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Teach Tanks. Julia McMains Courtney Morawski Unlock Learning, 2013. Why is this important? http://youtu.be/dY2mRM4i6tY Please list the important issues addressed in this video? Compile a group list. For students on grade level or above Curriculum Based Figure 19 Grade Level SE’s - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Teach TanksJulia McMainsCourtney MorawskiUnlock Learning, 2013

Why is this important?


Please list the important issues addressed in this video? Compile a group list.

OverviewFor students on grade level or aboveCurriculum BasedFigure 19 Grade Level SEsProblem SolvingSpiral Review of SEs already taught

Used during Intervention Time onlyModel Teach Tanks whole group during Weeks 1 and 2Monitor and Guide students in Teach Tanks during Week 3Intervention will begin Week 4Students should be able to complete Teach Tanks independently at this timeHow many do I make?6 to 12 tubs per six weeksStudents can complete in 2 to 4 daysLength depends on the meat of the tankExampleshttps://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7VUxjN_opw1ckpfTm9xUW1acm8/edit?usp=sharing




ALL tubs are LA based due to reading and writing componentUse fiction book then the whole tub will be considered LAUse non-fiction book then tub will be a Math, Science or Social Studies tank

We will show you a MATH variation later!


ComponentsREAD- Figure 19C

Use leveled readers, Reading A to Z, and trade books

Students must be engaged in readingUnlock strategies Use Activate Reading ChecklistVariations of graphic organizer

ActivateReading Checklist

Graphic OrganizersThese should be filled out WHILE the students read.Metacognitive Activity

Unlock Reading Graphic Organizer - KinderUnlock Reading Graphic Organizer 1st - 2nd

Unlock ReadingGraphic Organizer 3rd 4th


Written SummaryK-2nd begin with BME illustrations then move to written summary

3rd-4th use Project Read graphic organizer to write summaryINFERENCE- Figure 19D and content area SE

Meat of tub Activity needs to follow content area SE


Needs to be higher cognitive level of thinking

Making ConnectionsRelate: Self to Self Self to Text Self to World

ManagementPocket Chart (teacher choice)Tic Tac Toe (self-choice)Poster board with Clothespins Other Ideas?

Use Fridays for kids to finish any uncompleted work. This is also a great time for Intervention kids to get a chance to do the tubs.AccountabilityTeacher ResponsibilitiesCheck student work before Friday

Reassign tubs to students that did not perform to the standards required. Students will redo work on Fridays.

Be aware of areas of weaknessGradingNO formal grading

Use as informal assessment

GREAT documentation for RtIStudent DirectionsBookUnlock Reading DocumentsActivate Reading ChecklistGrade level appropriate graphic organizerMaterials to complete activities

Each Teach Tank Includes:Purposeful TalkIn your group, review the Intervention Log.

Discuss questions or revisions that you would need to make to fit your team.Samples and ExamplesTake some time and explore the samples.

What questions do you have?HomeworkGather reading material to be able to make at least two Teach Tanks.

Bring curriculum that you need to make your Tanks.

Take a look at the Math Alternative, bring questions with you tomorrow.Exampleshttps://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7VUxjN_opw1ckpfTm9xUW1acm8/edit?usp=sharing




Now, its your turnPick a bookDecide the content area focusUse the planning guideCreate Student DirectionsTIPS:Remember Focus on Curriculum!Have fun!