Presentation on theme: "Exploring the TNCore K-3 Reading Units Mia Hyde Coordinator of Reading Content and Resources Tennessee Department of Education Stacy King Instructional."— Presentation transcript:
Exploring the TNCore K-3 Reading Units Mia Hyde Coordinator of Reading Content and Resources Tennessee Department of Education Stacy King Instructional Specialist Greeneville City Schools
Session Outline 1.Overview of the K-3 Reading Units 2.Deep dive into the K-1 Unit: Life Cycles 3.A District Perspective on the Units Follow this session on Twitter: #tncorereadingunits
Introductions Stacy King – Instructional Specialist, Greeneville City Schools – Greeneville, TN (First Region), 2,750 students, 250 Certified, 4 Elementary, 1 Middle School and 1 High School – District Finalist for the SCORE Prize – Member of the Reading/RTI Leadership Council with TDOE – 20 years of experience Mia Hyde – Coordinator of Reading Content and Resources, TDOE – Learning to Read and Interventions – District Reading Specialist, RTI Coordinator, Title I reading teacher, and classroom teacher – 18 years experience
Need for the Units: A District Perspective A look at last year…first steps Challenges and areas of need What we learned
What are the K-3 Reading Units Optional resource for districts as they implement the Common Core State Standards Created in collaboration with members of the Reading/RTI Leadership Council Designed to be used flexibly by districts and teachers to meet individual needs Balance out the focus from Summer Training on Foundational Skills Standards
What are the K-3 Reading Units Provide connected lessons that cover multiple standards in ELA and Science Focus on teaching students to read closely and critically in order to comprehend complex informational text Develop a deeper understanding of the text through writing
A Variety of Strategies Multi-sensory Active engagement in analyzing vocabulary Text-dependent questions Diagrams Collaborative note taking and summarizing Graphic organizers
Ways to Use the Units Flexible: One day a week for several weeks Full days during ELA or Science block End of marking period Short weeks
What Teachers Need: A District Perspective Differentiating the Units Scaffolding supports
Where to find them Available on TNCore: http://www.tncore.org/english_language_arts/curricula r_resources/k-3.aspx Username: tneducation Password: fastestimproving
2 Units Are Available NOW Grades K-1: Life Cycles – Read about the parts of a plant, life cycle of plant, parts of a butterfly and life cycle of a butterfly – Compare the life cycle of a plant and a butterfly Grades 2-3: Storms – Read about how storms are created and the effects of storms – Explain the causes and effects of storms
Turn & Talk What are the strengths and weaknesses to the unit? Share Out!
Implications for the New School Year: A District Perspective Gather materials and continue to develop units/activities Evaluate new reading materials Increase our knowledge of CCSS/PARCC expectations
Plans/Progress for 2013-2014: A District Perspective Put TDOE resources in the hands of teachers Grade level meetings Walk teachers through units Build confidence and capacity in our teachers with writing
More Units to Come Winter 2013: K-1: Insects 2-3: Habitats Spring 2014: K-1: Social Studies Topic 2-3: Social Studies Topic Sign up for TNCore Updates!
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Contact Information Mia Hyde firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: mia_hyde Stacy King email@example.com Twitter: kings90