February 2013 NTI: Grades 6-12 ELA Professional Development Materials | EngageNY

February 2013 NTI: Grades 6-12 ELA Professional Development Materials

Middle School

Grades 6-8 ELA

Common Core Implementation Review - Zip file

  • Participants will assess the current CCSS implementation efforts to determine their current areas of strength and challenges.
  • Participants will identify a baseline of current learning from which to build throughout the NTI and utilize in the Taking Action sessions at the end of the institute.

Academic Language, Text Complexity, and Content Understanding - Zip file

  • Participants will be able to provide students with purposeful series of texts on topics of instruction that “bootstrap” one another, so that students have multiple opportunities to read, learn, and use content vocabulary.

Assessment in Common Core Aligned Curriculum - Zip file

  • Participants will be able to explain how the 6-8 Common Core curriculum modules will prepare students to meet the demands of the Common Core English Language Arts Test for grades 6-8.
  • Participants will be able to create short assessment prompts that assess student mastery of a CC skill

Building Academic Language Through Text-Based Vocabulary Instruction - Zip file

  • Participants will be able to use multiple approaches (text dependent questions, word parts, multiple meanings, word families) to teach academic vocabulary

Building Students’ Capacity to Write With Evidence - Zip file

  • Participants will be able to use the Common Core writing standards to identify focus areas for teaching students to write with evidence.
  • Participants will be able to teach students to write with evidence by building deep content knowledge and showing them how to create evidence based claims.

Teaching Students to Have Robust Evidence-Based Conversations about Text - Zip file

  • Participants will be able to define academically productive discussion, describe how it builds content understanding, and teach students how to engage in this type of discussion around texts.

Making an Impact: Taking Action to Improve Student Learning - Zip file

  • Participants will create action plans for CCSS implementation.

Grades 9-12 ELA

Common Core Implementation Review - Zip file

  • Participants will assess the current CCSS implementation efforts to determine their current areas of strength and challenges.
  • Participants will identify a baseline of current learning from which to build throughout the NTI and utilize in the Taking Action sessions at the end of the institute.

Academic Language, Text Complexity, and Content Understanding - Zip file

  • Participants will be able to provide students with purposeful series of texts on topics of instruction that “bootstrap” one another, so that students have multiple opportunities to read, learn, and use content vocabulary.

Learning Content Through Close Reading and Text Dependent Questions - Zip file

  • Participants will be able to explain the relationship between text dependent questions and building content understanding to improve academic vocabulary in a Common Core unit of instruction.
  • Participants will be able to create text dependent questions from guiding questions in Common Core curriculum.

Building Academic Language Through Text-Based Vocabulary Instruction - Zip file

  • Participants will be able to use multiple approaches (text dependent questions, word parts, multiple meanings, word families) to teach academic vocabulary

Building Students’ Capacity to Write With Evidence - Zip file

  • Participants will be able to use the Common Core writing standards to identify focus areas for teaching students to write with evidence.
  • Participants will be able to teach students to write with evidence by building deep content knowledge and showing them how to create evidence based claims.

Teaching Students to Have Robust Evidence-Based Conversations about Text - Zip file

  • Participants will be able to define academically productive discussion, describe how it builds content understanding, and teach students how to engage in this type of discussion around texts.

Making an Impact: Taking Action to Improve Student Learning - Zip file

  • Participants will create action plans for CCSS implementation.