Small Group VideoWhat routines are in place for Small Group Lessons?What kinds of questions does Stacy ask to guide her students’ discussions?How does this activity prepare students for writing? Whole Group VideoWhat routines does Stacy have in place to help discussion run smoothly?What questions does she ask her students?Why is it beneficial to engage students in both small and large group discussions before writing?
Using interactive websites to support Implementation of Common Core
ACS CCSS Gr K-2 professional development presentation 8-13-13
Common Core State Standards –
Focus on Literary Text and Speaking and Listening
Standards/ Mathematical Practices in the CCSS Math
Becky Dukes – Literacy Coach
Professional Learning Goal
1. I can provide effective instruction based
on K-2 common core standards for
literary/informational texts and speaking
and listening by using strategies learned at
2. I can provide effective instruction on K-2
common core standards in mathematics by
designing instructional activities using the
Mathematical Practices outlined in the
Number Line 1-10 – on Post-it Note
Write your name on the back and think about
your level of comfort with the Common Core
Standards in terms of the number line.
Place your Post-it Note on the number line
between 1 (lowest) and 10 (highest).
(Best Practices - Accessing Prior Knowledge)
Focus on Literary Texts and Speaking and Listening Standards
What does it
look like in
Morning Message & Interactive
Linking these Balanced Literacy
Practices to CCSS
• Understand the CCSS’ emphasis on speaking
and listening for the primary age student.
• Explore implementing CCSS during Interactive
Reading and Morning Meeting
• Gain a better understanding of integrating
CCSS during Morning Meeting.
Let’s Talk CCSS
Speaking and Listening Standards K-2
Interactive writing allows children to use literacy
and language. Children develop their
competency with oral language, reading and
writing as they participate in interesting
experiences, express their ideas, and build a
shared set of understandings. The process is
carefully guided by a teacher who is aware
that students are learning in many ways at the
same time (McCarrier, Pinnell, Fountas, 2000).
Morning Message is interactive and by participating in The
writing of morning message, students learn...
• Writing is speech written down
• Proper letter formation
• Upper and lower case letter recognition
• Associating letters and sounds
• Left to right progression
• Differentiate between a letter, a word, and a sentence
• Reading of common sight words
• Spacing Punctuation
• To look for patterns within words (word families)
8 STEPS TO INTERACTIVE WRITING
• Provide active learning experiences.
• Talk to establish a purpose.
• Compose the text.
• Construct the text.
• Reread, revise, and proofread.
• Revisit text to support word solving.
• Summarize the learning.
• Extend the learning
Previewing a Model Lesson –
Interactive Morning Message
This video can be viewed at:
Sometimes we write using sentence
Patterns . . .
Sometimes we graph . . .
Sometimes we share
knowledge . . .
Sometimes we match . . .
Sometimes we just write!
Interactive Read Aloud
“Reading aloud is the foundation of literacy.”
Reading aloud to children has been shown to be “the
single most important activity” in building a
foundation for learning to read. (Adams, 1990)
According to Fountas and Pinnell, Interactive
Read-Aloud is “A teaching context in which
students are actively listening and responding
to an oral reading of a text.”
---The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades K-
2. 2. A Guide to Teaching, page 163.
The Engaged Interactive Read
Introduce Predict Engage Model Interact
Read Aloud / Think Aloud
• Determine the purpose
• Select the text
• Rehearse the reading
• Plan opportunities to model your process of
reading, comprehension, and fluency
• Read the text stopping to think aloud
Interactive Read Aloud ~Foundation for expansion of oral language,
opportunity to stimulate deeper thinking, and broaden knowledge on the
craft of writing. Purposefully planned out ahead of time!
• Thinking out Loud
• Teacher thinking visible
• Window into reader’s mind
• Models metacognition
• Turn & Talk
• Children and their Thinking Partner engage in sharing ideas
• Model the thinking, ask a ? or prompt, then student talk.
• Approximately once in every 5 minutes (ensures full engagement)
• After 20-30 seconds of talking, begin reading again as cue.
• Stop & Jot
• Sticky note or Reader’s Notebook
• Prepare ahead of time ~ supplies
• 1st time model, then release
• “Writing Longer” ~ provide critical thinking and higher level
Essential Characteristics of Quality
Interactive Read Alouds
Adult sensitivity and responsiveness
Previewing a Model Lesson –
Interactive Read Aloud
This video can be found at:
• Exploring resources:
Intro to Math Talks
Solve: James has 19 more baseball cards in his
collection than Michael does. Together, the
boys have 57 cards. How many cards does
each boy have?
What is a Math Talk?
Sharing Discussing Reasoning
Revoicing Restating Agreeing
Math Talks in Action
• 1st Grade:
• 2nd Grade:
Turn and Talk
Which Standards of Mathematical Practice could
be addressed with the use of Math Talks?
As a teacher, what purpose does a Math Talk
How many content standards for your grade level
could be addressed with the use of Math Talks?
How do students benefit from a classroom that
engages in Math Talks?
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