Opportunities may include blended writing styles that reflect the distribution required by the standards. Language Checkpoint activities offer optional practice opportunities for students to develop or refresh their knowledge of standard English conventions. The progression of these four steps is found in Teacher Wrap on the margins of the digital page of the Teacher Edition. Finally, in each Activity, students are provided with text-dependent questions to engage them actively and provide scaffolding for students in need. The Text Complexity Analysis indicates moderately challenging qualitative measures and cognitive demands.
Text-dependent and text specific writing opportunities and writing workshops appear with regularity throughout the units to deepen thought and allow practice with newly taught skills as well as integration of ideas among concepts and skills. Patrick Henry, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, John F. The materials work relatively well on multiple digital platforms and using multiple internet browsers. Additionally, the Embedded Assessments provide a rubric. Grade 9 materials include a cohesive, year-long plan for students to interact and build key academic vocabulary words in and across texts. Within all activities, the sidebar Teacher Wrap offers ideas and tips to support diverse readers in the classroom. The instructional materials reviewed for SpringBoard Grade 11 meet the criteria for Indicator 1a.
Opportunities to build and communicate learning of topics and texts through written expression are found throughout the instructional materials. Sidebars supported through activities such as this provide rich, multidimensional interaction with language and accelerate vocabulary learning. Included in this Resource handbook is a comprehensive list of reading strategies, along with definitions, and purposes for use. Each of the five Grade 11 units is introduced with Planning the Unit, a Teacher Resource page explaining the unit purpose, followed by the Instructional Activities and Pacing chart, listing instructional activities including grammar and language skills as they are taught and applied in the text selections and writing activities. For example, in Unit 3, Activity 8, after instruction in reading an editorial and lesson activities of Preview, Setting a Purpose, Second Read, Working from the Text, and Check Your Understanding, the lesson continues with a culminating activity, Writing to Sources. In Unit 1, Activity 1. In Unit 3, Activity 3.
Teacher Wrap lists Focus Standards and Additional Standards Addressed at the beginning of each lesson. Also, the digital SpringBoard Dashboard offers a link to Professional Development for teachers as well as a link to the Springboard Community where teachers can collaborate with other teachers who have SpringBoard. The instructional materials reviewed for Grade 11 meet the criteria for offering teachers multiple resources and tools to collect ongoing data about student progress on the Standards. Many speaking and listening activities center around seminal United States documents and move from analysis to taking a position and working to persuade others. Grade 11 materials provide a design, including accountability, for how students will regularly engage in a volume of independent reading either in or outside of class. Following the first reading, Second Read asks students a series of increasingly rich, text-dependent questions, each classified as a question related to better understanding Key Ideas and Details or Craft and Structure.
Within the instructional guide are also listed the Common Core standards associated with each of the Second Read questions. For example, in Activity 1. Activities with essential information and tasks are found at the center of the page while supplementary and enrichment information are found in the margins. Choose a publication that interests you, since you will be spending considerable time with it. The materials reviewed for Grade 11 meet the criteria for Indicator 3lii.
For example, Language Checkpoint Activity Lc. The materials reviewed for Grade 11 meet the criteria for Indicator 3uii. Further supports exist within the student and teacher materials to ensure students are able to complete the performance task. The materials contain sets of high-quality, sequenced, text-dependent, and text-specific questions with activities that build to a culminating task which integrates skills to demonstrate understanding. The units offer engaging visual prompts and graphics appropriate for Grade 11 students. For example, in Unit 5, Activity 3, a callout box discusses the various contexts of the word metamorphosis. These activity features specifically support close reading, thinking protocols, word consciousness, and grammar and language, all skills that move readers towards greater reading independence.
The Grade 11 materials include frequent opportunities for evidence-based writing to support analyses, well-defended claims, and clear information appropriate to the grade level. Each unit opens with teacher guidance: Planning the Unit and Unit Overview. Additionally, instructional notes indicate what teachers should be monitoring. Each unit requires the students to read two texts independently, one during the first half of the unit and the second during the latter half of the unit. Within the core curriculum, Teacher Wrap provides step-by-step guidance in teaching each lesson.
Grade 11 student resources include ample review and practice resources, clear directions and explanations, and correct labeling of reference aids e. Additionally, students are grouped for purposes of peer editing and feedback, practice with speaking and speech delivery, and reading discussion groups. Unit 5, Activity 3c, Collaborative Academic Discussion, engages students in small group or paired discussions around academic language and literary concerns. Each unit follows a similar pattern in developing student ability to successfully build knowledge from single texts and synthesizing knowledge among texts. In Unit 5, Unit Overview lists two Academic Vocabulary and six Literary Terms for study across the next 18 activities or lessons.