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Kathy Provost is the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Learning in Hudson, Massachusetts. Before that, she was a coach in grades K-7, a reading specialist, and a grades 3 and 4 teacher.
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Grade-Level Team Meeting: Student Notebooks
Kathy Provost coaches two third-grade teachers as they consider what students are jotting in their notebooks and how they could make changes before beginning a new unit.
The Literacy Master Document
Paper copies here. Paper copies there. Paper copies everywhere. If someone created a children’s book for literacy coaches with this refrain, it would be an instant best seller. Heather Fisher and Kathy Provost take on the challenge of creating an electronic master document to increase communication and save a few trees.
Reading Specialists: Using a Common Observation Form
Kathy Provost and Heather Fisher work with reading specialists who are observing individual students to study the transition of skills from targeted support to work in the classroom. The observation form everyone uses includes an engagement inventory and key questions.
Team Meeting: Next Steps
Kathy Provost closes a third-grade team meeting with a discussion of next steps, ensuring everyone is on the same page with plans before the next month's meeting.
Planning for a Third-Grade Demonstration Group on Citing Evidence
Kathy Provost works with a third-grade teacher to plan a demonstration small group on citing evidence. They begin with observations from the previous day’s instruction to determine the group’s needs. This is the first video in a three-part series.
Third-Grade Demonstration Group on Citing Evidence
Kathy Provost works with a third-grade teacher to lead a demonstration small group on citing evidence. This is the second video in a three-part series.
Debrief of Third-Grade Demonstration Group on Citing Evidence
Kathy Provost and a third-grade teacher debrief after a demonstration small group on citing evidence. This is the third video in a three-part series.
Planning for Monthly Literacy Team Meetings
Kathy Provost explains how she gathers resources for team meetings, anticipating the needs that might come up in group discussions and how often to vary the group activities.
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