Apr 13, 2021
In this video--the second section of video #155--Augusta continues her series of videos that can be viewed in the classroom as student lessons.
This current group of videos focuses students’ attention on test-taking skills related to State and National standardized tests.
This example of text is taken from released items used for practice of the Indiana ILEARN test for 4th grade. The same example can be used for 3rd grade through 6th grade when teaching test-taking skills and not necessarily focused on text readability skills.
Because she wants to keep to her pattern of shorter videos, Augusta divides this lesson into two sections: Video # 155 is Section One and Video # 156 is Section Two.
Augusta’s foci include the importance of knowing the history of the accomplishments of your ancestors and to draw on that history for inspiration and strength. In these videos, her history examples are directed to African American students and those students with a Mexican heritage.
Her “think-alouds” are instructive and detailed enough for students to gain general “do’s and don’ts” and then be led to deeper thinking and understandings that will help them demonstrate their knowledge and skills.