Instructional Coach Weekly Update

Week of April 10-14

"Digging Deeper" with students writing

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I saw this writing visual and wished I had used something like this for my struggling writers when I was teaching. I think the visual helps make it clear for students why we need to include more details in our writing and they can easily compare a "good," "better," and "best" example whenever they need to.
5 Comma Types That Can Make Or Break a Sentence
The last type of comma demonstrated in the video (around 1 min 30 seconds), the Oxford comma, has the word "beer" in the example, but it is such a great video otherwise. Maybe you could just show the first 4 examples!

This Week

Monday:

  • Cover for teachers who are interviewing (throughout the day)
  • 10:10 - 4th Grade writing lesson
  • 12:10 - 3rd Grade writing lesson
  • 12:55 - Cover for an intervention
Tuesday:
  • 7:45 - 4th Grade team planning
  • 9:30 - Meet with a teacher to discuss peardeck
  • 10:10 - 4th Grade writing lesson
  • 12:10 - 3rd Grade writing lesson
  • 12:55 - Model a 5th grade intervention
  • 130 - Meet with a teacher to plan blended in their room
  • 3:20 - 3rd Grade team planning/Intervention check in

Wednesday:

  • 7:45 - Data team meetings
  • 9:30 - 4th grade intervention check in
  • 10:10 - 5th grade intervention check in
  • 12:10 - 3rd Grade writing lesson
  • 12:55 - Model a 5th grade intervention
  • Report card work with Jennifer B.

Thursday:

  • 7:45 - Staff meeting
  • 10:10 - 4th Grade writing meeting
  • 12:10 - 3rd Grade writing lesson
  • 12:55 - Model a 5th grade intervention

Friday:

  • No School
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