TRIPLE VISION TALK
The narrative standard is rich in complexity, and the process of making myself more familiar with the expectations will make it clear as to what students need to master this standard.
In order to plan effectively, I need to have knowledge of what was taught before me, what I need to teach, and what will come after me. In other words, I need to engage in a vertical talk with my peers as I study and examine this standard.
Activity for Teachers:
1. Work in small groups.
2. Look at the grade level below your grade level. Highlight (in one color) the key components of the standard and the elements. Have a conversation about what you note.
3. Now move to your grade level. Take another color highlighter and highlight only the differences from the other grade level. Have a conversation about what you note and how those changes affect your instructional plan.
4. Next move to the grade level above your grade level. Take another color highlighter and highlight on the difference from your grade level. Have a conversation about what you note and why it is so important that students master your grade level standard before facing the upcoming grade level standard.
5. After the careful “triple look,” study the attached terminology and discuss the definitions that apply to your standard and what you might add or how you can insure your instructional process addresses the concepts.
(A model talk has been provided below.)
Model on how to talk through the Standard: I am a 5th grade teacher. I am looking at 4th, 5th, and 6th standards carefully and making notes.