Instructional Inquiry

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Instructional Inquiry

  1. 1. Penfield Central School District District CommunityInformation Information Literacy ReferencesInstruction
  2. 2. Basic Information- District• Located in Suburban Rochester• Covers 50 Square Miles• Serves Approximately 4,900 Students• Four Elementary Schools (K-5) – Cobbles – Harris Hill – Indian Landing – Scribner Road• One Middle School (6-8) – Bay Trail• One High School (9-12) – Penfield High School
  3. 3. District Map
  4. 4. Achievements• 90% of Penfield Students Graduate• 91% with a Regents Diploma• Competitive SAT Scores Penfield NYS Math 575 516 Reading 537 501 Writing 531 492
  5. 5. Achievements• Penfield School District named to 2011 Advanced Placement District Achievement List• Bay Trail Middle School recognized as “School to Watch”• Harris Hill Elementary recognized as a “Blue Ribbon School”• Scribner Read Elementary among the top five schools in New York State for math and reading scores
  6. 6. Community Connections• Parent Organizations – PTA for each of six schools – Penfield SEPTA (Special Education PTA) – PACE (Parents Advocating for Challenge in Education) – Penfield Booster Club• Community Input in Budget Decisions – Focus Groups – Community Forums – Resident Surveys – Advisory Committee• Urban Suburban Program
  7. 7. Literacy in the Schools Click on one to learn more. SuggestionsReading Writing for Improvement
  8. 8. Reading Instruction•Guided Reading Program•Students grouped according to reading level•Response to Intervention (RTI) Blocks•Looking for an Anthology Series -Learn more about one option being considered here: Storytown by Harcourt
  9. 9. Reading Assessments Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) The Northwest Evaluation Association is a computerized national assessment program used to track student growth throughout the year. This assesses reading only through the answering of multiple choice questions. The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) is a set of individually administered criterion- referenced reading assessments for students in kindergarten through Grade 8. Modeled after an informal reading inventory, the DRA is intended to be administered, scored, and interpreted by classroom teachers.Developmental ReadingAssessment (DRA) 2
  10. 10. Celebrating Literacy at PCSD Dogs as Reading BuddiesRead Around the School
  11. 11. Writing Instruction** • 6+1 Traits of Writing A writing model of instruction and assessment that provides a common language for teachers and students to communicate about the characteristics of good writing. - Ideas (the main message) -Organization (internal structure) -Voice (personal tone of author’s message) -Word Choice (vocabulary chosen to convey meaning) -Sentence Fluency (rhythm and flow of the language) -Conventions (mechanical correctness) -Presentation (how writing looks on the page)** Not as much emphasis on Writing as there is on Reading, according to teacher and parent in the Penfield School District
  12. 12. Suggestions for PCSD Work withMore emphasis community to placed on organize Writing Provide more literacy instruction opportunities celebrations for authentic and events reading experiences Explain and Workshop show literacy method for assessments Reading and to parents Writing
  13. 13. Basic Information- Community• Monroe County• Suburb of Rochester, New York• Population of 36,242• Covers 37.9 Square Miles White Asian African Native Pacific American American Islander 93.48% 3.05% 2.11% 0.12% 0.02%
  14. 14. Basic Information- Community• 13,144 Households, 34.9% with Children Under Age 18• Average Age is 40• Median Income of Families is $74,959• 2.3% of Families, 3.7% of Population Below the Poverty Line
  15. 15. Literacy in the CommunityPenfield Public Libraryhttp://www.libraryweb.org/penfield/
  16. 16. Literacy in the CommunityPenfield Parks and Recreationo Town Trailso Programs for Children and Families  Book Making, Writing and Illustrating  Summer Musical  Art, Music, Sport, Outdoor, and Science Camps  Family Movie Night
  17. 17. Literacy in the CommunityPenfield Post
  18. 18. Literacy in the CommunityGrocery & other stores
  19. 19. Literacy in the CommunityPost Office
  20. 20. References• "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.• www.penfield.edu• www.penfieldbusiness.org• http://www.natalierathvon.com/images/DRA_Re view-08-25-2006.pdf• http://educationnorthwest.org/traits• Interview: 5th Grade Teacher, Cobbles Elementary• Interview: 1st Grade Parent, Harris Hill Elementary

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