Week 36: Process

Eventually, students will need to produce a product to demonstrate their understanding and application of knowledge.  However, I found to get there, I need to really take a close look at the process to get to that point.  Like any journey, you have the destination in mind. You have a map and maybe even a step-by-step direction outlined to get there.

Week 35: Roles


Week 33: Collaboration


What are the steps to address the two topics Comprehension and Collaboration and Presentation of Knowledge under the Speaking and Listening Strand in the CCSS?  

Week 30: Language Readers


Work smarter not harder is one of my favorite mottos. Sometimes having the right tool does just that.  This week, using one of the Language Readers series, I was able to assess and address student need leading to desirable outcomes. 

In the beginning of the week, I used the wordless book of the Getting Dressed series as a pre-assessment tool with my focus student. I had her tell me what is happening.  Here’s a short sample of her OLR (Oral Language Record).

Week 27: Equitable Language


Language can be inclusive or exclusive.  Thinking about language in those terms, the issue of equity rises to the surface. When we look through the lens of equity, the work around oral language becomes more than just meeting the listening, speaking, reading and writing standards whether it be the current standards or CCSS. 

Week 21: Assessment Tools


Week 20: Focus Student


Why is it worthwhile to have a focus student? How can taking an Oral Language Record focus a conversation around student learning? Focus to notice is the topic of this week’s blog. 

Week 17: Unpacking the CCSS


Week 15: Assessment Tools



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