Figure 19 reading activities
- Figure 19 reading activities
- Easy practice lesson – how to read sheet music for
- Introduction to reading skills: claims and supporting
- Unknown words: strategies for discovery
- Five reading activities to increase engagement and rigor
- Business english – lets talk numbers – saying figures in
- The only way you will ever need to teach theme
Easy practice lesson – how to read sheet music for
In my previous blog post, “Reading Instruction Non-Negotiables,” I shared a list of reading non-negotiables that are critical to effective reading instruction. As we begin the second semester of the school year, I figured it would be a good time to review the new Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) that will be implemented for the 2019–2020 school year for Kindergarten through grade 8. I’d like to break down some of the improvements, what they mean for teachers, and how a strong base in your reading non-negotiables can lead and help you and your students on the journey ahead.
We all know that the aim of content standards is to determine what should be taught in schools and what should be learned by students. We also accept that these expectations will change as our students’ needs change. Let’s take a look at how these modern ELAR TEKS have developed. Here’s a rundown of some of the changes:
I had the chance to attend the Alliance of Reading and English Supervisors of Texas (CREST) Conference this past fall, where the new ELAR TEKS were a hot topic. “While each strand (and substrand) in the new ELAR TEKS represents a distinct literacy emphasis, the strands are not intended to be considered—or taught—separately,” was a common refrain at the conference. Victoria Young and Jennifer Wilkerson, two presenters in particular, shared four literacy principles from the new ELAR TEKS that, once fully grasped, will “expand your knowledge base about what your students should know and be able to do, and will help you consider what kind of instructional changes—or pivot—will be needed to teach these content standards in a way that results in meaningful outcomes.” The following are the guidelines:
Introduction to reading skills: claims and supporting
Maybe it’s because I’ve been watching so many court shows, but whenever I hear an educator mention Figure 19, I instantly picture a prosecutor presenting evidence in a court case.
Unknown words: strategies for discovery
“Your Honor, I send Figure 19 as proof of our students’ lack of metacognitive reading skills.” Figure 19 is essentially a variation of any higher-level comprehension ability bundled into one student expectation or TEKS for those of you who are not Texas Reading Teachers (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills). It encompasses everything from the author’s purpose to inferring, summarizing, and connecting ideas. We’ve broken down sub-skills into sections A-F because there’s so much packed into this one little gem. Though all of Figure 19’s goonies are rough, Figure 19 D (inferences) and Figure 19 E are the true mob bosses (summarizing.) Both of these characters are persistent in their efforts to lower our children’s test scores on state tests, and we must find a way to keep them in check from the outset.
Five reading activities to increase engagement and rigor
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Business english – lets talk numbers – saying figures in
Neha Deopa received her doctorate from Geneva’s Graduate Institute of Foreign and Development Studies. Her research interests include researching decision making in the face of uncertainty, as modeled by stochastic processes, with an emphasis on environmental economics and firm dynamics. She will begin as a Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oslo in the autumn of 2021.
A increasing number of scholarly articles are discussing the pandemic’s economic consequences. Some economists have shown that European countries and US states that witnessed greater outbreaks during the first wave often suffered larger economic losses, using high-frequency measures. This is due to documented improvements in people’s mobility, according to the researchers. Others also discovered that countries with a higher expected GDP decline in 2020 have also seen higher increases in mortality.
We note that the distribution of furloughed workers across British regions is very unequal when we look at it (Figure 2). On December 31, 1.19 million jobs were furloughed in London and the South East. According to preliminary figures, this number rose to 1.35 million one month later. Interestingly, this map does not overlap with the evolution of coronavirus in the region, despite the fact that there are common elements (Figure 3). We would have predicted a much greater economic downturn given the high human toll paid by some areas, such as the East of England, to the pandemic. These less affected areas are also noted for having a comparatively high average income and low levels of inequality.
The only way you will ever need to teach theme
Thank you so much for all of your support this semester. The kids have done an outstanding job adapting to new structures and habits in their tiny hubs. Thank you to all of you who are studying at home. Have a great summer, and we hope to see you again in September. For those of you who want to keep practicing skills over the summer, we’ve uploaded some summer learning packs. Mrs. Harris would like to see some summer work next term and will reward those who participate with house points.
Mrs Abbott is also looking for work and will search on Monday to make sure we have everything we need for our presentation. If you’d like your picture or work to be included in the celebration, just let us know in your post.
We’ve included a recipe for making playdough so you can make some wriggly worms for a math/fine motor activity or just for fun this week (Please store in an airtight container afterwards so it keeps for the week)
Please check the WEEKLY HOME LEARNING GRID, which includes all areas of learning, as you did last week. The White Rose Maths, the Speed Sounds RWI, and the Writing and Story Challenges are all part of the White Rose Maths program. We haven’t included any physical challenges this week because it would be helpful if your child played in the Virtual School Games, tried Mr Deverall’s activities on the website, or did any Joe Wicks. On top of any regular workouts you do as a family, we’re sure that’s enough!!