Stanton Middle School

CSS District Support Day #2, 1/20/15

What To Expect Today:

  • Observe and debrief class periods (6th and 7th)
  • Review linked Resources
  • Request additional resources and ideas

Face to Face Training: Round 2 Recap

Sample Student Lesson

  • Figure 19 Focus: Summary Strategies
  • Generic and adaptable for any topic
  • Ability to scaffold up or down based on grade level

Paper Tweets & #Summaries

  • Paper or Exit Tweet: concise, 140 characters

  • Use the pdf template:

  • #Hashtag: summary, commentary, insight, or inference

Additional Resources

Additional Ideas for Prompts:

Additional Expository Texts:

Other Random Resources:

Try out a few engaging tech tools:

Tech Tool: Review with Kahoot!

Engage your students with an interactive and competitive review!

  • Use Kahoot! to review and interact with your students and gamify your classroom
  • Ideas: review concepts, vocabulary, grammar, elements of a STAAR rubric, classroom rules
  • Enrich: have students create their own Kahoots! to play as a class
  • Let's play! Go to
  • Ready to create your own?

Create with Animoto

Student Video Creation (why it works: easy to use & acclimate, quick process [one class period])

  • Students create videos to explain a concept (literary device), visually depict vocabulary words, visually explain an analogy
  • See student sample here.
  • Pro tip: make sure the computers you're working with have updated flash players; be sure your students use your educator code to give them the free pro version.
  • BE SURE TO get the free educator account, sign up, THEN when you're signed in, click to apply for the free educator account.
  • OR steal Kile's code here: a4ekileb6aaf7
  • How to have students use your educator code: watch here:

Plan to Attend our Next Round of Face to Face English Content Training!

See dates and locations by clicking here

Note: we present by grade level; choose the one you want!

Face to Face Training: escU catch up

Sign up to view Face to Face Video Tutorials & Resources through escU using these instructions here (or below):

Getting started in escU is as easy as 1, 2, 3...

1. Create an escU Account


escU Link:

Account Setup Helpdesk: (432) 561-4321 (should you have account setup issues)

2. Enroll in the escU course for your content area only

English Language Arts: AG47DJ

Mathematics: PXPTLN

Science: 74K6K7

Social Studies: CRN9RD

Use the course code to register here:

3. Complete the course requirements

escU Link: (Your Course will be under your "Courses" tab once enrolled)