Participants: Baker, Del Toro, Richardson, Stephens
Collins- Tracked Out
Quarter SMART Goal: 85% of students will earn a 70% or higher on quarterly benchmarks during the 2012-2013 school year.
Minutes: 1. Unit 1 & 2 Recap– Track 1 & 3 will take Unit Tests next week. Track 4 will take the Unit Test in two weeks.
2. Writer’s Notebooks– Richardson shared information on Writer’s Workshops, per last PLT’s discussion. We would like to implement this next year.
3. Tagxedo Gallery Walk– Richardson’s students will finish the project 9/14 and Tracks 1 & 3 will do a gallery walk of the projects sometime that next week before we assign our Tagxedo projects.
4. Article of the Week– Richardson & Stephens use “Breaking News English” for their AoWs. Richardson assigns on Thursday and the annotation is due the following Thursday. Baker has been finding articles related to class discussions, hands them out on Monday and has them turn in a two paragraph response on the following Friday. We all really like trying to implement a class discussion of the articles and finding ones that are engaging to the students, which “Breaking News English.”