Block Schedule

Power Point (a simplified version….no animation) from the ) October 25th PD. Download

Block Strategy handout from the Staff PD on Ocotber 25th. Download

Manipulatives for planning the block.  Allows you to visually break down your day into 5 – 4 5 minute chunks. Used on the  25th PD.  Download

Student Perspective on the Block – compiled by students in Mr. Anderson’s class.  Used on the October 25th PD.  Download

Block Strategies: Concise reminder about the ways to vary instruction on the block.  View

Choreographing the Block:  identifies key elements of teaching on the block.  View

Effective Teaching in a Block Schedule.doc: A quick, one-pager that breaks a block lesson down into its parts (uses a gradual-release-of-responsibility model).
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Lesson Planning Time Manipulatives.doc: If you are a visual planner, you might want to use these time templates to help you schedule a variety of activities for the block period.
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Planning for the Block: This link includes some worthwhile templates to help you plan out 90-minute lessons. Lots of examples are included.

Teaching in the Block.pptx: Here is a very useful PowerPoint for teaching on the block period
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Varying Instruction for the Block.pdf: Probably most relevant to Language Arts and maybe Social Studies teachers, this article from NCTE identifies some ways — and reasons — to vary instruction for the block period.
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 Ch.1 of “Thinking Inside the Block Schedule”. Teaching Adolescent Learner.pdf
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  Ch.5 of “Thinking Inside the Block Schedule”.  LessonPlanning.ThinkingInBlock.pdf
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  Plan.Entice.Enlighten.Engage.pdf: Strategies and Activities to use during the steps of the block schedule lesson specific lessons for math, social studies, fine arts, world language, and science.
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