The Reading team provided the staff with an overview of the Reading Edge Curriculum. Teachers were provided with student samples, reading strategies and rubrics to support the ELA/Writing initiative for FSA. The goal of this professional development was to provide you with take-aways to utilize in your specific content. In your PLCs brainstorm ways to use expository text, short stories, novels, poetry, drama, and speeches to help students become more strategic readers and learn to respond to text effectively using the writing process. Focus on instruction using the four reading strategies (clarifying, predicting, questioning, and summarizing), building vocabulary and fluency, and on core reading skills such as identifying main ideas, sequencing information and events, comparing and contrasting, distinguishing fact from opinion, recognizing cause/effect and problem/solution relationships, drawing conclusions, and analyzing story elements. Be sure to include your plan in your weekly notes. Thank you in advance for your support.
“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” ~Margaret Fuller
A round of applause for the Reading Team and our Literacy Coach:
Ms. Rydenbark, Mr. DeJesus, Ms. Luis, Ms. Meade, Ms. Mitchell, Ms. Reinemund and Ms. Mandell!
SSMS WILDLY IMPORTANT GOALS 2014-2015
#1 : Create a culture that empowers student leadership by infusing the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and Leadership opportunities in all classes.
#2: Students will become Leaders of their Learning by setting goals, tracking progress and celebrating leadership roles.
#3: Through implementing high yield instructional strategies that promote academic Rigor, students will make learning gains in all academic areas.
WHAT DOES THE SCHEDULE LOOK LIKE THIS WEEK?GUESS WHO? INSTRUCTIONAL UPDATES & PD OPPORTUNITIES
Instructional Coaches: Fisher, Mandell, & Hunziker
CLICK HERE for SCPS CMAP Training District PD Opportunity at South Seminole Middle School FSA TRAINING MODULES AND PRACTICE TESTS Take a moment to review trainer modules and take sample tests individually or as a PLC FOR THE LOVE OF DATA The A-Team
TEACH DOWN THE GAPPLC Teach Down the Gap Plans are Due to your Curriculum Administrator on December 19th ANNOUNCEMENTS
- Student Led Conference Night was a great success over 250 parents and students attended the event. Hats off to the coaches for providing an FSA ELA overview for our parents.
- Thank you to the AIP Team, Counselors, Coaches and Admin Team for conducting Data Chats with our students last week. OUR students know that THEIR DATA matters! p.s. Special thanks to the Science teachers for letting us invade their classrooms : )
- HOLIDAY BREAKFAST December 15, 2014 from 8:10 – 9:10.. Bring your appetite, AND OF COURSE WEAR YOUR UGLIEST SWEATER TO COMPETE IN OUR ANNUAL UGLY SWEATER CONTEST! LAST YEAR WINNERS WERE THE 7TH GRADE CIVICS TEAM!
- This is the last week to bring in non-perishable food items and cool weather clothes.We are very low on youth boys warm clothes and have no jackets/sweatshirts, or pants left for boys. For more information contact Ms. Orozco.
- Thank for to our PE Team for coordinating the Faculty vs. Student Volleyball tournament!
- FITBIT LEADER BOARD (as of 12/14/14 @ 7:30 p.m. : 1st Place Kiefer: 500,686 steps, 2nd Place Miro: 461,265 and 3rd Place Seshadri: 316,394 (note this is Nov & Dec totals) We Still Have 23 more days of competition!!!! LET”S DO THIS!!!
- Don’t forget to pick up your FITBIT and join the Get Fit Challenge over the holiday.. for more information see Mr. Grace.
Have a Great Week!