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Title: Welcome to Curriculum Night


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Welcome to Curriculum Night!
  • September 29, 2009

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New Albany K-1 Reading Program
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Reading Specialist
  • Small group and individual support for students
    in need
  • Whole class lessons
  • Assessment Coordinator
  • Support for classroom teachers
  • Support for parents

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Reading Assessment
  • DIBELS
  • Pre-reading and reading skills
  • DRA2
  • Just Right Books

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Why Leveled Books?
  • No more one size fits all
  • approach
  • More personalized and precise
  • way to monitor your childs
  • growth

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What to do when reading a book with your child
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New Albany K-1 Reading Goals

  • DRA

  • level
  • Kindergarten End of Year 3-4
  • Grade 1 Entering 3-4
  • Trimester 1
    6-8
  • Trimester 2
    10-14
  • End of Year
    16-18
  • Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) levels
    are A, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18,
    20, 24, 28

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Primary Reading Stages What the Levels Mean
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Entering 1st Grade
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First Trimester
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Second Trimester
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End of Year
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New Albany Elemetary K-1
New Albany Elementary School 1st Grade Developing
Readers Rubric 2009-2010
Rubric Reporting Key Emerging EMG Student begins
to work toward year-end expectation and requires
support Transitioning TRN Student shows growth
toward year-end expectation. Achieving ACH Student
attains year-end expectation. Extending
EXT Student exceeds year-end expectation.
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What Can Parents Do?
  • Read with your child each night for 10-15
    minutes!
  • Make reading fun!
  • Praise your childs efforts!

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Writing Curriculum
New Albany Elementary
Writing
  • Equal instructional time allotted to writing
  • At least 45 minutes per day of classroom writing
    instruction
  • Build confidence in students writing skills
  • Develop spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Develop students understanding of the writing
    process
  • Students learn to write within a particular genre

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Writing Curriculum
New Albany Elementary
Writing
  • 10 minutes of direct/explicit instruction
  • Personal writing time allotted
  • Teacher confers with individual/small groups of
    students while classmates are writing
  • Teacher calls class together for second teaching
    point
  • Reemphasizes original lesson

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Writing Curriculum
New Albany Elementary
Writing
  • Students generally produce many writing pieces
    across a unit of study
  • At end of each unit, students select one or two
    pieces to revise and edit for publication
  • All work kept in writing folder until publication
  • Homework highlights specific skills taught during
    units of study

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New Albany Elemetary K-1
New Albany Elementary School Grade 1 Developing
Writers Rubric 2009-2010
Rubric Reporting Key Emerging EMG
Student begins to work toward year-end
expectation and requires significant support.
Transitioning TRN Student shows growth
toward year-end expectation. Achieving
ACH Student attains year-end
expectation. Extending EXT
Student exceeds year-end expectation.
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Beginning of the Year Expectation
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End of the Year Expectation
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Spelling
  • Rebecca Sitton Spelling
  • Will be covered until December
  • Program is based upon student mastery of
    frequently used words (35 Core Words)
  • Covers the first 35 Core Words that are used in
    everyday writing and introduces new first grade
    word wall words
  • Word Study
  • Will start in January
  • Individualized and whole group spelling
  • Focus on specific spelling skills (ex. initial
    and final consonants, short and long vowels,
    blends, endings, etc..)

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Literacy Exploration
  • Introduction of the remaining word wall words
    (36-100)
  • Concentration on short and long vowels
  • Word families (at, in, up, etc.)
  • Songs and Rhymes
  • Stories that focus on the vowel being studied
  • Introduction to the Phonics Dance
  • Two letters that make one sound (th, sh, ou)
  • Phonics dance may vary among classes

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Math Curriculum
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Grade 1 Everyday Math Goals
  • Number and Numeration
  • Counting, sorting, and comparing numbers using
    manipulatives.
  • Operations and Computation
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Data and Chance
  • Creating and analyzing graphs and charts
  • Understanding and applying probability

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Grade 1 Everyday Math Goals Continued
  • Measurement and Reference Frames
  • Measurement, time, money and temperature
  • Geometry
  • Characteristics of 2 and 3-Dimensional Shapes
  • Exploring Symmetry
  • Patterns, Functions, and Algebra
  • Creating and understanding number patterns
  • Using mathematical symbols such as , -, , lt,
    and gt

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How does Everyday Math Work?
  • Concepts developed over time in multiple ways
    (Spiraling)
  • Balance between math concepts
  • An interactive way of learning
  • Multiple learning styles addressed
  • Differentiation options built into every lesson,
    including enrichment, readiness and ELL supports.
  • Learning opportunities in partners and small
    groups

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New Albany Elemetary K-1
New Albany Elementary School Grade 1 Math Rubric
2009-2010
Rubric Reporting Key Emerging EMG Student begins
to work toward year-end expectation and requires
support Transitioning TRN Student shows growth
toward year-end expectation.
Rubric Reporting Key Achieving ACH Student
attains year-end expectation. Extending
EXT Student exceeds year-end expectation.
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  • Science and Social Studies
  • Curriculum

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Science and Social Studies in first grade covers
a variety of subjects
  • History
  • People in Societies
  • Geography
  • Government
  • Economics
  • Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Technology
  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Citizenship

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Science and Social Studies in first grade is
explored through a variety of units
Character Education Community
Helpers Safety Bats Magnets Elections/Governme
nt Native Americans Family Holidays Around the
World Winter Animals
Solids, Liquids and Gases Black History
Presidents Day American Symbols Maps
Energy Partners In Conservation Recycling
Weather/Seasons/Sun Plants/Soil Erosion/Trees
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Science and Social Studies in the first grade
classroom is…
  • Hands on
  • Integrated
  • Cross Curricular
  • Enrichment

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Science and Social Studies in the first grade
classroom is taught through…
  • Shared Readings
  • Experiments
  • Reports
  • Projects
  • Exploration and Discovery

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Weekly Homework Schedule Date Week of September
21st
Reminder Reading should be each day! Baggie
Books will begin the week of October 6th.
Students Signature Parents Signature Date
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1st Grade Portal
  • What will you find?
  • Under the Student Section
  • Links for various games and activities for Math,
    Reading and Theme!
  • Under the Parent Section
  • First Grade Monthly Newsletter
  • Important Dates
  • Curriculum Information and Resources
  • Links to other staff portals
  • And Much More!!!!!

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Thank you for coming. Have a great evening!
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