Earth Day the GLAD Way!
Earth Day is an movement to support environmental protection. What's the best way to teach about the importance of healing our Earth? Be GLAD strategies! Keep reading for a Conservation Unit you can use in the classroom.
Graphic Organizer Input Chart
This GOIC is a wonderful way to teach students the big idea of Conservation.
Click here for the Picture File Cards so you can teach it too!
Pictorial Input Chart
This Pictorial Input Chart focuses on the "5 R's of Waste Management". See the chart in English & Spanish below:
Click here for the Pictorial Picture File Cards.
Utilize Expert Groups to teach about other concepts related to conservation.
Click here for the sample Expert Group Text.
This Conservation Process Grid is fantastic to use to plan out your unit!
Click here for the full Process Grid and Unit.
Literacy Reinforcers are a fun and easy way to get literacy into the hands of students. Click here for access to dozens of pre-made Conservation-themed Literacy Reinforcers.
Check out these fun Poems for Earth Day!
Tips for Tightening up the 10/2 & Student Interactions
Fall is in the air, and schools across the country are in full swing! Teachers are busy building and deepening relationships with and among students, delivering content, and developing academic language skills with their students. One of the common strategies that teachers implement as they engage their students is the “turn and talk,” or 10/2. The concept of the 10/2 refers to providing an opportunity for students to process information, for about 2 minutes, after every about 10 minutes of instruction.
Celebrating Oakland USD!
Teachers and staff at Oakland Unified School District have succeeded in launching a pilot program for Newcomers and Emerging English Language Learners using Be GLAD strategies. The SAILL (Summer Academy for Integrated Language Learning) at Esperanza Elementary offered a summer program for 180 students from 23 Elementary Schools entering Kindergarten through 5th grade. Due to the phenomenal success, OUSD’s Summer Academy was featured on ABC7!
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