Presentation on theme: "Writing is Thinking: Cultivating Think-Allowed Classrooms"— Presentation transcript:
1 Writing is Thinking: Cultivating Think-Allowed Classrooms http://leadered.com/OHBPC/handouts.html Bernadette Lambert1
2 Learning OutcomeIdentify writing strategies to strengthen students’ complex thinking and problem solving skills to deepen comprehension of text.
3 Daggett System for Effective Instruction Daggett, Daggett System for Effective Student Achievement
4 Instructional Leadership Use research to to establish urgency for higher expectationsAlign curriculum to standardsIntegrate literacy and math across all content areasFacilitate data-driven decision making to inform instructionProvide opportunities for focused professional collaboration and growth
5 Teaching Embrace rigorous & relevant expectations for all students Build strong relationship with studentsPossess depth of content knowledge and make it relevant to studentsFacilitate rigorous and relevant instruction based on how students learnUse assessments to guide and differentiate instructionDemonstrate expertise in use of instructional strategies, technology, and best practices
7 Rigor is… Rigor is NOT… Scaffolding thinking More or harder worksheets Planning for thinkingAssessing thinking about contentRecognizing the level of thinking students demonstrateManaging the teaching/ learning level for the desired thinking levelMore or harder worksheetsAP or honors coursesThe higher level book in readingMore workMore homework7
11 Repeated Words/Images Listen as I read the text aloud.Reread the text.Work as a team to select 3-5 words and/or concepts repeated.Use those words/concepts to write a $1 summary statement (each word costs 10¢).
17 What is the purpose of the book Hungry Planet? The purpose of the book Hungry Planet is
18 What is the purpose of the book Hungry Planet? The purpose of the book Hungry Planet is to document how people in different parts of the world obtain and eat food.
19 What is the purpose of the book Hungry Planet? The purpose of the book Hungry Planet is to document how people in different parts of the world obtain and eat food. To illustrate, the authors feature 30 families from 24 different countries with a typical week’s worth of food for each. As might be expected, the menus are very different, although the authors suggest, “The global marketplace has changed the way people are eating.”
20 How does the author support his claim that eating shows how we live? Work with the others at your table to provide a F.A.T. answer to the question.Flip the question into a statement.Answer the question.Tell 2 or more details.
21 Question Starters What does the author mean by ___? How can you tell from the story that ___?What in the text makes you think that ___?How does the author show that ___?What clues does the author give to imply that ____?How does the author support his/her claim that ___?
23 Group Annotation for Close Reading After modeling aloud . . .Place students in small groups.Distribute different color markers.Read aloud first (short text).Students read silently and mark text by highlighting, underlining, or writing in margins.significantsurprisingsuspect
24 Group Annotation for Photo Analysis Allow students to independently study photo for 2 minutes. They should form an overall impression.Students then work in small groups to silently examine the people, objects, and activities in the photo by making connections and responding to comments by other group members.Finally, have group write inferences from photo and questions photo raises.
28 Role: Revis family from N.C. Audience: Out-of-town guestsFormat: Dinner MenuTopic: Generate a meal to entertain your guests that uses the food in your home, but also considers some items familiar to your guests.
29 Creative Thinking Create original designs. Propose new methods. Invent.Hypothesize.
37 Share the N.E.W.S. I Noticed . . . I Enjoyed . . . I Wonder . . . I Still need . . .
38 For further information about our work: Please contactInternational Center for Leadership in Education, Inc.ator
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