Emailed, replied, etc.
Called counselors about five students, discussed possible parent meetings and phone calls
Read about Social Studies Literacy and Academic Language in a Social Studies Literacy Article
Printed and reviewed handouts from above article, including Language-Content-Task Framework, Seidlitz’s Historical Language Terms, Questioning Stem guide, Academic Vocabulary section, and Zweier’s classification of teacher comments.
Updated attendance; coaching, and class websites
Researched how to teach inference: http://www.minds-in-bloom.com/2012/02/tips-for-teaching-inference.html
Looked up Reciprocal Reading
Researched how to teach reading
Began creating home visit guide with rationale for academic coach involvement
Worked on vocabulary jigsaw:
1. Selected magazine pictures
2. Glued pictures on manila folders
3. Glued printed-out vocab words and definitions next to each other
4. Cut up pictures so students can match the words to the definitions and complete the picture.