THE PURPOSE OF THE READING AND WRITING PROJECT IS TO:
CREATE STUDENTS THAT CAN READ COMPLEX TEXT
& WRITE ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAYS INDEPENDENTLY!
Did I mention that our history team ROCKS!!!
The time is here for our third round of lessons for our “Reading and Writing Project”. This month our lessons will be created and facilitated (on our daily broadcast) by our history teammates. Historical content is a rich playing field full of complex text, primary documents and online resources to push our thinking and understanding of the world around us. With all that said, our history team did not shy away from this challenge. They have created a triage of lessons that I know is going to grab our students’ attention and create some very intriguing conversations in our classrooms. After all, who doesn’t love a good mystery?
During our collaboration today we plan to share the reading and writing lessons that will be conducted with the entire school next week. This is an essential part of the learning process for our teachers to be able to ask questions, hear how the history team designed the lessons, and see how the history team models teaching complex text in their classroom.
What I love about this entire process is that we get a glimpse into the thinking and learning around masterful instruction from our colleagues and we get the benefit of their excellent planning. Then we all get to participate in the lessons and discuss the outcomes and truly reflect on our entire school population as readers and writers.
Every teacher is a teacher of reading on our campus and we are fortunate to have a group of educators that are not only up to this challenge but ready to conquer it and make their own. Got to love that!!!!