The last session of the Core Task implementation Project concluded with a focus on writing and the instructional move, “Painted Essay.” The strategy, which fits well with Session 3 of CTiP and the In Common resources, gives practitioners a way to guide students through informative and argumentative writing. The session also included a chance to reflect on the instructional move “Questions, Reason, Example” and to review on an incredible year of learning. Some of that learning was captured through the following video filmed by Thomas Lay.
This year 200 educators attended the monthly CTiP meetings from 21 different schools. Their experiences helped inform the K-6 ELA implementation efforts and resulted in hundreds of students working with complex text, academic vocabulary, text-dependent questions, evidenced-based writing and content-rich nonfiction.
Session 7 PowerPoint
Painted Essay Directions and Examples
Teacher Reflection Form
Kahoot Link for CTiP Quiz (a little blended learning)