Marathon: ELAR Support Day #3

Region 18 Support Date: 4/7/16


Here's what to expect today:

  • Check in: where are we? where do we need to be?
  • Recap strategies, sites, and ideas
  • DIscuss best practices to target engagement

Reminder: Face to Face Training Round 3

Here's the link to Face to Face Training, Round 3 in January:

Reminder: Face to Face Training Round 2

Here's the link to Face to Face Training, Round 2 in October:

Reminder: Face to Face Training Round 1

Here's the link to Face to Face Training, Round 1 in August:

Austin's Butterfly: Modeling & Drafting

Austin's Butterfly: Building Excellence in Student Work - Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback

Other TIps from Kelly Gallagher We Discussed

  • Using Interesting infographics (response: what do you see? what DON'T you see? [eg: what questions do you still have?])
  • Writing every day AND modeling as a "butterfly" your OWN writing and thinking
  • embedding 1-2 min of revising and editing with writing AND modeling your own
  • using "butterfly" mentor texts for writing (eg: poem, dialogue examples to emphasize punctuation rules)
  • providing passages from pieces already read to practice grammar application

Check out these resources for Literacy & ELL support!

Writing: Following A Logical Progression of Thought

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TEKS Resource System

  • Resources: STAAR question stems

Resources Recall:

Resources Recall: [utilize the discussion questions built in!]

  • Recall CommonLit for thematic paired passages & making connections; update: new search feature AND amazing new updates: student pdf, new tabs: Media, Paired Text, Teacher Questions, mark Favorites

  • Don't forget Newsela for differentiated news articles by lexile level; update: new texts sets for other content areas & improved search feature [Paired Text Selections]

Tool Review: ImageThink Notes

  • Visual Notetaking & Summarizing
  • Classroom Application Ideas?
  • Here are a few of our own!
Expeditions: Take your students to places a school bus can't

Upcoming Training Opportunities:

Summer Literacy Academy

When: June 29 & 30

Where: CrossRoads Fellowship, Odessa

Cost: $100


2nd Annual Future Ready Technology Conference

When: Monday, June 6th

Where: Midland College

Cost: $100


Register here!

Laura Kile

Don't hesitate to contact me with follow up questions, requests for resources, and to share the great things that are happening in your classes!