Homework? Time to Bond or Time to Run??
The Change • Oklahoma has used PASS skills for state testing standards • Curriculum was written to be compatible with those PASS skills • Oklahoma is now using the National Common Core Standards • Curriculum had to be changed to meet the National standards
What this means to us? The Familiar The Unfamiliar Lessons are constructed differently Terminology Addend Equality Coordinate graph Remainder Divisor “Right Type of Writing” Vowel Rules Word Connotations • Math • Writing • Reading • Science • Social Studies • Content
Math Vocabulary & Concepts The district uses 3 types of curriculum
Pre-K and Kindergarten • Pre-K and Kindergarten use Everyday Math • There is wonderful on-line support page for parents and children • http://em-ccss.everydaymathonline.com
First and Second Grade • First and Second Grade uses Math Connects • http://macmillanmh.com/math/mathconnects/ok This website also has student help, along with parental help for homework It provides vocabulary, on-line games and activities, lesson reviews, and quizzes for each chapter and lesson.
Third through Fifth Grade • The upper elementary grades use Scott Foresman Math • For online help and games you can access the Everyday Math website and Math Connects website • http://em-ccss.everydaymathonline.com • http://macmillanmh.com/math/mathconnects/ok • There are several math on-line game websites, as well as apps for the Apple products. • McGraw-Hill has a set of math apps for pre-K through 5th grade
Math Vocabulary • In the three curriculum sets the concept for teaching math is the same as what we learned • The content, lesson plans are written differently • The main difference is the vocabulary • In McLaughlin’s book he gives several examples of the vocabulary changes
Some Examples • Addend - one of two or more numbers added together to find a sum: 2+3=5 • Minuend – the number being subtracted: 5-3=2 • Subtrahend – the number being subtracted: 5-3=2 • Difference/Remainder = new number left after the subtraction: 5-3=2 • Product – the answer when numbers are multiplied together: 2x5=10 • Dividend – number that is divided by the divisor: 360\10=36 • Divisor- the number that is divided into the dividend: 360\10=36 • Quotient- the answer when numbers are divided: 360\10=36
“Right Kind of Writing” What does this mean? Two Major types of writing 1. Writing about Reading 2. Writing
Writing about Reading • There are four genres and within each genre there are three goals • The three goals are what our children need to be striving towards in their writing • Thinking within the Text • Thinking beyond the Text • Thinking about the Text
Functional Writing • This includes oral discussion and presentation, you are writing “to get the job done.” • Examples • Note & sketches • Short Writes • Graphic Organizers • Letters • Diaries/Journals
Narrative Writing • This tells a story • Example • Summary • Cartoon/storyboarding
Informative Writing • This organizes facts into a coherent whole • Examples • Author Study • Illustrator Study • Interview • “How To” • “All about”
Poetic Writing • This is selecting and arranging words to convey meaning that evokes feeling and sensory imagery
Writing • “Writing” to write plays a more leading role in the education of our children • There are four parts to “Writing” • Shared writing-when teachers and students compose their writing together, which leads to to discussion
Writing cont… • Interactive Writing-is identical and proceeds as Shared writing. • The exception is the teacher will invite a child to contribute to one part of writing, ex: ( child writing a letter or a word) • Modeled Writing- is used in all grades, the teacher demonstrates a particular writing genre and the student uses it to model her own.
Writing…. • The last genre of “Writing” is the Purpose & Genre • Within this genre there are four sub-genres which have up to five purposes
Narrative • A story, with a beginning, series of events, and ending • Memoir • Short fiction • Biography • This type of writing is used grades from Pre-K and up
Informational Genre • Tells about information from facts • Literary Non-Fiction; in the form of reports and textbooks • How to produce interesting, literary non-fiction focusing on a topic • Is preferred in older grades • Expository Non-Fiction; features an article or report, which focuses on one or more aspects • Also preferred in older grades
Informational Genre….. • Essay- an opinion editorial-begins in upper elementary • Short Literary Composition • States a point of view • Analytical • Critical • Persuasive
Poetic • Used to express feelings, sensory images, ideas or stories • Traditional Rhymes • Songs • Verses • Free Verse; lyric, narrative, limerick • Concrete Poetry; haiku, list poems, formula poems • This is used in all grades
Functional Genres • To perform a practical task, from a simple communication to a sophisticated letter • Friendly letters • Formal letters • Lists & Procedures • Test Writing • Writing about Reading • This is used in all grades
Personal Resources • “Vocabulary Games for Classroom,” by Carleton • http://www.factmonster.com/homework/writingskills1.html • http://www.meddybemps.com/7.22.html • This is an excellent site for younger school-age children • http://www.schoolfamily.com/school-family-articles/article/10688-help-your-child-build-writing-skills • http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/grade-4.html • http://www.ixl.com/promo?partner=google&phrase=Summer%20Math%20-%20Flash%20Ad&gclid=COe_gJqc9asCFacEQAod4wJsJg • http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=2147483782