2-3 Communications Feedback
*Reading daily warm ups – what a great idea; to practice highlighting answers in preparation for state assessments. Tumblebookslibrary.com – IÕm going to look into this. Great job!
*Guided Reading groups 3-4 reading at their level. Writing/Listening Centers – matching cards, AR, Big Book lesson, Reading Daily Warm-ups, heroes and holidays, English – new series adopted this year, adjective pizza, non-fiction reports, Read Across American, Title 1, Readers Theater, Read aloud, Poems for Home. The presenters were wll prepared and enthusiastic in spite of being a member short. I liked the way the two grades worked collaboratively rather than in isolation. Have Mrs. Walters thee to address special education needs was excellent! The communications activities this team presented were innovative, hands-on, and very engaging. I think this will be great for those kids who might otherwise grow up without a love of language arts. Great media presentation!
Loved seeing all the centers! Grat keynote presentation. You did an excellent job showcasing your curriculum in the area of Reading and Writing. IÕm wondering if we can do the highlighting techniques in 1st grade to help prepae them for your guys.
*Great explanation of centers. Reading Daily Warm-ups sound very beneficial for both state testing and text book reading in the future. Enjoyed listening to the non-fiction report! Love ÒPoems for HomeÓ. ReaderÕs oath is a wonderful idea!
*Learned about some different strategies that can be used in the classroom. Cooperative grouping, Read Across America, non-fiction reports, shared writing, work wall, read aloud, Poems for Home, Tumblebook library.
*Tumblebook library – use of technology with reading. Has quizzes and tests that are similar to assessments. Great way to grab attention.
*Love the idea of daily reading warmup and highlighters. Really good ideas shared. Kids are on their way to the upper grades state assessment. I think I learned some ideas to implement with my SPED program.
*Examples of what theyÕre doing in the classroom. Strategies of how to expand on every day activities. Videos showing the students.
*Within their content area, I have no suggestions as the presenters were the experts in their field. What I feel would help the district would be in-school opportunities for other students and teachers within the respective buildings to see what we saw today. I think that would foster excitement not only among students, but staff as well. I guess this is an element of positive learning communities. I also feel that related arts teachers could reinforce the great things being done in the classrooms but this information needs to be available to the related arts staff.
*It would be really neat to actually see a reading group or center in action. Loved the video of the report and all the other videos. ItÕs so neat to see the kids in action.