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Moving Ahead...Power up your Instructional Strategies
Transcript of Moving Ahead...Power up your Instructional Strategies
Power Up Your Instructional Strategies
Jessica Garrison ed.D. and Melanie Kaibel
The Literacy Link www.theliteracylink.wordpress.com
Know where your students are
Provide INTENTIONAL support daily
Record your data
Share data with your students
Analyze your data
Tips for Inspired Instruction-
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)
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."
Capturing Student Attention
Drawing out prior knowledge
Reviewing and checking understanding
DO THE WORK
~an active response journal; can be ideal formative assessment tools
Help students understand this is an opportunity to clarify and develop thinking without worrying about grades
Write in logs DAILY
As often as possible, have students share responses
Connect student responses to a larger class discussion, recording ideas, exploring further
Make formative observations daily to adjust instruction or provide more individual support
Regularly comment on student logs, focus on a single entry asking specific questions, express appreciation
Prompt Students to
& After reading
Write in Learning Logs to...
Engaging Student Interest
Activating Prior knowledge
Check for Understanding
To Spur Creative Thinking
Foster analysis and critical thinking
Encourage personal connections to content
Support Student Reflection
~helps students to focus their writing on important ideas, preventing students from getting stuck
Free Write tool
1. After reading, ask students to write the most important ideas
2. Students meet in pairs to share ideas and AGREE on important ideas
Stop and Jots DON"T STOP WRITING
3. Pair of the pairs in groups of 4, the group must come up with idea that is most important...collect ideas, share, record.
4. ALL students free write about the big idea for 3-5 minutes...If stuck- write about why stuck
5. Students return to groups, share responses
6. Whole Class Discussion
Capture Student Interest
Background Knowledge- Connections
~After discussion about hook, BRIDGE discussion to lesson
Explain the strategy's Purpose and students' role in the strategy
Teach the Thinking Embedded in the Strategy
WHAT DO YOU WANT STUDENTS TO KNOW??
How will you know if they learned it?
What will you do...if they didn't or did?
Take the time to tell students the name of the strategy.
Explain how it works
Explain why it is important
Research Shows that teaching
the steps and making
expectations clear enable
students to use
COLLECTING & EVALUATING EVIDENCE
Discuss what evidence is...
When and how it is used...
Difference between using evidence and not...
Model what good evidence sounds like...
Pull together what they have learned and Transfer that learning to a new context
Connection, Build upon discussion
Think about the PROCESS
How did this activity help us understand?
Help you plan your writing?
What might you do differently next time?
Encourage students STOP and THINK about the ?
~Write ? on the board
~Ask students to repeat ?
~Encourage students to imagine possible answers
S- Silence/Wait Time
C H R Y S A N T H E M U M
What would the Pilgrims
think about Thanksgiving