8th Grade U.S. History Clinic

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8th Grade U.S. History Clinic
Presenters: Alfonso Gutierrez and
Rebecca P. Hinojosa
Stell Middle School
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
Where can you find them?
• Curriculum Sub site
http://www.bisd.us/Curriculum/subsite/
• TEA
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=3643
Grade 8 STAAR BREAKDOWN
• 52 Questions
• Phase-In 1 = 26 questions
to pass
• Phase-In 2 =32 questions
to pass
• 52 Student Expectations
• 33 questions or 63% are
Readiness Standards
• 19 questions or 36% are
Supporting Standards
• 55.7 % or 29/52
▫ Questions have process
skills spiraled into the
questions
• DOK 1(Recall)
▫ 30/52 or 57.6%
• DOK 2(Skill/Concept)
▫ 3/5 or 25.7%
• DOK 3(Strategic
Thinking)
▫ 16/52 or 30.7%
• DOK 4 (Extended
Thinking)
▫ 3/52 or 5.7 %
Challenges of the STAAR
• Primary sources, multiple types, language of the
time period, application, drawing conclusions and
making inferences
• Vocabulary- both content and academic
▫ Synonyms ex. Federal, national and central
government
Reporting Category – 1 History
• Reporting Category – 2 Geography and Culture
• Applying content knowledge in multiple contexts, facts
are not tested in isolation
• 109 Student Expectations
Applying content knowledge in multiple contexts, facts are not
tested in isolation
RC 1: SE: 7C – analyze the impact of slavery on different sections of the United States
Dual: 29C- organize and interpret information from outlines, reports, databases, and
visuals, including graphs, charts, timelines and maps
Correct Answer B- 62%
RC 2: SE: 26C analyze the relationship between fine arts and continuity and
change in the American way of life
Dual: 29C – organize and interpret information from outlines, reports,
databases, and visuals, including charts, timelines and maps
Correct Answer: 45%
What can we do with our
instructional time to better
prepare the students for
these types of questions?
Resources
Dropbox
Mrs. Hinojosa will email all participants an invite
to join the 8th Grade Social Studies file folders.
Pinterest is a great social media site to get inspired!
Google Docs gmail account
Username:bisd8history password: buttercookies
Time to Share
What is working for
you in your
classroom?
Depth of Knowledge Question Activity
Group Work
Week 5: Road to Revolution
Week 6: American Revolution; Early and Middle
Week 7: American Revolution; Victory and Legacy
Week 8: American Revolution; States Under the
Articles of Confederation
Week 9: Writing the Constitution/Bill of Rights
Week 10: Principles of the Constitution
DOK Questions
1. Every group should develop 5 questions that
are at the DOK 1 level.
2. For each recall question create a question using
the same content but make it into a DOK 2 level
question and a DOK 3 level question.
3. Share some examples with the group
4. Email Mrs. Hinojosa the questions and they will
be posted to the dropbox.
Purposeful Instructional Planning and
Delivery
“Not all lessons are created equal, and different
lessons will provoke different levels and kinds of
student thinking.”
“The level and kind of thinking in which students
engage determines what they will learn.”
Hiebert et al., 2011
Process Based Planning Activity
Boston
Tea Party
Notes
Group Work
Find the Stimulus for each day of the week.
• Choose the process skill.
• Choose the potential product.
• Keep in mind products should be shared with
the classroom and or displayed.
Group Work
Week 5: Road to Revolution
Week 6: American Revolution; Early and Middle
Week 7: American Revolution; Victory and Legacy
Week 8: American Revolution; States Under the
Articles of Confederation
Week 9: Writing the Constitution/Bill of Rights
Week 10: Principles of the Constitution

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