July 6-9
June Preszler and Year Two English Cohort
Six Word
Last year: My life as
a teacher
This Year: My LTF
 Review and analyze of where we’ve been
 Revisit LTF philosophy and resources
 Align lessons with standards
 Delve into year 2 materials: It’s all about style analysis
 Connecting devices to meaning
 Linking characterization to meaning
 Determining tone
 Determining underlying meaning
 Create individualized plans
 Revisit LTF’s vision
 Review the Levels of Thinking (page 3) and check out
the Levels of Thinking websites (page 1)
 Visit the LTF website (
 What have you found that’s useful?
 Other websites for Pre-AP strategies/resources?
 Explore possibilities at your table
 Share one with large group
Levels of Thinking
 the title of the painting
 the artist’s name
 one detail from the background
 one detail from the foreground
 The learner can recall information and/or
processes at will.
Activity III:
Write a brief
description of the
scene depicted in the
 Learners make connections between what they already
know and the new ideas they are trying to assimilate.
 The “understand” level of thinking usually involves
conceptual knowledge, the comprehension of an idea.
 Learners use procedures and processes they
have already learned to execute tasks and
solve problems.
 What is the theme of the painting?
 List three or more specific details that
support this theme.
 Inductive Reasoning and Deductive
Reasoning have to do with how people
reason logically.
 Inductive: Specific to general
 Deductive: General to specific
 Learners break material down into its
constituent parts and determine how the
parts are related to each other and to an
overall structure
 Which detail most effectively conveys the
 Justify your answer.
 Learners judge.
 Learners detect flaws or inconsistencies in a
product or process and/or use predetermined criteria to judge the quality of a
product or text.
Activity VII
Landscape With The Fall of Icarus by William Carlos Williams
According to Brueghel
when Icarus fell
it was spring
a farmer was ploughing
his field
the whole pageantry
of the year was
awake tingling
with itself
sweating in the sun
that melted
the wings' wax
off the coast
there was
a splash quite unnoticed
this was
Icarus drowning
From Collected Poems: 1939-1962, Volume II by William Carlos Williams, published by New Directions Publishing Corp. © 1962 by William Carlos Williams. Reprinted
by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.
Using the Williams poem as a model, create an
original poem, taking the perspective of one of the
following and beginning with the sentence
“According to ______________, when Icarus fell….”
 someone on the deck of the ship
 the plowman
 the fisherman on the bank
 Icarus
 Daedalus
 the sheepherder
 Learners combine elements into a
different form or merge information
from several sources into a unified
whole. A new product comes into
being from previously existing
materials or texts.
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