TAGS:
Grade Level
Middle (5 – 8)
Subject
ELA/Reading
Topic/Practice
Clear Learning Targets
Implementation
Date
3/28/2014

A Focus on Clear Learning Targets
DESCRIPTION
Watch how Ms. Kennedy uses learning targets in her Grade 6 English language arts class, going beyond simply posting the targets at the front of the room. See how students engage in classroom activities that align to the day’s learning targets.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.3b Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.6 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
  • CONFIRM YOUR LEARNING
    • How does Ms. Kennedy make the vision and intent of the learning targets clear to her students?
    CONFIRM YOUR PRACTICE
    • How do you currently use clear learning targets to help your students focus on the intended learning?
    CONFIRM YOUR COMMITMENT
    • What will you do to enhance your practice to help students focus on the intended learning?