Fourth grade teachers will participate in school-wide in-service meetings stressing (QAR) Question Answer Relationship Strategy and Bloom’s Taxonomy questioning strategies to boost critical literacy skills.
Fourth grade teachers and special education teachers will participate in a school-wide book study using the book Debbie Miller’s book, Reading with Meaning.
Fourth grade teachers will participate in district in-services to identify ways to more effectively utilize Target Teach within the Standard District Curriculum.
Fourth grade teachers will participate in school-wide in-service meetings stressing Marzano’s strategies of Note Taking and Kinesthetic Representation.
Fourth grade teachers will participate in a school-wide in-service where they view an ASCD video called Building Academic Vocabulary: A Six-Step Process for Teaching Vocabulary.
Fourth grade teachers will work with the Instructional Facilitator to review the eight-step lesson progression for teaching comprehension
- Fourth grade teachers will submit newsletters informing
parents of skills being addressed in the classroom with
tips on how parents can help develop these skills at
- Fourth grade teachers will hold curriculum nights to
provide information to parents on helping prepare
students for the OCCT.
- Fourth grade teachers will also instruct parents on the
parent responsibility for student reading logs.
- The regular education teachers will communicate with
the special education teacher and parents regarding
student progress and specific needs as addressed in
- Annual IEP meeting in which current test scores and
academic progress is shared as well as new goals for
the next calendar year.
Learning at Home
- Reading Logs include a space for parent/teacher feed-
back regarding the student’s reading at school and at
- Pal Packets will be used to ensure learning of the
desired learning goals is extending to home for
further practice of the skill.