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Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
Content Area Literacy
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    • 1. Our Journey….<br />Content Area Literacy at J. R. Gerritts Middle School<br />
    • 2. About J. R. Gerritts<br /><ul><li>Grade 7 & 8 Middle School</li></ul>317 Students in Grade 7 + 347 Students in Grade 8 = 664 Total<br /><ul><li>Demographics</li></ul> Students with Disabilities – Approx 10%<br /> Economically Disadvantaged – Approx 15%<br /> English Language Learner – Approx 2%<br /><ul><li>Daily Schedule</li></ul> 60 Minute CORE classes & 45 Minute Academy Classes<br />
    • 3. Assembling the Team<br /><ul><li>Science & Social Studies Teachers</li></ul> Science = 7 Staff & Social Studies = 5 Staff<br /><ul><li>Literacy Resource Teacher – Content</li></ul> Jenny Thompson / 1 Day a Week – Consultant<br /><ul><li>Administrative Support</li></ul> Building and District level administration<br />
    • 4. Our Journey…<br />PHASE 1<br />PHASE 2<br />PHASE 3<br />
    • 5. Preparing to Begin the Journey<br />We have found a successful approach requires:<br />Committing to content area literacy as a priority<br />Recognizing the importance of providing coaching support, resources and time<br />Identifying where staff is at and setting an appropriate, achievable goal<br />
    • 6. PHASE 1<br />“I’m not a Language Arts Teacher”<br />Focus on…<br />Setting a purpose prior to reading<br />Understanding reading/thinking strategies<br />Integrating pre, during and post reading strategies<br />
    • 7. Thinking Strategies<br />Monitoring for Meaning<br />Using and Creating Schema<br />Questioning<br />Determining Importance<br />Visualizing<br />Inferring<br />Synthesizing<br />
    • 8. PHASE 1<br />“I’m not a Language Arts Teacher”<br />Focus on…<br />Setting a purpose prior to reading<br />Understanding reading/thinking strategies<br />Integrating pre, during and post reading strategies<br />
    • 9. STAFF/ADMINISTRATIVE ROAD BLOCK<br />SOLUTION<br />
    • 10. PHASE 1<br />“I’m not a Language Arts Teacher!”<br />
    • 11. PHASE 2<br />“Is this making a difference?”<br />Focus on…<br />Sustaining previous content literacy work<br />Collecting data to determine overall impact<br />Identifying an area of focus – determining importance<br />
    • 12. PHASE 2<br />“Is this making a difference?”<br />
    • 13. PHASE 3<br />“Bringing Clarity to our Curriculum”<br />Focus on…<br />Unpacking thinking/reading strategies<br />Teaching for student mastery<br />Connecting to the Common Core<br />Improving our assessment<br />
    • 14. PHASE 3<br />“Bringing Clarity to our Curriculum”<br />
    • 15. Determining Importance<br />Use text structures to aid in determining what information may be of value<br />Determine what may and may not be valid information<br />Sift important ideas from interesting/less relevant details<br />Use strategies to hold important thinking<br />Construct main ideas from gathered information<br />
    • 16. PHASE 3<br />“Bringing Clarity to our Curriculum”<br />
    • 17. Gradual Release of Responsibility<br />
    • 18. Reflection Tool for Teacher Modeling<br />
    • 19. PHASE 3<br />“Bringing Clarity to our Curriculum”<br />
    • 20.
    • 21. Common Core – Standard 2<br />Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.<br />
    • 22. Looking Ahead: PHASE 4<br />Focus on…<br />Measuring individual student growth and planning for differentiation<br />Using student learning data to reflect on and then refine instruction<br />Examining the critical elements of guided instruction<br />Expanding the content area literacy focus to health, computer education and tech. education<br />
    • 23. Things to Remember<br />Content is important<br />Collaboration is key<br />Support is essential<br />Time is crucial<br />Time to learn and time to implement<br />Celebrate the successes<br />Remain student focused<br />
    • 24. Questions?<br />Scott Ott<br />Social Studies Teacher – Grade 8<br />sott@kimberly.k12.wi.us<br />Shannon Peterson<br />Science Teacher – Grade 8<br />speterson@kimberly.k12.wi.us<br />Dave Lamers<br />Assistant Principal<br />djlamers@kimberly.k12.wi.us<br />Jenny Thompson<br />Literacy Resource Teacher<br />jthompson@kimberly.k12.wi.us<br />

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