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1 Introduction to the Curriculum Materials Digging Into the Modules

2 Purpose of this Session Participants will be able to  Understand the structure and content of the NY ELA Curriculum Module 9.1  Identify key design considerations  Examine the supports embedded in the materials for instructors  Recognize the module as a tool for implementation and alignment EngageNY.org2

3 Welcome Introduce yourselves: name, school, role Discuss: Thinking about your role at your school, what level of understanding will be necessary to ensure a successful implementation of the ELA Curriculum modules?  Teachers  NTI Members/Coaches  Principals  Others 3

4 How Does the Module Support a CCSS-Aligned Curriculum? The module is a tool that provides CCSS- aligned practices for unit and lesson design, instructional strategies, and assessments. Teachers have opportunities to implement or modify the units according to their students’ needs. The module is not intended as “one size fits all.” EngageNY.org4

5 Structure of Module 9.1 EngageNY.org5 Module 9.1 Reading Closely and Writing to Analyze: How Do Authors Develop Complex Characters? Unit 1: “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves,” Karen Russell (17 lessons) Unit 2: Excerpts from Black Swan Green, David Mitchell, and excerpts from Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke (11 lessons) Unit 3: Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare (20 lessons)

6 Lesson Structure Overview Lesson Structure IntroductionStandardsAssessmentsVocabularyLesson Agenda/OverviewMaterials EngageNY.org6

7 Talk about it! In Your Table Groups Discuss:  What questions do you have about the module design? Module Online Location: module-1 EngageNY.org7

8 Conceptual Framework: Taking A Deeper Dive Individually, read the Introduction and Part 1 of Prefatory Information on pages 1–4, annotating key design considerations. Annotate with focus on:  Text Pacing  Opportunities for Close Reading  Depth, not Breadth of Material  Writing from Sources and Research  Standards Assessed vs. Standards Addressed EngageNY.org8

9 Module and Unit Overviews In pairs, skim the Module 9.1 Overview and Unit 2 Overview, annotating for the following key design considerations:  Attending to the Standards  Text Pacing  Close Reading  Depth, not Breadth of Material  Writing EngageNY.org9

10 Talk About It! EngageNY.org10 In Your Table Group Discuss: o What evidence from your current planning and instruction feels aligned to this type of instruction? o What feels like a shift in instructional practice? o What feels like a shift in student expectations?

11 Going Deeper… Introducing a Sample Lesson Dig into Unit 2, Lesson 8 Conduct a close reading of the Lesson and annotate with a focus on:  Teacher And Student Actions  Vocabulary  Instructional Notes  Standards Addressed vs. Standards Assessed  Close Reading Activities EngageNY.org11

12 Going Even Deeper… Reread the lesson for a second time Think about the students in your classes/school as you revisit the lesson With a focus on your students, annotate the lesson areas that may need scaffolding, modification, or adaptations to meet your current students’ needs EngageNY.org12

13 Discussion and Reflection EngageNY.org13 What types of instructional strategy shifts may be needed initially as you teach this module? In what areas will you need to provide the most scaffolding to support your students’ learning? How might you need to adjust the pacing? How can the embedded supports within the module framework assist in meeting your students’ needs?

14 Q & A EngageNY.org14

15 CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT CIRCULATE Online Parking Lot Please go to and select “Online Parking Lot” for any NYSED related questions. Thank You!

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