4.14: Cross-Grade Articulation
The final segment in this section of the video provides good examples of cross-grade articulation, as representatives from 3rd and 4th grade identify the benefits of discussing common instructional concerns with teachers from other grades. The third grade representatives suggest they need to go even further than they have: "… a little more grade level communication back and forth… would be very beneficial."
T I'm glad to know that you guys were working on paragraphs that is something that we also did. T We thought you'd like it. T Hopefully, this coming year is going to be a lot better in that sense, we-- that was one of our major things in 4th grade this year. It was the paragraph forming and just the actual structure of a paragraph and so hopefully this coming year will be a lot better and we won't have to focus on paragraphs (?) T We hope. (laughter) T Yeah T I just wanted to say that I really like the fact that for my grade level, 3rd. to yours, 4th, that we're in touch with teaching what needs to be strengthened, and after the paragraph writing becomes a lot better, then once they reach 5th grade, I mean, the students that are going to be graduating out of here are going to be able to write decent paragraphs, and that's quite an improvement over, you know, so I am really glad about that. And we're going through a lot of the same-- it's interesting, we going through with the details and everything some of the same situations as you are, and it's just nice that-- and maybe a little bit more of grade level communication back and forth especially like 3 and 4 and maybe 1 and 2 and even the other way would would be very beneficial.