The Middle School Quality Initiative Pillar by Pillar from MSQI on Vimeo.

Learn more about MSQI and the pillars on which MSQI is based through
this brief video introduction to the initiative.


MSQI Stories

This video series provides a glimpse into key MSQI practices including Word Generation, Language acquisition strategies, strategic reading periods focused on small group reading instruction (reciprocal reading and Socratic seminar), and accountable talk. The stories were gathered from three MSQI schools: Emolior Academy (x383) in the Bronx, and School By The Sea (PS/IS 43) in Far Rockaway, Queens, and Highbridge Green School (X361), in Highbridge, Bronx. Watch all, or choose those that are most relevant to you.



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Lesson Study


Reciprocal Teaching
     

Learn the process for reciprocal teaching, and watch as students predict, clarify, question, and summarize.
Depending on what you teach, watch the segment that best fits your content area.

More MSQI Stories
 

MSQI Stories: Structuring a
Strategic Reading Period Lesson

Observe independent reading, during the
strategic reading period, that features a mini-lesson

 on the reading strategy: visualizing. Includes

the teacher modeling a think aloud, independent
reading practice, and one-on-one conferencing.


https://vimeo.com/94595783
 
MSQI Stories: Using Accountable Talk to Foster
Student Led Discussion


Watch how accountable talk has transformed the
nature of classroom conversation and student
ownership of the learning.

 

MSQI Stories: Literary Enrichment - Socratic Seminar
Watch how Socratic Seminar is used during the
W.I.N period (What I Need in Reading Period).


 
MSQI Stories: Small Group Instruction
Watch how reciprocal teaching is used during the
T.I. period (Targeted Intervention Period).



World Generation

https://vimeo.com/94650018
 
MSQI Stories: Word Generation Launch
Watch the ELA launch of the Word Generation Unit 3.16, "Should Schools Protect Kids from Cyberbullying?"

MSQI Stories: Social Studies Debate
Watch the SS debate related to the Word Generation Unit 3.16, "Should Schools Protect Kids from Cyberbullying?"
 
MSQI Stories: Word Generation
Language Acquisition Strategies
View various language acquisition strategies that can
be utilized in conjunction with the Word Generation
curriculum or in your general content area classes.
 
https://vimeo.com/116861581
MSQI Stories:
Word Generation Saturday Debate

Are you interested in starting a competitive debate team
at your school?  Hear from MSQI debaters, coaches,
parents, school leaders and debate experts about
the impact of debate on student achievement.
 

MSQI Stories: Word Generation Science
Watch the real life science exploration relatedto the
Word Generation Unit 2.08, "Who is Responsible for
Children's Health?"
 
https://vimeo.com/94605300

MSQI Stories: Word Generation Math
Watch the math problem solving related to the
Word Generation Unit 2.08, "Who is Responsible
for Children's Health?"


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