PACE Reading 2013 2014 Overview v Overall goals

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PACE Reading 2013 -2014 • Overview v. Overall goals v. Components of program v.

PACE Reading 2013 -2014 • Overview v. Overall goals v. Components of program v. Themes covered each year v. Student expectations v. Parent communication v. Grading Scale Tauber - PACE Reading

Overall Goals To develop and apply effective reading skills and strategies. ØTo become lifelong

Overall Goals To develop and apply effective reading skills and strategies. ØTo become lifelong readers ØTo retain/develop passion for reading ØTo self-regulate one’s reading abilities and application of reading skills ØTo understand the author’s purpose and intentions ØTo appreciate and experience a variety of quality children’s literature Ø…. Tauber - PACE Reading

Components of Program ü Novels • Used in whole group, small group, and independent

Components of Program ü Novels • Used in whole group, small group, and independent settings • Used to apply active reading skills, apply comprehension skills, communicate ideas with others, and experience quality literature ü Classroom Discussions/Written Responses • Used in whole group and small group settings • Used to assess students’ level of thinking and comprehension of novels Tauber - PACE Reading

Components of Program (cont. ) ü Daybooks • Used periodically in whole group setting

Components of Program (cont. ) ü Daybooks • Used periodically in whole group setting and as independent preview or follow-up • Used to help students’ learn and practice one concept/skill through a compact, enriched excerpt from novel ü Vocabulary Building Activities • Used in whole group, small group, and independent settings • Used to help build students’ vocabulary (note: primary source of vocabulary building will be novels read throughout year) Tauber - PACE Reading

Components of program (cont. ) ü Internet/Computer • Used as needed in small group

Components of program (cont. ) ü Internet/Computer • Used as needed in small group and independent settings • Used as needed to research specific information and present using technology ü Projects/Presentations • Note: Developing research and oral presentation skills are part of the PACE critical content • Used to develop/apply independent reading skills and critical thinking skills • Other advantages: requires student to develop good planning skills due to long-term nature of assignment and to develop and practice presentation skills Tauber - PACE Reading

Including Higher-Order Thinking Skills Tauber - PACE Reading

Including Higher-Order Thinking Skills Tauber - PACE Reading

Student Work Tauber - PACE Reading

Student Work Tauber - PACE Reading

Student Work Tauber - PACE Reading

Student Work Tauber - PACE Reading

Student Work “Oh, the characters we’ve met!” Tauber - PACE Reading

Student Work “Oh, the characters we’ve met!” Tauber - PACE Reading

Student Work Tauber - PACE Reading

Student Work Tauber - PACE Reading

Student Work Tauber - PACE Reading

Student Work Tauber - PACE Reading

Themes Covered Per Grade (see handout) q. Grade 3: Community q. Grade 4: Change

Themes Covered Per Grade (see handout) q. Grade 3: Community q. Grade 4: Change q. Grade 5: Truth Tauber - PACE Reading

Student Expectations § Come to class with all needed material § Be willing to

Student Expectations § Come to class with all needed material § Be willing to read and complete assigned work during novel units § Have homework completed on time and with maximum effort § Be focused and engaged in classroom discussions and activities Tauber - PACE Reading

Student Expectations § Show respect for all classmates and Lincoln teachers (Character Counts!) §

Student Expectations § Show respect for all classmates and Lincoln teachers (Character Counts!) § Accept challenge of class “Every child deserves an opportunity to struggle. ” ~ Dr. Sylvia Rimm § Ask for help, ask for clarification, ask questions! Tauber - PACE Reading

Parent/Teacher Communication • Unit Newsletters • Weekly work (and at end of unit) •

Parent/Teacher Communication • Unit Newsletters • Weekly work (and at end of unit) • End of unit student evaluations, along with teacher feedback • Contact by e-mail OR phone (see handout) Tauber - PACE Reading

Grading Scale Ø Same reading report cards ØGrade 3: number overall and subcategory academic

Grading Scale Ø Same reading report cards ØGrade 3: number overall and subcategory academic grades, number effort grades ØGrade 4 -5: letter overall grades, number effort and subcategory academic grades Tauber - PACE Reading

Grading Scale (cont. ) Ø Grade 3 overall and subcategory grades: Ø 92 -

Grading Scale (cont. ) Ø Grade 3 overall and subcategory grades: Ø 92 - 100 = 4* (excels in expectations) Ø 78 - 91 = 3* (meets expectations) Ø 66 - 77 = 2* (working towards expectations) Ø 65 - = 1* (minimal progress towards expectations) Tauber - PACE Reading

Grading Scale (cont. ) Ø Grades 4 -5 overall grades: Ø 90 - 100

Grading Scale (cont. ) Ø Grades 4 -5 overall grades: Ø 90 - 100 = A* Ø 80 - 89 = B* Ø 70 - 79 = C* Ø 60 - 69 = D* Ø 59 - = F* Ø Grades 4 -5 subcategory grades: Ø 92 - 100 = 4* (excels in expectations) Ø 78 - 91 = 3* (meets expectations) Ø 66 - 77 = 2* (working towards expectations) Ø 65 - = 1* (minimal progress) Tauber - PACE Reading

Grading Scale (cont. ) Ø Overall academic percentage grade will be calculated Ø 3

Grading Scale (cont. ) Ø Overall academic percentage grade will be calculated Ø 3 rd Grade Comprised of: Ønovel grades (written work, tests, and discussions) *Note: late and missing work does affect grades Tauber - PACE Reading

Grading Scale (cont. ) • Overall academic percentage grade will be calculated 4 th

Grading Scale (cont. ) • Overall academic percentage grade will be calculated 4 th – 5 th Comprised of: Ønovel grades (written work, tests, and discussions) *Note: late and missing work does affect grades Tauber - PACE Reading

Thank you for coming. I look forward to working with you this year. Please

Thank you for coming. I look forward to working with you this year. Please stay in the classroom if you are interested in viewing the reading components, exploring the classroom, or have additional questions. Tauber - PACE Reading