About the webcast
Learn the driving forces behind the Common Core Standards, and see an example of how to teach the standards through a unit of study that integrates vocabulary, writing, word study, genre study, and social studies into a biography unit of study with a focus on US history.
Video examples of:
how to launch the use of a reader’s notebook as a toolbox to scaffold the thinking about genre
how to integrate word study into mini-lessons
students from both ends of the spectrum who grew two full grade levels in reading ability through integrating literacy in an inquiry unit of study
Downloadable slides are included.
About the presenter Beth Swenson is the K-6 District RTI Trainer for RAVE ISD #196 Rosemont/Apple Valley/Eagan in Minnesota. Beth had the opportunity to study integrated standards in Australia and New Zealand through a leadership fellowship, as well as the evolution of the Common Core Standards.
A trainer of literacy coaches and staff developers as a Literacy Collaborative district trainer for 12 years, she teaches literacy coordinators to lead teachers through creating inquiry units of study that integrate the standards into focused rigorous units. Beth’s master’s degree focused on change leadership, and her PhD work is in training and performance improvement.
Length of Session Approximately 90 minutes
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