Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Suggested Scoring Protocol

This is an opportunity for teachers to practice using the RSU 24 Expository Writing rubric.  We won't have time to score ALL writings...just not enough time. 

1. Bring student writings with the SCORE SHEET stapled to front of each writing.
2. Make 3 piles and stack the writings according to grade level.
3. A good goal for the hour:  Score 2 different writings as 1st Scorer (Cover your score with a Stickie!!) AND score 2 more writings as a 2nd scorer.  Reminder:  Very few of the writing are likely to be scored because we are double scoring.  
4. Score papers until the last 15-20 minutes of PLC.
5. How do the scores match up? The two scorers for a paper will meet to discuss scores.  Reach a consensus if possible.  Use that rubric. 
6.It's okay if you only had time to discuss one or two papers with a partner.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Literacy Team Meeting Agenda

Snack and Chat

1.  March 1st:  PLC
     Scoring Writing:


2.  Weekly Literacy Strategy:  Brainstorm a list for the year

3.  Teacher Library & Blog Activity

4.  Close Reading and Text Dependent Questions:  Demonstration of Strategy

5. Other?

Next Meeting Date:  ??

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Strategy of the Week

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Readers Theater

While looking for RT resources for grade 7, I came across this wicked awesome collection of RT scripts.  Wow!    Readers Theater is a terrific way to build oral reading fluency which many readers struggle with...I've been learning a lot about RT in my coursework through UNE.  

Dr. Young's Second Grade RT Collection 
Aaron Shepard

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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Monday, February 4, 2013

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