Saturday, April 7, 2012

Agenda For April 9 Book Group

1. Meet, Greet, Eat.
2. Blog: Read last week's Agenda Post together.
3. Chapters 3 & 5 Readings: Revisit, Reflect, Retell... Choose from the "Stems" on p. 8 for your discussion topic.
4. Literacy Instruction: Your unit and the Life Line of literacy strategies. Before Reading, During Reading, After Reading.
5. Share your plan.

6. Celebration: Awarding of Certificates!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Week of April 2-8 Discussion Topic

The research around best literacy practices concludes that our students need to read, read, read! Volume Counts (Hoyt, p.10). Do a Quick Write describing a typical literacy block. Please do not Post the Quickwrite. You might include these topics:
  • How much are your students actually engaged in reading during the school day?
  • What % of your literacy time would you say students are actually reading?
  • Include those times when students engage in self-selected individual reading, choral reading, oralreading, paired/buddy reading, guided reading, silent reading?
  • How long is your literacy block?
  • Do you lose literacy time because of other programming?
  • Other?
Post Discussion: Any eye-openers about your students' literacy block and how much reading they're doing?

April 2 Meeting

April 2, 2012
Spring Book Talk


1. Meet, Greet, Eat
2. Visit Blog:
3. Due: “Setting the Stage” p. 3-11 What can we do to set the stage?
Please complete a Coding Strategy sheet: 5 minutes.
Find a partner to share and compare your Codes.
4. Preview Chapter 5 “Informational Text.” Keep your Unit in mind.
5. With a Partner experiment with Planning for your Unit: see the template.
6. Our Assignment:
Carol & Rebecca, please read pp. 71-75 before next week. Read pp. 167-169.
Stephanie, Jen, Allyn, Jo, and Jacquie: Read pp. 167-169

Blog Discussion: Please go to blog for the topic and the Post. Comment away!!

Next Meeting: April 9, 2012.

Contact Hours awarded= 1 CH per hour 1.5 CH per group session.