Excellence in Education: PEEL Graphic Organizers
In all classes students should analyze and support their analysis with facts and reasoning. The PEEL strategy is a graphic organizer that can be used by itself, as a pre-writing strategy (especially DBQs and other shorter, social studies essays), in preparation for a class discussion/Socratic Seminar, and more. Simply, it’s a great way to get students started because it helps them determine a main idea and how to find supporting details.
What is PEEL?
PEEL stands for Point-Evidence-Explanation-Link
Point: provide an opening statement for your argument
Evidence: provide evidence (this can be direct quotes, facts, etc.)
Explanation: explain the evidence through purpose and context
Link: a statement that links back to the main point
Here’s a link to a PEEL Graphic Organizer.
Just a Thought: Rubric Design
Most rubrics are scored on a 1-4 scale with 2 of the scores being below mastery. Why should we accept less than the student’s best and failure to show proficiency?
Positive Referrals: https://goo.gl/forms/HZtZoQqHoa2SWT0H3
Portfolio Assistance If you have a student who needs assistance setting up his/her portfolio, click here
Technology / Website Permission Request Form http://go.shr.lc/1HovEA6 Please use this form to request use of a website that requires student log-in if the site is not already on the approved list. DART approved list
Morning Announcement Stream: http://streaming.k12albemarle.org/ACPS/links.htm Please be sure to have announcements cued and ready to go at 8:55 every morning.
Announcement Request: http://tinyurl.com/requestannouncement
Calendar and Memo Items
Year-end calendar is here.
March 28: Middle School/Rising 9th Grader Visit; No Mustang Morning. Students will complete the School Safety Survey in extended 1st block.
Here’s the link to survey.
March 30: End 3rd Quarter
April 11: Grades due, 9am
April 13: In School Drama Performances
April 21: Pep Rally
April 22: Prom (Interested in chaperoning? Please email Ms. Stott)
Project-Based Learning: The What, Why, and How! -April 3
Virginia Association for the Gifted is excited to offer an introduction to Project-Based Learning: The What, Why, and How at the Lynchburg City Schools' Information Technology Center. Participants will explore delivery models by engaging in the creative process of developing their own project step by step with collaborative support from instructors and peers. All participants will receive resources for building future units along with a collection of previously developed ideas. Deadline for registration is March 29 and the event is April 3.
For tonight’s #vachat, we’re joined by Denis Sheeran, author of Instant Relevance, Using Today’s Experiences to Teach Tomorrow’s Lessons
I’d love to have you join us (I think he’ll be giving away a couple of books as prizes).
March 27: Leta Johnson
March 28: Hank Atkins
March 29: Jeannette Stott
March 31: Chris Columbano
April 2: Karen Ye
April 5: Gwen Reynolds
Worth Your Time
Jay McTighe: Beware of the Test Prep Trap