ELA Toolbox Overview

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ELA Toolbox Overview

  1. 1. ELA Toolboxes and Prototypes Designed by Michigan teachers for Michigan students
  2. 2. ELA Prototype Overview <ul><li>Developed 3 for each grade level K-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Revised as MEAP assessment has evolved </li></ul><ul><li>Used to immerse students in the processes and products required to successfully complete the MEAP assessment </li></ul>
  3. 3. Prototypes Today <ul><li>1 prototype is embedded in Toolbox 1 </li></ul><ul><li>2 prototypes are included with Toolbox 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They are not embedded </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They are used as needed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They are good for monitoring progress </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Toolbox Overview <ul><li>Developed 3 for each grade level 2-7 (1 for grade 8) </li></ul><ul><li>Revised as MEAP assessment has evolved </li></ul><ul><li>Used to help teachers help students perform more successfully on the MEAP assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Used to help teachers implement effective practices in English Language Arts instruction </li></ul>
  5. 5. Toolbox 1 Overview <ul><li>Developed for Grades 2-8 </li></ul><ul><li>Reviews prior year’s Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCEs) </li></ul><ul><li>Provides effective practices in ELA instruction </li></ul>
  6. 6. Toolbox 1 <ul><li>Administered: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grade 2………in May </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grades 3-5….first 12 days of school </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grades 6-8….first 20 days of school </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Toolbox 1 <ul><li>Provides 12 day-by-day instructional plans for Grades 2-5 and 20 for Grades 6-8 </li></ul><ul><li>Provides instruction that supports student completion of each section of the MEAP: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reading comprehension </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writing from Knowledge and Experience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Constructing a Peer Response </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Toolbox 1 <ul><li>Provides practice in test taking </li></ul><ul><li>Provides effective practices: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Notebooking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Revising and editing in context </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Word study </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analogizing across texts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehension strategies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Narrative writing strategies </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Toolbox 1 <ul><li>Day-by-day Instructional Plans </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson overview </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GLCE alignment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Materials needed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Directions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scripted lessons if needed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All documents needed to complete lessons are provided immediately following the lesson </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Toolbox 2 <ul><li>Developed for Grades 2-7 </li></ul><ul><li>Developed to help students improve MEAP writing scores and teachers use effective practices </li></ul><ul><li>Developed for use during the school year as needed </li></ul><ul><li>Developed to teach the current year’s GLCEs </li></ul>
  11. 11. Toolbox 2 <ul><li>Toolbox 2A </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writing from Knowledge and Experience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Toolbox 2B </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Constructing a Peer Response </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Both follow the same philosophy and format </li></ul>
  12. 12. Toolbox 2 Philosophy <ul><li>Each part of the MEAP writing assessment is: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>considered a genre </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>taught through genre study </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Inquiry or Constructivistic approach </li></ul>
  13. 13. Toolbox 2 <ul><li>Inquiry approach </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Noticing (immersion in the genre) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creating theories </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Naming writer’s craft </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Finding excellent examples </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Envisioning yourself completing similar tasks </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Toolbox 2 Format <ul><li>The same prompt is used grades 2-7 </li></ul><ul><li>Day-by-day lesson plans </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Immersion in the genre </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creating theories about the genre </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Talking about good examples </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding the prompt and task </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creating your version </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluating your version </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Toolbox 2 Format <ul><li>Additional minilessons </li></ul><ul><li>Additional prompts </li></ul><ul><li>Anchor set </li></ul>
  16. 16. Toolbox 3 <ul><li>Toolbox 3A </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writing in Response to Reading </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Follows the same philosophy and format as Toolbox 2A and 2B </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Toolbox 3 <ul><li>Developed for grades 2-7 </li></ul><ul><li>Developed to help students improve MEAP reading scores and teachers use effective practices </li></ul><ul><li>Developed for use during the school year as needed </li></ul><ul><li>Developed to teach the current year’s GLCEs </li></ul>
  18. 18. Toolbox 3 <ul><li>Toolbox 3B </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Comprehension </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Question and Answer Relationship (QAR) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reciprocal Teaching </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Response Journals </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking Routines </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to Use the Comprehension Posters and Bookmarks </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Narrative Profundity </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>So.. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Prototypes help teachers help students learn the processes and products of the ELA MEAP <ul><li>1 is embedded in Toolbox 1 </li></ul><ul><li>2 can be used as needed </li></ul><ul><li>Results inform: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Curricular decisions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Material selection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Toolbox 1 helps teachers help students review all sections of the MEAP <ul><li>Use grades 3-8 at the beginning of the school year and grade 2 in May </li></ul><ul><li>Reviews prior year’s core GLCEs (Grade 2 current year’s GLCEs) </li></ul><ul><li>Use with everyone </li></ul>
  22. 22. Toolbox 2 helps teachers help students effectively learn how to Write from Knowledge and experience and Construct a Peer Response <ul><li>Use as needed throughout the school year based on data </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches current year’s core GLCEs </li></ul><ul><li>Use with whole class, small groups, or individual students </li></ul>
  23. 23. Toolbox 3 helps teachers help students effectively learn how to Write in Response to Reading and comprehend what they read <ul><li>Use as needed throughout the school year based on data </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches current year’s core GLCEs </li></ul><ul><li>Use with whole class, small groups, or individual students </li></ul>
  24. 24. Sample Year <ul><li>Prototypes </li></ul><ul><li>First 12 or 20 days of school (Grades 3-8) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Toolbox embedded prototype </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Informs prior year teachers about effectiveness of instruction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Informs instruction needed during 10 day MEAP window </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shines spotlight on curricular issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Toolbox 1 </li></ul><ul><li>First 12 or 20 days of school year (Grades 3-8) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Embedded prototype </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reviews prior year’s GLCEs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Immerses students in test format </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides best practices in ELA instruction </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Prototypes </li></ul><ul><li>Middle of year </li></ul><ul><li>(January grades 3-7) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prototype 2a </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Informs current year teachers about effectiveness of instruction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Informs need for interventions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shines spotlight on curricular issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Second grade </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2a in December </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2b in March </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Toolboxes </li></ul><ul><li>Throughout the year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Toolboxes 2 and 3 as needed (3B can be used from the beginning of the year) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Need determined by data results (MEAP, DRA, prototypes, etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Used as interventions whole class, small group, and individually </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Used to remedy curricular issues </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Prototypes </li></ul><ul><li>End of year </li></ul><ul><li>(May grades 3-7) </li></ul><ul><li>Prototype 2b </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Informs current year teachers about effectiveness of instruction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Informs need for additional interventions (afterschool, summer school) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shines spotlight on curricular issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Second grade </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Toolbox embedded prototype </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Toolboxes </li></ul><ul><li>End of year </li></ul><ul><li>Toolbox 1 Grade 2 (May) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reviews current year’s GLCEs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Immerses students in test format </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides best practices in ELA instruction </li></ul></ul></ul>
  27. 27. St. Clair County RESA Toolboxes <ul><li>Designed to </li></ul><ul><li>motivate students </li></ul><ul><li>and inspire teachers </li></ul>

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