Options Area schools in Washoe County have revised their professional learning plan, Shifting Instruction to the Core, so that content area teachers will be meeting each month to continue exploring the Instructional Shifts and Instructional Practice Guides. The first of these sessions was held Thursday morning as English Language Arts teachers and site administrators from Inspire Academy, North Star Online School, Innovations High School, Turning Point, and ATC explored materials that support students to engage with complex text. Teachers reviewed reading comprehension research by David Pearson, shared strategies they use to engage students in complex text, explored in the instructional move 'Keep It or Junk It', and planned for continued instructional alignment to Core Action Two. Materials for the session are linked below.
- Presentation slides in PDF and Keynote
- ELA Text & Lesson Resources in PDF and Keynote
- Lesson materials for Keep It or Junk It with 'A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings': Text & activity handout
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