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  • 12-15 Kelly
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  • Third Grade Coffee 2011

    1. 1. WELCOME TO<br />THIRD GRADE<br />
    2. 2. Social Studies and Science Projects<br />Increased research skills using books and internet <br />Sites available through third grade home page<br />Cooperative learning as well as independent assignments<br />Writing skills and content reading comprehension improved<br />Ongoing assessment for both group and individual work<br />Library and Computer Lab facilitate curriculum agenda<br />
    3. 3. Animations, photographs and illustrations<br />Adjustable reading levels<br />Narrated videos<br />Used in classroom and at home<br />Podcast enabled – MP3 format<br />Lessons correlated to Berkeley Science Standards<br />Science Power <br />
    4. 4. Enhance classroom learning and special projects<br />Focus to incorporate technology into curriculum<br />Students build technology and keyboarding skills <br />Use state-of-the-art hardware and software (Web 2.0 applications) <br />Computer Lab with Mrs. Driscoll<br />
    5. 5. Rubric Based Assessment<br />Most projects are rubric – based<br />Students earn points in each category<br />Empowers students to take charge of their progress<br />
    6. 6. Reading Instruction<br />Shift from learning to read to reading to learn<br />Exposure to a variety of genres<br />Comprehension and analysis of text<br />Responding to text, Literature Circles<br />Self-selected reading<br />
    7. 7. Independent Reading<br />D.E.A.R. time and at-home reading <br />Buccaneer Book list <br />Long term and short term goals <br />Student conferences with teacher<br />Assessment of independent reading<br />
    8. 8. Spelling<br />Name a career where an employee is asked to list ten to fifteen words in a column without using spell check or any other resource <br />Spelling is a tool used to communicate in writing. <br />
    9. 9. Spelling<br />Friday test - 100% correct<br />1. always<br />2. correctly<br />3. usually<br />4. transfer<br />5. writing<br />
    10. 10. Writing sample, 2 wks later<br />I allwayes spell my words correktly on my Friday test, but it ushualeydosenttransfir to my daily writeing<br />
    11. 11. Spelling<br />Not an isolated subject<br />Students use tools & resources to spell words<br />Transfer into daily writing <br />Student accountability<br />Dictation assessment<br />
    12. 12. Language Arts- Writing<br />
    13. 13. RUBRICSScore 1-5<br />*Rubrics cover 3-4 important strands of each trait.<br />*Students score anonymous stories before being scored themselves.<br />
    14. 14. Language Arts<br />Grammar (varied lessons, games, practice)<br />Wordly Wise – two week rotation<br />At-home practice can be found online<br />
    15. 15. Every Day Math<br />Research-based curriculum<br />How students learn<br />Extensively researched and field <br /> tested<br />Basic skills and conceptual thinking <br />Add, subtract, multiply, fractions, decimals, etc.<br />Evaluate/assess problems<br />
    16. 16. You can expect to see…<br />A hands-on, problem solving<br /> approach<br />Students encouraged to solve problems in multiple ways to fill their arsenal of strategies<br />Instruction that revisits concepts regularly<br />
    17. 17. <ul><li>"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..." — Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)
    18. 18. "Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!" — Dr. Seuss</li></ul>Words of Wisdom<br />
    19. 19. Questions?<br />