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Instructional Foci 2018-19

Instructional Focus 1

Teachers will use writing strategies across all subject areas to deepen their understanding of content and check students’ comprehension by

  • Planning language objectives
  • Teaching sentence expansion techniques
  • Increasing vocabulary knowledge
  • Providing feedback for effective revision

Instructional Focus 2

Teachers will increase opportunities for student-to-student interaction by:

  • increasing the frequency of student-centered discussion
  • employing flexible grouping strategies
  • giving students access to tools and technologies that foster collaboration (e.g., Google Docs, Google Classroom)