West Jefferson High School Spring 2011 GEE 21 Results Standard 7: Standard 5: Standard 6: Standard 1 Standard 3: Apply Standard 2: Locate, Read, Read, Use reasoningSubgroup Write select, and analyze and comprehend conventions and competently synthesize respond to and respond of language problem- information literature solving skillsBlack 57% 66% 58% 59% 40% 53%LEP 33% 46% 39% 39% 25% 32%SpEd 52% 63% 45% 57% 30% 42% Standard in Red indicate areas of weakness. These are areas that should be the focus of instructional interventions. Standard in Yellow indicate areas of possible strength. These areas should be reinforced to support each subgroup.
IntegrationOf Literacy StrategiesInstruction that integrates reading and writing content and skills with other core subjects to increase knowledge in both areas
Action Plan What? • Schoolwide implementation of Literacy Strategies. Outlined with explanations and examples on the wiki. When? • Strategies can be taught monthly or bi- weekly How? • PLC meetings and wiki can be used to share and discuss strategies uses.
Our School Goal is to increase test scores for ALL students.
Working Across the Curriculum will… Raise achievement Narrow achievement gaps Boost attendance and engagement Augment teacher effectiveness Improve school climate Build community support
Will work best when we• Share the “Big Idea” with our students• Use real-world content• Collaborate and share with one another• Use standards-based Instruction
To be used• GISTing• RAFT writing• Split Page Notebook• RAGE+C writing
GISTing • The ability to summarize is perhaps the most important subskill involved in comprehension. • But it is a difficult skill to teach. Students are prone to say too little or too much in their summaries. • GISTing is an excellent strategy for helping students paraphrase and summarize essential information. It requires them to limit the gist of a paragraph to a set number of words.
RAFT writing • Once students have acquired new content information and concepts they need opportunities to rework, apply, and extend their understandings. • RAFT writing gives students the freedom to project themselves into unique roles and look at content from unique perspectives. • RAFT writing can be used to explain processes, describe a point of view, envision a potential job or assignment, or solve a problem.
Split Page Notebook • Notetaking is an essential skill students must develop in order to be effective readers and learners in the content areas. • Draw a straight line from top to bottom of a piece of paper so that the page will be split into one-third/two-thirds. • In the left column write big ideas, key dates, names, etc. and supporting information is written in the right column.
RAGE+C • Restate the Question as an Answer • Give Evidence (context, quote, citation) • Explain how the context, quote, or citation proves your answer • Conclude your thoughts (make a connection to what you have read to other things: books, movies, personal experiences, etc.)