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Greg McVerry

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Or with the wild growth of fundations you have children spelling out common phonics patterns in the air that they have long sensed mastered, yet keeping every kid on same page wins out against differentiation of phonics instruction.

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@brownellcassie Just changed the prompt for the final week of my class thanks Jim!! #lra19 (text of screenshot available on the full post for people using screen readers)

@brownellcassie Just changed the prompt for the final week of my class thanks Jim!! #lra19 (text of screenshot available on the full post for people using screen readers)

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Gunning Chapter 13

Write

What are the goals and objectives for your language arts classroom. Post yours and then comment on the goals of your peers.

Need somewhere to start try:

  • What do you imagine your teaching practices to be?
  • How will your teaching practices change the world?
  • How can we make this journey together?

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Participate

Let's work on those portfolios. Get your lesson plans done and add your assessments....really begin with how you want to measure growth. In the space or the reader?? Why do we will always say The student will be able to...Maybe it should be the space of learning will encourage....

Objectives and Assessment

As I said all semester. Maybe our learning spaces and not our students should be the variable of interest. That being said you will need to submit to EdTPA, it is a lesson plan genre designed to meet institutional, not learner,Β  needs.So this activity helps to scaffold that understanding.

Rubrics

So use my feedback and keep a tight association between your measures of growth and your stated objectives. Make your you derive those objectives from grade level expectations.I also, and you know ,I refuse to rubricize everything, ask you to submit a rubric for each lesson plan. This is to make sure I can tell you know assessment techniques and how to design criterion and/or scales.

Differentiation

Another common pattern I am noticing as I work on video feedback is differentiation. You are well skilled at modifying instruction based on student differences. In this class I want you to focus on just CONTENT differentiation. Not because you would do this in the real world...you wouldn't but I need to ensure your own knowledge growth around expectations of teaching literature.

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What Makes A Good Lesson Plan?

Criteria for A Strong Lesson   An assessment that would measure knowledge growth on a measurable objective derived from a national standard A series of scaffolded learning activities

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Criteria for A Strong Lesson

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  • An assessment that would measure knowledge growth on a measurable objective derived from a national standard

  • A series of scaffolded learning activities that would lead to mastery of the stated objective

  • Differentiation based on content standards and atypical student development



A Self Checklist

  • Is my objective something I can measure?

  • Does my objective include knowledge and skills?

  • Am I asking for higher level knowledge?

  • What verbs am I using? Do they match the level of knowledge I want?

  • Would mastery of the objective move students closer to the grade level expectation on their standard?

  • Will my assessment provide evidence of knowledge growth towards the objective?

  • How do I make students aware of the objective? Do i state it? Write it? Do we discuss?

  • How do students know what success looks like?

  • Do I define all key terms for learner in my activities?

  • Do I model skill use in my activities?

  • Do my activities balance talk more with the teacher? Student?

  • What opportunities did I include for metacognitive reflection?

  • What opportunities did I include for student to student talk?

  • Did I utilize local cultural wealth in the design of my lesson?

  • Did I make sure my resources meet all accessibility guidelines?

  • Did I consider the difference between the standards above and below grade level for students who have met mastery or need additional support?

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What is your favorite piece, article or blog post on differentiation in classrooms ?

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