English Language Arts

Modifying Instruction in ELA

An instructional coach delivers feedback to a whole class regarding their skills in selecting and analyzing text evidence. Based on her analysis of their work on the mini-task, she then modifies instruction in the classroom.

SOURCE: Building Educator Assessment Literacy

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Giving Feedback on ELA Assessments

Observe as an instructional coach prepares and delivers feedback to students regarding their performance on a writing mini-task that required them to select and analyze evidence from a text.

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Analyzing/Interpreting Evidence in ELA

Observe as an instructional coach and teacher analyze and evaluate student work in the Selecting and Analyzing Evidence Lesson using a modified Smarter Balanced rubric.

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Eliciting Evidence in ELA

Watch as a coach implements the seventh-grade ELA mini-performance task, Selecting and Analyzing Evidence, as planned in the Clarifying Intended Learning: Analyze Task & Plan video.

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Clarifying Intended Learning in ELA

Watch a conversation between an instructional coach and a teacher as they plan for a seventh-grade ELA mini-performance task.

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Selecting and Analyzing Evidence - Lesson Plan for Grade 7 English Language Arts

Using a Teen Health article on fears and phobias, this lesson is designed to teach students the process of analyzing evidence from an informational text, then support that evidence with elaboration. The lesson plan includes guidance on how teachers can introduce and model the process before giving students the opportunity for independent practice.

SOURCE: Building Educator Assessment Literacy

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