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Baltimore City Public School System Elementary Reading/Language Arts Professional Development. Office of Literacy Presenters: ISTs September. Outcomes For This Session. By the end of this session the participants will be able to: Review Lesson Design of the Open Court Reading Program
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By the end of this session the participants will be able to:
1. The ultimate goal of the Reading/Language Arts True False
VSC Alignment and Pacing Guide is to align HSA,
instruction and Open Court unit assessments in
elementary reading/language arts.
2. The Year-at-a Glance Pacing Guide provides True False
specific timeline information for grades
Pre-k, 1, 2, and 3 only.
3. The BCPSS Benchmark Assessment is administered True False
to grades 3-8 to assess skills taught each quarter.
4. All components of the Open Court Reading/Language True False
Arts Program should be taught daily.
5. The Reading/Language Arts time allocation is True False
165 minutes daily.
band or the red band.
7. Items in italics represent objectives that require True False
supplemental instruction prior to MSA.
8. The BCPSS/OCR Reading Assessments are True False
administered to grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4,
9. There are two forty minute workshops True False
in the lesson design of Open Court.
10. During the first workshop the teacher re-teaches True False small groups after the green band.
Teachers should use the information in the alignment document to augment instruction within the Open Court Reading Program. Only with this augmentation will students be fully prepared for the midyear administration of Maryland School Assessment in Reading. The pages that follow contain the entire Grade 4 Alignment Document. A Teacher Feedback Form is included on the final page.
At any point, a reader can have difficulty-even a good reader. A
good reader’s difficulties are usually short-lived when the observant
teacher notices and intervenes.
Other readers struggle with several elements of reading. They
function in the regular classroom, but they are
not comfortable reading.
Using Blending/Reading Words
Using Developing Oral Language
Using Dictation and Spelling
Lessons correspond to lessons in the
Teacher’s Edition in all Units
Lessons correspond to lessons in the Teacher’s Edition
in all Units