Summer Homework

Over the summer I recommend that PLC members study this chart by Marianne Van Klaveren, which is an expanded version of the original Star Sequence I developed last summer (2017). It is not linear in nature, but describes a curriculum in spatial terms. This is needed because of the spatial/unconscious way humans learn languages. Teacher’s Discovery is considering making it into a poster.




6 thoughts on “Summer Homework”

  1. It is the changing of learning modalities/activation of different parts of the brain through the sequence that we want. It is the reading that counts the most. Once the students have heard it (auditory input), then they read it (visual input). That is a two layer cake, and then when we add any extension activities and it’s a three layer cake. What is the most important layer? The second/reading layer, by far. I have often thought how reading is the goal of our instruction, or should be.

  2. When is the poster available for purchase? Is there any chance to get a higher quality photo of this poster as there are many things that are unreadable because it’s blurry.

  3. I’ll ask Tina because I thought she was doing this. Yes we plan to make the poster clearer. And we may add in more stuff in there because this one reflects just our ideas and Martina’s. I think some more stuff could be added to it. It really is a roadmap, isn’t it? I think of it as a spatial, non-linear curriculum.

  4. Alisa Shapiro-Rosenberg

    would love a fleshed out version of this chart with a brief description or link to all the activities/extensions. Also, I believe that Story Listening isn’t on it yet.

  5. Yes I am working on it. I would love to consult with the group on every detail as it develops, as we have in the past. It’s third in the queue so won’t be happening too soon, but it’s on the list. Thanks for your eagle eye finding that SL is not on there.

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