Thursday, February 28, 2013

More PD Pics!

Here are some more pictures of our teachers hard at work during the Journaling and Corrective Feedback PD Session! Enjoy!

Corrective Feedback and Interactive Journaling PD

Teachers and Interns at Bel-Aire came together for a Professional Development session on Corrective Feedback and Interactive Journaling. We created our own "model" journals  to practice the left side/right side strategy and used student assessment and DI folders to practice implementing corrective feedback to our students. Check out the participants hard at work below! Thank you to all of the participants who came and to Ms. Thompson and Ms. Lawson for leading the session!


**Download the Feedback Starter Stems handed out at the session here.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Teaching the Core: Close Reading


This is just a reminder that on Thursday, February 28, 2013 Ms. Thompson will be holding a professional development from the Teaching the Core series.

Teaching the Core: Close Reading will be held immediately following intermediate dismissal. Location is to be announced.

Don't forget -- registration closes two hours before the start of the session so please register ASAP if you are interested in this professional development opportunity.

Make it HOT: Developing Higher Order Questions

Reading teachers have been working hard at developing higher order (HOT) questions to stimulate student thinking and develop deeper comprehension of a variety of texts.

Here are some additional resources to assist you in developing these questions for your lessons! Please see Ms. Thompson if you have any questions or need additional assistance utilizing these tools.

1. Reading Stems From ISAT Sample Test (2012) -- Download

2. Reading Stems From ISAT Sample Test (2013) -- Download

3. Inferential Question Maker -- Download

4. Literal Question Maker -- Download

5. What Questions Would a Common Core Teacher Ask? -- Download