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6 Aligned with the Common Core Standards Prepare students for college, career, and life readiness Include RIGOROUS content and application of knowledge through HIGH-ORDER PERFORMANCE TASKS using COMPLEX TASKS (both informational and literature based) Researched and evidence based Focus on deeper understanding of content

7 Cooperative Groups/Collaborative Learning Thematic Units Cross-curricular Literacy Centers Textbooks as resources Focusing on the process, not the product Less worksheets and skill work More journals, writing, and open-ended tasks Speaking, listening, and viewing about thinking and learning

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23 Make reading at home an expectation everyday Expose your child to a variety of reading material such as novels, magazines, newspapers, recipes, etc Make sure the reading is challenging and build stamina by providing longer reading periods Buy a journal of your child s choice and have them write in it regularly Write about daily life and experiences, a fiction story, lists, etc Allow online practice of keyboarding and math skills Play games as a family that reinforce vocabulary

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25 3 rd Grade Teachers: Ms. Bernard Mrs. Corrao Mrs. Vaughn Mrs. Chee Ms. Disbury

26 MRS. CORRAO MS. DISBURY MRS. VAUGHN

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28 County Adopted Journeys Series Enhanced and supported with Differentiated instruction/centers Corresponding leveled books Support materials (LAFS Books) Essential Vocabulary Interactive Journals Novel Studies

29 Students are grouped by reading skills demonstrated on the DRA (Diagnostic Reading Assessment) which include: fluency comprehension vocabulary For select students by need: iready a computer program that monitors the student level of reading and automatically adjusts the material to achieve success in reading. This is done on a daily basis for targeted students. LAFS is a workbook that is used daily in a teacher center. The workbook is focused on Florida State Standards. The workbook is rigorous and includes multiple ways of answering questions. Such as multiple response, short response, extended response, graphic organizers, multiple selection answer, and across curriculum text. It also includes excerpts from informational text and literature pieces including poetry.

30 Make essential reading practice more effective for every student. Personalize reading practice to each student s current level. Manage all reading activities including read to, read with, and independent reading. Assess students reading with four types of quizzes: Reading Practice, Vocabulary Practice, Literacy Skills, and Textbook Quizzes. Build a lifelong love of reading and learning.

31 With the new Home Connect, we can link the school and home to make reading practice even more effective. By logging on from your home computer students and parents can: See progress toward reading goals. Conduct book searches. Review quiz results. View number of books read, words read, and quizzes passed. And much, much more. WEB SITE: https://hosted157.renlearn.com/66695/homeconnect/login.aspx Log in Name: Student # Password: Birth Date

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33 Language Arts include: Grammar/Phonics/Words their Way a phonics, spelling, and vocabulary instruchon through daily word study. One focus of word study is to teach children how to spell and decode new words and to improve their word recognihon in general. This center is differenhated based on the inventory test they have already taken. Grammar is infused as part of the reading program Writing: Opinion, Narrative, Responding to Text, Research a Topic, and Poetry Handwriting/Cursive (Zaner-Bloser model)

34 Go Math Differentiated instruction: Intervention to Enrichment activities Support materials Ten Marks Animated Math Models/Mega Math (on BEEP) Essential Vocabulary Math Drills

35 First Move Chess Instruction Math/Science Connection! this is located on the Harbordale website! excellent program, family oriented activities

36 Broward County Hands-On Science Florida Science Fusion Integrated Center Activities Digital and Hands-on Labs 1 st Quarter: Earth and Stars 2 nd Quarter: Classify Animals 3 rd Quarter: Properties of Matter 4 th Quarter: Plants and the Environment

37 Current events/scholastic-weekly Reader News Map Skills Standards cover: Geography, History, and Culture of North America

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40 Research provides convincing evidence that parents are an important influence in helping their children achieve high academic standards. Red folder review class assignments Check your child s daily planner.

41 Minimum of two parent/teacher conferences a year Check student agenda daily Check red folders every Tuesday Harbordale Happenings (newsletter) Weekly updates Voic / us Harbordale s Web Page

42 Homework is important to each student s educational experience: Reinforce skills taught in the classroom Provide the student with an opportunity for independent practice Study classroom materials Explore and master skills more thoroughly than class time allows Homework encourages the development of responsibility, self-discipline, and personal study skills Homework will be given Monday through Thursday: Weekly HW sheet Approximately 30 minutes each evening School board policy 10 minutes per grade level Generally in reading and math Make-up Work For every absence the student is allowed 2 school day

43 ! Promethean Interactive White Board ActivExpressions! Wireless Cart (student laptops) ipads! Document Camera

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46 You can locate more details on the information presented here today by going online to these web sites: hop://www.browardschools.com hop://www.broward.k12.fl.us/harbordaleelem/ hop://beep.browardschools.com

47 MS. BERNARD MRS. CORRAO MRS. VAUGHN MRS. CHEE MS. DISBURY

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