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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.