Writing & Azccrs: A School-Wide EffortWednesday, August 20, 2014
Ice breaker • Think back to your small group PLCs: • English’s topic: writing strategies for the struggling writer • *In your mind, think of one of your most effective strategies…you get to keep sitting, but be ready to share • Other content areas’ topic: I personally find writing to be… • *In your mind, rank your response on this spectrum: • not fond of it okay love it • Stand according to rank…
AGenda • Ice Breaker • Objectives • Writing Standards across content • Culturally Responsive Strategies • Exit Slip
Objectives: • Teachers will be able to: • Identify two culturally responsive (CR) strategies that promote successful writing among all learners • Explain how strategy could be used to support writing in their content
Quick write* • Think about your quick write in your PLCs today… • Discuss at your table: • How could you use this strategy in your classroom? • What would be a benefit to giving students more than one prompt to choose from?
Culturally Responsive • Student-centered and promotes equity in the classroom while fostering a partnership with parents in the community • Uses culture, language and other strengths of the student to identify, nurture and promote academic achievement • Can be effective only in an appropriately supportive and inclusive environment
RH: Reading in History RST: Reading in Science and Technical Subjects WHST: Writing in History, Science and Technical Subjects • Students use discipline specific text to cultivate authentic experiences within and across disciplines; & • Engage in reading discipline specific text within the content area
WHST Standards • Read the three grade bands and discuss at your table: • What differences do you notice among the grade level bands? • Which WHST standard(s) do you already implement in your classroom?
Image to text strategy* • On paper, write down a thought, question, phrase, etc. for the following picture…
On same paper, write down a thought, question, phrase, etc. for the whole picture… • Discuss: • How this strategy could work in your content area? • How could this strategy be used for the different types of writing: • Argument • Narrative • Explantory
Jan Rose Kasmir confronts National Guard troops outside the Pentagon during a protest march. The photo helped turn public opinion against the war. Source: Frenchman Marc Riboud captured one of the most well-known anti-war images in 1967.
AZCCRS-ELA 6-12 LiteracyFramework IT TAKES A VILLAGE!
Exit Slip • What are your next steps to continue to incorporate writing in your lesson plans? Strategies?