Reading Specialist Summer 2014

LE 2: Teaching-Learning Critical Pathways

Critical Friends Protocol

Learning Goals & Success Criteria

  • provide a clear focus
  • co-constructed with students
  • basis for ongoing descriptive feedback
  • consistency with reading expectations

TLCP Relating to Reading

TLCPs provide teachers with a model or process to manage their instruction in the most expert way possible.


How This Relates to Reading:

• Provide students with a variety of rich texts and resources upon which to build their reading skills

• Use a wide range of high yield strategies that promote student growth in reading and support the identified area(s) of student need

• Have students complete an agreed-upon culminating reading task which can be used for moderated assessment


TLCPs identify students’ greatest area of need a ‘big idea’ that will engage students.


How This Relates to Reading:

• Identify critical reading strategies students need to acquire

• Choose something that is relevant to reading that the students need to focus on (e.g. making connections, inferring) and collaboratively decide upon a big idea/focus that will engage students


TLCPs provide students with many opportunities to develop and demonstrate their deep thinking.


How This Relates to Reading:

• Use a wide range of high yield strategies that support the identified area of student need

• Differentiate reading instruction to meet the needs of all students


TLCPs provide opportunity for both staff and students to reflect on learning and teaching.


How This Relates to Reading:

• Sharing reading teaching practices with colleagues

• Sharing evidence of student learning by posting actual student reading results on a classroom data wall to be analyzed by students and school data wall to be analyzed by staff

• Collaborative assessment of student reading (DRAs and other reading assessment results)

• Use common reading rubrics throughout grades/divisions

• Have students discuss what reading strategies they found most helpful to support their thinking


TLCPs conclude with next steps that contribute to the next TLCP and school-wide changes.


How This Relates to Reading:

• Have students complete an agreed-upon culminating reading task which can be used for moderated assessment and use the results to plan for the next TLCP reading focus

TLCP Brochure

Thank you to Stacey! She included a snapshot of her brochure so I was able to post it here easily. Unfortunately I am unable to link files to this flyer so I have not included others.
If you would like to share your brochures with each other, feel free to add them to the "Resources" section on our course page.
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Carrie's Webcast

Yay, someone in the course chose to create a webcast. Thanks for sharing this with the group, Carrie.
Video CR

Dr. Carol Dweck - Growth Mindset

How to Help Every Child Fulfil Their Potential - Carol Dweck