Mead Middle School Special Education Teacher Amanda White outlines how she approaches helping all students access complex, grade-level texts.
In August, the Elementary Literacy Show sat down with a tremendous panel of teachers from Timberline PK-8 to talk small group learning and purposeful collaboration. We also met with Jessica Evans at Thunder Valley k-8 to hear how she approaches her small groups.
Jessica Evans Video:
- i-Ready lessons for reading and math- Ceran, Educators
- W.I.N Time (What I Need time) – Grade level intervention/extension time
- Sounds and Letters by Jane Fell Greene (out of print)
- Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI)
- Online resources: information to access
- WIDA Resources by Ruth Hanna
- SIOP- Contact Ruth Hanna for links to SIOP Modules
- Leveled Language Frames (English and Spanish)
Resources Mentioned by Sharon, Kathi and Travis:
- Travis’ Reading Rotations: Pict. 1; Pict. 2
- Agenda for collaboration
- Example of Google Doc collaboration topics for discussion
- Steps of Design Thinking model
- Lexia Core5- must communicate with school’s Lexia Contact for availability of licenses
- Gradual Release of Responsibility Model: Better Learning Through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility, 2nd Edition by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey
- iReady class profile report and instructional grouping profile
- Dibels Next Benchmarks and Progress Monitoring
- Anecdotal notes
- CORE Phonics Survey
- English Core Phonics
- CORE Phonics Survey 2008 – New Format for Progress Monitoring
- Core Phonics Survey Record Form 2008 – New Format for Progress Monitoring
Elementary schools, if you have support and intervention teachers who could benefit from access to the teaching materials from ReadyGen, we’ve made the process a bit easier.
To get a teacher access, they will need to fill out this work ticket.
In the description box, they should copy, paste, and complete the following:
Within a few days of submission, these teachers will be able to log in to ReadyGen through Ceran, the same way as their general classroom peers.
If you have any questions, please email Shannon Stimack.
I sit down with Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator Jenny Pettit and talk about how primary sources can be much more than a document behind glass.
The Colorado Language Arts Society, a professional association of educators in English studies, Literacy, and Language Arts, is holding their Regional Fall Conference on October 7, 2017 at the Tivoli Student Union in Denver. This year’s featured keynote speakers are Newbery Award-winning author Matt de la Peña, education author and teacher Dave Stuart, Jr., and poet Toluwanimi Obiwole.
In addition to the keynote sessions, attendees have several choices during each of two seventy-five-minute conference sessions on a variety of subjects related to teaching, reading, writing, and critical literacy that will excite your imagination and inspire your life as a reader and educator. At the end of the day, attendees will receive a certificate of completion for eight hours of professional development activities applicable toward Colorado license renewal.
Registration is $65 for pre-service and first-year teachers, and $98 for all other attendees. The cost includes a catered brown-bag lunch and one year’s membership in Colorado Language Arts Society. Registration is open at clas2017.eventbrite.com.
I talk with Assistant Superintendent Diane Lauer about how reciprocal teaching can deepen student understanding and shift cognitive load to our students.
Priority Programs Coordinator Patrick Kilkullen talks about helping students from all backgrounds imagine their future and chart a path forward.
In this episode, I talk with District Assessment Coordinator Kim Wiggins about how to help students reflect on independent work, think about their learning, and plan for what they want to know.
In this episode, I sat down with District ELL Coordinator Oakley Schilling to answer the question, “How do we better open the doors to student inquiry?” with a specific eye on supporting students who are English language learners.