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ELA Teacher Workouts

CCRS Teacher Workouts are focused, fast, and designed to support ABE staff with CCRS implementation. Workouts can be used in existing staff meetings/PLCs, with a colleague, or independently. Each workout takes between 20 and 45 minutes and focuses on a key CCRS shift, standard, or practice. Workouts include goals, a warm-up, practice, and a wrap-up.

Building Academic Vocabulary Knowledge with Semantic Maps

Participants in this workout will consider the types of knowledge needed to thoroughly know a word and use semantic maps to build understanding of academic vocabulary.

Evaluating Free Text Resources

Participants in this workout evaluate a free online text resource for alignment to the ELA shifts of complexity, evidence and knowledge.

Finding Academic Vocabulary in a Text

Participants in this workout will analyze vocabulary in a text using 3 different online vocabulary tools, two aligned with the previous and current Academic Word Lists and one aligned with the first 2000 most common written words.

Matching Readers with Texts and Tasks

Participants review how to interpret quantitative Lexile or ATOS scores of text complexity and apply text complexity measures to classroom situations to aid in choosing texts and activities.

Playing with Text Dependent Questions

Participants in this ELA Teacher Workout strengthen an existing set of text questions to more strongly align to one or more CCR Standards and create questions that inspire readers to engage with text and fellow students.

Promoting Collaborative Accountability to Text Evidence

Participants in this workout will collaborate with peers to practice and reflect on a routine to hold learners accountable for supporting text-dependent questions with evidence from the text.

Showing Evidence Using Academic Language with Low Literacy Learners

Participants in this workout practice scaffolding a lesson in which literacy level learners can use academic language to show evidence in a text.