Joined Feb 29, 2016
- Location: Northbrook, Illinois
- Organization: Northbrook Jr. High School
- Grade: 6th , 7th , 8th
- Environment: I support teachers in 6-8 classrooms to provide resources and instruction with learners of all types. Our students makes every day memorable and WONDERful! Our kids are full of questions and promise of bright futures! read more...
I love literacy and am a saavy tech user, so I am always looking for ways to strategically blend the two. Wonderopolis is my favorite way! The interactive features of the website paired with the high quality of the text provide any reader with an excellent resource for WONDERful thinking.
I have a Bachelor's in Elementary Education with an English minor. I have completed coursework for ELL, literacy, and curriculum and instruction, and recently earned a Master's degree in Educational Technology Leadership. I have taught first, third, fifth and sixth grade, before working as an Instructional Facilitator supporting teachers with their work towards student achievement. I am about to begin my new role as an Instructional Coach! read more...
- Website/Blog: https://sites.google.com/northbrook28.net/pierce/home http://krissypierce.weebly.com
5th Grade Adventure Genre Study This CCSS aligned unit pairs multiple texts with Wonderopolis passages and is supported with a preteaching calendar. Texts: Peak by Roland Smith, Top of the World by Steve Jenkins
CCSS Reading Informational Anchor Standard 8: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Student Friendly Learning Target: I can identify and explain the reasons an author gives to support the main idea of a text.
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