MS Strategic Reading Bi-Monthly Meeting April 2008 Thanks to our hosts, Falling Creek MS!
New Tech Trick <ul><li>www.slideshare.net </li></ul><ul><li>User Name – TeacherShare </li></ul><ul><li>Password – Read4lif...
Another Resource <ul><li>http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/p180-list.html   </li></ul><ul><li>Borrowed from Wayne Motley   </...
Summer Training <ul><li>August 11 th  – New Teachers to the program ONLY </li></ul><ul><li>August 12 th  – All Teachers (n...
Lesson Plan CD <ul><li>Night of the Twister  -  Grandfather’s Journey  by Allen Say </li></ul><ul><li>The Dark Thirty: Sou...
Lesson Plan CD continued <ul><li>At Her Majesty’s Request – Martha Ann’s Quilt for Queen Victoria  by Kyra E. Hicks </li><...
Other Agenda Items <ul><li>Fluency (Recordings and Timed Lists) </li></ul><ul><li>Books on Tape w/Showcase Strategies </li...
Reading, Writing, and the Wiki <ul><li>Please don’t forget students should be writing and reviewing for the reading SOL. <...
Crosswalking the Text w/SR <ul><li>Many of you have conveyed connections between text and supplemental text resources and ...
Kit Additions <ul><li>C with Support -  What’s the Big Idea Ben Franklin   </li></ul><ul><li>C without Support –  Freedom ...
Benchmarks 2008 <ul><li>Overall, the tests looked very good.  </li></ul><ul><li>I had hoped to provide some disaggregated ...
Testing in ‘09 <ul><li>We are currently investigating a way to assess the program beyond the 5 th /6 th  grade SOL Reading...
Survey <ul><li>Program survey will be sent via email next week.  Please complete and send via pony by May 30, 2008.  This ...
Questions, Concerns, Ideas
Karen Newcomb <ul><li>Office (Wayne and I) – 804-594-1768 </li></ul><ul><li>Randi Smith – 804-594-1761 </li></ul><ul><li>S...
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April Bi Monthly Meeting 2008

  1. 1. MS Strategic Reading Bi-Monthly Meeting April 2008 Thanks to our hosts, Falling Creek MS!
  2. 2. New Tech Trick <ul><li>www.slideshare.net </li></ul><ul><li>User Name – TeacherShare </li></ul><ul><li>Password – Read4life </li></ul>
  3. 3. Another Resource <ul><li>http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/p180-list.html </li></ul><ul><li>Borrowed from Wayne Motley  </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget Wayne’s idea from the January training to add visuals to aid in student comprehension. After you’ve modeled the visuals, let the students try their hand at it. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Summer Training <ul><li>August 11 th – New Teachers to the program ONLY </li></ul><ul><li>August 12 th – All Teachers (new and veteran) </li></ul><ul><li>8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. </li></ul><ul><li>Location TBA </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch Provided  </li></ul><ul><li>Register and Receive Recertification Points </li></ul>
  5. 5. Lesson Plan CD <ul><li>Night of the Twister - Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say </li></ul><ul><li>The Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural – At the Crossroads by Rachel Isadora </li></ul><ul><li>The Double Life of Pocahontas – Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco </li></ul><ul><li>Bunnicula – Agatha’s Feather Bed: Not Just Another Wild Goose Story by Carmen Agra Deedy </li></ul><ul><li>Pleasing the Ghost – Aunt Isabel Tells a Good One </li></ul><ul><li>The Library Card – Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco </li></ul><ul><li>Beowulf: A New Telling – St. George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges </li></ul>
  6. 6. Lesson Plan CD continued <ul><li>At Her Majesty’s Request – Martha Ann’s Quilt for Queen Victoria by Kyra E. Hicks </li></ul><ul><li>Leon’s Story – Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco </li></ul><ul><li>There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom – The Sweetest Fig by Chris Van Allsburg </li></ul><ul><li>Crash – I Have Heard of a Land by Joyce Carol Thomas </li></ul><ul><li>The Acorn People – The Wretched Stone by Chris Van Allsburg </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom’s Children – excerpts from I Was Dreaming to Come to America edited by Virginia Lawlor </li></ul><ul><li>The Devil’s Arithmetic – Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber </li></ul><ul><li>The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm – My Old Man by </li></ul><ul><li>Patricia Polacco </li></ul>
  7. 7. Other Agenda Items <ul><li>Fluency (Recordings and Timed Lists) </li></ul><ul><li>Books on Tape w/Showcase Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Discrepancy Passages </li></ul><ul><li>Teasers - Next Level </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Crosswalking SR and Text </li></ul>
  8. 8. Reading, Writing, and the Wiki <ul><li>Please don’t forget students should be writing and reviewing for the reading SOL. </li></ul><ul><li>A few people are still posting to the Wiki. There are many shared resources, but there are many more to be added. Please don’t forget about using and contributing to this site. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Crosswalking the Text w/SR <ul><li>Many of you have conveyed connections between text and supplemental text resources and the SR texts. Please jot down these connections. We’ll be working on a master crosswalk list (fluid document). Plan to bring this list with you in August. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Kit Additions <ul><li>C with Support - What’s the Big Idea Ben Franklin </li></ul><ul><li>C without Support – Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman </li></ul><ul><li>Honors – American Dragon: 25 Asian American Voices </li></ul>
  11. 11. Benchmarks 2008 <ul><li>Overall, the tests looked very good. </li></ul><ul><li>I had hoped to provide some disaggregated results, but the system was down. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Testing in ‘09 <ul><li>We are currently investigating a way to assess the program beyond the 5 th /6 th grade SOL Reading score comparisons. I hope to be able to announce that assessment at our August training. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Survey <ul><li>Program survey will be sent via email next week. Please complete and send via pony by May 30, 2008. This is one way to help improve the program and services to better help you. Thanks in advance for your participation! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Questions, Concerns, Ideas
  15. 15. Karen Newcomb <ul><li>Office (Wayne and I) – 804-594-1768 </li></ul><ul><li>Randi Smith – 804-594-1761 </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary – 804-594-1771 </li></ul><ul><li>Email – [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Contact (July) 434-738-7314 </li></ul>

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