FHSD ELA Newsletter

December 2015

Mastery Connect Data Entry for ELA Writing Assessments

First Quarter: October 5-9

Second Quarter: Was: December 17-22 Changed to December 17-January 10

Third Quarter: Was: March 1-4 Changed to March 1-April 3

Fourth Quarter: Was: May 9-13 Changed to May 9-May 31

Kindergarten

Kindergarten 2nd Quarter ELA Assessments
  • Sight Words
  • Narrative Writing

Links to Important Resources:

ELA standards checklist by unit

Annotated Student Writing

Abbreviated scoring guides for non-focus genres

First Grade

First Grade 2nd Quarter ELA Assessments
  • Galileo Reading Assessment (optional)

Links to Important Resources:

ELA standards checklist by unit

Annotated Student Writing

Abbreviated scoring guides for non-focus genres


Third Quarter Collaborative Scoring Opportunity

First grade teams are invited to come together to collaboratively score third quarter writing the afternoon of March 29th or March 31st. Any first grade team interested in participating will have the support of Melinda or Carrie through the collaborative scoring process. Please contact Carrie Hepburn if your team is interested.

Second Grade

Second Grade 2nd Quarter ELA Assessments
  • Galileo Reading Assessment (optional)
  • Informational Writing

Links to Important Resources:

ELA standards checklist by unit

Annotated Student Writing

Abbreviated scoring guides for non-focus genres

3rd Grade

Third Grade 2nd Quarter ELA Assessments
  • Galileo Reading Assessment (optional)

Links to Important Resources:

ELA standards checklist by unit

Annotated Student Writing

Fourth Grade Curriculum Work

Fourth Grade 2nd Quarter ELA Assessments

  • Galileo Reading Assessment (optional)
  • Opinion Writing

Links to Important Resources:

ELA standards checklist by unit

Annotated Student Writing


First Semester Revisions Day is January 12th, PLC representative will bring

  • Curriculum
  • Feedback regarding the curriculum
  • Student writing from first and second quarter writing assessments
  • Daily Lesson Plans for Units 1-3 (optional)

5th Grade Curriculum Work

Fifth Grade 2nd Quarter ELA Assessments

  • Galileo Reading Assessment (optional)
  • Opinion Writing

Links to Important Resources:

ELA standards checklist by unit

Annotated Student Writing


First Semester Revisions Day is January 13th, PLC representative will bring

  • Curriculum
  • Feedback regarding the curriculum
  • Student writing from first and second quarter writing assessments
  • Daily Lesson Plans for Units 1-3 (optional)

Daily Lesson Plans and Balanced Literacy Resource

Many teachers have asked for ideas on how to fit the daily lesson plans within a balanced literacy framework. A set of daily lesson plans have been highlighted to demonstrate how lessons fit in Reader's Workshop, Writer's Workshop, and Word Study/Language Block. The plans were modified based on time, standards taught, and the assessments. The writing scoring guide was utilized as a resource, along with the F&P The Continuum of Literacy Learning. You can view the plans on HowellNET and if you would like support in this area please contact your lit coach or Carrie Hepburn.

Professional Development

Heineman has some wonderful free PD resources available in the area of literacy. These are just a few of the archived webinars available. Check them out and if you would like information on a particular literacy topic feel free to contact your literacy coach, Melinda Scheetz, or Carrie Hepburn, we are hear to support you.

Reader's Notebooks

Effective Reader's What do they Do?

An Overview of The Continuum of Literacy Learning