Category Archives: Academic Vocabulary

“Keep it or Junk it” an ESL Perspective

Dr. Pete Cobin, ELL Consultant with Washoe County School District, reviewed the lesson “Keep it or Junk it” and shared the following: There are two things in particular that I noticed. The emphasis on “What are you thinking? How do … Continue reading

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Sierra Vista & Westergard Train on the Basal Alignment Project

Sierra Vista and Westergard trained on the Basal Alignment Project today. Listed below are the resources used for the training as well as other materials referenced during the 90-minute session. Training Materials BAP Training PowerPoint Tomas and the Library Lady Questions Pictorial … Continue reading

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“Keep it or Junk it”

Teaching Channel has posted a video that employs principles of the Close Reading Strategy. In the lesson, 5th grade teacher Jennifer Brouhard has her students identifying key concepts in the text with specific attention to vocabulary. You can access the … Continue reading

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Striving Readers Presentation Materials from August 21st

As part of the launch of Striving Readers, Student Achievement Partners members David Liben, Meredith Liben and Rachelle Etienne shared literacy resources matched to the Common Core. Their work focused on the “instructional shifts” and the Close Reading Strategy. Resources … Continue reading

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Presentation Materials from Libens & Etienne August 20th

Below are the resources David Liben, Meredith Liben and Rachelle Etienne of Student Achievement Partners (SAP) used as part of their presentation with Washoe educators on August 20th.  The work session centered on delving deeper into the “instructional shifts” with … Continue reading

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