30 October 2013

FOS partnership in Read and Write Gold

FOS Professional Development Partnership

Deanna Cape, Family Of Schools Consultant for East Region 16 has established a professional learning community of teachers from Valley Park M.S. and their feeder school, Thorncliffe Park P.S to focus on the use of Read and Write Gold as a tool to differentiate instruction.  As a first step, teachers attended a Read and Write Gold Training Session. 
This past week, the teachers worked with Deanna and members of the AT Team to focus on the use of Read and Write Gold to support reading comprehension.  Teachers focused on how the vocabulary builder, highlighters, picture dictionary and fact mapper could be used to differentiate the reading process for students.  Following exploration of a modeled lesson, teachers had the opportunity to develop their own lesson to use with their students.
The mind map below illustrates the different curriculum applications teachers plan to explore in their classrooms utilizing Read and Write Gold:

We look forward to meeting with the professional learning community again in December to share the successes of their lessons.

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