Lindsay Hodgson
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Collecting Final Thoughts

The new year is bringing a close to a major part of my life: my TLLP Project Building Bridges.  The project itself has been a blessing, although it has hit many bumps, curves and let's face it, loop-de-loops!I have been priviledged to have worked with wonderful educators, whose sound knowledge, passion and commitment to student learning has helped inspire me to explore the many different avenues this true inquiry has led me.  As I am compiling final thoughts, I want to reflect on the value this…See More
Jan 1, 2016
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Pieces of the Puzzle

After many hours, a long break and a dive back in, I have completed the continuum.  I spent my free time cutting, pasting, ordering  and re-reading our hard work and knowledge of student work.  There are many who say that French Immersion students should meet the expectations that an English student has.  It has been my experience that this is not the case, at least not until later grades.  Part of this project analysed what French Immersion students (grades 3-6) could produce in regards to a…See More
Dec 4, 2015
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Nov 8, 2015
Lindsay Hodgson posted a blog post

Back In the Saddle

Tuesday marked a day where I could return to my project.  After months of not being able to analyze, question or reflect on student fluency, I brushed off the dust and began to get to work.  When I had initially made my project proposal, I was working with Grade 3 students.  Last September, I was reassigned a grade 4 and 5 combined blended class.  This meant that I would be teaching both French Immersion students and English students, Language Arts.  The data set that I worked with involves…See More
Nov 7, 2015
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The Continuum, a work in progress!

On Monday, I met with my counterparts again to filter and sort through our samples.  Much of the day was spent examining our rubric and then in turn sorting our level 2's into a four tiered system, and then for our three's and level 4's.We had so much valid discussion as we saw that there was students of different grades crossing into our samples.  We had grade 4 work in level 4's, grade 6 work in level 2's and we really we able to distinguish specific elements that would help our students as…See More
Apr 28, 2015
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Building a Continuum

Last week, I met with my colleagues with over 100 writing samples from French Immersion students who followed the same English writing prompt: You wake up one morning and find that you have a super power. Describe your super power and write a narrative about the day you had your super power.Students from grades 3 to grade 6 who were in French Immersion wrote the same prompt and as we merged with our sister school, we collected another 75 samples.  All of the writing samples included a specific…See More
Apr 21, 2015
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Repeated Reading; A Redundant Strategy?

One of the aspects of my TLLP is to build the fluency of our French Immersion students when they read English texts.  I found that the majority of students in Grade 3, who were receiving English Language instruction for the first time, were not able to transfer many of the decoding skills that they had learned from their French reading instruction.  Throughout the year, with explicit teaching and a balanced approach, most of these students were able to meet benchmark expectations (Fountas &…See More
Apr 14, 2015
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New Year, New Adventures

Here we are closing the end of term one.  Although my timelines are not as fluid as I had hoped when I was creating them, things are happening.  I am looking at a half day release tomorrow to launch The 6 Minute Solution in another classroom.  Here is the agenda, I will post insights to the meeting later.  Building Bridges Meeting 4, January 26, 2015 12:00 pmAgenda What is Fluency? Why is it important? How is is currently being used in our programming?Looking at The Six Minute Solution -What it…See More
Jan 25, 2015
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My Newsletter

tllpnewsletterpdf.pdfHere is my newsletter that I have sent on to my administration and my team.See More
Dec 31, 2014
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Creating a Continuum, Laying the Foundation

In November, amidst progress reports and parent teacher interviews, I met with an amazing group of women who are all passionate about creating a writing continuum for French Immersion students writing in English.  Although this may seem like an easy task, there was much talk about how to tackle this and what sort of prompt we…See More
Nov 23, 2014
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Meeting of the Minds

Last week was my first day I saw myself as an official leader. I created an agenda (which I thought would be simple) that I felt communicated clear learning goals.It was a small group of teachers (five of us) and three of us travelled north to meet our counterparts at our sister school.  We were warmly welcomed, and had a tour of the beautiful school.  It became apparent early on that our counterparts had similar questions that I had in my proposal and they felt that there were certainly…See More
Oct 15, 2014
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The Official Beginning

It has been a busy September, albeit and exciting one.  I have to admit that I have been slightly frustrated over the copious amounts of paperwork involved in ordering all of my resources and filing for release days but on Friday it felt like Christmas morning!  I received my first resources The Six Minute Solution-which focuses on building a reader's fluency, which is a common problem for French students reading in English.  I have dedicated my weekend to studying the book which could not have…See More
Oct 4, 2014
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Starting the year...

It was a rocky summer, being surplussed from my school and thinking that I wouldn't be able to complete my project.  Nine days before the school year started, I was recalled back to my school for a full time job.  I was ecstatic.  I started my year in wait of EQAO results, which any teacher who teaches grade 3 or 6 (regardless of philosophy) is thinking of.  My project was based on whether or not I could close the gaps and have these French Immersion students reading and writing in English, in…See More
Sep 21, 2014
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Exciting Moments!

I have been thinking about what my next post would be about.  I've gone over and over all of my documents, made a spread sheet (because of course I am worried about my budget) and I have had a wonderful chat with my accounting secretary.I have really wanted to begin the purchase process so that I can introduce my project to my sister school once staffing has been settled.  I decided that I would begin the requisition process for my first portion of my project: obtaining The Six Minute Solution,…See More
May 21, 2014
Lindsay Hodgson joined Stacey Purdon's group
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Enhancing Communication using Technology in the Mathematics Classroom

This project will focus on the development of mathematical communication skills with students from grades three to six. We will investigate and develop an extensive collection of effective instructional and assessment strategies through co-teaching, colaborative planning and technology. We will be using i Pads and Blogging Tools “to provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their growth on expected learning goals and enable us to provide feedback to students” …See More
May 15, 2014
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Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning

Research confirms that students taught the "inquiry" way achieve more than kids taught the "lecture" way. Please share how you're using inquiry-based learning in your schools and/or classrooms.See More
May 10, 2014

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Collecting Final Thoughts

Posted on January 1, 2016 at 10:33pm 0 Comments

The new year is bringing a close to a major part of my life: my TLLP Project Building Bridges.  The project itself has been a blessing, although it has hit many bumps, curves and let's face it, loop-de-loops!

I have been priviledged to have worked with wonderful educators, whose sound knowledge, passion and commitment to student learning has helped inspire me to explore the many different avenues this true inquiry has led me.  

As I…

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Pieces of the Puzzle

Posted on December 4, 2015 at 11:25pm 0 Comments

After many hours, a long break and a dive back in, I have completed the continuum.  I spent my free time cutting, pasting, ordering  and re-reading our hard work and knowledge of student work.  
There are many who say that French Immersion students should meet the expectations that an English student has.  It has been my experience that this is not the case, at least not until later grades.  Part of this project analysed what French Immersion students (grades 3-6) could produce…
Continue

Back In the Saddle

Posted on November 7, 2015 at 10:15pm 0 Comments

Tuesday marked a day where I could return to my project.  After months of not being able to analyze, question or reflect on student fluency, I brushed off the dust and began to get to work.  

When I had initially made my project proposal, I was working with Grade 3 students.  Last September, I was reassigned a grade 4 and 5 combined blended class.  This meant that I would be teaching both French Immersion students and English students, Language Arts.  The data set that I…

Continue

The Continuum, a work in progress!

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 8:44pm 0 Comments

On Monday, I met with my counterparts again to filter and sort through our samples.  Much of the day was spent examining our rubric and then in turn sorting our level 2's into a four tiered system, and then for our three's and level 4's.

We had so much valid discussion as we saw that there was students of different grades crossing into our samples.  We had grade 4 work in level 4's, grade 6 work in level 2's and we really we able to distinguish specific elements that would help our…

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