Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Textbook Adoption Time

Come check out the upcoming options with these teachers on the Adoption Committee at these fine establishments:
  1. Teresa Calbaugh, Rivermont Elementary
  2. Kathy Daniel, Nolan Elementary
  3. Anna Gray, Big Ridge
  4. Elaine Hollenbeck, Allen Elementary
  5. Tiffany Lundy, Westview Elementary
  6. Ruthie Panni, Shepherd Elementary
  7. Lindsay Rowe, East Side Elementary
  8. Jennifer Zeigler, Normal Park Museum Magnet
  9. …plus W. 40th.

The following publishers have been approved by the State for consideration:
  • Benchmark Education
  • Cengage Learning
  • Houghton-Mifflin
  • McGraw Hill
  • Pearson

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Mentor Text Project

Fountas and Pinnell write, "Rather than picking up a book because it is 'good for teaching inference,' you'll want to decide what you want to teach and then look at any good text through that lens--that's basic to teaching readers rather than teaching texts."

However, many teachers are asking for such resources because planning time is scarce. So, how about we all chip in and put together a quick-look resource?

If each teacher filled out the form below just once, we would have around 2,500 entries in no time. We'll take the data and collate it here -- you will be able to look up a book by literary element, genre, unit of study, author, or title. Pretty cool, right?

Click the green button to begin. It takes about 37.4 seconds per book.
You can use this link as many times as you are willing!

Or use this direct link (better for tablets/phones):

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Common Core Writing -- TN Assessment has some general information.
Also, a teacher at January 8th's Common Core Writing PD shared:
"In iTunes, search for TNCore to get videos and information about the writing assessment."