Multimedia Presentation By: Melissa, Michelle, and Tara
Today we will share with you… • The standard we are focusing on. • 10 Accommodations that can be made in this area. • 5 Modifications that can be made in this area. • 5 Resources for teachers. • Tips for parents. • Research findings. • Special Organizations. • Technology in the classroom.
English Language Arts Standard 3.A.3 • Write compositions that contain complete sentences and effective paragraphs using English conventions.
Providing additional instruction in English language arts where students experience difficulty. Structuring program activities so that students have ample time to master one set of skills before moving onto the next. Modifying paragraph requirements on a rubric. Allowing students to use aids such a dictionaries on tests or graded papers. Reducing the number of paragraphs students are required to write for example the number of paragraphs they must have for an essay. Modifications…
Teacher Resources If You're Trying to Teach Kids how to Write...: ...You've Gotta Have This Book!Marjorie Frank, Leslie Britt (Editor), Kathleen Bullock (Illustrator), Judy Howard (Illustrator)Paperback - REV, August 1995 $17.95 http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?userid=Ra526efGh9&isbn=0865303177&kids=y&itm=23 ISBN: 0865303177Format: Paperback, 256ppPub. Date: August 1995 • Publisher: Incentive Publications, IncorporatedEdition Description: REVEdition Number: 1Barnes & Noble Sales Rank: 52,974Age Range: 12 and upSeries:Kids' Stuff Ser. http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?userid=Ra526efGh9&isbn=0865303177&kids=y&itm=23
Teacher Resources • Improving Your Child's Writing Skills by Carl B. Smith Using actual children's compositions, this fun guidebook takes kids through the entire process of writing, from Pre-Writing and Drafting to Revising and Proofreading. Includes guidelines to help improve: spelling, grammar, organization, descriptive writing, letter writing, writing narratives, and writing fiction. Practical worksheets are included to hone the skills of young writers. Gives parents a basic strategy for helping their children become more effective writers for school and the workplace. $14.95 | 158-2021 | Book http://reading.indiana.edu/www/indexbs.html
Teacher Resources Developing Composition Skills Includes Author(s): Mary R. Ruetten Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Publication Date: 2003 Edition: 2nd Part of a Series: Yes Teacher's Manual, Colored Pictures, Cassette Tapes, Audio CD, Workbook, and Video. http://www.eslgold.com/site.jsp?resource=pag_stu_writing_text_int_dev_comp&sk=uvFw3XxaDBILw5D
Teacher Resources Author(s):Robert Krohn and the Staff of the Michigan English Language Institute Publisher: The University of Michigan Press Publication Date: 2001 Edition: 2nd Part of a Series: Yes Teacher's Manual, Colored Pictures, Cassette Tapes, Audio CD, Workbook, and Video http://www.eslgold.com/site.jsp?sk=JEwsIOr2rlLMVe4X&resource=pag_stu_grammar_text_lb_eng_sent_struc
Teacher Resources Writing Simplified: A Composition GuideNorwood Selby, Pamela S. BledsoePaperback, June 2003 $20.80 http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?WRD=Writing+Simplified%3A+A+composition+guide+by+Norwood+Selby&userid=Ra526efGh9
Research findings for Teachers… • 1. ALA American Library Association Resource Guides @ your library School Library Campaign AASL Advocacy Toolkit Electronic Discussion Lists Information Power Position Statements Publications & Journals Resource Guides American Association of School Librarians and Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning . Chicago: American Library Association, 1998. ISBN 0-8389-3470-6 • Available from the ALA Online Store at http://alastore.ala.org or call 866-SHOP ALA (866-746-7252); an online preview is available at www.ala.org
More Research Findings… 2. The Project Approach: Meeting the State Standards Grafton Elementary School ---------------------------------------------------------------------- This paper suggests that when engaged in project work, children apply most of the skills identified in the age-appropriate state learning standards. To illustrate how good-quality project work addresses the Illinois state learning standards, this paper describes a project conducted by a second-grade class on their community—Grafton, Illinois. The paper focuses on two children who, as part of the Grafton project, studied churches in the community. The paper describes the project’s three phases and discusses how, through the process of investigating a topic of interest to them, representing their new knowledge, and sharing their work with others, the children applied the skills identified by the Illinois state learning standards as necessary for early elementary school students. *Found on the ISBE website.
More Research Findings… • 3. Assessment to Prevent Reading Failure in Young Children Joseph K. Torgesen American Educator Spring/Summer 1998 reprinted by permission One of the most compelling findings from recent reading research is that children who get off to a poor start in reading rarely catch up. As several studies have now documented, the poor first-grade reader almost invariably continues to be a poor reader And the consequences of a slow start in reading become monumental as they accumulate exponentially over time. As Stanovich pointed out in his well-known paper on the "Matthew effects" associated with failure to acquire early word reading skills, these consequences range from negative attitudes toward reading, to reduced opportunities for vocabulary growth, to missed opportunities for development of reading comprehension strategies, to less actual practice in reading than other children receive.
Special Organization (on-line) • http://www.suite101.com/ Software Programs for Developing Reading Skills Author: Julie Coiro Published on: April 1, 2002 Suite Book Committee Recommendation: Grammatically Correct: The Writer's Guide to Punctuation, Spelling, Style, Usage and Grammar Anne Stilman, Regular Price $19.99
Special Organization (on-line) • http://www.cec.sped.org./ The council for exceptional children offer resources such as: professional development and training, publications, products, professional standards, CEC career connections, discussion forums, international programs, IDEA partnership, information center for disabilities and gifted education, and CEC unit information.
Special Organization (on-line) • http://www.jcbchicago.org/ • This web site the Jewish Children’s Bureau (which is based out of Chicago), offers parent groups, sibling groups, social skills groups, Glick family camp, parents with disabilities group, parent education lectures, resources, referrals, clinical consultation, individual and family counseling.
Special Organization(on-line) • National Writers Union This website has information for all writers. Some of the information that this website has is journals, post your resume, finding a job, books, contract advice, links and resources, interns and volunteers. http://www.nwu.org/
Special Organization (on-line) The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) This website has books, journals, conventions, grants, awards, and teacher prep. In addition, the website has information for parents and students in elementary, middle, secondary, and college. www.ncte.org/
Available Technology Two examples of technology that could assist in the classroom E #1 Tape Player to assist with completion of class activities or for the student to play directions back again. Location: http://www.bestbuy.com/ Type: Sony CD & Cassette boom box with digital AM/FM Turner with remote. Model #: CFDS2505IL Price: 59.99 + FREE SHIPPING
Available Technology Examples of technology that could assist in the classroom. • E#2 Voice recognition WORD for computer processing Location: Best Buy or www.bestbuy.com Type: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition-Windows Model: #N09-00048 Price: 199.99
Web Critiques • Education World http://www.educationworld.com/ • Has lesson plans, worksheets, awards/certificates, tips for parents, articles about the subject areas. • Has been recently updated • Good website
Web Critiques (cont.) • Eslgold http://www.eslgold.com/ • Has recommended books for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced writer • Has tips and strategies to use when writing • Has books, tips, strategies for reading, grammar, punctuation, and etc. • Good website
Web Critique (cont.) EnableMart (Technology for everyone) http://www.enablemart.com/ - has a variety of books, CDRoms for all the skill areas - has movies for all skill areas (all are closed captioned) - journals - sell games in skill areas - gives detailed description of each product - can buy all on-line - good website
Something to think about “There is a brilliant child locked inside every student” by: Marva Collins