ELA Workshops PHASE I AZ Common Core Standards - ELA | 2-Day Teacher Training This Phase 1 AZ Common Core-ELA 2-Day Teacher workshop provides an introduction to the Arizona Common Core Standards. Teachers will learn to navigate the K-12 ELA documents and prepare for content rigor and cognitive demand changes in instructional practice. This training is presented as a K-12 session.
Session topics include: Common Core State Standards - Background *Module1: The Introduction and Overview *Module2: Making Sense of the Appendices *Module 3: Rigor *Module 4: Deconstructing the Standard *Module 5: Assessment
Participants will receive a copy of RIGOR is not a four letter word.
PHASE I AZ Common Core Standards – ELA Overview (6 hours) This AZ Common Core-ELA workshop provides an overview to the Arizona Common Core Standards. Topics include: introduction, review of appendices, cognitive demand, and a synopsis of the ELA standards’architecture and design.
PHASE II Prerequisite: Knowledge of Phase I session topics. Argument Literacy (6 hours) This workshop is designed to build educator confidence about teaching and implementing argument writing in the ELA or content-area classroom. Participants will be introduced to the following elements of Argument Literacy: The Basics of Rhetoric Argument Writing and the Arizona Common Core Standards, Tracing the Argument, Rhetorical Modes / Purposes, and Effective Use of Evidence / Writing from Sources Using Argument in the ELA / Content classroom.
PHASE II Prerequisite: Knowledge of Phase I session topics. Close Reading In the Classroom (6 hours) se modeling and various activities to demonstrate a close reading routine you can use with students to help them become independent readers and thinkers about text. In addition to the reading routine, participants will learn how to select texts appropriate for close reading and write text dependent questions. Participants will also learn methodologies to support classroom discussion and writing about text. Participants will receive Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading by Fisher, Frey and Lapp.
PHASE II Prerequisite: Knowledge of Phase I session topics. Comprehension Routines (6 hours) This session will emphasizes the integration of strategies using existing content materials and can be used in any content area. The routine is effective for both general and special education to support Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction.
Session attendees will leave with strategies that can be used immediately in the classroom to build student comprehension skills. Workshop topics include: *A review of the factors that affect comprehension and how the routine aligns with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) *Main idea skills, text complexity, and text structure *Top-down topic webs and two-column notes *Summarizing *Question generation at all levels of Bloom’sTaxonomy
These skills are incorporated with activities used before, during and after reading. Participants will have an opportunity to complete activities and generate sample lessons using reading material from their content classrooms. Participants will receive grade level The Key Comprehension Routine by Joan Sedita.
PHASE II Prerequisite: Knowledge of Phase I session topics. Lesson Plan Design Using the ELA EQuIP Rubric (6 hours) Educators will learn how to use tools and processes to review and evaluate the quality of instructional materials (lessons and units) using EQuIP (Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products). Throughout the session, participants will be designing their own lessons / units using the EQuIP model.
PHASE II Prerequisite: Knowledge of Phase I session topics. Using Socratic Seminar to Meet Common Core Standards (6 hours) Socratic Seminar is a deep analysis of works of quality and substance by a group of students facilitated by a teacher. A text can be a piece of literature, informative text, such as social studies and science, historical documents, or a piece of art or music. The main goal is for students to build conceptual understanding of the texts and ideas by asking questions, citing evidence, and conversing with each other to make meaning. Often, seminars are followed with a reflective piece of writing. Effectively implemented, Socratic seminars enhance reading comprehension, speaking, listening and writing skills; a perfect vehicle for teaching the Arizona’s Common Core Standards.
This one day session will include: *Explanation of Socratic seminar *Participation in a group seminar *Discussion regarding how to select seminar readings and develop seminar questions for classes at all levels *Development of and participation in mini-seminars *A packet of materials, a book, and resources
You will receive and use the following book in the session: *Teaching Critical Thinking – Using Seminars for 21st Century Literacy by Terry Roberts and Laura Billings
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