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  • 1. Nelson Literacy Pilot Day 2 January 2009
  • 2. Welcome Something good from the recent break. - Or - Something good you are looking forward to.
  • 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. 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. Lost Generation Stand Up / Global Citizens & Making Connections
  • 6. Reflect on Experiences Student Success Challenges Reaction • • • • • • Meet within regional groups. Discuss. Chart. Share.
  • 7. Recapping Components
  • 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. Before selecting the next unit consider… … the Reading / Writing Connection
  • 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. Recapping Organization Grade 7
  • 12. Recapping Organization Grade 8
  • 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. Divide your group to look at different resources (i.e., Transparencies, Student Book, etc.). Open to Tech Unit. Look for Narrative Writing Connections.
  • 15. Grouping
  • 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. Grouping with a focus… …on what is needed.
  • 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. 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. Use the final task examples. Share a ‘low’, ‘medium’, and ‘high’ example with your group. Slot your students into this chart.
  • 21. Move students based on observations and independent work.
  • 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. Planning: • In grade level groups. • Plan the next unit. • Will present the group the plan. • Do the introduction activity with the group today.
  • 24. Presenting.
  • 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. Reflection Your thoughts on the: - process; - product; - professional experience.