Writing Committee January 22-23, 2020

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OHMS ELA-Social Studies Writing Session 

January 22 & 23, 2020

Creating “User Friendly” Writing Rubrics & TIDE Tools

AGENDA

 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Your computer
  • Lesson plans- Regular ed writing component
  • Lesson plans- Intervention writing component 
  • Special Ed students list identified by needs 
  • Student Grades-Live grades access
  • Releasing Writers Textbook- SRSD

RATIONALE & OVERVIEW

  • The WVDE writing rubric is too verbose and needs to be made user friendly
  • The SRDS TIDE scaffolding tool needs to be edited to work best in middle school

WORK SESSION

  • Create workable documents on WVDE Rubrics for ELA, Social Studies, & Science writing
  • Customize TIDE template for OHMS

SUPPORT 

  • Follow through
  • Common language, expectation, and tools
  • This Writing Committee will work to train co-curricular areas on writing with these tools
  • The team will share the importance of writing across the curriculum
  • ELA and Social Studies will work together to best use the tools created today.
  • The Intervention Period will make use of the tools created today to improve writing
  • The specialist and Writing Team members will monitor and support usage through walk throughs, lesson plan checks, and PLC conversations.

ELA-Social Studies -1/21/20

 

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ELA-Social Studies Writing Session 

January 21, 2020

 

Our focus today will be on best practices for moving writing in both your regular classroom and in your Intervention class.  Bring your student records and documentation of writing in your classes.

 

AGENDA

 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Your computer
  • Lesson plans- Regular ed writing component
  • Lesson plans- Intervention writing component
  • Special Ed students list identified by needs
  • Student Grades-Live grades access
  • Releasing Writers Textbook- SRSD

 

RATIONALE & OVERVIEW 

  • Peer Support on planning
  • Create assignments based on interest and need
  • Writing grouping ideas

o   Activity –

o   Write- Ink- Pair- share

o   Quick Write activity

  • Understand prompt & chunking
  • intro.
  • Supporting detail
  • conclusion

o   Share out

HOW TO

Create efficient writing assignments

  • Content driven
  • Mechanics by discipline

o   Not just stacks to grade- but purposeful writing

SUPPORT 

  • SRSD

o   Tide Templates Hand Out & Activity

o   Scaffolding

 

 

RTI

http://www.rtinetwork.org/learn/what/whatisrti

DIFFERENTIATE 6 WAYS 

https://www.teachwriting.org/612th/2018/8/12/6-ways-to-differentiate-writing-instruction

How to DIFFERENTIATE 

Prompts

PROMPTS

RESOURCES & LINKS

https://www.readingrockets.org/article/differentiated-instruction-writing

What is Response to Intervention (RTI)

? | RTI Action NetworkT

IDE-Gr-1-TIDE-for-personal-narr-BT

IDE-Gr-6-Goal-Setting

TIDE-Gr-6-Info-and-Argument-2018

TIDE-Gr-7-8-Goal-Setting

TIDE-Narr-Pre-Assess-Genre-Knowledge-Gr-6

TIDE-Gr-7.8-Info-and-Argument-2018

TIDE-Narrative-SG-Gr-6

TIDE-Sentence-Starters-Science

TIDEdescriptors

TIDEgrade-6-tier-ii-vocabulary-list-Hyde-ParkT

IDEgrade-8-tier-ii-vocabulary-Hyde-Park

TIDErade-7-tier-ii-vocabulary-list-Hyde-ParkT

IDE-Differentiated-Goal-Sheets-Narrative

SRSD Training

SCORENarrative-SG-Gr-6

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POW and TIDE

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SUPPORT

Several Weeks ago we trained on the SRSD Writing initiative with Dr. Andrea Lemon, the ELA coordinator.  Since the new year has dawned on us, I thought I would get us back into the writing process by sharing some good resources.  Take a look at the links and documents here for the Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) Writing work & beyond that we are using here at OHMS.

Our ELA and social studies teachers will meet this month (1/21) after school (for  a stipend) to move our writing efforts forward.  The materials in this message- along with the Releasing Writers” text (we were given at the training)  will provide some good tools.  Delve into the scaffolding and mnemonics provided in this approach, and think of how you can help your struggling writers   Prior to our session later this month “get your head around” this method of support as this will be a big part of our focus!

A PDF of the SRSD PowerPoint is attached to this email along with the Grades 3-8 CBA, CIA, and GSA writing rubric.  The WVDE writing rubric attached will help give you a glimpse of what the expectations are on the GSA regarding writing.

Take some time and explore the SRSD website for more support:

https://www.thinksrsd.com

Additionally. Stacy Murrell (from Harrison Co.) has put together a wealth of tools to help support our work in writing.  Check out this link to see her work:

www.tinyurl.com/slmurrell

(This is a One Drive file from Stacy Murrell with testing resources for teachers.  Please see her “Writing” folder and her attached exemplars inside that folder.  Go beyond the writing folder for a ton of great testing resources.)

Our SUCCESS Day is coming up on January 15th, and it would be great if you can share things that you are doing regarding writing in your classes -as well as in your PBL work.

 

If you have examples of writing, graphic organizers, or reflections please be ready to share at the SUCCESS meeting -and at our upcoming ELA-SS Writing after-school session.

If you have questions or ideas please feel free to contact me!

SUCCESS Day -January 15, 2020

O A K    H I L L    M I D D L E    S C H O O L

https://ohmsteams.com

S U C C E S S    D A Y 

January 15, 2020

A G E N D A 

ONGOING FOCUS

  • Higher order thinking skills
  • PBL design, implementation, and impact
  • Backwards design
  • Common expectations, common formative assessments, common rubrics
  • Cross-curricular lessons 
  • Cornerstone Skills, DOK levels 
  • Standards
    • Deconstruct Standards
    • Standards based instruction
    • Standards driving PBLs 
  • Peer to Peer visits
  • Differentiate / Collaborative 
  • Community Connection & Public Presentation

ACTION TODAY 

Today is the day you get to “shine” by sharing your PBL work – Although you may do several PBLs in your classes per semester, we want you to showcase one PBL per semester with the following elements.

PLB 1- ELEMENTS- Due January 15th

We are looking at the impact of pollution issues locally the first semester and delving into formulating local green solutions for our second semester PBL

  • School wide overarching theme of “Green Movement” (Recycling and more)
  • Backwards design- STANDARDS driven- How to measure standards mastery
  • Interdisciplinary / Peer reviewed / add to matrix bank 
  • Include writing component! 
  • Collect artifacts: student work, assessments, rubrics, writing samples, photos, etc.
  • PBL completed, implemented, and ready to share on January 15thSUCCESS DAY  

SUCCESS DAYS

    • September 11, 2019
    • October 9, 2019
    • November 13, 2019
    • January 15, 2020
    • February 12, 2020
    • March 11, 2020
    • April 15, 2020

AGENDA-  Jan202SUCCESS-OHMS

ELA-SS Session 2- 11/12/19

N O V E M B E R    12th

ELA – Social Studies 

SESSION 2

AGENDA-  OHMSela-ss-SESSION2-NOV12-2019


RESOURCES- 
NEWSELA Refresher   newsela-cheatsheetDownload

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https://newsela.com

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https://www.noredink.com

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http://www.kellygallagher.org

http://www.kellygallagher.org/article-of-the-week

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F E E D B A C K

http://www.betterwritingfeedback.com/

Give Your Students Better Writing FeedbackYour feedback probably stinks nothing personal ;). More commonly, students receive feedback but it doesn’t do a whole lot of good. Kluger and DeNisi conducted a meta-analysis of studies of feedback and found that the average effect of writing feedback intervention on performance was quite positive.. However, 38 percent of the time the control group actually outperformed the feedback groups …www.betterwritingfeedback.com

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https://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/getting-feedback/

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 License.. You may reproduce it for non-commercial use if you use the entire handout and attribute the source: The Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hillwritingcenter.unc.edu
 

Writing and Literacy PD- Session 1

O A K    H I L L    M I D D L E    S C H O O L

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WRITING AND LITERACY

ELA – Social Studies

2 hours after school

Meeting 1 of 6

OCTOBER 16, 2019

A G E N D A 

Overview of this work  

Writing process research

Preview our SRSD initiative

Share Writing Artifacts

  • Table Groups
  • Analysis 
  • Rank strong to weak
  • Descriptive feedback

Rubric rationale 

  • Share rubrics
    • Individual
    • School wide  

Discuss and reflect 

November 12th – Next After School “Writing & Literacy” session

Bring Artifacts- check email

  • Ranked student writing samples
  • Rubrics- 
  • Strategy & Approach 
  • Proper Feedback

Overview of SRSD Writing Initiative 

November 14th– Professional Development

SRSD Writing Initiative

  • Receive book- “Releasing Writers” Laud & Patel , 2018 Pax Media
  • WVDE ELA & Social Studies coordinators
  • OHMS Writing Plan implementation

SUCCESS 10/11/19

Hello everyone!

We have been so dazzled by our beautiful new home that it does not seem possible that our first SUCCESS DAY is tomorrow.!  The dust is settling and solid things are happening up and down our halls.  How great is it that our first SUCCESS day falls just as we are really getting into “heavy duty” instruction and learning?   This will allow us to chart our work for the year to really make a difference with our students and shine in our community!On your planning period tomorrow please come to the Faculty Conference room just off of the teacher resource room.  Run to our meeting as fast as you can, because we have food to eat and things to accomplish!If you can access your amazing work from the last few years- forms, matrices, PBLs, or even anecdotes- please bring them along so we can look at our foundation as we build our work for this year.  Of course, just like in your classroom, be sure to have pen and paper to jot down ideas and plan with us.  If you are new to this work, have no fears- what we are after this year is just good solid teaching leading to genuine learning throughout our school.We can make a difference together as we build our new school and new ways of doing things here on our Oak Hill Campus.  No matter where you are in “the work” -or what experiences you have had in the past- all of us collectively have an amazing opportunity to have a positive lasting impact in the lives of so many right here at OHMS- and beyond!Our AGENDA is attached- read it over and get excited with me as we get ready to SHINE!George

O A K    H I L L    M I D D L E    S C H O O L

S U C C E S S    D A Y 

September 11, 2019

A G E N D A 

WHERE WE’VE BEEN IN THE WORK

Overview of our work at this school

  • Share out highlights of FYS work during seven last years
  • Recognize the high points and the low points 
  • Give specific examples of matrices done here at CMS/OHMS
  • Relate matrix work to PBL development
  • Discuss the “WHY”
  • Rationalize the instructional value of this work 

SUPPORT GALORE

Forms, Support, and Procedures

  • Support website-   https://ohmsteams.com
  • Matrix template
  • Cornerstone Skills
  • DOK levels 
  • Standards
    • Deconstruct Standards
    • Standards based instruction
    • Standards driving PBLs 

BRAINSTORM WHAT WE CAN ACCOMPLISH

Needs, goals, dreams, and focus

  • Higher order thinking skills
  • Common expectations
  • Common formative assessments 
  • Cross-curricular lessons
  • Peer to Peer visits
  • Differentiate 
  • Community Connection
  • PBL design, implementation, and impact
  • Realize the dream

George Sumner
Curriculum SpecialistTechnical Integration Specialist
Fayette County Schools
111 Fayette Avenue
Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840
304-673-8634 Mobile
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http://www.gsumner.com

gsumner@gmail.com
gsumner@k12.wv.us