Core Content Coaching Social Studies Grade 8 1st 6 Weeks 8th Grade United States History CRM 1 Environment-Continued Unit 2: European Settlement of the United States Arc 3: Early Settlements- Jamestown and Plymouth Arc 4: The Development of Colonial Regions and the 13 English Colonies CRM 2: Celebrate Freedom Week, Arc 1: Celebrate Freedom Week (Sept. 16– 20, 2013) Austin Independent School District (Please allocate 45 – 50 minutes to view and discuss this planning module.) What you may need: • • • • • • • • • • School Calendar/Yearly Itinerary (YI) Curriculum Road Map (CRM) TEKS/ELPS/CCRS STAAR Released Test Items- Now in Schoolnet Adopted Textbook- Creating America A resource for quality texts A resource for higher order question stems Lesson plan template Planning for Rigor Document …and most especially, EACH OTHER! Plan for CRM 2: Celebrate Freedom Week (Week of Sept. 17) Then Return to CRM 1 The observance of Celebrate Freedom Week and Constitution Day is mandated by the Texas Legislature. During the week of Sept. 16-20, 2013 one or more class periods may be used for this observance. The AISD Social Studies website has many resources to help you choose the strategy best suited for your students. Resources for Constitution Day and Celebrate Freedom week are embedded in the CRM. Start with getting an overview of how much time you have….. YI Yearly Itinerary information should be used along with school event calendar information to get an accurate picture of available instructional time. Look at the TEKS verb, words, phrases… Look at the TEKS being taught in the lesson, What students will need to know and be expected to do…. • • • • What TEKS are going to be addressed during this lesson? What academic vocabulary do students need to understand and use? What words, phrases in the TEKS may not be understood by the students? What guiding questions(s) will facilitate understanding and mastery? TEKS: Look at the TEKS verb, words, phrases… • Think about what the student may now be wondering? TEKS: Look at the TEKS verb, words, phrases • Do students understand what they need to master? • Do they understand what the TEKS expect them to learn? • Do the students understand the vocabulary related to the TEKS? • After reading and discussing each TEKS, the student needs to be able to articulate what he/she needs to learn/do to accomplish mastery of the TEKS. (Then you as the teacher know that the student understands the TEKS and is knowledgeable of the task.) An activity for students… (Your students will do this activity several different times during the lesson.) 1. Rewrite the TEKS we are working on in your own words. 2. List the assignments that we did for the TEKS. Courtesy of Sean Piper 3. Write the verbs from the TEKS you want to perform. 4. Using the assignments, discuss where we performed the verbs in a sentence or two. Explain what you learned based on the TEKS. Gorzycki MS TEKS continued…Why are we learning about Jamestown and Plymouth? • Why do they need to acquire this knowledge? • Why is it important? Students need to connect to/and believe the information is important to them. Let them come up with some answers. You will need to have some ideas to support or supplement their answers in order to make the learning relevant to them. The answer will depend on the TEKS being studied. (Take a couple of minutes and talk to a partner about some possible reasons why students need to know about our colonial history.) Answers can be simple: Understanding the patterns of settlement and reasons for settlement reinforces the concept of adaptation and interaction with the physical environment. Observance of Celebrate Freedom Week helps students recognize the value of civic engagement. Students will Know…Students Will Be Able To… Discuss as a group and share with each other Read the Students Will Know… and the Students Will be Able to … Do these sections reflect what is in the TEKS? How will your teaching reflect these sections? Oral language strategies Written response strategies Multiple strategies CRM Assessment Evidence: What formative and summative assessments will you use in your teaching to check for understanding? o o o o o o Knowledge level questions Comprehension level questions Application level questions Analysis level questions Synthesis level questions Evaluation level Discuss in partners or in a group the formative and summative assessments listed. Are there questions you might want to add? What questions will you ask that addresses the challenge of the TEKS/SE and that extend the learning? CRM: Models/Anchors of Support…, Instruction…, and Student Task…. Your classroom needs to reflect the TEKS and what is being studied. Examples of Models or Examples of Support The TEKS studied need to be written out for students to see and connect to what is being studied. Anchors of support: textbook, other books, resources, websites, newspapers, magazines, posters, word walls, and academic vocabulary and supportive vocabulary, student work, Discovery Education Streaming, Interactive Student Notebook, foldables, etc. of Modelsinclude? or Ex What will your instruction Interactive Student Notebook, foldables, graphic organizers, collaboration: small group and partner work, shared and independent, reading, research TASK • • • • • The student task is aligned to the TEKS/SE The task is differentiated for all learners. Students are complaint with tasks Students are on task and able to articulate learning Students are engaged and learning is student directed. Take a couple of minutes to discuss as a small group/ partners and share with each other. CRM Planning Tools… An exemplar lesson will be linked for teachers to use. In this case, there is a choice of two. The lessons are in portfolios in Schoolnet. Open the portfolio using AcrobatPro 9. Evidence of Learning… Students can explain the meaning of… and give examples of … using academic vocabulary. Students can use the tools (maps…) to document their knowledge. Students have high expectations for themselves to document their learning. Students can explain and justify their mastery of the TEKS to the teacher and their peers verbally/writing/product. Essential Questions can be used throughout the unit to measure student understanding. When students know what they are suppose to comprehend, they will be able to articulate when they have achieved mastery. Let them list the TEKS in their Interactive Student Notebooks (ISN) and write what they have learned that demonstrates this mastery. Students will have a documented list of their accomplishments to review. Don’t forget ELPS, CCRS, and 21st Century Framework…. • ELPS These standards are required by law and are not only designed to make content comprehensible and develop academic language for ELL’s but support quality instruction for all learners in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. • CCRS These standards were approved in 2008 to ensure that Texas students are graduating from high school with all the skills necessary to be successful in college. These focus not only on content but the intellectual skills and underlying understandings of the structure of knowledge necessary to be highly equipped for post-secondary education. • Framework for 21st Century Learning This framework is designed to outline the skills, knowledge, and expertise students need to be successful in life, work, and globally. They focus on aptitudes such as, creativity, technology, collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, and communication. Next Steps… Continue the same steps for the next unit and arc… Academic Vocabulary Academic Vocabulary … 8th Grade CRM Assessment Evidence: What formative and summative assessments will you use in your teaching to check for understanding? o o o o o o Knowledge level questions Comprehension level questions Application level questions Analysis level questions Synthesis level questions Evaluation level Discuss in partners or in a group the formative and summative assessments listed. Are there questions you might want to add? What questions will you ask that addresses the challenge of the TEKS/SE and that extend the learning? CRM Planning Tools… An exemplar lesson will be linked for teachers to use. In this case, there is a choice of two. The lessons are in portfolios in Schoolnet. Open the portfolio using AcrobatPro 9. 13 Colonies Graphic Organizer (Anchors of Support) As you fill in the chart use pp. 66 – 87 in Creating America or pp. 35 – 47 in History Alive New England 1. Names of colonies in region 2. Settlers’ characteristics 3. Economics 4. Religion 5. Geography 6. Cities 7. Government 8. Misc. (anything else worth mentioning. Middle Colonies Southern Colonies Backcountry (May not have all the boxes filled.) Next steps… • Research to find video clips that will enhance these two arcs. • How can primary or secondary sources be used to extend or reinforce the learning? • Are there any other visuals such as paintings, charts, graphs, etc. that will add to the knowledge and concepts being taught in this unit? • Look at the SCA items for the first six weeks. What information do you need to cover with your students? Pacing a Lesson REGULAR CLASS PERIOD BLOCK SCHEDULE Warm Up: 5 – 10 minutes Teacher introduces the colonial regions, students brainstorm the climate, geography, and economy of each region. Instructional Activity: 20 minutes Students jigsaw information about colonial regions on a graphic organizer. See slide # 12. Closing Activity: Student complete the sentence stem: The colonial regions are similar in that ________. The colonial regions are different in that ______________. Warm Up: 5 – 10 minutes Vocabulary quiz and/or questions on Ch. 4, Section 1 Instructional Activity 1: 45 minutes Graphic organizer on the features of the colonial regions: colonies in colonial region, geography, cities, settlers’ characteristics (country of origin, religion, occupations, etc.), government, economics and misc. In groups of 3 – 4 students fill out the graphic organizer on one of the 4 regions. Students report out their information on their region and have the rest of the class record the information presented on their charts. Instructional Activity 2: 30 minutes After the students finish the chart, students should view Discovery Streaming videos on the 13 colonies and take the quizzes associated with each video clip. Closing Activity: Students write which colonial region they would most want to settle in and why. Selecting just the right resources… • • • • Creating America is a great place to start. The CRM has resources listed under the Unit and the Arc. Check out the Social Studies Website for more resources in your grade level. The Library Services Media Center using IBISTRO: The Enclyclopedia Britanica and the World Book are online. Many other District licensed internet resources are also there, along with usernames and passwords, including Discovery Education Streaming. (Go the AISD website, type in IBISTRO, click on Portal Knowledge.) • The campus school library and if your school has one, the literacy library Planning is the KEY… Planning Instruction: • Read your CRM as a whole document to get the gist of what students need to learn and you need to teach. • Read each separate part of your CRM for background knowledge. • Review the TEKS: Your lesson must be tied to the TEKS. • How will your students demonstrate (assessment) that they have mastered the learning? How will you know they have the Essential Understanding? Are able to answer the Essential Questions? • What strategies, best practices will you use to get the outcome of mastery from each of your students? • What differentiation accommodations will you need to add to your lesson so that all students meet the standards? Addressing the needs of diverse learners… • The first part of differentiating instruction involves finding out where your students are starting in their knowledge base and anticipating areas where clarification may be necessary. There are formal and informal ways to acquire this information. • What background knowledge, prior learning, and habits do students need in order to be successful with the new concept? • What misconceptions need to be clarified before new learning takes place? • • • How will instruction be differentiated to address the needs of all learners? At what level of proficiency (in English/prerequisite skills) are my students? What supports/scaffolds would support the student understanding? • Who can I ask for help? The school SPED teacher, the District SPED office, ESL teachers at the school, the District Bilingual Dept., and of course the Social Studies Dept. Best Practices applied to teaching and assessing Because Instruction and Assessment have a reciprocal relationship plan your lessons with these questions… Best Practices: • • • • • • • How will the teacher model/explain clear expectations for the students’ learning? (Such as developing a criteria chart with the students) What anchors of support can be created to help students in their thinking? Which 21st Century Skills can be targeted? How will students be held accountable for their new learning, as well as make their thinking and learning public? How will accountable discussions and collaboration be encouraged in an atmosphere of mutual respect? How will students be grouped for challenging thinking (problem solving)? What role might technology play in making the learning more accessible and at the same time, more challenging? Assessment: Checking for Understanding Assessment • Formative-How will I know all students understand the new concept as it is being taught? • Scaffolding- What adjustments/re-teaching needs to happen as a result of misunderstanding? • Summative-How will I know all students have mastered the new concept? (Performance tasks) • • How can the academic testing language be embedded into daily instruction? How will the lesson build skills necessary for success on Performance Tasks? Review : Clear Expectations • Knowledge and Skill Statement and Student Expectations posted and referenced in the classroom. • What models or anchors of support will we use? • How will students be held accountable for their learning and make their thinking public? • How will discussion and collaboration be encouraged and expected? • How will students be grouped for challenging thinking and problem solving? Gradual Release • I Do: Teacher begins with a question, problem to solve, or hook. Engagement -Read Aloud/Think Aloud/Questioning/Text Evidence -Teacher models performance task • We Do: Shared construction of task/facilitates class and small group discussion • Develop criteria/rubric for task • You Do: Students read/complete task independently -Judge task based on criteria or rubric Student Engagement/ Formative Assessment • Sentence stems(The purpose of the Declaration of Independence is …) • ISN reflection (What beliefs, ideas, and philosophies have shaped and continue to shape America?) • Exit Slip: Have students connect two words they think might belong together and state the reason for making the connections. ( “I would connect _____ and _______ because ____________________.” Interactive Student Notebooks Students might: • Write reflections ( Why did people want to settle in the American colonies?) • Quick write (What were the greatest geographical, political, and social challenges the colonists faced? How did settlers in Jamestown and Plymouth respond/adapt to these challenges?) Reminders: Repetition • The teacher ensures that the new vocabulary comes up many, many, many, many times. • Partner Practice/Quizzes • Games (have students create their own) • Class and small group discussions Active Use of Vocabulary The teacher finds ways to encourage the students to actively use the new vocabulary. Praise Rewards Use in speaking and writing Word Walls/Banks Correct the Teacher “Give” the word to the student Use vocabulary in writing tasks Encourage Writing • Expository: Factual writing, cause and effect, summaries, lists, outlines, note-taking for research… • Personal : Reflections on what was learned. Connections made to learning. • Encourage your students to write in complete sentences unless sentences are inappropriate for the task such as creating a list. Next Steps… • This concludes your planning for Social Studies Week 3 -6.