This session trains teachers in the technique of Art of the Sentence (a new technique in TLAC 2.0!). Asking students to synthesize a complex idea, summarize a reading, or distill a discussion in a single, well-crafted sentence is a rigorous task that can improve the quality of students’ writing, thinking, and discussions. Art of the Sentence can be used effectively in individual classrooms, yet is even more powerful when leveraged as a common, consistent practice across content areas and grade levels.
Through analysis of master teachers’ techniques and deep planning and practice, participants in the session will:
- Plan and practice delivering three types of Art of the Sentence prompts: Sentence Starters, Sentence Parameters, and Non-Denominational Prompts
- Draft prompts to foster a culture of revision
- Plan Art of the Sentence prompts for different points in a lesson and across instructional units
Our goal is for you to save time planning a high quality PD session and dive deep into the small concrete actions that advance your teachers’ skills from good to great. The Plug and Play provides you with:
✓ A fully customizable PowerPoint presentation with embedded videos of Art of the Sentence in action
✓ Facilitator notes for what to say and do for each slide
✓ 5 video clips, with detailed analysis of each clip
✓ Carefully designed practice activities
✓ Participant Handouts for interactive note taking
✓ Next steps to ensure what’s learned in the session carries over into classrooms
200 Level: Requires Previous Workshop Attendance
This module presumes leader experience with and school wide use of core Teach Like a Champion techniques. It is recommended for leaders who have attended a Teach Like a Champion Engaging Academics or Ratio workshop.