It was exciting to see how the interest in the chapters flushed out after we had some viewing time. Our plan is to have some focused conversations around 3 chapters each time we meet. The chapters that came up with the highest votes are:
Chapter 2: High-Quality Classroom Literacy Instuction (Tier 1)
Chapter 3: Reading Growth in High-Poverty Classrooms: The Influence of Teacher Practices That Encourage Cognitive Engagement in Literacy Learning
Chapter 17: A Comprehensive Intervention Model for Preventing reading Failure…..
I also was asked if we may please consider looking deeply at one of the chapters from Section III on Literacy Assessment. We have a group member who really wants to have a deep discussion around Chapter 7 at some point. She works in a very small school and would appreciate hearing and bouncing ideas from that chapter with the larger group. I will revisit this request with the larger group in January. Please look over to see if you would be willing to talk about Chapter 7.
When we gather in January, we will form 2-3 sharing circles and follow a protocol for starting the discussion and then let it fly from there. My plan is to repeat the discussions for each selected chapter.