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# Burnaby.Engagement.Early Learners.Feb.2011

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• Vishan and Cardin1)How much spiders are there?2)How many are the same?3)How many spiders together?
• Danica and Raman1)How many altogether? 48 – counted by 2’s (with help) Note this is inaccurate, but the strategy works.2)How many more footballs than soccer? – showed me with counting on3)How many soccer balls?
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1. 1. Engaging Our Early Learners<br />Burnaby District Day<br />Feb. 25th, 2011<br />Faye Brownlie<br />www.slideshare.net<br />
2. 2. Engagement <br />Choice<br />Voice<br />Self-regulation<br />
3. 3. The Gradual Release Model<br />Model<br />Guided practice<br />Independent practice<br />Independent application<br />Pearson & Gallagher (1983)<br />
4. 4. Connect: from pictures<br />“How is he feeling?”<br />“How can you tell?”<br />
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8. 8. Little Beauty - Anthony Browne<br />Candlewick Press, 2008<br />
9. 9. Character Grab Bag<br />Put 4-5 artifacts of a character into a grab bag.<br />Pull out one artifact at a time and have students sketch how this might be used in the story.<br />Students sketch again after each artifact is pulled out. Share the developing theories.<br />Students can write after all the artifacts have been shared – a story for this character OR can work in a group to create who this character is and what their life is like <br />Read the story.<br />
10. 10. Observing Explorations in a Full-day KNicole Daneault and Debra VanderwoodCoquitlam<br />Review from yesterday<br />What worked?<br />What would you change for today? <br />What is your plan for today? What will you need?<br />Language <br />“What should I notice?”<br />“tools and materials” – not toys<br />Review of today<br />How did explorations go today?<br />‘Have you a plan in your head?”<br />
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18. 18. Math Centres – gr. 1/2Michelle Hikada<br />4 groups<br />1 with Michelle, working on graphing (direct teaching, new material)<br />1 making patterns with different materials (practice)<br />1 making patterns with stickers (practice)<br />1 graphing in partners (practice)<br />
19. 19. With your partner, choose a bucket of materials and make a bar graph.<br />Ask (and answer) at least 3 questions about your graph.<br />Make another graph with a different material.<br />
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22. 22. Online literacy videos<br />www.sd72.bc.ca Literacy Videos<br />Clustering from Text<br />Squiggles<br />It’s All in the Bag<br />
23. 23. References<br />Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses – Brownlie (2005). Portage and Main Press.<br />Student Diversity, 2nded(2006) – Brownlie and Schnellert. Pembroke Publishers<br />It’s All about Thinking – Humanities, Social Studies and English (2009) – Brownlie and Schnellert. Portage and Main Press.<br />Assessment Instruction of ESL Learners – Brownlie, Feniak, McCarthy. Portage and Main Press.<br />