I viewed this video at the TCRWP today. It shows how students CAN change their world!
Brianna Friedman-Parlitsis shared the following tips at TCRWP today:
1. Reading Spots – make a visible chart so students know where to read independently and where to partner share. She suggested to have students sit back to back during independent reading and then turn and face each other during partner share. Here are two charts showing kids WHERE to go during Reading Workshop:
I attended a workshop today called Ways to Create and use Reading Exemplars given by TC staff developer, Annie Taranto. She started by reminding us that when we want to raise the level of a student’s writing, a student can look at writing in books, observe how the author writers and INDEPENDENTLY work at improving their writing. But HOW do we help students INDEPENDENTLY work on improving their reading??
Anne shared a Post-it idea. Students were shown a RED postit (indicating a red flag – poor thinking.) Then shown a little bit better thinking (orange,,,then yellow). Strong thinking was shown on a GREEN post-it and really strong thinking on a blue post-it.
Students started to look at these Post-its and learn how to make a stronger thought while reading. They became more independent!! A brilliant way to help students be more independent in reading workshop!
While walking the halls of PS 503 in Brooklyn, I observed published writing outside ALL classrooms. Here are some photos showing students’ published writing:
|Cool holder for published books.|
|Informational Writing Bulletin Board|
|Kinders’ Published Patterned Books|
|1st grade How-To writing|
|3rd grade Informational Bulletin Board|
|More All-About Writing|
|Teacher Feedback on 5th grade essays|
I have the great priviledge to attend the 7th Annual Coaching Institue focusing on Reading, grades 3-5 this week. Today I observed in PS 503 and took these photos.
|Annie shared using paint strips to show the gradient of character traits. A very easy and visula idea!|
|A 1st grade teacher posted the cover of read-alouds with the character trait of the character.
I liked the visual connection!