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Activity Center Schedule

 

The Activity Center is an extension of the workshop where participants can use the concepts discussed in the Topic Discussion areas in their own practice and have the opportunity to get feedback from Caroline and Pati. Each week of the Activity Center corresponds to the Topic Discussion schedule. During Week 5, the weekly assignments will be compiled into storybook-centered emergent writing units.

Week 2: March 3-March 9
Books for Learning

Choose a book that you like and evaluate it using the Books for Learning Checklist. Then use the format presented in Favorite Books for Learning to write a book review with goals.

As part of your Activity Packet, you have access to four Communication/ Literacy Profiles. The descriptions of the students and the sample Literacy Infusion goals included in those profiles will help you with ideas. Post your book review to the Activity Center so everyone can see it and give feedback!

Week 3: March 10-March 16
The Art and Writing Connection

Using the book you selected in Week 1, design one light tech and one high-tech extension activity to promote independent creativity through art. Post your activities (remember to include the book title and author), so everyone can see them and give feedback!

Week 4: March 17-March 23
Building Success in Writing

Use the book you chose in Week 1. Design a simple light tech, device-based, or software-based story construction. Use the old story line, but add new content (e.g., different characters, actions, descriptors used to fill in slots in the story line). Remember to include the book title and author, and post your activities so everyone can see them and give feedback!

Week 5: March 24-March 28
Making Writing Fit into Your Busy Schedule

Look at your class schedule and think of several new opportunities you can take for infusing emergent writing into your schedule. Post these ideas, so participants can see them and give feedback!

 

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This material was developed by the National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP), located at Education Development Center, Inc. in Newton, Massachusetts.  NCIP was funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs from October 1, 1992 - September 30, 1998, Grant #H180N20013.  Permission is granted to copy and disseminate this information.  If you do so, please cite NCIP.   Contents do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Education, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by NCIP, EDC, or the U.S. Government.  This site was last updated in September 1998.

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This material was developed by the National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP), located at Education Development Center, Inc. in Newton, Massachusetts.  NCIP was funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs from October 1, 1992 - September 30, 1998, Grant #H180N20013.  Permission is granted to copy and disseminate this information.  If you do so, please cite NCIP.   Contents do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Education, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by NCIP, EDC, or the U.S. Government. This site was last updated in September 1998.

©1998 Education Development Center, Inc.