In November and December, I have been able to:
- help plan out reading and writing units
- co-teach writing lessons
- collaboratively analyze student work to determine strengths and next steps
- work with teachers to pinpoint specific strategies needed for small group instruction and set goals for student success
I appreciate those of you who have stepped outside your comfort zone and allowed me into your classroom. For me, it's exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. While I am not perfect, I have a lot to learn, have made many mistakes along the way, but I use each experience to make the next one even better.
As you wrap up units and begin to think about new ones, here are some ways we can work together. If you have an idea that isn't listed below, don't hesitate to ask!
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We can look at strengths of your students and determine next steps. We'll work together to design a series of lessons to help students reach their goals.
All this Data!
We can work together to look at your student data in reading (Galileo, Pre/Post Tests, Running Records) or writing (On Demands, works in progress). We'll narrow the focus to best meet the needs of your students.
Create a calendar plan of reading or writing unit sessions. Align sessions with our MO Learning Standards. Think about the biggest bang for our buck. Think about what our kids need and match instruction to meet those needs.
If/Then Unit Planning
Maybe you have questions about why these units are available, how you do these units, or even how to make it more fun for kids. We can look at a future If/Then unit and customize it for your grade.
Learning Progressions for Student Ownership
Help students see and understand what is expected of them in reading and writing. We can look at the progressions for your unit and build in time for kids to analyze their own progress towards the goals. We can identify ways to build these progressions into your weekly lessons.
With so many cool ways to use 365 in the classroom, we can identify ways to use speech-to-text tools for writing and editing, record students reading for fluency, or even take a risk and try out digital portfolio ideas using SeeSaw.