Newsletter: December 20, 2018 - Year 4

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Congratulations on a wonderful first semester of the 2018-2019 school year. We are so excited by the accomplishments our students are making day by day! Take a moment to reflect on some of the BIG things we've done:

  • Unpacked our literacy standards down to the specificity in weekly PLC's
  • Studied student work in order to reteach precisely the skill they needed
  • Instituted 20 minutes of daily high success reading for every child
  • Differentiated instruction through guided reading to accelerate reading levels
  • Built in a writing block that gives students opportunities to review authentic writing and practice grammar skills authentically
  • Tightened our instruction through alignment of content and rigor
  • Used aggressive monitoring to ensure that we support students to practice with high expectations and receive feedback in the moment

Whew! That's a lot of momentum for one semester!

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Winter Reading

Ready to settle in with a good book this winter break? Here are a few suggestions from your ACE Core Team Joyce, Brittany and Shatara:

Something Professional:

Something Fun:

Something for the kids:

4th Six Weeks IPCs Updated!

Istation Update

The MOY window for Istation testing grades K-2 will open January 8. Please ensure a good testing environment for valid data to be collected. This will be an important indicator of our growth and acceleration.

Grades 3-5 will also find this assessment a helpful tool in ensuring best fit books during guided reading as students return from winter break!

Upcoming Professional Development

ACE Team Thursday- Literacy 3-8

Thursday, Jan. 24th 2019 at 4pm

2940 Singleton Boulevard

Dallas, TX

In our next ACE Team Literacy Thursday we have exciting new resources to share as we roll into spring semester. We will look at unpacking and annotating genres in authentic and engaging ways. We'll also look at differentiating the work post-ACP.
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