Team Reading: Seeking Balance

In the Best Interest of Students

Goals: Collaboration focused on planning lessons that move beyond CC expectations

  • Dialing up the amount of reading students are doing
  • Balancing rigorous, high quality literature and nonfiction with high-interest, student-selected titles
  • Encouraging readers to move beyond a first draft understanding of the text into deeper levels of reading; collaborating with teacher and peers for deeper understanding
  • Meet Long Term Transfer Goals including one TBD that includes the great stuff - "empathy, reading for enjoyment, expressing oneself in writing," - why we teach this...

The Plan

1. Volunteers for Team Reading

2. 6 ED Hours this summer:

  • 3 Hours for reading & annotating the book
  • 3 Hour meeting: Pick a date in the summer and we meet to discuss our books and make a plan for PD focused on topic.

3. 15-16 school year: PD time focused on collaboration, creation of materials, and lesson planning to meet goals.

=Homegrown meaningful PD

Thank you

Laura Witman, Supervisor of Secondary C&I, East Penn SD