Patterns of Practice

EDUC 632

 

Patterns of Practice Assignment Instructions

 

Overview

For this series of assignments, you will independently focus on one Pattern of Practice in four separate assignments. Each Patterns of Practice assignment is completed separately. For each assignment, you will create a unit plan based on each pattern of practice. Chapter 12 is a culminating chapter acknowledging the four patterns of practice. Use Chapter 12 as a reference to understand and follow the specific steps for each pattern of practice. Each assignment will be completed according to the schedule below.

 

  Assignment Name Assignment Description
Module 3: Week 3 Patterns of Practice: Literature Focus Unit Assignment Literature Focus Units are defined as, “teachers and students read and respond to one book.”
Module 4: Week 4 Patterns of Practice: Thematic Unit Assignment Thematic Units are defined as, “teachers and students integrate language arts with social studies, science, and other curricular areas.” (such as other thematic topics, mathematics, health, fitness, nutrition, music, or art).
Module 5: Week 5 Patterns of Practice: Literature Circles Assignment Literature Circles are defined as “students read and discuss self-selected books.”
Module 8: Week 8 Patterns of Practice: Reading or Writing Workshop A Reading or Writing Workshop is defined as “students read self-selected books independently and write compositions on topics they’ve chosen.”

 

 

Instructions

How to Set up Patterns of Practice (PoP) Activities

1. Select appropriate literature for each PoP Assignment.

2. Select how to set up the unit plan. Using the template provided, show what is included in each step of the PoP. Clearly label all steps. Each PoP activity has different components that you will include in the assignment. Review the specific steps in the textbook and modules (labeled with each activity). You do not write lesson plans for these activities; instead, you will create a cluster, concept web, or chart to show what is included in each step of the PoP.

3. Include quality children’s literature and state standards.

4. Address a minimum of one of the six language arts in the assignment. Identify which language art is the focus. It can be more than one language art.

5. Submit the assignment as one Microsoft Word document and not multiple documents.

6. The template should not exceed two pages of content.

7. See specific instructions for each PoP below.

 

Specific Guidelines

 

I. Patterns of Practice: Literature Focus Units Assignment

1. Select an award-winning book as the focus.

2. Select one of the six language arts to focus on for this unit.

3. Identify 3–4 language arts standards and grade level for this unit.

4. Using the Patterns of Practice: Literature Focus Units Template, create your literature focus unit by following the seven steps below. Include a current APA-formatted references page.

· Step 1: Book selection

· Step 2: Standards

· Step 3: Activities (Use activities that would be appropriate for at least one of the six language arts.)

· Step 4: Differentiation

· Step 5: Digital resources/technology

· Step 6: Assessment

· Step 7: Schedule overview

5. The title of the book must be placed in the center circle or top of the chart, with each of the outside circles/boxes representing the other steps.

 

II. Patterns of Practice: Thematic Unit Assignment

1. Choose a general topic and not a time period or historical event; these are too broad. The goal is not to teach a collection of facts, BUT to help students grapple with several big understandings.

2. Select a text set of 3–5 titles, websites, or a combination of the two relating to one topic for the theme.

3. Select one of the six language arts to focus on for this unit.

4. Identify 2–3 language arts standards and grade level for this unit.

5. Using the Patterns of Practice: Thematic Unite Template, create your thematic unit by following the nine steps below. Include a current APA-formatted reference page.

· Step 1: Standards

· Step 2: Text Set

· Step 3: Textbooks

· Step 4: Digital Resources

· Step 5: Vocabulary

· Step 6: Learning logs

· Step 7: Differentiation

· Step 8: Projects

· Step 9: Assessment

 

III. Patterns of Practice: Literature Circles Assignment

1. Choose a text set for the literature circles focusing on a topic, theme, or common genre. Books should relate in some way with a focus on either fiction or nonfiction.

2. Select one of the six language arts to focus on for the literature circles.

3. Identify 2–3 language arts standards and grade level for the literature circles.

4. Using the Patterns of Practice: Literature Circles Template, create your literature circles unit by following the seven steps below. It is not necessary to create documents for each discussion role (called a “role sheet”). Include a current APA-formatted references page.

· Step 1: Books/ Text Set

· Step 2: Standards

· Step 3: Circles

· Step 4: Roles

· Step 5: Schedule overview

· Step 6: Group discussions/meetings

· Step 7: Assessment

 

IV. Patterns of Practice: Reading or Writing Workshop Assignment

1. Choose either a reading workshop or a writing workshop. Clearly identify which workshop is the focus.

2. Select one of the six language arts to focus on for the workshop.

3. Identify 2–3 language arts standards and grade level for the workshop.

4. Using the Patterns of Practice: Reading or Writing Workshop Template, create your workshop (pick either reading or writing) by following the seven steps for reading workshop and eight steps for writing (see below). Include an APA formatted references page.

· Step 1: Books(R) or Writing Process (W)

· Step 2: Standards

· Step 3: Procedures

· Step 4: One book read aloud (picture book or big book) (R) or Mini-lessons(W)

· Step 5: Schedule overview

· Step 6: Conferences overview

· Step 7: Assessment (R) or Sharing (W)

· Step 8: Assessment (W)

 

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EDUC 632

Patterns of Practice: Thematic Unit Template

Teacher Candidate Language Art(s) Grade Theme of Unit
       

 

Steps Teacher Guide – Unit Plan Instructions and Information
Step 1:

Standards

 
Step 2:

Text Set (3-5 books)

 
Step 3:

Textbooks

 
Step 4:

Digital Resources

 
Step 5: Vocabulary  
Step 6:

Learning Logs

 
Step 7: Differentiation  
Step 8:

Projects

 
Step 9: Assessment  
Notes

[Any additional information you important for this unit plan.]

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

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