Lynal Ingham Co-Chair Summer Committee Chicago, 2009 NAD response to the needs of multi-grade teachers Designed to assist teachers of grades 1-4 in organization and planning of the Pathways curriculum Available in digital format and NAD Pathways website Direct link from the Pacific Union Elementary website http://paucedu.adventistfaith.org/ http://pathways.nadeducation.org/ Sample Planning Documents Multi-grade Master Planning Guide Planning and Progress Check List Theme Book Selections List and Planning Checklist Theme Overview and Theme Support* Sample Lesson Plans and Templates* Instructional Strategies* Includes website resources and FAQs *Detailed description to follow. Book Synopses Theme Booklists Multi-grade Master Planning Guides Planning and Progress Check Lists Mini Lessons – Reading and Writing Daily Oral Language Sentences Spelling Word Wall Words Theme Board Words Two Master Planning Guides per theme: Grades 1 & 2 Grades 3 & 4 Skills grouped by Pathways 5 Main Targets: Target 1: Extended Reading and Writng Target 2: Comprehending, Studying and Evaluating Ideas Target 3: Reference Skills Target 4: Word Study Target 5: Sentence Skills Then they are divided under 4 categories: Skills Assessed in this Theme Pathways Resources for Skills Assessed Assessment Suggestions for Skills Assessed Skills Taught, but Not Assessed in this Theme All skills are correlated to the following resources – DLG, DOL, Blackline Master, Teacher’s Manual, Writer’s Handbook Versatile Use Teacher Planning Student Progress Tracking – can indicate if a child has/has not been exposed to the skill or if the skill has been mastered Identifies Target Skills taught in each Grade Level: Indicates assessed target skills, as well as Target skills taught but not assessed Column for Recording Method of Assessment Yearly Plan Sample Sample of one teacher’s yearly plan to allow for all 9 themes. (Takes into account vacation days, testing, etc. This teacher teaches grades 1-8.) Weekly Plans Three examples of plans for an entire theme. (K-2, 1-4 and 1-8 classrooms) Templates To be used for planning Word format for ease of use * Cycle charts and sample schedules are being considered. Guided Reading Resources, Essential Lesson Elements, Assessment and Group Management Spelling and Handwriting Suggestions and On-line Resources Literacy for Kindergarten 34 Strategies for Teachers with a Kindergarten Combination Web Resources Resource address, cost – if any, description and rating Frequently Asked Questions Helps to focus on target skills. Assists teachers in quickly locating instructional helps for target skills in the Pathways curriculum. Supports teachers as they focus on accountability for student learning. Provides strategies and approaches for classrooms that don’t fit into the “mold”. Includes easily adaptable templates for planning. Materials offered in electronic form and with internet support for ease of use. The Pathways Resource for Easy Planning (P.R.E.P.) a Multi-grade Tool for Grades 1-4, was developed by the North America Division Summer Committee held in Chicago on June 09’. Appreciation is extended to the committee members for giving of their time and expertise while completing this project.