Nelson Literacy
     Pilot
     Day 2
    January
     2009
Welcome

 Something good from the
       recent break.
          - Or -
  Something good you are
    looking forward to.
Objectives
• Reflect and share on
  experiences during the ‘Stand
  Up’ / ‘Global Citizens’ unit.
• Review components.
• R...
Norms

• Begin and end on time
• Listen to each other with respect and trust
• Be open to and be willing to share new idea...
Lost Generation




         Stand Up / Global Citizens
            & Making Connections
Reflect on Experiences

                                    Student
    Success        Challenges
                        ...
Recapping Components
Recapping Units
Grade 7                Grade 8
• Step Up              • Global Citizens
• Tech Effects         • Tech Then...
Before selecting the next unit
consider…




   … the Reading / Writing Connection
Some Narrative Formats:
Consider the writing plan. Narrative
               Fable     Proverb
               Anecdote  His...
Recapping Organization
Grade 7
Recapping Organization
Grade 8
Using Nelson Literacy
               As A Mentor Text
First Reading           Second Reading
Purpose: Reading        Purpo...
Divide your group to look at different
               resources
      (i.e., Transparencies, Student Book, etc.).


      ...
Grouping
Grouping: Why One Size Doesn’t Fit All

                   Malcolm Gladwell
                   • Canadian (Waterloo)
     ...
Grouping with a focus…




              …on what is needed.
1st Step: Parallel, Common
           Task, Different Passage
   Higher           Middle           Lower
Reading Level    ...
1st Step: Parallel, Common
           Task, Different Passage
   Higher           Middle           Lower
Reading Level    ...
Use the final task examples.
Share a ‘low’, ‘medium’, and
‘high’ example with your group.
Slot your students into this cha...
Move students based on
observations and independent
work.
Planning:
•   In grade level groups.
•   Plan the next unit.
•   Will present the group the plan.
•   Do the introduction ...
Planning:
•   In grade level groups.
•   Plan the next unit.
•   Will present the group the plan.
•   Do the introduction ...
Presenting.
Next Steps:
• Bring back response passage.
• Bring back plan with comments.
• Bring back grouping plan.
• When?
  February...
Reflection
Your thoughts on the:
  - process;
  - product;
  - professional experience.
Nelson Literacy Pilot Day 2
Nelson Literacy Pilot Day 2
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Nelson Literacy Pilot Day 2

  1. 1. Nelson Literacy Pilot Day 2 January 2009
  2. 2. Welcome Something good from the recent break. - Or - Something good you are looking forward to.
  3. 3. Objectives • Reflect and share on experiences during the ‘Stand Up’ / ‘Global Citizens’ unit. • Review components. • Reading / Writing connections. • Grouping students. • Planning the next unit.
  4. 4. Norms • Begin and end on time • Listen to each other with respect and trust • Be open to and be willing to share new ideas • Invest in your own learning and the learning of others • Honour the professionalism of your colleagues
  5. 5. Lost Generation Stand Up / Global Citizens & Making Connections
  6. 6. Reflect on Experiences Student Success Challenges Reaction • • • • • • Meet within regional groups. Discuss. Chart. Share.
  7. 7. Recapping Components
  8. 8. Recapping Units Grade 7 Grade 8 • Step Up • Global Citizens • Tech Effects • Tech Then and Now • Mysteries • Secrets • Fears and Phobias • No Limits • Send a Message • Reality Check • Make an Impression • Chasing a Dream Meet in grade level group. Grade 7s here. Grade 8s there.
  9. 9. Before selecting the next unit consider… … the Reading / Writing Connection
  10. 10. Some Narrative Formats: Consider the writing plan. Narrative Fable Proverb Anecdote Historical Myth Legend Autobiography Script for Play, or TV Show Biography Caption Friendly Letter Song Dialogue Tall Tale Parable
  11. 11. Recapping Organization Grade 7
  12. 12. Recapping Organization Grade 8
  13. 13. Using Nelson Literacy As A Mentor Text First Reading Second Reading Purpose: Reading Purpose: Writing Connection • Strategy Content: • Identify traits of the Questioning Narrative Form.
  14. 14. Divide your group to look at different resources (i.e., Transparencies, Student Book, etc.). Open to Tech Unit. Look for Narrative Writing Connections.
  15. 15. Grouping
  16. 16. Grouping: Why One Size Doesn’t Fit All Malcolm Gladwell • Canadian (Waterloo) • Best selling author: Tipping Point, Blink, Outsiders • New Yorker Columnist • One of Time’s Influential People • Brother is a Principal in an Ontario Public School
  17. 17. Grouping with a focus… …on what is needed.
  18. 18. 1st Step: Parallel, Common Task, Different Passage Higher Middle Lower Reading Level Reading Level Reading Level Focus: Making Focus: Making Focus: Making Connections Connections Connections Independent Teacher then Support Independent Some Teacher then Support Independent
  19. 19. 1st Step: Parallel, Common Task, Different Passage Higher Middle Lower Reading Level Reading Level Reading Level Focus: Making Focus: Making Focus: Making Connections Connections Connections Independent Teacher then Support Independent Some Teacher then Support Independent
  20. 20. Use the final task examples. Share a ‘low’, ‘medium’, and ‘high’ example with your group. Slot your students into this chart.
  21. 21. Move students based on observations and independent work.
  22. 22. Planning: • In grade level groups. • Plan the next unit. • Will present the group the plan. • Do the introduction activity with the group today.
  23. 23. Planning: • In grade level groups. • Plan the next unit. • Will present the group the plan. • Do the introduction activity with the group today.
  24. 24. Presenting.
  25. 25. Next Steps: • Bring back response passage. • Bring back plan with comments. • Bring back grouping plan. • When? February 25, 26, or 27th • Whole day or half? • All together?
  26. 26. Reflection Your thoughts on the: - process; - product; - professional experience.

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