
Storyline: Waynesville Middle School
DESCRIPTION
Step inside the classroom of Mrs. Graf at Waynesville Middle School to see how formative instructional practices look in action.
 I can add, subtract, factor and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients in order to identify and write equivalent expressions.
 I can rewrite an expression in different forms to show how the quantities are related.
 I can combine like terms and use the distributive property to simplify expressions.
 I can identify, analyze and write equivalent expressions.
 CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.EE.A.1 Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients.
 CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.EE.A.2 Understand that rewriting an expression in different forms in a problem context can shed light on the problem and how the quantities in it are related. For example, a + 0.05a = 1.05a means that "increase by 5%" is the same as "multiply by 1.05."
CONFIRM YOUR LEARNING
 What is the significance of how Mrs. Graf has organized the assignment folders on the chalkboard? How does this help her differentiate instruction?
 How do the students and Mrs. Graf describe the “qualities” of effective feedback?
 How does Mrs. Graf gradually release the ownership of learning to her students?
 How is student motivation enhanced through computeraided selfmonitoring?
CONFIRM YOUR PRACTICE
 How do you keep student grouping flexible in your classroom?
 How do you intentionally respond to formative evidence of student learning?
CONFIRM YOUR COMMITMENT
 How will you ensure that your students take ownership of their learning and do the hard work of learning and thinking?
 What will you do to ensure that students are understanding during their learning?
