A framework to move from common core to classroom practice November 25-26, 2013 Kentucky Intro and Session B (Revisit LDC). Overview of the Sessions. Norms. What are some working agreements you would request of all participants to make today as productive as possible?. Schedule for the Day.
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November 25-26, 2013
Intro and Session B (Revisit LDC)
Instructional Shifts Required by the Common Core
an instructional strategy
9:15 – 11:30
Session A – New to LDC
Session B – Revisiting LDC
A Look at LDC in the Classroom by the Common Core
Literacy Matters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5EnOVjRPGI
Task 14 – Informational/Description
[Insert question]After reading ________ (literature or informational texts), write ________ (essay, report, or substitutes) that describes ________ (content) and addresses the question. Support your discussion with evidence from the text(s).
Are effects of colonialism in Africa still seen today? After reading informational texts, write an essay in which you describe current issues of AIDS, hunger, genocide in Africa. Support your discussion with evidence from the texts.
EC3 – Informational/Description
After reading _____ (informational texts) on _________ (content), draw*/write a _________ (report or substitute) that describes __________ (content). Use what you know from _________ (text) to draw*write your response.
Worms are amazing animals. After reading silly stories about worms, draw and write a labeled diagram that describes characteristics, homes, eating habits, and interesting facts about worms. Color your picture.
2 – Argumentative/Analysis
(Insert question.) After reading ______________ write ____________ that addresses the question and support your position with evidence from the texts. L2 Be sure to include competing views. L3 Give examples from past or current events or issues to illustrate and clarify your position.
Which is a more effective strategy for schools to adopt to positively impact a healthy lifestyle for adolescents: Increasing physical activity within the school day or decreasing unhealthy foods within the school day? After reading informational texts and multimedia resources, write an essay that addresses the question and support your position with evidence from the texts.
Mother to Son
The teaching of reading is a complex, multilayered effort that requires the orchestration of a myriad of intentional instructional decisions and a variety of instructional techniques…. Organized around the gradual release of responsibility, a comprehensive literacy framework serves as a roadmap to assure teachers provide all students opportunities for the modeling, guided practice, and independent practice necessary to acquire the new and higher-level skills that will allow them to master grade-level text.
- Aspen 2012
Reading closely is the ultimate goal of all reading instruction.Close Reading:
It is important that we have a solid understanding of text complexity and text dependent questions.
…refer to those aspects of text complexity, such as word length or frequency, sentence length, and text cohesion, that are difficult … for a human reader to evaluate efficiently… and are thus today typically measured by computer software
…refer to those aspects of text complexity best measured or only measurable by an attentive human reader, such as levels of meaning or purpose; structure; language conventionality and clarity; and knowledge demands.
…variables specific to particular readers (such as motivation, knowledge, and experiences) and to particular tasks (such as purpose and the complexity of the task assigned and the questions posed) must also be considered… Such assessments are best made by teachers employing their professional judgment, experience, and knowledge of their students and the subject.
- a strategy to support students in reading closely
What instruction.makes Casey’s experiences at bat humorous?
What can you infer from King’sletter about the letter that he received?
“The Gettysburg Address” mentions the year 1776. According to Lincoln’s speech, why is this year significant to the events described in the speech?Non-Examples and Examples
In “Casey at the Bat,” Casey strikes out. Describe a time when you failed at something.
In “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” Dr. King discusses nonviolent protest. Discuss, in writing, a time when you wanted to fight against something that you felt was unfair.
In “The Gettysburg Address” Lincoln says the nation is dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Why is equality an important value to promote?
When you're writing or reviewing a set of questions,consider the following three categories:
Which words should be taught?
Which words should get more time and attention?
Text-dependent questions can be crafted to point students’ attention to features of text that enhance understanding
When thinking about the syntax and structure of this text, what sections could be targeted for text-dependent questions?
when she initially saw the rabbit? What
subsequent events led to her feeling
“what is the use of a book… without
pictures or conversation?” What does
that sentence reveal about her?
Alice’s eye in the third paragraph?
the third paragraph pivot? How does that
change the initial meaning of the paragraph
and channel it in a new direction?
Mother to Son
The word gist is defined as "the main or essential part of a matter."
How is LDC a strategy for
implementing the Common Core?
Write the GIST in EXACTLY 25 words!