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1 Notice & Note: Informational Text
Presenters: Elestine Smittick, Elementary Literacy Coordinator, ESC West Notice & Note: Informational Text

2 Agenda Four Corners Informational vs. Non Fiction
Common Core Standards- Informational Reading Learning Experience Administrator’s role Resources

3 Four Corners Remembering Your Summer Break…. Left the Country
Staycation USA All the way I wish??? While in the corners, on post its record… 2 knowns/stars and 1 wish/questions or wonderings

4 “We want students aware of what they are discovering as they read
“We want students aware of what they are discovering as they read. We want them to enjoy that feeling of surprise, amazement, and even skepticism. We want them to say, Really?.” - Kylene Beers, author Notice & Note

5 DID YOU KNOW? As adults, 95% of daily reading and writing is devoted to non-fiction or informational materials and tasks. Over 1.9 billion readers and writers are now on the Internet; 96% of the sites on are expository in form. Futurists predict that by 2020 the amount of information will double every 73 days. Statistically, students are spending a range of 7-15% of their reading time engaged with informational text. Common Core mandates a shift to 50/50 informational text by fourth grade.

6 Informational vs. Non-fiction
What is the significant difference between Informational text and Non-fiction? Why does it matter? What did you read that added to or clarified your understanding? How might this impact teaching and learning? ARTICLE:

7 Integrating Informational Text Into
Literacy Routines Incorporate informational text daily Teach non-fiction reading strategies through high interest and relevant resources Read aloud non-fiction Think aloud as you read informational text, modeling Use diagrams and/or pictures to help students comprehend text Model using text features to add to comprehension

8 Informational Reading
Let’s Explore Common Core Standards for Informational Reading What should students be able to know and do? Discuss the progression of standards, what might we expect to see at each grade level

9 Planning: Essential Question
What might we do to help students notice something about the text that would cause them to go deeper into the text and into themselves?

10 What should I consider as I plan ?
Stage 1: Topic, Big Idea, Enduring Understanding: What Makes a Strong Team? What can get do when we work in a team? Weekly Theme: Helping Others Essential question: Why is it a good idea to work together to solve problems?

11 What should I consider as I plan ?
Stage 2: Assessment Evidence Choose a topic related to cleaning up your community Decide on the best way to present your information Present their work to their peers or another group Stage 3: Learning Plan (WHERE TO) Selection title: A Solution to Pollution Close Reading using TDQ & Again and Again

12 Notice and Note Signposts
Contrasts and Contradictions Aha Moment Tough Questions Words of the Wiser Again and Again Memory Moment POSTER and Handouts

13 Again and Again Image, word, situation that is repeated learn more about the plot, the characters, the theme Might serve as a symbol Question: Why does the author repeat the situation again and again?

14 REAL WORLD READING: “A Solution to Pollution”
Learning Experience REAL WORLD READING: “A Solution to Pollution” Use Thank you Ma’m for the model lesson. Use The Jones Family Express for the practice model. Use the note taking guide instead of post it notes. Why would a teacher choose one or the other?

15 The Lesson Read A Solution to Pollution!
Discuss with a partner how this story adds to the theme: TEAMWORK How does it add to what we know about the importance of working in a team? How can teamwork benefit our community or environment? The lesson:

16 The Lesson Let’s reread to go deeper. Consider the following questions: What text features does the author use to help us understand the importance of working together to solve problems?

17 The Lesson What were some of the Again and Again moments/situations the author used to help us notice the importance of working together to solve problems? What can we predict about the benefits of teamwork on a community? Questions to take us deeper into the text

18 Leadership What systems can principals put in place to support teachers in the planning and teaching of the CCSS?

19 Schools need TIME for collaboration!
Leadership What do the experts say: According to School Leader’s Guide to the Common Core Schools need TIME for collaboration!

20 Provide Sound Professional Development
Leadership Lead by Example Provide Sound Professional Development (include Theory, Demonstration, Practice and Coaching) 3. Embrace PLCs

21 Common Core Resources: Treasures Snap-ins & resource books (grades 3-6) (videos from Stacy Brewer and Jenna Ogier) School Site PD and Grade Level Planning

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