The School Leaders' Edition: April 3rd-10th
SBAC Lesson Video: Pacing and Flow
This video of Rachel Smallwood (G4, RDP) , one of the SBAC planning specialists, demonstrates what the flow of this lessons should look like. Note how the the I Do and the We Do not take more than 30 minutes. The You Do is then worked on during literacy workstations.
Use this video with your teachers as you model or observe SBAC meetings and/or lead PD this week.
Annotated SBAC Notes
Here are some photos and a copy of these annotated notes.
SBAC Student Facing Notes
As we go into this upcoming week, here are a few things we ask that you please note for your teachers to best set our Rocketeers up for success.
In order to transfer more of the cognitive load onto students to find the genre and thinking job, the table that you saw in Week 1 plans with the thinking job and genre written out should not be shown to students in this upcoming week. Instead, teachers should state the following key points and model for your students how to find the genre and thinking job:
Key points for finding genre:
Good readers always infer what the genre is before reading. When we infer the genre, we:
- Look for clues, which include
- Pictures and text features
- The first and last paragraphs
- Think about what we know about different genres
- Put our clues and what we know about different genres to come up with a genre for this text
Key points for determining the thinking job:
Good readers always think about thinking jobs for different genres. When we find our thinking job, we:
- Think about what genre this text is
- Remember the most important questions we should ask ourselves as we read the text and annotate
Once each of these key points are stated, your teachers can then work with your students to identify the exact genre and thinking job for the text. In order to support you, we have made student facing SBAC prep plans for next week. These student facing plans can be found at the same Box links and will include blank tables so that students can fill in the exact genre/thinking job after teachers deliver the key points/teacher model.
Teachers may continue to use the teacher-facing versions just for their reference. Additionally, our fabulous planning specialists will include these blank tables and answers for the right genre/thinking job in teacher facing plans in Week 3 plans and onwards.
Please reach out if you have any questions, and we look forward to seeing students engaging in this thinking work for genres/thinking jobs next week in your classrooms!