Team Members: Dennie, Gretchen, Laurabeth, Laurie, Lindsey
Community: IU-13 Year 1, 2010-2011
In an effort to bring consistency and comfort to the teaching of reading in our Intermediate School, our PLP group created a reading wiki designed to house information for all teachers. Our wiki provides links that display various teachers using successful methods for teaching reading. The site also offers leveling information as well as links that will help all teachers determine DRA levels for all students. Our wiki will eventually be set up to allow collaboration within our school and with other schools and educators. Our goal is to bring as much information to our teachers concerning powerful teaching practices in the area of reading. Hopefully, as a result of our wiki, all teachers in our building and district will benefit and feel more comfortable teaching and assessing all students as they guide students to be the best readers possible.
- Problem, Issue, or Possibility
- Objectives and Assessment
- Implementation Plan
- Evaluation and Results
Teachers will used the information gathered through the DRA to differentiate reading instruction for each child. Assessment: Teachers will be observed teaching small groups and completing progress monitoring probes.
Teachers will select appropriate text for their leveled groups. Assessment: Teachers will sign out books from the book room and use the Book Wizard widget to check book levels.
Teachers will participate in the reading community on the wiki. Assessment: This will be measured through conversations taking place on the wiki.
October 2010 – initial survey and informal staff assessment of guided reading practices and knowledge
November 2010 – data meetings where goals were set
December 2010 – Action Research Project refinement
January 2011 – DRA data compiled
February 2011 – in-service presentation where wiki was introduced to the staff
March through April 2011 – 11 DRA training sessions
May 2011 – final DRA assessments and wiki usage survey results compiled
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