The IRLA is a K-12 developmental scope and sequence for reading acquisition that prepares all students for success in college, career, and life, as articulated by the Common Core State Standards. The IRLA includes every Common Core State Standard for Reading, as well as those Language standards key to reading success, for students in grades PreK to 12. Each reading level represents a new threshold concept/skill that was not required to read text at the level below. Teachers use the IRLA to locate each student on this standards continuum to: identify a baseline reading level; match reader with appropriate texts, leveled to the same IRLA system; identify which skills/standards and in what order, including foundational skills, are the most crucial for each student/reader/individual to learn next; design individual, small-group, and whole-group instruction targeted to the development of specific skills; and monitor progress through the standards/reading levels in real-time, to ensure all students are on-track to make sufficient reading growth, or intervene early.
Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal A 2020 Newbery Honor Book Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree. Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. The text is also peppered with references to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others, offering deeper insights into the accomplishments of the past, while bringing stark attention to the endurance and spirit of those surviving and thriving in the present. Robust back matter at the end provides valuable historical context and additional detail for those wishing to learn more.
This step-by-step how-to guide presents the six driving forces of instructional leadership within a multi-stage model for implementation, delivering lasting improvement through small, collaborative changes.
Harness the power of video to promote reflective practiceVideo recording is the only feedback method that allows educators to view their teaching through their own eyes. Video in Teacher Learning provides guidance on how to get started and how to engage in nonjudgmental, descriptive analysis using this powerful tool. Written for instructional coaches, administrators, supervisors, and individual teachers, it includes scaffolding to counter resistance and cultivate a growth mindset. chapters on specific contexts including developmental, evaluative, and problems of practice. guidance for observation in specific grade bands and for specific student populations. templates and links to videos for video analysis tasks, step-by-step process outlines, real-world vignettes and application questions.
This book provides observation protocols that encourage teachers to: Plan collaborative inquiry projects by identifying a focus of the inquiry, combing the research literature, and identifying resources needed Observe and analyze student conversations, actions, and products Identify patterns and determine next steps for professional learning
Socrates believed in the power of questions rather than lecturing his students. But how did we get so far away from his method of inquiry? Shanna Peeples, 2015 National Teacher of the Year, will show you how teachers can create an engaging atmosphere that encourages student questions and honors their experiences. This resource provides Questions paired with sample texts Step-by-step lessons for generating and using students' questions Lesson extensions for English language learners, special education students, and gifted and talented students Writing suggestions, in-class debate questions, and scoring rubrics Multimedia texts Protocols for using inquiry with adults as a base for professional development