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posted Sep 19, 2015, 1:20 AM by Michael-Brian Ogawa   [ updated Sep 19, 2015, 1:21 AM ]

How can librarians support students in performing better on the newly initiated SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) tests? Elementary school librarians in the Honolulu District decided to take up this challenge! At a meeting of the district librarians on September 3 at Kalani High School, they decided to create a communal lesson plan to teach grade 3 students how to effectively read and comprehend text passages.

They identified critical strategies to guide students through the process of identifying key questions and defining supporting details. To help students document their work, the librarians created a two-column notetaking organizer. So that librarians might use this lesson plan in their EES preparation, the lesson developers used the Non-Classroom Teacher Template from the Hawai‘i DOE. The lesson plan they created is attached as a pdf document.

Creators of the plan were: Dianne Pang, Ali‘iolani; Rena Arakawa, Ka‘ahumanu; Val Kimura, Likelike; Cheryl Fukuda, Lincoln; Jeroldine Chun, Maemae; and Imelda Amano, Manoa. The session was hosted by Anne Torige, Kalani. Linda Marks and Violet Harada provided editorial assistance.

Michael-Brian Ogawa,
Sep 19, 2015, 1:20 AM