CCSS Ideas for 2013-2014 from Summer Workshop in June
Vinalhaven Teacher Resources: Links for the CCSS
1. Road Map for Parents (CCSS Math and ELA):
2. Listen and Read for Early Learners:
3. Scaffolding Strategies:
4. NYC Dept. of Ed – Search Units by Gr. Level
5. Text Complexity-NC Tackling Text Complexity
Common language and instructional strategies
To be addressed in August!
- Think Aloud
- Rubrics by Smarter Balanced
- Collaborative Reasoning
- Inquiry - Guided
- "Troubles Shooting" or Problem Sloving
- Digital Citizenship
Simple informational text to match the theme – one fact per page.
Pairing informational text with historical fiction – compare and contrast
· Science: Student chooses topic of interest.
o Find informational text to meet individual needs of students
o More experiment at a higher order
o Higher order texts
· Social Studies: Read and find important facts
o Write summaries
How can we use more information texts? 6-12
☐ Spend more time at the beginning of the year front-loading how to read/dissect informational texts…pay off for the rest of the year.
☐ Find short informational texts or excerpts to go with units.
☐ Pick and choose chapters from the text or any text to introduce as non-fiction before producing work BUT NOT read the whole text and not necessarily in order.
☐ More synthesizing/summarizing in own words…so students really own the concepts.
☐ Visual literacy è move from direction following and relying on a reference to producing own work to demonstrate ownership of concepts.
☐ Listening (audio components) and viewing in concert with reading informational text.
· Using Time for Kids and Scholastic News consistently in the classroom.
· Have volunteers read non-fictional texts to students.
· More read a loud time in general.
· Use timely topics and seasonal topics to incorporate non-fiction.
· More lower level non-fiction that kids can read independently.
· Encourage students to “read pictures” in non-fiction texts.
· Pairing fiction with non-fiction books to compare.
· Use a.m. wheel time to read non-fiction
MS and HS Science, K-12 Drama
· Science Literacy Task Cards
· Drama: Current events/reviews
o Apply to class plays and writing
· Note taking strategies
o For text and class
o Teaching the skills
o Inferences and informational
· Reading stations for interest and skill levels
· Pull fictional writing assessments
o Ex: sandwich and digestive system
o Picture books
o Magic School Bus!
· Interdisciplinary Reinforcement (Playmaking)