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I attended a workshop on the framework. Since I had used
the framework this past school year, as we were supposed
to do, I thought the trainer would be at least as familiar
or more familiar than I was with it. She kept saying that
kids would have to do research and things like that in
order to do well on the mct2. She also said a good many
times that we should teach on Webb's level 4 even though
level 4 won't be tested. When we got to the
compentency/objective for "tools of persuasion", we looked
at a sample test item for it. I commented that the
students would absolutely have to know the definitions of
all of the "tools of persuasion" or they would have no way
to select the correct answer on the test. The trainer had
this really shocked look on her face and said it sure
looks like they will.
Have any of you been to training and if so what was your
experience?
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Happy in 4th /blockquote>

All tests will be more in depth. Mostly just making the kids explain why
will help you get to a two instead of a one. Many of our old tests were
like: Who was the character who liked to dance?
Now it is: Why does Jane love to dance? And the answer will have to be
infered from the reading, not spelled out in t...See More
Jul 27, 2007
girl in gulfport /blockquote>

Asking why is sure to get them thinking harder. My kids could often give me
the right answer but not tell me why they got that answer.
I am going to be teaching gifted this year--and I have to take the classes
too. I will try to share what I learn about getting kids to those higher
level thinking skills. ...See More
Jul 27, 2007
LSmith /blockquote>

On 7/27/07, catlover72 wrote:
> My goodness, you're dedicated! I'm sure everyone will be scrambling for
> a copy of your test. Are they making the 4th grade test a great deal
> more difficult? Our presenter at the high school said don't even bother
> with the old practice test materials, that the...See More
Jul 30, 2007
happy in 4th /blockquote>

I teach both but test them apart.

> That's a great idea. I teach 6 grade language arts , but I have question.
> I want to know if you teach only grammar or do you have to teach reading
> also, because at my school I am only responsible for the "english" part.
> Another teacher teaches readin...See More
Aug 1, 2007
happy in 4th /blockquote>

I teach both but test them apart.

> That's a great idea. I teach 6 grade language arts , but I have question.
> I want to know if you teach only grammar or do you have to teach reading
> also, because at my school I am only responsible for the "english" part.
> Another teacher teaches readin...See More
Aug 1, 2007


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