In this section, more issues to consider were brought up: research findings, invitations/intrusions, rigor & relevance, complexity & readability, classroom conversations, disciplinary literacy, and challenge & change. Each gives us plenty to consider. Some questions for thought:
Issues to consider #1-3
Here is a list of ideas for discussion… feel free to focus on what speaks to you or start new ideas for us to consider!
Please introduce yourself and share the ages/grades/subjects you teach.
Here are the discussion threads:
#1: Introduction and Part 1: Issues to Consider, Issues 1-3 (pgs. 1-33)
#2: Part 1: Issues 4-10 (pgs. 34-75)
#3: Part 2: The Importance of Stance, Questions 1-3 (pgs. 76-111)
#4: Part 3: The Power of Signposts, Signposts 1-2 (pgs. 112-147)
#5: Part 3: Signposts 3-5 (pgs.148-178)
Separated by one vote each...
Reading Nonfiction: Notice and Note, Stances, Signposts, and Strategies will be our first book to study! It was so close! Perhaps we should do one right after the other?
Get your books and get started, I will soon be posting a suggested pace closely followed by the first round of discussion questions. Participants are invited to read and comment at their leisure! Looking forward to unpacking this great text and learning/sharing with each other!
So excited to offer a special professional development opportunity for English Language Arts teachers! Use #OCTELASBS on Twitter...
A summer book study for all interested to participate in online and asynchronously...
First order of business... selecting the text! Take a look at the options and vote!
Survey open until Sunday June 12th, 2016: http://goo.gl/forms/96yxjTmXS5xbPSs03
Thanks to all who have voted so far!