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    Advanced Learning Opportunity Plan

    Montlake Elementary
    School Year: 2010-2011

    Montlake is committed to provide a rich environment that creates a success story for every child. We believe open-ended assignments, differentiated instruction, flexible grouping, enrichment opportunities, and cross grade level partnerships provide a rich academic school for all students. All of our teachers hold high expectations for every student and teach a rigorous curriculum in our blended inclusion model classrooms. Our model serves our highest performing students, regardless of whether or not a child is designated as highly gifted or gifted by the district. Progress for students designated by Advanced Learning office is shown on the SPS report card for Advanced Learners.

    ALO Math Model

    Differentiated Instruction within the assigned classroom and grade level. Acceleration is one grade level above for students identified by district Advanced Learning office.

    Strategies:

    Tiered Assignments: Advanced students will receive their math instruction in varying levels of complexity and depth.

    Flexible Groupings: Students will move in and out of math groups depending upon individual strengths. Support staff will give service to both advanced learners and students in need of remediation help.

    Reading Model

    Differentiated Instruction within the assigned classroom and grade level. Acceleration is one grade level above for students identified by district Advanced Learning office.

    Strategies:

    Flexible Grouping: Advanced readers are moved to higher reading groups upon mastery. Students may receive reading instruction in literacy groupings that provide complex instruction that reflect depth through interpretations, predictions and analysis.

    Independent reading: Students are provided with choice books they read to appropriately place them in groups of interest and advanced ability.

    Guided reading groups: Students are placed within guided reading groups by complexity and higher-level content reading.

    Shared read aloud: Creates a supportive learning environment for a range of readers to hear fluent reading as they develop higher level thinking skills.

    Junior Great Books, grades 1-5

    Technology Integration to support project based learning

    Challenging Enrichment Opportunities

    Read a Million Words campaign
    Chess Club
    Math Challenge
    Groovy Girls Math Club
    Lego Engineering
    Book Clubs
    Reading Buddies
    Foreign Languages; French, Spanish, Mandarin
    Student Council
    Green Times student newspaper
    Theater performances
    Greenhouse instruction
    Penny Harvest