English, Writing, Math, and Science Working to ensure academic and
social success for every student!
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA): Our plan includes continuing to
utilize a reading specialist to provide small group pull out as well as
collaborative support to classroom teachers. We will continue to utilize a
classroom teacher to provide technology support throughout campus and computer
lab as well as guidance in the library. We plan to bring in a content coach to
support reading instruction for teachers in the way of staff development,
demonstration lessons, coaching and data analysis. We will continue to use Reading partners to
support literacy and support our student driven reading with Drop Everything
and Read (DEAR) for 15 minutes daily. We will also utilize our Experience Corp
volunteers to provide individual tutoring to identified students. We will
support school wide literacy by using the Accelerated Reader Software or other
ELA intervention and growth tracking system. Field trips will be planned to be
aligned with the Open CourtReading themes to enhance student
understanding of the curriculum. Parent trainings will be held throughout the
year to support parents in their understanding of data analysis, reading
support and intervention strategies.
WRITING: We plan to have consistent use of
grade level writing rubrics used by all teachers and students. We will use
weekly collaboration time to focus in on evaluating student writing,
identifying anchor papers, and establing rubrics. We will use protocols to
discuss student work, and to facilitate
conversations. Staff development will support best practices in writing.
Teachers will be encouraged to participate in the Bay Area Writing Projects and
collaborate with colleagues at other sites that have successful student writing
programs integrated into the curriculum.
MATHEMATICS: We will continue to implement the Si Swun Math Program and provide
individual staff development for teachers in order to build their skill set
with the program. Use of math journals, manipulatives, integration of Invision
Matn, GATE strategies, and calendar math, will create strong connections of
math throughout the day. Math will be supported through online intervention
programs or software, such as Net tracker, and SRA Open Court Connections of
math through Art lessons. Experience Corp volunteers as well as tutors can also
provide additional one on one support for identified students.
SCIENCE: We will move to having ascience prep teacher for all grades to teach
FOSS and other grade level science activities. The science prep teacher will
lead thescience fair , the after school
science component, art curriculum through science.The science prep teacher will also lead the development
of a school garden as students grow vegetables tied to health and nutrition
curriculum and native gardening to support the Bay Friendly eco system.
Community resources will be sought out to support these goals and experts
brought in from the community to share their knowledge. Field trips will be
scheduled that support the science state standards and framework. We will send
4th grade students to Mosaic camp in the Spring.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (ELD) / ACADEMIC ENGLISH DEVELOPMENT (AED): Wewill reach our goal by utilizing the reading specialist and our
bilingual Instructional Assistant to provide small group pull out of at risk
students andprovide regular assessment
data to staff and re-leveling English Language Development and Academic English
Development groups in English for learning and Writing for learning. Teachers
will continue to collaborate and teach ELD during a uniformed time to enable
cross class participation. Students will be provided intensive support in order
to develop basic skills. Students will use supplemental materials and provided
time to build oral language through the use of Rosetta Stone English software.
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