Team tasks can be used in place of centers. This structure allows for the teacher to pull flexible groups. Team Tasks are the strategies that have been modeled strategies. Remember to train students before pulling a small group. Use the T graph and points to encourage students in completing the tasks. The benefits of team tasks bridge the components of guided oral practice and reading and writing. Students are asked to note take as well as negotiate with one another to finish the tasks. Academic language is practiced orally and students are also reading and writing the high level of language.
Common Core Connection
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.