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  • We added the last bullet regarding removal here. Better place for it?
  • Added another bullet here about including listening speaking media portion
  • I added the bullet regarding no thematic link between the 2 tests.
  • Emphasize try. I don’t see how to do that here?
  • New format for district days regarding Professional Development. Theme: Curriculum Matters. Personal learning plan-choose pd focused on your particular plan. Add a slide where you ask what teachers need in terms of classes (Jacoby, SSR) General sessions for middle school in morning, high school for afternoon?
  • New format for district days regarding Professional Development. Theme: Curriculum Matters. Personal learning plan-choose pd focused on your particular plan. Add a slide where you ask what teachers need in terms of classes (Jacoby, SSR) General sessions for middle school in morning, high school for afternoon?
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    • 1. Curriculum Update
      Secondary English Language Arts and Reading
      January 28, 2011
    • 2. Title
      Critics’ Corner
    • 3. Critics’ Corner
      Unitstoocrammed full of stories
      Toomuch to cover
      Grammardisjointed
    • 4. We Heard You!
      TeacherOverview
      Genre
      Reading Skills
      WritingSkills
      ECOS Selections
      Removed the listening/speaking/mediatech.
    • 5. We Heard You!
      VocabularyPriorities
      Vocabulary Building – stems thatneed to beexplicitlytaught
      AcademicVocabulary– wordsthat are frequentlyused in academic settings – thesewordsshouldbeemphasized
      Content-SpecificVocabulary – wordsthat are specific to ELAR - thesewordsshouldbeemphasized
      Vocabulary in Context – has been omitted – youdeterminewhichwordsneed to beemphasized
    • 6. We Heard You!
      TEKS, ELPS, and CCRS, willbemoved to another document.
      Listening, Speaking, Media and Tech includedin new document.
    • 7. We Heard You!
      High School Changes
      Guiding questions have been removed. Objectives only are listed.
      We’vebegunhighlighting the supporting and readiness standards.
    • 8. NowPlaying…
      STAAR TEST
    • 9. How will the S.T.A.A.R.
      test be formatted?
    • 10. NowPlaying…
    • 11. Coming Attractions
    • 12. Let’s follow one path…
      ASSESSMENT INFORMATION
    • 13. Writing Test DesignGrades 4 and 7 and High School
      Assessments at grades 4 and 7 administered over two days; writing component of English I, II, and III administered on Day 1 of test (with reading component on Day 2)
      Field tests embedded for grade 7 and English I, II, and III
      No thematic link between the reading and the writing test in high school
      Abbreviated stand-alone field test for grade 4 every three years
    • 14. Open-Ended Response
      Body of evidence—they don’t have to support everything they say.
      If they do get a literal response (i.e. “they both served in Viet Nam,” “they were both old”), then they cannot get a 2.
      They must make a non-literal connection.
    • 15. Open-Ended Response
      Shorter rubric—looking for strong, implicit connection
      • They may not write outside the box or double space. They get 10 lines—plenty of room to make a 3. Only first 10 lines will be scored.
      • One 2 OERs that count (3 total, but one is a field test)—one will be a single piece and one will be a crossover. The field test will be one or the other .
    • 16. Open-Ended Response
      • Adjusted 2/3 line—5% 3s on field test
      • Short answer will be about 1/3 of the reading score—right now it’s 24%
    • 17. NowPlaying…
      TextbookcommitteewillrecommendPrenticeHall’sWriting Coach.
      The Boardwillbeasked to approve the choiceat the February meeting.
    • 18. NowPlaying…
      LiteratureAdvisoryCommittee
      CurrentlyreadingInto the Wild
      CurrentlyreadingWatson’s Go to Birmingham
      Remember to do a rationale to any book new to BISD
    • 19. Coming Attractions
      Curriculum—This Fall
      The curriculum for 5th and 6th six weeksisbeingwritten right now.
      Wewill post as wegetitfinished.
    • 20. Coming Attractions
      Curriculum—This Summer
      Wewillsurvey ELAR teachers to find out what changes weneed to make.
      Wewillrevise the first semester, addresources and integrate the new writing/ grammar book.
      Wewilltryto write a Deep Reading unit for all of the commonnovels.
    • 21. Coming Attractions
      Wewill monitor and adjust all thatwe do based on:
      The new state budget
      The new STAAR test
      Our new leadership
    • 22. Coming Attractions
      Theme: Curriculum Matters
      Weshould have four full daysnextyearwithour ALTS.
      All ELAR teacherswillbegiven a NeedsAssessmentthisspring to determinewhat sessions to offerduringthosedays.
      Wewill have ALT time to workwithcolleagues.