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Title: Welcome to Curriculum Night!


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Welcome to Curriculum Night!
  • 3rd Grade

Granger Elementary
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What is Reading Workshop?
  • Readers' Workshop is a teaching method that has
    been around for many years. Its main focus is to
    foster a love for reading within our students,
    and to differentiate, or personalize, instruction
    in order to accommodate the learning needs of all
    students.
  • A method of teaching reading in the classroom
    that focuses on independent reading.

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Jobs of the Student and Teacher
  • Students
  • take more responsibility for their learning
  • choose books that appeal to them and are at their
    own instructional level
  • respond to the text they are reading
  • share thoughts and ideas within small groups
  • Teacher
  • teaches mini-lessons based on observations of
    student needs
  • conferences with individual students
  • personalizes instruction to fit individual
    student needs
  • keeps records of student progress

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Parts of Reading Workshop
  • Opening/Mini-Lesson (10-15 minutes)
  • Work Period (40 minutes)
  • Closing (10 minutes)

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Opening/Mini-Lesson
  • Talk to the students about strategies that good
    readers use to help them become even better
    readers.
  • Share a new concept
  • Review expectations
  • Teach about a specific reading strategy

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Work Period
  • Begins after the opening the longest part of the
    workshop.
  • Students participate in a variety of activities
  • Independent Reading
  • Partner Reading
  • Discussing Books
  • Writing in their Readers Notebook
  • Student/Teacher Conferences
  • Guided Reading
  • Strategy Practice
  • This is the time to practice what was taught in
    the opening.

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Closing
  • Immediately follows the Work Period
  • Time when the whole class comes back together for
    the readers to share their reading.
  • What they learned
  • Strategies they practiced/used during the work
    period
  • Accomplishments (finishing a chapter book, etc)
  • Discuss their book (Book Talk)
  • Answer questions or concerns from lesson
  • Share tips or remind students of assignments

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The Workshop Folder
  • Reading Log- students record books they are
    reading throughout the school year.
  • Conference Sheet- a place for students and
    teachers to create goals for their reading.
  • Journal- where students practice reading
    strategies and respond to their reading.
  • Post-it Notes- tool used for students to record
    their thinking while independent reading.
  • Chapter Book- a leveled book that the student has
    chosen to read.

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What we have learned so far
  • How to select a just right book
  • What independent reading looks like
  • Shared Reading and Read Aloud
  • Genres
  • Self-correcting strategies to use while reading
  • Rubrics and how to use them
  • Reading Conferences
  • Context Clues
  • Talk Productively about Text
  • The Habits of Good Listeners
  • Making Predictions
  • How to increase our fluency
  • Ways to record our thinking as we read on post-it
    notes

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Reading Strategies
  • Make Connections
  • Ask Questions
  • Determine Importance (Main Idea)
  • Infer and Predict
  • Visualize
  • Synthesize
  • Use Fix Up Strategies
  • Sequencing Events
  • Determining Cause and Effect
  • Fact and Opinion
  • Summarization

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Reading Homework
  • Every 3rd grade student is expected to read 20
    minutes each night. (Recorded in planner)
  • Additional Reading homework can be sent home on
    Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Math Areas of Focus Number Sense
  • Explores and represents whole numbers up to
    999,999.
  • Adds and subtracts with and without regrouping
    (3-digit numbers).
  • Estimates.
  • Investigates relationships between numbers,
    number systems and symbols.
  • Compares, sequences, and orders numbers to 9,999.
  • Decides whether to add or subtract and explains
    reasoning.
  • Concept of multiplication and division and
    memorization of facts (through the 12).

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Math Areas of Focus Measurement
  • Estimates and measures.
  • Computes the total value of a mixed set of coins
    and dollars.
  • Tells time to 1-minute intervals.
  • Uses estimates to predict reasonableness of
    measurement.
  • measures and compares characteristics of objects
    to the nearest ½ inch and the nearest centimeter.

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Math Areas of Focus Geometry/Spatial Sense
  • Explores geometric shapes by attributes (2 and
    3-dimensional).
  • Demonstrates location of objects by using
    directional words.
  • Explores symmetry and similarity of geometric
    objects.
  • Creates geometric shapes using manipulatives.

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Math Areas of Focus Probability and Statistics
  • Explores difference between certain and uncertain
    events.
  • Finds ways to collect, organize, record, and
    graph data using real or pictorial symbols.
  • Makes simple inferences from charts and graphs.
  • Explores the process of predicting and comparing
    results of simple activities (experiments).

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Math Areas of Focus Functions and Relationships
  • Explores patterns using objects and numbers.
  • Uses manipulatives and symbols to represent
    number patterns.
  • Uses standard notation to read and write number
    sentences.
  • Solves simple equations at the concrete.  

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What is Math Investigations Workshop?
  • Curriculum tool for mathematics instruction in
    NISD for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. 
  • Very different from that of "more traditional"
    curriculum tools, which many adults experienced
    as children and focused on applying formulas,
    rules, performed procedures and algorithms
    (skill-based learning).
  • Research shows that when students develop their
    own ways of solving problems they retain their
    understanding. When students work together with
    their peers to solve problems they evaluate
    approaches and justify their reasoning, leading
    to deeper understanding and mathematical fluency.

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Parts of Math Workshop
  • Opening/Mini-Lesson (10-15 minutes)
  • Work Period (40 minutes)
  • Closing (10-15 minutes)

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Opening/Mini-Lesson
  • Come together on the floor to share new
    concepts/strategies
  • Building/Creating of Anchor Charts
  • Work with peers to solve Problem of the Day
  • Target the Question Review

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Target the Question
  • Daily problem solving review
  • Students work on word problems independently in
    folders
  • Discuss strategies used and why specific
    strategies work
  • Use of CPS clickers to review class data
  • Weekly assessment at end of week

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Work Period
  • Math Workshop/Partner games
  • Math Notebooking
  • Must Do Problems
  • Independent Work
  • Writing in Math

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Closing
  • Sharing and communicating efficient strategies
    used during Work Period
  • Sharing of Notebook writing
  • Review of Mini-lessons and new strategies

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Math Homework
  • Every 3rd grade will receive a weekly homework
    sheet due on Fridays unless otherwise specified.
  • Generally 4-5 questions per night
    (Monday-Thursday)
  • Please bring to class daily.
  • Please sign at the end of week indicating you
    have review student work.

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  • Questions or Comments?

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