Tea Party is a pre-reading strategy used in a middle school classroom by teachers Sherry Craven and Cathy Hynes in Irvine, Alberta. The purpose of the strategy is to develop the background knowledge needed to ground students in their work, as well as the scaffolding needed to support them as they tackle complex text. In this case, Eleven by Sandra Cisneros.
This video discusses further the collaboration between Burdett School, Foremost School, and Senator Gershaw to design high quality writing experiences for students. Look for a video of this work in practice in a classroom soon.
Teachers from Burdett School, Foremost School, and Senator Gershaw have been collaborating on developing high quality writing experiences for students. Watch the video below to learn more about their work.
The Picture Word Induction Model or PWIM is a comprehensive literacy strategy that can be used across grade levels and subject matter. The video depicts a junior high physical education class using the PWIM strategy to better understand volleyball fundamentals.
T.H.O.P.Q stands for Title, Headings, Organization, Pictures, Questions. This is a structured strategy used to help students make predictions, connect with the text before reading, organize a purpose for reading, identify genre, and have a plan for reading. The video depicts a high school class using the strategy.
The Picture Word Induction Model (PWIM) is a strategy to increase vocabulary, deepen contextual understanding, and increase comprehension. While it is commonly used in English Language Arts primary classes it is also useful in cross disciplinary classes with older students. Watch the video to see the strategy being used in a junior high physical education class.
This playbook was written by the literacy committee. It is intended to be written all over, added to, refined, and contextualized. We encourage teachers to take these basic plays and make them a part of more complex learning design. We love feedback. Check out our playbook and let us know what you think.