Presentation on theme: "Susan S. Silver Director of Curriculum and Instruction Monday, April 15, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Susan S. Silver Director of Curriculum and Instruction Monday, April 15, 2013
One teacher per grade level per elementary building = 20 Two 5 th grade and two 6 th grade teachers = 4 Reading Specialists = 5 Full day of professional development - February Implementation began March 4th
Student achievement data indicates achieving yearly annual progress (AYP) for whole group Disaggregated groups such as English Language Learners (ELL) and Special Education not making AYP Reading PSSA scores for proficient and advanced: Performance Goal for 2012 – 81% Performance Goal for 2013 – 91% Performance Goal for 2014 – 100%
Need a series: 1. aligned to the Common Core standards. 2. teaches to 21 st century learning skills 3. addresses the ever present achievement gap 4. differentiates for a broader range of students, ESL, Special Education, Gifted
Reading Wonders is the first and only reading program designed specifically for the Common Core State Standards for Reading/Language Arts. Combining research- based instruction with new tools to meet today’s challenges, every component and every lesson is designed for effective and efficient CCSS instruction.
Building a strong reading foundation Accessing complex text Finding and using text evidence Engaging in collaborative conversations Writing to sources
Reading/Writing Workshop “The Key” to the CCSS Provides all core lessons in one place Answers every teacher’s question, "What do I have to teach?" The key to all instruction A book of short reads to teach/model close reading First guided, collaborative practice of key skills
Provides application of close reading Builds reading stamina Connects reading and writing
Four Levels: ELL, Approaching, On-Level, and Beyond 1. Built-in Acceleration Plan Stretch students to the next level A plan for leveling up Resources designed for scaffolding Opportunities for writing with every leveled reader
2. Literary Text Same topic Same vocabulary and comprehension skill Paired selection on the same topic for reading across texts 3. Informational Text Same content, different complexity levels Science/social studies content Paired selection on the same topic for reading across texts
Phonics Daily, explicit, and systematic instruction Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Phonics High-Frequency Words Practice and Application Engaging selections to practice skills in a connected text Digital and print resources for every phonics lesson! Sound spelling songs Word sort activities Phonics/spelling practice Phonics games Word study game
Write About Reading Write to deepen understanding Develop analytical writing skills Write to sources and research Write about reading every week, with every text Grammar and Spelling Develop mastery of grammar and language convention Weekly instruction Integrated into writing instruction
Weekly Assessment Assess skills taught during the week Leveled weekly assessments provided Fresh reads to assess skills taught Multiple choice and constructed response items included Fluency Assessment (DIBELS) Uses fluency norms based on Hasbrouck and Tindal research Leveled passages included Goals and accuracy rates provided Suggested testing schedule provided for different groups
Unit Assessment Assess skills taught in the unit Assess CCSS Includes multiple choice and constructed response Pencil-and-paper or online administration available Benchmark Assessment Assess achievement toward year-end goals Assess CCSS Includes multiple choice and constructed response Provides item analysis
Print-minded? Support your print program with digital content. Digital savvy? Support your digital program with print materials. Digital genius? Teach the entire program completely digitally.