JJH Coaching Update

Time Well Spent

Friday, June 13, 2014

2 hours - reading Thoughtful Classroom Portfolio Series Word Works: Cracking Vocabulary's CODE. Might be disconnected from our work with Kagan next year. Will look into their vocabulary book.

Monday, June 16, 2014

2 hours - reading A Guide to the Common Core Writing Workshop: Intermediate by Lucy Calkins. Even though this is for grades 3-5, until the junior high version comes in, this will have to do!

Great chapters on setting up the workshop, on conferencing, on the "why" behind the units!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

2 hours - reading Kagan's Vocabulary book. Will share with Bill and hopefully staff when we return in August. Includes lessons that incorporate Kagan structures. Words are not included, teams would have to choose their own words! That's a plus!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

2 hours - I was reading up on the Writing Units of Study. Some great information out there!

VIDEOS: Check out this great site for videos around the Writing Units of Study!
STUDENT SAMPLES: If you go here, you'll see some student writing examples! AWESOME!