The Literacy Lowe-Down
A Newsletter for Watkins Teachers
- Adjusting support
- Specific learning goal
- Continually assess
- Change over time
I encourage you to keep these ideas in mind as you plan and teach! We have such a limited amount of time with our students. We have to make sure we make the most of it by being purposeful, deliberate, and intentional with our teaching!
Intentional Language in Teaching
Teachers can monitor their language by asking some simple and important questions:
- Is my language meaningful to the child?
- Is my language relevant to the task at hand?
- Is my language clear and concise?
- Am I saying only what is necessary for the child to learn the task at hand (so as not to muddy the learning for the students)?
From Apprenticeship in Literacy, p. 19-20
Video: Intentional Language
- Is the teacher's language meaningful to the child?
- Is the teacher's language relevant to the task at hand?
- Is the teacher's language clear and concise?
- Does the teacher say only what is necessary for the child to learn the task at hand?
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Guided Reading Fidelity Checks
Watch your email for the reflection form, and a schedule of your time to meet with us! Looking forward to seeing some great lessons!