The instructional move Juicy Sentences was shared at the Northern Nevada Council for Social Studies 2015 Conference. Juicy Sentences, created by academic Lily Wong Fillmore, has student diving into syntax to make, as Fillmore describes, “the invisible, visible.” You can download all of the session materials from the links below.
Juicy Sentence PowerPoint with examples
Lesson Demonstration of Juicy Sentence (video)
Language Standards Notetaker K
Language Standards Notetaker 1st
Language Standards Notetaker 2nd
Language Standards Notetaker 3rd
Language Standards Notetaker 4th (updated)
Language Standards Notetaker 5th
Language Standards Notetaker 6th
1818 Syntax Graphic Organizer
Juicy Sentence classroom description
About Aaron Grossman
I am a 5th grade teacher at Roy Gomm Elementary in Reno, Nevada. I started working with elementary students as part of the Montana Reads program and AmeriCorps. In 2001, after graduating from the University of Montana and moving to Reno, Nevada, I student taught at Rita Cannan Elementary before receiving a 6th grade position at Veterans Elementary. I moved out of the classroom to be a Literacy Coordinator, then an Instructional Coach, and finally a School Improvement Program Coordinator. In 2011, I began working on the Nevada Academic Content Standards in the district’s Curriculum & Instruction Department. I returned to the classroom for the 2015-2016 school year to teach 4th grade at Huffaker Elementary.
Before returning to the classroom, I helped develop the Core Task Project that has been featured by National Public Radio, the Gates Foundation, American Radio Works, Eduwonk, the Fordham Institute, Vox, and the Center for American Progress. In 2014, I received the Leader to Learn From Award for my teacher-centered initiative and work to bring college, career, and civics ready outcomes into Northern Nevada classrooms (here).
In 2015, I was appointed by Governor Sandoval serve on the Statewide RPDP Council. The same year, Nevada’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Steve Canavero placed me on the state’s State Improvement Team. This year I will be part of the National Council on Teacher Quality’s Teacher Advisory Group. I am Google Certified Educator and a Nevada Teacher Ambassador.
I believe strongly that teaching content is teaching reading and I make sure my students have ample opportunities to work with social studies, history, science and art outcomes. I do what I can to blend the learning for my students and this blog is part of that effort. You can contact me at email@example.com