text dependent questions. The structure of the day was that our best practices implementation team presented definitions, categories, and samples of text dependent questions. Ms. Garrett, our second grade team leader, presented a real life example from her classroom. The other faculty members were able to practice in small groups developing text dependent questions (Fisher and Frey) from a second grade informational text. We then discussed the results of this practice as a formative assessment of understanding. Teachers were then allowed to go to their pods and create text dependent questions for an informational text on their grade level to bring back to afternoon session and share out. Teachers will implement the text dependent questions in an up and coming lesson. Later, each teacher will have the opportunity to share with their colleagues the evidence and reflection that comes out of the lesson.
In addition, we gave each teacher a North Springs Standards ToolKit for them to store all of the great strategies we learn about during the implementation of the state standards.