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Elementary Literacy Training Webinars

  • January 10th, 2013
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These webinars provide specific support for Special Educators in the teaching of the PA. Common Core Standards for elementary grades 4-5 English/Language Arts including:
• Building background knowledge and using effective instructional practices with specific fiction and non-fiction texts.
• Sharing resources and techniques to provide all students to access complex text(s)
• Enhancing core knowledge in literature and literacy strategies
• Connecting instructional practices to The Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument, particularly Domain 3, Instruction, with a primary emphasis on 3b, Questioning and Discussion Techniques.

Webinar 1: What every educator should know about the PA Common Core English Language Art Standards

The first webinar provides specific support for Special Educators in the teaching of the PA Common Core Standards for elementary grades 4-5 English/Language Arts including:

• Building background knowledge and using effective instructional practices with specific fiction and non-fiction texts.
• Sharing resources and techniques to provide all students to access complex text(s)
• Enhancing core knowledge in literature and literacy strategies
• Connecting instructional practices to The Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument, particularly Domain 3, Instruction, with a primary emphasis on 3b, Questioning and Discussion Techniques.

Handouts for December 12, 2012 Webinar
1. Note Taking Guide
2. Graphic Organizer Common Core
3. PowerPoint Handout

Webinar 2: PA Common Core English Language Art Standards: Considerations for Unit Planning

The second webinar focuses on how the instructional implications of the shift to the PA Common Core Standards influence the design and implementation of coherent instruction. To ensure learning of the general education curriculum for students with reading and print disabilities, examples of scaffolds and supports will be presented.

Handouts for February 20, 2013 Webinar
4. Powerpoint
5. PACC ELA Curriculum Framework Draft
6. PACC ELA Study Guide
7. Guide to Creating Questions for Close Analytic Reading PowerPoint

Webinar 3: PA Common Core English Language Art Standards: From Standards to Practice: Supporting Diverse Learners in the Classroom

The third webinar in the series focuses on application of close reading in a 5th grade classroom.

Handouts for May 1, 2013 Webinar
8. Presentation Slides
9. Notetaking Guide
10. Additional Resources
11. Draft PA CCSS (January 2013) for Grades Pre K-5

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