The 4 T's: Topic, Task, Targets, and Text, provide a strong and approachable framework for planning ELA instruction. This excerpt from Transformational Literacy describes each T in more detail.
Planning for teaching grounded in evidence begins by understanding the standards. But it doesn’t stop there. Similar to Jenna Gampel designing her snakes study, teachers planning for student engagement and student achievement will carefully package, or bundle, the standards into a single box that delivers a compelling topic through rich evidence‐based texts and ask students to unpack the box through an engaging task.
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