Here’s what I’ve been receiving: life-improving, useful resources for 1) finding complex texts for our students to read, and 2) teaching them how to read, write, and talk about them . . . more.
Reading and writing conferences are incredibly important in building a student’s literacy identity. Conferences remove them from being just one of the “crowd” in the classroom. Students become the only one in the classroom and their individual needs are being met. “Getting at the Heart of Conferring” reinforces the ideas that many are already implementing. If you aren’t conferring with students, consider adding this very important formative assessment routine to your classroom practice next year.
Just a reminder about the frame in a Thinking Map. The “Map Guiding Question” drives the content of the map. The “Frame Guiding Question” is the Cognitive Dimension or students’ thinking about their thinking and learning. It is not a frame of reference or F.O.R. Follow the link below for a cheat sheet of map and frame guiding questions.
The College Board announces an app for students to practice for SAT.
For instructions: SAT APP
Please visit the link below to access videos of Olympians discussing goal setting: