Third through 5th grade teachers, from throughout Washoe County, gathered to begin work on developing Literacy Units for their respective grades. Session 1 focused on building a strong understanding on the research governing the Common Core Reading Standards and models of comprehension. This was done through video of Dr. Timothy Shanahan and Dr. David Pearson.
Following this, teachers worked through an exercise on how to develop Essential Understanding and Essential Questions. Finally, educators looked at resources matched to the CCSS—resources that are linked in the PowerPoint below.
The Literacy Units will be developed throughout the course of the year with final versions being made available in the spring. They will only include free and vetted components so any teacher can take full advantage of them.
Literacy Unit Development Session 1 PowerPoint
Grade 3 Model Content Framework
Grade 4 Mode Content Framework
Grade 5 Model Content Framework
Session 1 Notetaker for Pearson & Shanahan