Laconia Reading and Writing

March 28, 2016

October 14, 2015

Morning -

Office 365
Tech Wiki


Walking Field Trip

July 14, July 15 and July 16, 2015
Digital Reading and Writing in UbD ~ - Gail, Karen, Steve and Alison

Connected Reading Wiki Home

Create, Compose, Connect Wiki Home

April 23, 2015

Laconia Walking Tour - new elementary teachers

February 6, February 13, and February 19 2015
Digital Reading Online ~ - Gail and Karen

  • MLP Team Room discussion
  • 3rd Gr Practice Test
  • 2nd Gr list - What do you notice?
  • Tumblebooks/Strategies That Work - pg 82
  • Writing on walls

Math strategies table

5th Grade Math strategies table
3rd Grade Math strategies table
2nd Grade Math strategies table
  • Here is a teaching tool that can support your exploration of the test-
Scoring guide - Resources and Documentation – Scoring Guides –

  • Here is some additional link to explore –
Math links – Equation Response Editor

  • Excel Survey resource for split screen with our curriculum. I will be happy to set this up with you for student use.


NHDOE Smarter Balanced Portal

Student Portfolio links

January 14, 2015
Digital Reading Online ~ - Gail and Karen

Smarter Balanced

Smarter Balanced Practice Tests

Reading and Technology Strategies Table

October 24, 2014, November 14, 2014, December 10, 2014
Development of UbD, ISTE, and CCSS in Learning Plan - Gail and Karen

  • My Learning Plan - Team Room Discussion
  • Let's take a look at the UbD Unit - Individual
  • Find connections for digital reading and writing. What resources do we need to explore? First individual, then group.
  • Stage 3 - Learning Plan
  • Digital artifacts as a result of this unit
  • Reflection questions

Some resources we will use:
ISTE Standards Booklet
Strategies that Work

Written-Language Production Standards for Handwriting & Keyboarding (Grades Pre-K-8)

June 20 - Curriculum & Instruction: Integrating CCSS, Content Areas, & Technology-Gail and Karen

UBD stage 1- Connect to Thursday
  • Read ISTE Standards - grade section in booklet
  • Common Core (link on wiki) and make connections between the 2
  • Select a topic for unit of study (Nov-Dec)
  • Using template -Establish goals using standards from ISTE and Common Core in order to develop unit of study. Next step - develop understanding and essential questions

UbD resource-

Laconia Middle School - PLC meetings with Alison and Karen - January 22, 2014

Readability (Read Now for websites)
Brainstorm websites used for online reading
Microsoft Word - Readability
Strategies That Work - page 293

Reading- Literary and Informational - November/December 2013 and January 2014
Introduction -

Strategies That Work - :pg 293


Books online-

Reading Interactive Writing
Time for Kids - hard copy and online
Article for Grades K-3: Strategies for Online Reading Comprehension

Article for Grades 4/5: Educational Leadership Article

Readability (for websites)
Microsoft Word - add readability
Model Example
National Geographic for Kids
Explore and Plan
Lesson Plan Template
  • Share and Reflection
Extension Article -
NH Downloadable - ebooks

Informational Writing - March 2013
Agenda and Resources

Scientific Method Graphic-

Strategies That Work
Note taking - pages: 99,115,118,151,177
Content Literacy - pages 205-218
Websites - pages 217,291-294

National Geographic for Kids-

National Geographic Teacher Resources -

Creating -
Paint Gallery App for iPad

Microsoft Word Timeline

Read, Write, Think - newspaper interactive

Read, Write, Think - Stapleless Book

Digital Publishing of Narrative - November and December 2012

Resources -
Why Writing Matters:

Storyboard - Jason Ohler

One page -

Two pages-

Digital Storytelling Rubric - click here (page 87)



NETS-S Student Friendly Terms

Common Core - click here

Writing Non Negotiables -

Digital Storytelling - more resources

Troy Hicks - Digital Writing Workshop