It was a rainy day in Shenzhen and, while the world outside of our school was cast in a sleepy shade of grey, Level5 was awash with light and bright colors. Today we read a research paper about small group reading comprehension intervention. We used a mind map to pull out ideas that resonated with us and discussed how the research applied to the work we do with students in reading. Here are our notes from the first couple pages of reading and the team in action:
We also enjoyed a Make-and-Take activity were we shared 3D organizers and paper crafts which can be used to support students' efforts to visually represent their thinking. We can't wait to see some of the strategies we discussed in action within our classrooms!
Scholin, S. E., Haegele, K. M., & Burns, M. B. (2013). A small-group reading comprehension intervention for fourth- and fifth-grade students. School Psychology Forum, 7(2), 40-49.
Designing for Equity
First day back from break and we were ready to rock!
To start our session off, we refreshed our understanding of Gracious Space protocols. Tosca led us through the activity and we really were able to see how the elements we learned about back in the beginning of the year have played a part in the work we have done over the last eight months, or so. Then, we gathered in small groups to develop some great Learning Exchange induction activities in preparation for next school year. One of our action items is to focus on building rich cross-cultural relationships among staff members and today's activity supports this work.
Please access the slide deck for this Learning Exchange below.