One of the things I do to determine the quality of a curriculum is to review the actual content the curriculum will include. This is the content card I developed for the common core’s DRAFT grade-level kindergarten standards that deal with counting. I’ve also reviewed the the corresponding standards for the State of Michigan and the Commonwealth of Virginia. See what you think! DOWNLOAD THE CONTENT CARDS.
1.There is a front and back side to this content card. Even at the third-grade level, there’s a lot of information for students to learn.
2.Use this as a study card for students. But remember that any time you have a visual for students, you want to make sure to use it as a teaching tool. I know you know this, but don’t focus on all of the parts at once. Draw the attention of your students to the card as you teach the different parts in your lessons.
3.Show students how to use a piece of paper to cover the parts of the chart you’re not working with.
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There’s a lot of information related to the use of word walls – it’s one of those topics where you can never have enough ideas. I’ve included some of my own in an eight page downloadable handout. Check it out to see if there’s a new idea or two for you to use. In this piece, I focus on word walls for MATHEMATICS.
One part of unpacking standards is clarifying what it is we want students to learn. It is not enough to simply look at nouns and verbs in curricular statements; we’ve got to go beyond that and figure out the specific content that students must learn.
One way to do this is to make a content card using Frayer’s Model for vocabulary development. The idea of using the model is to figure out the key content students should learn for a standard. The visual below is a content card that I finished today.
Download a copy Content Card, Scatterplot.
To get to the information for the card, I reviewed the following for a standard from the Commonwealth of Virginia: Standards of Learning for Mathematics, Curriculum Framework, Enhanced Scope and Sequence, and Released Assessments.
I enjoy working with these and I’ll continue to post any that I do.
This is a Math Operations Chart you may want to use to help students learn key vocabulary related to basic math operations.
I also designed a brief teacher’s sheet with notes to go along with this. The teacher’s sheet has questions you can use with students to help them learn to read and use the chart.
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