They say a picture is worth a thousand words...
There are a couple of things that most stood out to us about this picture. Above all, you can see how clear the expectations are for every student to have a book to read during the mornings and throughout the day. When Rocketeers don't have a book with them at school, immediate follow up takes place from school leaders and staff. Second, it is extremely evident that students know how they should sit, even with how close they are sitting to one another. These students are laser focused while reading independently, and they know just what to do because they've rehearsed this routine over and over again.
The level of structure and systems for accountability that the team at RDP has been able to provide is undoubtedly creating the type of habits that make sure Rocketeers are working hard, maximizing every minute, and growing as college-ready readers! Way to go, team RDP!
Effective "We Do" in RA/RC
As a helpful recap, the We Do consists of this cycle, below, being repeated multiple times:
When we plan for an expect a truly excellent level of response from our Rocketeers, we not only have the best possible data to understand where their thinking may be breaking down, but we also are making sure that our Rocketeers have the necessary knowledge to apply these key points to any similar question!
Strong Before Reading for Guided Reading
In order to master the "Before Reading" portion of Guided Reading lessons, the Humanities Team will be sending out a tool later this week to support you as you plan out your key points in each lesson. Inspired by tools that RMS and ROMO teams are using, this tool will state correlated objectives and key points for Word Solving bottom lines.
Be on the lookout for updates this week as well as in the next Humanities Highlights as we add key points for the comprehension-aligned bottom lines.
Finally, check out the the following videos to see how teachers at two different STEP levels introduce their word solving key points in their "Before Reading" of Guided Reading.
Guided Reading Videos:
Phonics Planning at RBM
Spanish Retell Anchor Charts
Phonics Videos for Families
Exemplar Open-Ended Responses for Unit Assessments in G2-G5
ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
Non-fiction Guided Reading
Access to G1 Double Plans
16-17 RA/RC Working Group
Wednesday, Feb. 10th, 5:15pm
2001 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA
RSVPs are enabled for this event.