Tuesday, August 5


i. Assessment Contest - life as a literacy specialist (10 minutes)

S-P-E-W-house-elves.jpga.) On Monday morning, a 4th grade teacher asked you to conduct a miscue analysis on one of her students. What free resource could you use to measure reading fluency and thus, word recognition strategies?
  • 1.) hint: search intervention central cbm
  • 2.) build an assessment with this text - click here -
  • 3.) the assessment will be built when it is open on your desktop
  • 4.) don't start until I tell you
  • 5.) how will you get here next week? next month? next year?
  • 6.) did you download the directions?

b.) Later that day, a 5th grade teacher asked you to measure a student's reading comprehension. What free resource could you use to measure reading comprehension
  • 1.) hint: search intervention central cbm
  • 2.) build an assessment with this text - click here - choose the maze generator
  • 3.) the assessment will be built when it is open on your desktop
  • 4.) don't start until I tell you
  • 5.) how will you get here next week? next month? next year?
  • 6.) did you download the directions?


ii. Lesson Plan Revisions (10 - 15 minutes)

a.) Take 15 minutes to revise your lesson plans if needed.
b.) If you do not need to revise your lesson plans, start choosing HP & the Goblet of Fire scenes to use for Readers Theater on Thursday
c.) - link - to lesson plans

iii. Reading Circle Stations (30 minutes)

For today, we will have two Reading Circles. One reading circle will involve the HP & GoF book and the other house will discuss research.
(a). House Reading Circles
  • 1.) Gryffindor will host a Reading Circle with Slytherin
  • 2.) Hufflepuff will host a Reading Circle with Ravenclaw
  • 3.) Directions
    • A. One house shares their work with the other house
    • B. Both house members discuss the book
    • C. When the 1st house finishes their tasks, the other house shares their work
(b). Shared Reading (Fountas & Pinnell, 1996) of Research

iv. Lesson Plan Development

  • 1.) Write a lesson plan to teach students how to write "Right There" Questions
  • 2.) My mini-procedure from last week
    • Writing Strategy - Write "Right-There" Questions (Raphael, 1986) using the following Sentence Starters:
    • Who, What, When, Where or What
    • 1.) Use Chapter 24 from HP & the GoF
    • 2.) Read the 1st page of chapter 24
    • 3.) Use a Sentence Starter word and write a "Right There" Question on the lined paper provided
    • 4.) Pass your paper to the person to your left
    • 5.) Use evidence from the text to answer the "Right There" Question
    • 6.) Save paper in your portfolio
  • 3.) - link - to lesson plans

v. Teach "Right There" Question Lessons

a.) Hufflepuff and Gryffindor
b.) Slytherin and Ravenclaw
c.) - Link to - PCK Development

vi. Plan for Hickory Hill

I will post minutes from our meeting on this discussion board

vii. Homework
(a). HP & the Goblet of Fire, chapters 33 - 35

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