Unit Opener Planning Week is Coming 10/15

Unit Opener Planning Week
Please join me on the blog for Unit Opener Planning Week, the week of October 15-20, a week spent planning and reflecting on possible unit opener ideas for the next unit.

Here’s the schedule for this blog (entries posted at 7:30 AM PST):

  • Monday 10/15 Best Practices for Unit Openers/Anticipatory Sets
  • Tuesday 10/16 Virtual Guest Speakers: Videoconferencing Made Easy
  • Wednesday 10/17 Activating your concept/question board
  • Thursday 10/17 Second Grade, Kindness Ideas
  • Friday 10/18 Third Grade, City Wildlife Ideas
  • Saturday 10/19 Fourth Grade, Dollars and Sense/Dreams to Jobs Ideas
  • Sunday 10/20 Fifth Grade, Astronomy Ideas
  • I also tag the following Open Court bloggers to continue or begin their discussions of their upcoming units:

  • 1st Grade: Portable Superstars
  • 2nd Grade: City Teacher
  • 2nd Grade: 2A Vikings
  • 2nd Grade: Mrs. Creticos
  • 3rd Grade: Jose Rodriguez
  • 3rd Grade: Jane Little
  • 4th Grade: Mr. McCauley
  • 4th Grade: Mr. K
  • 4th Grade: Mr. Lawton
  • Ms. Mercer from a multi-level computer lab perspective
  • Special2Me from a special education perspective
  • You need not be tagged or be an Open Court Reading teacher to participate. Please post about your plans to introduce your next unit, link back to this post, and leave a response here with a link to your post.

    I hope we end the week with some great ideas and pages when can go back to in the future for reference.

    Continue to Unit Opener Ideas.

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    9 Responses to “Unit Opener Planning Week is Coming 10/15”

    1. Leila Says:

      I am working on it right now. I’ll post later this weekend when I finish. Here’s the plan: I am opening the unit for my SDC 3rd-5th. I have levels all the way from non-verbal to 4th grade reading level. So obviously I have to scaffold this lesson in so many ways. I will email you later on.

    2. Jose Rodriguez Says:

      Great idea mathew! Check out my entry on Unit Opener ideas; http://coordinator2.wordpress.com/2007/10/12/open-court-unit-openers Looking forward to a great week of collaboration and learning.

    3. cityteacher Says:

      Ah, my brain is brewing! Won’t be able to post anything on this until next week but I can’t wait! Thank you for the invitiation Mathew!

    4. A. Mercer Says:

      Hmmm, I’m thinking about this. I’m more in the phase of closing out the first units now. I’ll try for next week?

    5. cityteacher Says:

      First idea is up and cross grade level. Collaborative unit openers! Mathew, this is an exciting project.

    6. Ilean Says:

      It’s great to see what you guys are doing!

    7. A. Mercer Says:

      Here it is: http://mizmercer.edublogs.org/2007/10/18/open-court-unit-openers/

    8. Jane Says:

      Here are my ideas

    9. Creating Lifelong Learners » Blog Archive » Unit Opener Planning Week is Back Says:

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