Lessons from LAS

Having just adminstrated a couple sessions of the LAS links assessment, here are some reflections.

1.  Our students are writing with greater detail and confidence across the board.

2.  This assessment underscores the value of several excellent teaching strategies

a.  Read Alouds with constant checking for understanding

b. Writing Every Day (to build fluency, confidence, and writing muscles)

c.  Careful Reading, including writing about your reading

I’d love to see your thoughts as a grade level as you analyze student work together.  What other instructional strategies do you feel will support our students growth in their English Language development?

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