Please create a name tag and set it in front of you. Print Your Name Welcome to What is LFS? Presented by Jennifer Bower Seaford Middle School [email protected] http://agi.seaford.k12.de.us/sites/jbower Agenda: Introduction Anticipation Guide (LFS Strategy) What is Learning-Focused? (LEQ) Word Map (Graphic Organizer) KUDS/Student Learning Maps Lessons Strategies Revisit Anticipation Guide Give One, Get One (LFS Strategy) Questions Student Learning Map Topic: Learning Focused Strategies Key Learning: The Learning-Focused Strategies Model provides a planning framework that when implemented with quality transforms standards from “words in a document” into learning for all students. Unit EQ: How do I use the Learning-Focused Strategies planning framework to transform standards into learning? Concept: Concept: Concept: Concept: Lesson EQ: Lesson EQ: Lesson EQ: Lesson EQ: How is the KUD used to develop the Student Learning Map? What is the difference between an acquisition lesson and an extended thinking lesson? Why is it important to know what strategy to use and when to use it in an lesson? KUDs & SLMs Lessons Strategies How do assessment prompts impact learning and instruction? Vocabulary: Standards, essential questions, concepts Vocabulary: acquisition lessons, extended thinking lessons, assessments Vocabulary: distributed summarizing activities, graphic organizers, word walls, collaborative pairs Word Map Outline 1: LFS What is it? (Write the definition) The Word Learning-Focused Framework What are some examples? What is it like? It is a model that provides a planning framework for thinking about, planning, and delivering instruction using exemplary practices with a focus on learning. Goals: Continuous Improvement Consistent and Pervasive Quality What is the Learning-Focused Strategies Model? Exemplary Practice #1 With your partner, which strategy is most important? Learning Focused Solutions research states… Lesson Essential Question(s) Vocabulary Concep ts Unit EQ Key Learning Develop SLM Develop KUD For every Lesson Essential Question (LEQ) you should have an Acquisition Lesson with 2-4 higher level extended thinking questions and/or activities or an Extended Thinking Lesson (EMTS) What should a lesson contain? *Acquisition lesson is used to teach a NEW concept/skill/knowledge in order to answer the LEQ. *Activating strategies are used to activate or build background knowledge as well as to model/preview vocabulary, thinking strategies, and graphic organizers that may be new in the unit. Best planned after the teaching strategies. *Graphic Organizers: You should have one in every lesson--not necessarily a new one. It can be an LFS graphic organizer or one you have created or found. *Teaching Strategies: Instruction should be before the assessment prompt (distributed summarizing). Teach > Assessment prompt > Teach > Assessment prompt > Teach > Assessment prompt … 2-4 extended thinking questions or activities should be included in each lesson *Summarizing: Should be distributed throughout the lesson— not just at the end! Key to knowing when and what to reteach! Top 8 Extended Thinking Strategies Include 2-4 extended thinking activities and/or questions in acquisition lesson to “extend” or transfer previously learned concepts, skills, or knowledge. Abstracting Analyzing Perspectives Classifying/Categorizing Comparing/Contrasting Constructing Support Deductive Reasoning Error Analysis Inductive Reasoning *Summarizing Strategies: should be written most of the time, not oral to answer the LEQ Ex: KWL, 3-2-1, $2.00 summary, learning logs, etc. Quick reference created by Jennifer Bower, SMS ELA Teacher, and approved by Carol Gardner based on LFS by Max Thompson 8/28/2011 Common Core Standards Suggested sequence for planning a unit with 2-4 extended thinking questions/activities Launch Activity 1. KUD 2. SLM 3. Culminating Activity/Project 4. Rubric for Culminating Activity/Project Acquisition Lesson (s) EATS 5. Student Assessments 6. Launch Activity 7. Acquisition Lesson Planning (include 2-4 extended thinking questions or activities) Focus is on the Unit Essential Question Extended Thinking Lesson (s) EMTS (Each LFS unit should have 2-3 extended thinking lessons) 8. Extending Thinking Activities 9. Differentiating the Unit 10.Lesson/Activity Sequence 11.Review and Revise 12.Resources and Timeline Diagnostic, formative, and summative ASSESSMENTS— Including Culminating Activity For more details/examples refer to your Planning a Unit training book or your Planning a Unit flipchart Created by Jennifer Bower, SMS ELA Teacher, and approved by Carol Gardner based on LFS by Max Thompson 8/28/2011 KUD for a Poetry Unit Standards • • Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources. Know Genre Poetry Poet sound devices (rhyme, rhythm, repetition, alliteration, onomateopoeia) figurative language (metaphors, similes, personification) Draw evidence from literary or informational texts support analysis, reflection, and research. sensory language (imagery) Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. stanza line narrative lyric Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. concrete haiku limerick inference preview Understand Understand the purpose, elements, and meaning (themes) of different poetic forms. Do Read and analyze a variety of poems. Apply reading and context clues to ask questions to identify unfamiliar words. Apply the reading skill of paraphrasing to reread and respond to literal and inferential questions. Analyze literary elements. Build vocabulary by using prefixes and idioms. I dentify simple and compound subjects. Identify poet's purpose. Part 2: Identify subject compliments:direct and indirect objects. Poetry Slam: Write and present a poem. Honors Summative Project:Poetry Anthology Displayed in classroom A map that guides what students are expected to know by the end of a unit Referred to often during instruction Contains: ◦ Key Learning ◦ Unit Essential Question ◦ Concepts ◦ Lesson Essentials Questions (Acquisition/Extended Thinking) ◦ Vocabulary Student Learning Maps 6th Grade Student Learning Map 6th Grade Social Studies Student Learning Map (SLM) Social Studies Student Learning Map 6th Grade ELA Student Learning Map (SLM) 6th Grade Science Student Learning Map Essential Question Question What do the students need to learn to be able to answer the essential question? Activating Strategy Key vocabulary to preview Teaching Strategies Graphic Organizer •Instruction •Assessment prompt •Instruction •Assessment prompt Assignment Summarizing Strategy Essential Question What do the students need to know? Mini Lesson Review steps of using the graphic organizer Task Extended Thinking Strategies: •comparing/ contrasting •constructing support •inductive reasoning •deductive reasoning •abstracting •analyzing perspectives •error analysis •classifying Sharing Subject Non-Examples Examples Language Arts Who are the characters? What is the problem of the story and how is it solved? Jack has a quarter, 4 dimes and two nickels. How much money does he have? List the steps in the scientific method. Describe the problem and solution in the story from the perspective of one of the characters. Jack has 75 cents in his pocket. What different coins might he have? Study Anna’s experiment. What could she have done differently to get more valid results? Which amendment has the greatest impact on your life and why? How is an artist like an author? Math Science Social Studies What individual liberties are protected by the Bill of Rights? Art What techniques do artists use? Extended Thinking is the #1 strategy that positively impacts student learning ELA Word Wall Science Word Wall ELA Word Wall ELA Word Wall ELA Word Wall ELA Word Wall ELA Word Wall Graphic Organizers Frayer Diagram Frayer Diagram Summarizing Activity Summarizing Activity Summarizing Activity LFS 7 Comprehension Strategies Learning-Focused helps teachers make decisions about: Deciding what to teach Using what you already know to teach your best Connecting and using the most important practices/strategies in every lesson Helping your administration observe and understand your professional teaching practices Finding instructional time for higher level thinking activities/lessons Quickly assessing student learning Differentiating instruction easily Quickly building background knowledge and moving students from where they are Accelerating learning (previewing) Integrating writing, reading comprehension, and higher level thinking Focusing on key vocabulary and good vocabulary strategies What are the benefits for teachers? Give One, Get One (strategy) Using your graphic organizer on the back, move around the room and give ideas and get ideas to build your knowledge. Summarizing Activity Additional Resources http://agi.seaford.k12.de.us/sites/jbower/ staff/Wiki%20Pages/Home.aspx http://www.learningfocused.com/ What is learning focused? What is Learning Focused?