What are the needs in ELA & Literacy according to the Writing Focus document?
Common theme of time needed for ELA is found across multiple grade levels.
Looking at justification for modules and core knowledge versus workshop model or something else.
Continuity seems to be missing among the grade levels.
Time for journal or free writing is missing in most grade levels.
Common model of writing for all grade levels.
Have other members of the school help assist in the writing process (upper grade level students, NHS students, adopt a team, interact team,....)
Consistent spelling and grammar curriculum
Time set aside during staff development days to collaborate across grade levels and/or work as a grade level on literacy goals and planning
Support during reading block to allow for small group work
What should our goals for the district be?
As a whole, could we set aside 20-40 minutes (depending on grade level) to do creative writing or writing about reading?
Look at our scope and sequence
Develop a common vocabulary
Coordinate reading and writing workshops and genres.