Third through fifth grade teachers continued to make progress on developing literacy units, mapped to essential understandings, that stretch across all three grades. Those EUs have been finalized and include:
- How does conflict and compromise shape culture?
- How does setting influences the culture?
- Why do some values, points of view and ideas change over time?
- How do recurring patterns of interactions help to make predictions and understanding our world?
Session 3 focused on professional learning from Robert Pondiscio (video here and here) who emphasizes building knowledge coherently to increase reading comprehension. This was followed by exploring the finalized Literacy Unit Template and populating it with vetted resources. You can review all of the session materials in the links below.
Session 3 PowerPoint
Literacy Design Template