Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Part 3 - Writing in Science

Use the 20 words strategy to indicate what writing strategy you will use with your students before we meet again.

Strategies aligned with student writing:

  • Roving paragraph
  • Quick write
  • RAFT
  • List, Sort, Label, Write
  • CER (claim, evidence, reasoning)

Monday, January 11, 2016

Part 1 - Complete January 12th

Choose one strategy that you are going to implement in your classroom between today and our next meeting, January 26th.  To better understand the value of the strategy it is recommended that you implement your chosen strategy at least twice before our next meeting.

  • Anticipation Guide
  • Kinesthetic Reading/Underlining/Group Reading
  • ABC Brainstorming
  • Read, Write, Run Relay
  • SUMO
  • Personal Word Wall
  • Roving Paragraph
  • RAFT
  • Think Aloud
  • Insert Symbols
  • Quick Write
  • IDEA
  • List, Sort, Label, Write
  • Ten Important Words

Other ideas we discussed: string/yarn wrapping to determine length of student reading, online summarizing tools, 

In the comment section below, identify the strategy you are committing to implement and indicate the two contents/readings you will use it in conjunction with.   Include any additional pre-planning that will need to take place before the lessons are implemented.  Remember, you will be implementing the strategy at least twice--maybe more.

Part 2 - Complete Before January 26th

After implementing your chosen strategy in your classroom twice, reflect on your experience.

Questions to consider while responding:

  • What worked well?
  • What would you do differently next time?
  • How did your students respond to the strategy?
  • How did this strategy impact your students?
  • How can you sustain the use of this strategy in your classroom?
  • What additional resources or help do you need?