As part of the revised professional learning plan, Shifting Instruction to the Core, History-Social Studies teachers and site administrators from Inspire Academy, North Star Online School, Innovations High School, and Turning Point met Thursday morning to explore materials that support the use of text dependent & specific tasks. 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
- Lesson handout for Keep It or Junk It with 'World Islamic Front Statement' (text on pages 1-3)
- History-Social Studies resources for lessons and complex text