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P r e p pathways resources for easy planning a multi grade tool for grades 1 4

P.R.E.PPathways Resources for Easy PlanningA Multi-grade Tool for Grades 1-4

Lynal Ingham

Co-Chair Summer Committee

Chicago, 2009

What is it and why
What is it and Why?

  • NAD response to the needs of multi-grade teachers

  • Designed to assist teachers of grades 1-4 in organization and planning of the Pathways curriculum

  • Available in digital format and NAD Pathways website

  • Direct link from the Pacific Union Elementary website

Finding p r e p
Finding P.R.E.P.

  • http://paucedu.adventistfaith.org/

  • http://pathways.nadeducation.org/

What does p r e p offer
What does P.R.E.P. offer?

  • Sample Planning Documents

    • Multi-grade Master Planning Guide

    • Planning and Progress Check List

  • Theme Book Selections List and Planning Checklist

  • Theme Overview and Theme Support*

  • Sample Lesson Plans and Templates*

  • Instructional Strategies*

    • Includes website resources and FAQs

      *Detailed description to follow.

  • Master planning by theme the meat includes the following for each of the 9 pathways themes
    Master Planning By Theme (The “Meat”)Includes the following for each of the 9 Pathways Themes:

    • Book Synopses

    • Theme Booklists

    • Multi-grade Master Planning Guides

    • Planning and Progress Check Lists

    • Mini Lessons – Reading and Writing

    • Daily Oral Language Sentences

    • Spelling

    • Word Wall Words

    • Theme Board Words

    Multi grade master planning guide
    Multi-grade Master Planning Guide

    • Two Master Planning Guides per theme:

      • Grades 1 & 2

      • Grades 3 & 4

  • Skills grouped by Pathways 5 Main Targets:

    • Target 1: Extended Reading and Writng

    • Target 2: Comprehending, Studying and Evaluating Ideas

    • Target 3: Reference Skills

    • Target 4: Word Study

    • Target 5: Sentence Skills

  • Then they are divided under 4 categories:

    • Skills Assessed in this Theme

    • Pathways Resources for Skills Assessed

    • Assessment Suggestions for Skills Assessed

    • Skills Taught, but Not Assessed in this Theme

  • All skills are correlated to the following resources – DLG, DOL, Blackline Master,Teacher’s Manual, Writer’s Handbook

  • Planning and progress check lists
    Planning and Progress Check Lists

    • Versatile Use

      • Teacher Planning

      • Student Progress Tracking – can indicate if a child has/has not been exposed to the skill or if the skill has been mastered

  • Identifies Target Skills taught in each Grade Level:

    • Indicates assessed target skills, as well as

    • Target skills taught but not assessed

  • Column for Recording Method of Assessment

  • Sample lesson plans and templates
    Sample Lesson Plans and Templates

    • Yearly Plan Sample

      • Sample of one teacher’s yearly plan to allow for all 9 themes. (Takes into account vacation days, testing, etc. This teacher teaches grades 1-8.)

  • Weekly Plans

    • Three examples of plans for an entire theme. (K-2, 1-4 and 1-8 classrooms)

  • Templates

    • To be used for planning

    • Word format for ease of use

      *Cycle charts and sample schedules are being considered.

  • Instructional strategies
    Instructional Strategies

    • Guided Reading

      • Resources, Essential Lesson Elements, Assessment and Group Management

  • Spelling and Handwriting

    • Suggestions and On-line Resources

  • Literacy for Kindergarten

    • 34 Strategies for Teachers with a Kindergarten Combination

  • Web Resources

    • Resource address, cost – if any, description and rating

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • P r e p summary
    P.R.E.P Summary

    • Helps to focus on target skills.

    • Assists teachers in quickly locating instructional helps for target skills in the Pathways curriculum.

    • Supports teachers as they focus on accountability for student learning.

    • Provides strategies and approaches for classrooms that don’t fit into the “mold”.

    • Includes easily adaptable templates for planning.

    • Materials offered in electronic form and with internet support for ease of use.

    P r e p pathways resources for easy planning a multi grade tool for grades 1 4

    Debra Fryson, CoordinatorAssociate DirectorNorth American Division

    Martha L. D. Havens, ChairAssociate Director of Elementary

    Pacific Union Conference

    Lynal Ingham, Co-Chair

    Associate Superintendent

    Northern California Conference

    Beth Bankes, Teacher, Grades 3-5

    Rocky Knoll School

    Chesapeake Conference

    Barbara Hukill, Teacher, Grades 1-8

    Prattville Elementary School

    Michigan Conference

    Heidi Jorgenson, Teacher, Grades 1-4

    Foster-Moore Christian School

    Central California Conference

    Miki Nelson, Teacher, Grades K-8

    Maui Adventist School

    Hawaii Conference

    Cindy Patten, Teacher, Grades 1-8

    Libby Adventist Christian School

    Montana Conference


    The Pathways Resource for Easy Planning (P.R.E.P.) a Multi-grade Tool for Grades 1-4, was developed by the North America Division Summer Committee held in Chicago on June 09’. Appreciation is extended to the committee members for giving of their time and expertise while completing this project.