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Friday, April 23

  1. msg Literacy in Math message posted Literacy in Math I would love to learn about the Daily 4. I also like the idea of incorporating math journals into …
    Literacy in Math
    I would love to learn about the Daily 4. I also like the idea of incorporating math journals into math instruction. A few teachers have made this suggestion for integrating writing skills into math while also enhancing metacognition.
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Wednesday, April 21

  1. msg Data analysis literacy message posted Data analysis literacy One area that our discussion brought up was the integration of data analysis literacy teaching in t…
    Data analysis literacy
    One area that our discussion brought up was the integration of data analysis literacy teaching in the science curriculum. The enormous volume of data that is available today has made the use of graphical representations of complex data widespread (see http://flowingdata.com/ ). We have a need to teach students literacy in the analysis and in the creation of such graphical representations of data. While not explicitly covered in the ICC literacy standards (though it is touched on in the "interpretations of visual media" section) the science department felt that this is an area that needs a greater focus.
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  2. msg Stacy P. ICC feedback message posted Stacy P. ICC feedback This year, I have realized that a lot of what we're already doing is what's required for the Iow…
    Stacy P. ICC feedback
    This year, I have realized that a lot of what we're already doing is what's required for the Iowa Core. I like how it breaks literacy into essential skills. I like that there is a set of skills that students should have before they come into my class.
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  3. msg Iowa Core Feedback 4/21/10 message posted Iowa Core Feedback 4/21/10 I feel that over the year that I have been going over stuff that I work on all the time with my res…
    Iowa Core Feedback 4/21/10
    I feel that over the year that I have been going over stuff that I work on all the time with my resource teachers. I was confused at first because of the ideas but once we got going i realized that I have been using it for years. I have always been working toward the Understanding of the class being taught. I also know that i have had to teach/help teachers with learner differences. This year i learned i could go into the Core with the other teachers that i co-teach and that together we will have a great class that is best for students. Since it is all about the students I have no problem working towards making my students more like other ones.
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  4. msg Iowa Core message posted Iowa Core I feel we are already integrating many of the literacy components of the Iowa Core. However,I woul…
    Iowa Core
    I feel we are already integrating many of the literacy components of the Iowa Core. However,I would like to see a written scope and sequence for K-12, so we can be certain we are covering the necessary literacy skills at the appropriate times...and that review and practice is being provided consistently over the years. I would like to know more about how to utilize the five components of the Iowa Core effectively into the literacy strand.
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  5. msg Iowa Core in Spanish Classroom message posted Iowa Core in Spanish Classroom This year I have learned a deeper explanation of the Iowa Core. I have come to realize that it hap…
    Iowa Core in Spanish Classroom
    This year I have learned a deeper explanation of the Iowa Core. I have come to realize that it happens in all classrooms and the 5 areas of effective instruction are happening daily at varying levels. I think it is important for us to keep learning ways to reach our students and keep trying to stay abreast of instructional methods that hit on all five methods of effective instruction. Although none of us can fully master these, as teachers we should continue to evolve. This year it has provided clearer meaning to what Effective instruction is in my classroom, and my colleagues.
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