Nelson Literacy Pilot Day 3

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Nelson Literacy Pilot Day 3

  1. 1. Nelson Literacy Pilot Day 3 March 2009
  2. 2. Welcome How many of the following symbols do you recognize?
  3. 3. Inclusion • A memorable brand name from your childhood. • The type of media you most often consume: radio, tv, print, magazines, online, etc.
  4. 4. Objectives • Reflect and share on experiences during the ‘Tech’ units (including timelines). • Review components. • Reading / Writing connections. • Grouping students. • Planning the next unit.
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Before we go forward: Reflect back on the previous ‘Tech’ unit experiences.
  7. 7. Share responses brought. • How did students do? • How did you assess their progress? – Observations (formative or evaluative) – Culminating Task – Report cards?
  8. 8. Reflect on Experiences Student Success Challenges Reaction • • • • • • Meet within regional groups. Discuss. Chart. Share.
  9. 9. Consensus Timeline: • Use the most recent unit to chart the major events. • Refer to how much time each component took in each of the previous units. • Chart a consensus of the time required for each element. (40 minute block, etc.)
  10. 10. Recapping Components
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. Before selecting the next unit consider… … the Reading / Writing Connection
  13. 13. Consider the writing plan.
  14. 14. What is Explanation Writing?
  15. 15. Example of an Explanation: Blogs in Plain English
  16. 16. Similarities & Differences Characteristics Report Explanation
  17. 17. Recapping Organization Grade 7
  18. 18. Recapping Organization Grade 8
  19. 19. Compare and Contrast Message Print Then
  20. 20. Web Now
  21. 21. Video Now
  22. 22. Print Then Web Video Now Now
  23. 23. Using Nelson Literacy As A Mentor Text First Reading Second Reading Purpose: Reading Purpose: Writing Connection • Strategy Content: • Identify traits of Synthesize Explanation.
  24. 24. Divide your group to look at different resources (i.e., Transparencies, Student Book, etc.). Open to Unit. Look for Explanation Writing Connections.
  25. 25. Grouping
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. Grouping with a focus… …on what is needed.
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. 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
  30. 30. Use the final task examples. Share a ‘low’, ‘medium’, and ‘high’ example with your group. Slot your students into this chart.
  31. 31. Move students based on observations and independent work.
  32. 32. Planning: • In grade level groups. • Plan the next unit. • Will present the group the plan. • Do the introduction activity with the group today.
  33. 33. Planning: • In grade level groups. • Plan the next unit. • Will present the group the plan. • Do the introduction activity with the group today.
  34. 34. Presenting.
  35. 35. Next Steps: • Bring back response passage. • Bring back plan with comments. • Bring back grouping plan. • When? – Whole day or half? – All together?
  36. 36. Reflection Your thoughts on the: - process; - product; - professional experience.

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