The Think-Tank is a literacy collaberative school.
Every year we work together with a literacy coach looking at ways to improve our teaching and students' achievement in literacy.
This year I am working on an independent project with partner-in-crime and another amazing co-worker. We are looking at ways we can foster and improve oral language development in our kindergarten classrooms.
Currently we are in the process of observing how our students use language. I am specifically looking at how our students communicate with each other and with us, how they use language in academics and does how they use language with one another relate how they use language academically.
Partner-in-crime is looking at how our students answer oral questions, to determine if they give one to two word answers, and if their answers are on topic, answering the question appropriately.