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Instructional Foci 2016-17

Instructional Focus 1

Teachers will help students build knowledge in the content areas by increasing student access to complex texts across the curriculum using a variety of strategies including:

  • close reading
  • explicit teaching of academic vocabulary and language objectives
  • interdisciplinary connections through content, texts and vocabulary

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)