PATRICK HENRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Chicago

SCHOOL WEBSITE

TEAM MEMBERS

  • Juan Gutierrez, Principal
  • Lori Abraham, Assistant Principal
  • Aly Jaquith, 1st Grade Bilingual Teacher
  • Marissa Duric, 3rd Grade Teacher

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

  •       School Type: Neighborhood
  •       Grades served: PK-6
  •       Enrollment: 644

PROBLEM STATEMENT

Not all students are independent readers by the end of first grade.  This is a problem because independent reading is a skill that is necessary to access the forthcoming material.  Literacy is the basis for all knowledge and is a key step in unlocking maximum student potential.

HOW MIGHT WE…

Optimize shared reading opportunities to support the development of grade level comprehension skills by leveraging teachers’ autonomy over their literacy curriculum?

SOLUTION

Our  solution incorporates a product, service, and process. Our big idea is that 1st and 3rd grade teachers will effectively implement shared reading strategies that increase student engagement, joy, and proficiency in reading.

Product – Shared reading guide for teachers (Patrick Henry Shared Reading Toolkit) where they can also document feedback; lesson study materials.

Service – Initial PD, improved shared reading practices with students.

Process – PLC, student response/feedback, data cycle.