Introduction to Harcourt Trophies


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  • Who--We are: 4 th year participants in ERF with Lorain City Schools; Beth Dianne Gloria and Sandy who’s not here, but planned with us for today Why: to share our experience with the core curriculum, Harcourt Trophies; it’s not perfect, but as you work through the grant process, you will learn to fill in the gaps. You’ll have people to support you.
  • Reach for your goals---trophies will provide you with most of the tools you’ll need to reach you goals
  • Harcourt is a tool to aide the teacher to achieve maximum instructional effectiveness. There is no perfect core curriculum. The best that can be done is to select a core program that best aligns with the five essentials. It is the teacher who has the most impact and influence on student achievement.
  • Circle time: Whole group engagement with the 5 essential elements of early literacy— oral language Vocabulary Phonological awareness Shared writing Letters and sounds Story time: Whole group exploration of concepts print in literature It’s all about the book— Big books collection Lap books collection Big book of rhymes and songs Nursery rhymes anthology Take-home books (in stories and more) Activity time: Small group instruction directed by the teacher Reinforce the themes Differentiating to meet the individual needs of the students Objectives: The objectives are mainly global for each of the essential elements They remain the same throughout the entire unit. Meeting individual needs or differentiating: (pp. 124-129) Extra support is written on the bottom of the essential elements and activity time pages They are organized by color: red= extra support; ELL learners/language delay; advanced
  • Planning sheet for each group 5 groups Color coordinated Day 1—red Day 2—orange Day 3—green Day 4—blue Day 5--purple
  • Introduction to Harcourt Trophies

    1. 1. Hands on Harcourt by Beth Diedrick Sandra Drabiak Gloria A. Hobor Dianne Ross Early Reading First
    2. 2. Introductions <ul><li>We are … </li></ul><ul><li>Why we are here… </li></ul>
    3. 3. Goals <ul><li>Examine and analyze the components of Harcourt PreK Trophies. </li></ul><ul><li>Apply the knowledge of Harcourt Trophies to plan for a one-week selected theme. </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect on the possibilities of what Harcourt Trophies has to offer to meet diverse teacher and student needs. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Child Instructional Outcomes <ul><li>The purpose of an adopted comprehensive early literacy core curriculum is to correlate instruction with the five essentials of early literacy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phonological awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alphabet knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print knowledge </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Harcourt Core Curriculum Harc o urt Toolbox
    6. 6. Instructional Resources <ul><li>Tools from Trophies to achieve the outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Unpack the Harcourt Kit (anatomy of Harcourt) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher edition—start at the beginning (p. XI, XII) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stories and more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher’s resource book, including assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Big Book of Rhymes and Songs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nursery Rhymes Anthology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral language development cards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Center activity cards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Picture word cards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Big alphabet cards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alphabet masters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magnetic letters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lap book collection (6) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Big book collection (7) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music CD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School friend puppets (2—duck, frog) </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Teacher’s Edition Overview <ul><li>Start at the beginning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>xi and xii—using this teacher’s edition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>At a glance planner </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested theme planner </li></ul><ul><li>Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul>
    8. 8. Theme routines <ul><li>Circle time </li></ul><ul><li>Story time </li></ul><ul><li>Activity time </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives & materials </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting individual needs or differentiating </li></ul>
    9. 9. Unit Day Planner <ul><li>Page 94 </li></ul><ul><li>Five themes for each unit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quickly see across what is included for the given theme </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Theme 14: Going Places </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Letters and sounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phonological awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral language/vocabulary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>writing </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Unit Center Ideas <ul><li>Page 96 </li></ul><ul><li>Art center </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatic play center </li></ul><ul><li>Manipulative center </li></ul><ul><li>Blocks center </li></ul><ul><li>Reading center </li></ul>
    11. 11. Theme 14: Going Places The Daily Plan Theme 14: Going Places
    12. 12. Theme 14: Going Places <ul><li>Suggested Theme Planner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Page 122, 123 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Day by Day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Circle time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Story time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centers, pp. 96-97 [center planner] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Family connection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher’s Resource Book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>p. 42 </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Harcourt Daily Planner <ul><li>Template developed to organize Harcourt daily literacy lessons. Includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unit and theme titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Day—1 st , 2 nd , 3 rd , etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Letter and sound </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Columns for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul>
    14. 14. How to use <ul><li>Organize and get an overall picture of what you will be doing for the week </li></ul><ul><li>Day 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Theme Introduction, general </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make connections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Days 2-5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The details _ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Letter sounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phonological awareness </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. The Specifics <ul><li>Instructional strategies and materials for the five elements (pp. 124-125) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phonological awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Letters and sounds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>Group Planning </li></ul>
    17. 17. Group Work - Daily Plan <ul><li>Divide into 5 groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select a colored marker (color represents day of the week) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to area assigned for color/day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worksheet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plan the assigned day with group </li></ul><ul><li>Record plans on template provided </li></ul><ul><li>Share with the group – 2:30 </li></ul>
    18. 18. Session Wrap Up <ul><li>Contact Information: </li></ul><ul><li>Beth Diedrick: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Sandra Drabiak: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Gloria A. Hobor: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Dianne Ross: [email_address] </li></ul>
    19. 19. Parting Thought <ul><li>I never did anything alone. </li></ul><ul><li>Whatever I accomplished was accomplished collectively. </li></ul><ul><li>Golda Meier (1898-1978) </li></ul><ul><li>Israeli Prime Minister </li></ul>