SIM/CLC at Paredes Middle School
An overview for new teachers
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What is RaiseUp Texas?
➢Build deep conceptual learning and critical thinking skills for all students;
“Learn how to learn” by using SIM (Strategic Instructional Model) strategies.
➢All classrooms, all subjects, all teachers
➢With integrated, individualized interventions and supports for all struggling students
Where did SIM come from?
KUCRL Mission: Dramatically improve the performance of at-risk students through research-validated instructional practices.
SIM Content Literacy Continum
The Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) Content Literacy Continuum (CLC) focuses on helping secondary schools develop and sustain comprehensive and integrated literacy programs. This school improvement process is led by a SIM Implementation Team with extensive experience in secondary literacy. The team works with administrators, teachers, and staff to develop and implement a standards-based plan to improve literacy and content area learning tied to student performance on state assessments.
Level One - Enhanced Instruction
Level Two - Embedded Strategy Instruction
Level Three - Intensive Strategy Instruction
Level Four - Intensive Basic Skill Instruction
Level Five - Therapeutic Intervention
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FRAME Linking Steps
R - Reveal the Main Idea
A - Analyze the Details
M - Make a So What Statement
E - Extend your learning
Floating: Expanded Map under FRAME
SIM at Paredes
- Learning Strategies
- Content Enhancement Routines (CERs)
Learning strategy instruction focuses on making the students more active learners by teaching them how to learn and how to use what they have learned to solve problems and be successful.
In the 2015-2016 school year, Paredes had three classes dedicated to Learning Strategies as well as implementing a learning strategy in our 8th grade advisories. The average increase of scores was 22% in the learning strategies classes in 2016.
In the 2016-2017 school year, Paredes will have 10 Learning Strategies classes.
These strategies fall under Level 4 of the SIM Content Literacy Continuum.
Content Enhancement Routines (CERs)
Content Enhancement Routines are used by all teachers to teach curriculum content to academically diverse classes in ways that all students can understand and remember key information. Content Enhancement is an instructional method that relies on using powerful teaching devices to organize and present curriculum content in an understandable and easy-to-learn manner.
These strategies fall under Level One of the CLC.
For the 2016-2017 School Year, Paredes will use four CERs:
- Unit Organizer - introduced in August of 2015
- FRAME - introduced in October of 2015
- LINCs Vocabulary - introduced in August of 2016
- Content Comparison Routine - introduced in October of 2016
Teachers use the SMARTER Planning Process to select the appropriate routines to enhance student learning.