Introduce multi-genre writing in the context of community service. When Michael rode his bike without training wheels for the first time, this occasion provided a worthwhile topic to write about. We became a community. Establish an email dialogue between students from different schools who are reading the same book.
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Interpret, summarize, and inform others about historically shared knowledge e. Model and communicate the importance of fair-mindedness, empathy and ethical behavior when teaching students and working with other professionals. Curriculum and Instruction Demonstrate an understanding of the research and literature that undergirds the reading and writing curriculum and instruction for all pre-K students; Develop, implement, and adapt curriculum, materials and in-depth instruction to meet specific needs of all students including English language learners and those who struggle with reading and writing.
Work with teachers and other personnel in developing a literacy curriculum that has vertical and horizontal alignment across pre-K Demonstrate knowledge of and a critical stance toward a wide variety of quality traditional print, digital, and online resource in an accessible classroom library and materials collection that meets the specific needs and abilities of all learners.
Assessment and Evaluation Demonstrate an understanding of the literature, research, and purposes related to assessments and their uses and misuses.
Administer, interpret, and analyze appropriate assessments and data for students, especially those who struggle with reading and writing; Lead school-wide or larger scale analyses to select assessment tools that provide a systemic framework for assessing the reading, writing, and language growth of all students.
Lead teachers in analyzing and using individual, classroom, grade-level, or school-wide assessment data to make instructional decisions; Plan and evaluate professional development initiatives using assessment data. Diversity Demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which diversity influences the reading and writing development of all students, especially those who struggle with reading and writing to; Assist teachers in developing reading and writing instruction that is responsive to diversity.
Provide and support classroom teachers in providing differentiated instruction and instructional materials, including traditional print, digital, and online resources, that capitalize on diversity; Collaborate with others to build strong home-to-school and school-to-home literacy connections; Provide support and leadership to educators, parents and guardians, students, and other members of the school community in valuing the contributions of diverse people and traditions to literacy learning.
Provide students with linguistic, academic, and cultural experiences that link their communities with the school; Advocate for change in societal and institutional structures that are inherently biased or prejudiced against certain groups; Collaborate with teachers, parents and guardians, and administrators to implement policies and instructional practices that promote equity and draw connections between home and community literacy and school literacy.
Create and support teachers in creating, supportive social environments for all students, especially those who struggle with reading and writing. Understand the role of routines, and implement effective routines for creating and maintaining positive learning environments for reading and writing instruction using traditional print, digital, and online resources; Support teachers in doing the same for all readers especially for those who struggle with the reading and writing.
Use evidence-based grouping practices to meet the needs of all students, especially those who struggle with reading and writing; Support teachers in doing the same for all students.The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project is a research think tank and staff development organization housed at Teachers College, Columbia University.
The TCRWP is happy to share many free resources for teachers, coaches and administrators.
We have provided videos that provide an orientation to the Units of Study series for reading and writing as well as videos that show students and teachers at work in classrooms.
70 full-time teacher-educators at the TCRWP support principals, literacy coaches, reading specialists, and teachers, including those who Teachers College Reading and Writing Project One of the world’s premier providers of professional development in the teaching of reading and writing.
Teacher-leaders are change agents EDUCATORS PLAY A VITAL ROLE in leading sustained efforts to improve learning in schools and communities. NWP leaders study and share effective practices that enhance youth writing and learning, work collaboratively with other educators, design resources, and take on new roles in effecting positive change.
Jack Gantos visits the Project. The rain was no match for the energy and brightness of Jack Gantos on Tuesday, September This Calendar Day felt different because of the young people filling the halls of Teachers College. The Project provides our teachers with a powerful framework for the teaching of reading and writing at all grade levels.
It is not a program but rather a methodology, very closely linked to the thinking strategies, for the teaching of writing at all grade levels.