons...and there were a lot of things that Lucy suggested that I was not modeling for my kids...so it helped me to do a better job of modeling and gave me the language to be using to do a better job at writing with my students. After that I looked at our state standards and chose the units that I needed to cover. I am getting better at looking at my students and teaching what THEY need rather than every lesson from Lucy...I think it is meant to be a guide and NOT the be-all end-all of writing curriculum. Even some of the mentor texts she uses I don't use because I can't relate to them...Angela Johnson has some great books, but that is not my experience or my students experiences because we live in a rural area not in a city, so you need to find things that work for you...I am not an expert, I am always trying to learn...hope this was a little helpful...
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