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Grade 8 Overview

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Grade 8 Overview

  1. 1. Intermediate Nelson Literacy Pilot Lambton Kent District School Board Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  2. 2. Comprehensive Strategy-based Supports Differentiated Instruction Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  3. 3. Number Please If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? What two personal achievements are you proud of? What are three things that make you laugh? Name four things you do before you go to school in the morning. What are your five top movies of all time? What were your six favourite toys when you were a child? Name seven things you ate or drank today. What was your favourite T.V. show when you were eight ? What are you usually doing at nine o’clock in the evening? What is one thing you think you’ll be doing ten years from now?
  4. 4. Norms <ul><li>Begin and end on time </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to each other with respect and trust </li></ul><ul><li>Be open to and be willing to share new ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Invest in your own learning and the learning of others </li></ul><ul><li>Honour the professionalism of your colleagues </li></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  5. 5. Objectives <ul><li>Introduce and walk through Nelson Literacy resources </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the styles of teaching in Comprehensive Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing student needs </li></ul><ul><li>Support the assessment process </li></ul><ul><li>Plan first steps for January implementation </li></ul>2008 Grade 7-8
  6. 6. What are your objectives? Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  7. 7. Grade 8 – Sept 2008 Foundation for Nelson Literacy
  8. 8. Grade 8 – Sept 2008 Instructional Framework
  9. 9. Ontario Language Curriculum <ul><li>Four Strands </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral Communication (Speaking and Listening) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media Literacy </li></ul></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  10. 10. Grade 8 Units <ul><li>Global Citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Then and Now </li></ul><ul><li>Secrets </li></ul><ul><li>No Limits </li></ul><ul><li>Reality Check </li></ul><ul><li>Chasing a Dream </li></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  11. 11. Framework <ul><li>School Configurations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>K-8, K-12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grades 3-8, Grades 4-8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grades 6,7,8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grades 7-8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grades 7,8,9 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Instructional Configurations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Core + 1 or more content subjects (most common) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language on rotary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content subjects on rotary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All subjects (least common) </li></ul></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  12. 12. Transfer Your Learning <ul><li>Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Arts </li></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  13. 13. Instructional Framework Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  14. 14. Reading Strategies <ul><li>Making Connections/ Accessing Prior Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning </li></ul><ul><li>Making Inferences </li></ul><ul><li>Summarizing </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesizing </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating </li></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  15. 15. Grade 8 – Sept 2008 Writing <ul><li>Elements/Traits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word Choice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sentence Fluency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conventions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publishing </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Global Citizens Interconnected Strands Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  17. 17. Ontario Curriculum <ul><li>Reflecting on skills and strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interconnected skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Explain in conversation with the teacher and/or peers or in a reader’s notebook, how their skills in listening, speaking, writing, viewing and representing help them make sense of what they read. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Page 129, Ontario Language Curriculum, Grades 1-8 (2006) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  18. 18. Global Citizens Interconnected Strands <ul><li>Oral Language </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen effectively using strategies such as making connections and questioning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Question to make personal, textual and world connections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Text Pattern </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sequence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Text Form </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Story, article, poem, video-transcript and tape, magazine ad, magazine cover, photo essay, autobiography, diary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Word Study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Metaphor, irony, dialogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pronouns, idioms, dashes, ellipses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a main idea with supporting details </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Media Literacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze purpose and audience in media texts </li></ul></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  19. 19. Gradual Release of Responsibility Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  20. 20. Gradual Release of Responsibility Grade 8 – Sept 2008 High Support Low Support Moderate/Low Support Direct I talk, you listen I do, you watch Shared I do, you help Guided You do, I help Independent You talk, I listen You do, I watch
  21. 21. Components <ul><li>Transparencies for Shared Reading and Modelling </li></ul><ul><li>Student Instruction Books and Teacher’s Resource </li></ul><ul><li>Guided and Independent Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Audio/Video Package </li></ul><ul><li>Other Resources </li></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  22. 22. Differentiated Instruction Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  23. 23. Differentiating Instruction 2008 Grade 7-8
  24. 24. D.O.V.E. Brainstorm <ul><li>In partners, on file cards: </li></ul><ul><li>Think about your reading program this fall. </li></ul><ul><li>How did you get to know your students ? </li></ul><ul><li>What structures are in your reading program? </li></ul><ul><li>What strategies have you used to engage your students? </li></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  25. 25. Differentiating Instruction: Students <ul><ul><li>Extra support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extra challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructional Approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Read Aloud, Shared, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guided and Independent Reading) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complexity of text </li></ul></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  26. 26. Break Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  27. 27. Nelson Literacy & Lambton Kent Why bought? How it will be beneficial? A framework to teach from. Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  28. 28. Launching the Unit Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  29. 29. Teacher’s Resource Page 8 Unit at a Glance Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  30. 30. Teacher’s Resource Page 5 Planning: Gathering Resources Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  31. 31. Unit Flow Unit: ___________________________ Timeframe: ______________________ Modelling/ Shared How To Pages Understanding Strategies Applying Strategies Read-Aloud Focus Question Learning Goals Introductory Activity Assessment of Learning
  32. 32. Unit Flow <ul><li>Today </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fill out the plan (as we go) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Page numbers, ideas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>January </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implement the plan and make notes on the Unit Flow Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Next Meeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin by revisiting the Unit Flow Plan: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Group sharing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What worked? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What was a challenge? </li></ul></ul></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  33. 33. Sensory Chart How do global citizens feel? What do global citizens do? What do global citizens think? How do global citizens listen? What do global citizens say? Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  34. 34. <ul><li>Turn to page 10. </li></ul><ul><li>With a Grade 7 teacher look at the teachers guide. </li></ul><ul><li>Review the plan as it is written. </li></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  35. 35. Teacher’s Resource Page 10 Launching the Unit Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  36. 36. Introductory Activity Sensory Chart Grade 8 – Sept 2008 What do Global Citizens think? How do Global Citizens listen? What do Global Citizens say? What do Global Citizens do? What do Global Citizens feel?
  37. 37. Student Instruction Book Page 1 Unit Opener Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  38. 38. Learning Goals <ul><li>Sets the purpose for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Provides the context for metacognition </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates self-assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Informs instruction </li></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  39. 39. Ontario Language Curriculum Grade 8 – Sept 2008 Real, purposeful talk is not only an essential component of the language curriculum; it needs to be threaded throughout every day and across the curriculum. - The Ontario Curriculum Grades 1 – 8: Language, 2006 Page 121
  40. 40. Student Instruction Book Page 1 Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  41. 41. Grade 8 – Sept 2008 Focus Question <ul><li>Ties the unit together </li></ul><ul><li>Accesses background knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Provides opportunities for talk </li></ul>
  42. 42. Unit Flow Unit: ___________________________ Timeframe: ______________________ Modelling/ Shared How To Pages Understanding Strategies Applying Strategies Read-Aloud Focus Question Learning Goals Introductory Activity Assessment of Learning
  43. 43. BLM 3: Observation Tracking Sheet Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  44. 44. Diagnostic <ul><li>DRA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prediction? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Making Connections </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  45. 45. Explicit Teaching Grade 8 – Sept 2008 “ Explicit teaching and modelling helps students to identify the skills and strategies they need in order to become proficient language users in a variety of contexts and to move towards achievement of the expectations.” -The Ontario Curriculum Grades 1 – 8: Language, 2006
  46. 46. Grade 8 – Sept 2008 Model of Explicit Instruction <ul><li>Modelling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher explains and thinks aloud </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Guided Practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practise together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scaffold attempts and support student thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share thinking processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paired/small group/large group </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Independent Practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Try to apply independently </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New genre or format, more complex text, other contexts </li></ul></ul>
  47. 47. Read Aloud, Shared Reading and Modelling Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  48. 48. Transparency Binder Read-Aloud Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  49. 49. Unit Flow Unit: ___________________________ Timeframe: ______________________ Modelling/ Shared How To Pages Understanding Strategies Applying Strategies Read-Aloud Focus Question Learning Goals Introductory Activity Assessment of Learning
  50. 50. Gradual Release of Responsibility Grade 8 – Sept 2008 High Support Low Support Moderate/Low Support Direct I talk, you listen I do, you watch Shared I do, you help Guided You do, I help Independent You talk, I listen You do, I watch
  51. 51. Read-Aloud Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  52. 52. Read-Aloud Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  53. 53. Gradual Release of Responsibility Grade 8 – Sept 2008 High Support Low Support Moderate/Low Support Direct I talk, you listen I do, you watch Shared I do, you help Guided You do, I help Independent You talk, I listen You do, I watch
  54. 54. Unit Flow Unit: ___________________________ Timeframe: ______________________ Modelling/ Shared How To Pages Understanding Strategies Applying Strategies Read-Aloud Focus Question Learning Goals Introductory Activity Assessment of Learning
  55. 55. Shared Reading Transparency Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  56. 56. Teacher’s Notes for Transparency Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  57. 57. Practising the Strategies Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  58. 58. Unit Flow Unit: ___________________________ Timeframe: ______________________ Modelling/ Shared How To Pages Understanding Strategies Applying Strategies Read-Aloud Focus Question Learning Goals Introductory Activity Assessment of Learning
  59. 59. Teacher’s Resource Page 12 Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  60. 60. Student Instruction Book Page 2 Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  61. 61. Teacher’s Resource Page 13 Planning Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  62. 62. Student Instruction Book Page 3 Understanding Strategies Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  63. 63. Sticky Notes Prompts Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  64. 64. Sticky Note Prompts <ul><li>Support use of the strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Connect to the How To page </li></ul><ul><li>Connect to the highlighting in the text </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer to other subject areas </li></ul><ul><li>Use to create anchor charts, bookmarks, etc. </li></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  65. 65. Teacher’s Resource Page 14 Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  66. 66. Teacher’s Resource Page 16 Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  67. 67. Grade 8 – Sept 2008 Teacher’s Resource Page 17
  68. 68. Student Instruction Book Page 7 Understanding Strategies Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  69. 69. Reflecting <ul><li>Metacognition </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  70. 70. Teacher’s Resource Page 17 Discussing the Text Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  71. 71. Assessment for Learning Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  72. 72. Teacher’s Resource Page 19 Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  73. 73. Teacher’s Resource BLM 5 Assessment for Learning Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  74. 74. Unit Flow Unit: ___________________________ Timeframe: ______________________ Observe Observe Key Questions & Rubric Modelling/ Shared How To Pages Understanding Strategies Applying Strategies Read-Aloud Focus Question Learning Goals Introductory Activity Assessment of Learning
  75. 75. Assessment for Learning: Collecting Evidence <ul><li>Observation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read Aloud: ( Six Billion of Us) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared Reading/Modelling: ( Now Playing Everywhere) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to Page: ( Making Connection) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding Strategies: ( A Global Citizen Is …) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Key Assessment Questions and/or Demonstration Task </li></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  76. 76. Assessment for Learning: Making Decisions Grade 8 – Sept 2008 Student Names Instruction Students who get it Students who need more scaffolding Students who don’t get it
  77. 77. Teacher’s Resource Page 18 What are the other kids doing? Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  78. 78. Teacher’s Resource Page 19 What are the other kids doing? Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  79. 79. Word Study and Vocabulary Development <ul><li>Vocabulary development is both an outcome of comprehension and a precursor to it, with word meanings making up as much as 70-80% of comprehension. </li></ul><ul><li>Direct instruction in vocabulary influences comprehension more than any other factor. </li></ul><ul><li>70% of the most frequently used words have multiple meanings </li></ul><ul><li>Meanings of 60% of multi-syllabic words can be inferred by analyzing word parts. </li></ul><ul><li>- Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, April 2007 </li></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  80. 80. Assessment for Learning: Making Decisions Grade 8 – Sept 2008 Student Names Instruction Students who get it Literacy Activities Students who need more scaffolding Literacy Activities Students who don’t get it Differentiated instruction in each lesson plan (DI: Readiness)
  81. 81. Differentiating Instruction in Nelson Literacy <ul><ul><li>Extra support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extra challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructional approach (Read Aloud, Shared, Guided and Independent Reading) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complexity of text </li></ul></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008 LEARNING STYLES
  82. 82. Teacher’s Resource Page 16 DI Readiness Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  83. 83. Teacher’s Resource Page 19 Next Steps Grade 8 – Sept 2008 “ It Takes A Village,” easy-average (poems) “ It Takes A Village,” easy-average (poems)
  84. 84. Guided and Independent Reading Grade 8 – Sept 2008 Applying the Strategies
  85. 85. Gradual Release of Responsibility Grade 8 – Sept 2008 High Support Low Support Moderate/Low Support Direct I talk, you listen I do, you watch Shared I do, you help Guided You do, I help Independent You talk, I listen You do, I watch
  86. 86. Differentiating Instruction in Nelson Literacy <ul><ul><li>Extra support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extra challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructional approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Read Aloud, Shared, Guided and Independent Reading) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complexity of text </li></ul></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008 LEARNING STYLES
  87. 87. Assessment for Learning: Making Decisions Grade 8 – Sept 2008 Student Names Instruction Students who get it Read Applying Strategies selections independently Students who need more scaffolding Use Applying Strategies selections in guided or shared reading group Students who don’t get it Literacy Activities Guided or Shared Reading
  88. 88. Unit Flow Unit: ___________________________ Timeframe: ______________________ Modelling/ Shared How To Pages Understanding Strategies Applying Strategies Read-Aloud Focus Question Learning Goals Introductory Activity Assessment of Learning
  89. 89. Student Instruction Book Page 8 Applying Strategies Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  90. 90. Student Instruction Book Page 12 Applying Strategies Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  91. 91. Student Instruction Book Page 21 Applying Strategies Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  92. 92. Teacher’s Resource Page 20 Guided Reading Lesson Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  93. 93. Teacher’s Resource Page 21 Guided Reading Lesson Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  94. 94. Audio/Video Package Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  95. 95. Teacher’s Resource Page 25 Assessment for Learning Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  96. 96. Teacher’s Resource BLM 6 Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  97. 97. Grade 8 – Sept 2008 Guided and Independent Reading Applying Strategies
  98. 98. Gradual Release of Responsibility Grade 8 – Sept 2008 High Support Low Support Moderate/Low Support Direct I talk, you listen I do, you watch Shared I do, you help Guided You do, I help Independent You talk, I listen You do, I watch
  99. 99. Differentiating Instruction in Nelson Literacy <ul><ul><li>Extra support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extra challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructional approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Read Aloud, Shared, Guided and Independent Reading) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complexity of text </li></ul></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  100. 100. Guided & Independent Reading Magazines Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  101. 101. Guided and Independent Reading Magazines <ul><li>Well-Below </li></ul><ul><li>Below </li></ul><ul><li>Average </li></ul><ul><li>Challenging </li></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  102. 102. Teacher’s Notes Guided and Independent Reading Magazine Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  103. 103. Connections to other Nelson Resources <ul><li>Mainsails </li></ul><ul><li>BOLDPRINT </li></ul><ul><li>Power Zone </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy Power </li></ul><ul><li>Write Traits </li></ul><ul><li>Language and Writing </li></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  104. 104. Unit Flow Unit: ___________________________ Timeframe: ______________________ Modelling/ Shared How To Pages Understanding Strategies Applying Strategies Read-Aloud Focus Question Learning Goals Introductory Activity Assessment of Learning
  105. 105. Transfer Your Learning Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  106. 106. Grade 8 – Sept 2008 “ Language Arts is the boot camp where we learn the skills that are practised in other subjects.” - Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs
  107. 107. Transparency Transfer Your Learning Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  108. 108. Student Instruction Book Page 54-56 Transfer Your Learning Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  109. 109. Explicit Instruction Grade 8 – Sept 2008 Read-Aloud Shared Reading Modelling Applying Strategies: Guided and Independent Reading Student Instruction Book Guided and Independent Reading Kit Resources in Book Room or Classroom Library Guided Practice Transparency Binder Student Instruction Book
  110. 110. Assessment of Learning Putting It All Together Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  111. 111. Unit Flow Unit: ___________________________ Timeframe: ______________________ Observe Observe Key Questions & Rubric Modelling/ Shared How To Pages Understanding Strategies Applying Strategies Read-Aloud Focus Question Learning Goals Introductory Activity Assessment of Learning
  112. 112. Teacher’s Resource Putting It All Together <ul><li>Sight Unseen Reading Passage </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Response Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Task </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment Rubrics </li></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  113. 113. Teacher’s Resource Page 115 Unit Assessment Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  114. 114. Teacher’s Resource BLM 16 (Page 1) Reading Passage Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  115. 115. Teacher’s Resource BLM 16 (Page 3) Reading Passage Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  116. 116. Teacher’s Resource BLM 17 Reading Response Rubric Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  117. 117. Teacher’s Resource BLM 18 (Page 2) Performance Task Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  118. 118. Teacher’s Resource BLM 19 Performance Task Rubric Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  119. 119. Assessment As Learning Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  120. 120. Assessment As Learning Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  121. 121. Components <ul><li>Transparencies for Shared Reading and Modelling </li></ul><ul><li>Student Instruction Books and Teacher’s Resource </li></ul><ul><li>Guided and Independent Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Audio/Video Package </li></ul><ul><li>Other Nelson Resources </li></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  122. 122. Grouping 2008 Grade 7-8
  123. 123. Unit Flow Unit: ___________________________ Timeframe: ______________________ Modelling/ Shared How To Pages Understanding Strategies Applying Strategies Read-Aloud Focus Question Learning Goals Introductory Activity Assessment of Learning
  124. 124. Grouping <ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>With what? </li></ul><ul><li>About what? </li></ul><ul><li>What do ‘they do”? </li></ul>2008 Grade 7-8
  125. 125. Assessment for Learning: Making Decisions 2008 Grade 7-8 Student Names Instruction Students who get it Read Applying Strategies selection independently Students who need more scaffolding Use Applying Strategies selection in guided or shared reading group Students who don’t get it Literacy Activities Guided or Shared Reading
  126. 126. Planning <ul><li>Find same grade level teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan your first steps on the “Unit Flow”. </li></ul><ul><li>Share your plans. </li></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  127. 127. Planning <ul><li>What is our next step? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>January 27 th </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>February 19 th </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>March 24 th </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>April 16 th </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May 5 th </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Full Day or Half Day? </li></ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul>Grade 8 – Sept 2008
  128. 128. Mutual Support Activity Group Scavenger Hunt <ul><li>Photos of family members (5 points each) </li></ul><ul><li>Buttons on clothing (2 points each) </li></ul><ul><li>Rings and earrings (5 points each) </li></ul><ul><li>Shoelaces (7 points each) </li></ul><ul><li>Zippers (10 points each) </li></ul><ul><li>Pieces of gum (8 points each) </li></ul><ul><li>Socks (10 points each) </li></ul><ul><li>Holes in socks (20 points each) </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic items (10 points each) </li></ul><ul><li>Watches (7 points each) </li></ul>

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