At our first VES Professional Reading Group 2009-2010 meeting we covered a great deal in a very short period of time.
The main highlights of our first meeting studying Units of Study were:
- Covering the lessons the first time around seems to take much longer than expected
- We decided we needed to create a mentor text list per grade level. Please Check this out:and THANK YOU Seattle!
- We watched one Sample Video Clip of a lesson from the CD
- we discussed that student writing samples are on the CD, that a basket of mentor texts is in our bookroom (they were recommended by Leah Mermelstein), and that charts for student use are also on the CD
Everyone has an account now so it will be exciting to use this format to communicate between meetings.
Thanks VES Professional Reading Group,