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Common Core Essential Strategies

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Transcript of Common Core Essential Strategies

Essential Strategies
for Achieving Success with the Common Core

Step 1
Understanding Common Core
Step 2
Tips for Inspired Instruction-
Motivating Learners

Step 3
The CORE six Learning Strategies
Essential Strategies...
Good For Teachers, Good for Students, Good for Schools
The Literacy Link
Jessica Garrison Ed.D. and Christi Branson
theliteracylink.net@gmail.com

Background and Research
Benefits
Compare and Contrast
Inductive Learning
Circle of Knowledge
Write to Learn
Vocabulary's Code
Reading for Meaning
What do Great Readers DO when they read???
In a Nutshell
Behind
the Research
Classroom Implementation
Build memories and bring similarities and differences into sharp focus
In a Nutshell
Behind the Research
Classroom Implementation
In a Nutshell
Behind the Research
Classroom
Implementation
In a Nutshell
Behind the Research
Classroom Implementation
In a Nutshell
Behind the Research
Classroom Implementation
In a Nutshell
Behind the Research
Classroom Implementation
Building skills
Before
During
After
Text Complexity
Evidence
Core reading skills
What it takes to read for meaning
Active Reading
Thinking and Reading Skills
Teach Comprehension Skills
Identify a
Short Text
Generate a
List of Statements
-Introduce Topic

-Preview Statements BEFORE reading

-Encourage thinking and predicting

Record Evidence
DURING and AFTER
Discuss Evidence
Small Group
and
Whole Class
Evaluate
Understanding
Comparative

"Comparative thinking strategies...SINGLE most effective way to raise student achievement," (Marzano 2001)
Pitfalls...
Evaluation, comparisons AFTER learning only
Provide a Clear Purpose for Learning.

Students don't know what to look for
Provide Clear Criteria to focus on relevant information
Inefficient way to organize and visualize information
Top Hat
Organizer
Students rush into comparing before knowing all characteristics
Description Phase
Comparing and Contrasting as the end of the process
Use higher-order questions to draw conclusions and extend thinking
No application or transfer to learning

Challenge Students to put their learning to use
More alike or more different?
Description
Hook
Criteria
Describe
Comparison
Using descriptions and criteria from identify similarities and differences
Line up differences
(Top Hat Organizer)
Conclusion
Most important difference? Causes and effects?
Conclusions?
Application
Create a product or complete a task
Reflection
-Inference
-Evidence
-Academic Vocab
Emphasis on memorization
Critical and Conceptional Thinking
Discover relationships between BIG IDEAS
Classify
Information
Generate
Test Hypotheses
Identify
Key Words
Model Labeling and Grouping terms
Analyze the items
Descriptively
Label the groups
Make Predictions or Hypotheses
Reflect
and Discuss
-Effective Oral Communication
-Speaking and Listening
-Discussions to build
collaborative cultures
"Students in discussion rich classrooms experience real academic and social benefits; deeper comprehension, greater empathy and respect for their peers and an increased ability to handle rigorous content" (Polite & Adams, 1997)
Essential Criteria for Successful discussion...
High Degree of Student Participation
Strong Focus on Essential Content
High Levels of Thinking
SYNTHESIZE
Student Learning
REFLECT
Record and Summarize
Prompt Discussion
"KINDLE" responses
Sharpen the Focus...Pose Questions
Allow Time
to STOP and THINK
SPARK the discussion
Provisional
Readable
Polished
-Develops Higher
Order Thinking Skills
--High quality
written responses
-Wide Range of
tools and formats
In over 100 studies done, WRITING "is the skill most directly related to improved scores in reading, social studies, science and mathematics" (Douglas Reeves 2002)
Writing brings...
"ENGAGMENT
INTEREST and FUN" (Reeves 2002)
David Connely, 2007 states, "If we could institute only one change to make students more college ready, it should be to increase the amount and quality of writing students are expected to produce."
Quality
Quantity
*Provisional
*Readable
*Polished
3 Kinds of Writing

Form of quick writing- Brainstorming

Learning tool for
-capturing student interest
-draw out prior knowledge
-review or check understanding
-reflection
-promote thinking
Assessment
Criteria
---Participation- Do the writing
---Possibly require a # of ideas
Learning Log
Free Write
Reflection writing
Goal Writing

Develop an organizational structure for their ideas
Classroom essay test or assignment
Intended for an audience (usually the teacher)
Argument Informative/explanatory Comparison
Narrative Description
Analysis(textual or mathematical)

Text Types
Writing frame
Building Writing
Constructed Response
Full writing process

Complete a final draft
Read aloud draft to an audience for feedback
Writing Folders
Writer's Club
Writing Partners

Assessment
Criteria
Less attention to mechanics,
focus on organization of main ideas and supporting details, quality of thinking
Assessment
Criteria
Specific Rubric and Detailed criteria provided to students prior to writing
Progressive Phases
DIRECT
Foundational Skill
Fuels Learning
General Academic
Domain Specific


C.O.D.E
Marzano points out that 'direct vocabulary instruction is one of the single best instructional decisions.'
Develop an approach to Vocab Instruction
Important Academic Terms vs. HFW lists
Multiple
Exposures
Interact
in multiple
ways
Think deeply
using strategies
Word Wall

Power Decoding

Associations

Glossary

Word Catcher

See it, Say it, Show it, Store it

CONNECT
Prioritizing Vocab

Concept Maps

Fist Lists

Word Spiders

Word Banks

Group and Label

A Diagram to Die For
Organize
Deep-Process
Vocab Games

Use it or Lose it

Vocab Carousel

Practice Makes Perfect

Three's a Crowd

Peer Practice
Exercise
Visualizing

Storytelling

Metaphors and Similes

Defining Characteristics

Etymologies

Three Way Tie
Our Learning
-Understanding the Common Core
-Essential Teaching Strategies
-The Core Six Learning Strategies
The Common Core requires...
A Clear and Committed Response from teachers and their schools.

(Heidi, Hayes, Jacobs).
Goals of the Common Core
Fewer, higher, clearer to best drive effective practice;
Aligned with college and work expectations,
Inclusive of rigorous content and applications of knowledge through higher order skills
Internationally bench-marked
Research and Evidence Based
'Preparing all students for the 21st Century'
Rally Table

Roundtable
Consensus
Pairs Compare
Kagan Structures
Cooperative Learning Strategies
Mix-Pair-Share
Stand Up
Hand Up
Pair Up

Jot Thoughts
RESOURCES
www.changetheodds.org (cross-walk documents)
http://insidemathematics.org (classroom examples, resources)
http://www.mcrel.org/standards-benchmarks (standards)

THINK-
WRITE-
ROUND ROBIN
Planning Considerations
Learning Tools
FINAL THOUGHTS...
Be a TRUE PLC...learn together, share best practices and ideas and help every member improve
Commit!
Be the learner- model the practice!
Thank You!
INSIDE OUTSIDE CIRCLE
Find Someone WHO

Q-SPACE

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
September 22, 2014
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