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Achieve3000 is the leader in differentiated instruction. KidBiz and TeenBiz use non-fiction informational text to increase reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing proficiency. The programs are based on decade of scientific research and have resulted in dramatic gains on high-stakes tests for students across the nation. The programs include

  • An online Lexile Assessment tool for initial student place.
  • Daily non-fiction reading content that is precisely and scientifically matched to each student's reading ability.  All students in the class read about the same current news events, but the passage and follow-up activities adjust for their individual learning profiles.  A Spanish version makes the program accessible for students with Limited English Proficiency.
  • Anytime, anywhere access that gives students more time on task. Student are encouraged to use the program at home after school and on weekends.
Students are asked to adhere to a five-step process
  1. Read and respond to the KidBix email
  2. Read the article of the day
  3. Do the activity questions
  4. Answer the though questions
  5. Vote in the poll

Other features include contests, stock market game, math activities. Additional information (including research) is available at the website: http://www.achieve3000.com/


Thinking Maps were implemented school wide at the start of the 2007-08 school year. Thinking Maps build a common language for learning through visual tools to achieve lifelong student success. During the first quarter of school, students in grades K-6 were introduced to a new map each week. Grade level examples of these maps will be on display in the cafeteria throughout the year. The eight types of thinking maps are listed below.

  • Circle Map: Defining in Context
  • Bubble Map Describing
  • Double Bubble Map: Comparing and Contrasting
  • Tree Map: Classifying an/or Identifying Main Idea and Supporting Detail
  • Brace Map: Identifying Whole to Part Relationships
  • Flow Map: Sequencing
  • Multi-Flow Map: Analyzing Cause and Effect
  • Bridge Map: Seeing Analogies

Mokulele has two district level Thinking Map trainers: Linda Chingon and Megin Young.

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The 6-Traits writing framework is a way to learn and use common language to refer to characteristics of writing. This method creates a common vision of what "good" writing looks like. The six traits of writing are listed below.

  • Ideas (details, development, focus)
  • Organization (internal structure, framework)
  • Voice (tone, style, purpose and audience)
  • Word Choice (precise language and phrasing)
  • Sentence Fluency (correctness, rhythm and cadence)
  • Conventions (mechanical correctness, spelling, grammar)

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The book Discovering and Exploring Habits of Mind by Arthur Costa and Bena Kallick identifies and describes 16 types of intelligent behavior that they refer to as "Habits of Mind." During the 2005-06 school year, quarterly "award" assemblies became "recognition" assemblies. Each quarter a new "habit of mind" is emphasized. Teachers are asked to select students who are exemplars of the featured habit. The "intelligent behaviors" highlighted during the 2008-09 school year are Taking Responsible Risks (1st qtr); Finding Humor (2nd qtr); Responding with Wonderment and Awe (3rd qtr); and Remaining Open to Continuous Learning (4th qtr).

  • Persisting
  • Managing impulsivity
  • Listening with understanding and empathy
  • Thinking flexibly
  • Thinking about thinking (meta-cognition)
  • Striving for accuracy
  • Questioning and posing problems
  • Applying past knowledge to new situations
  • Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision
  • Gathering data through all senses
  • Creating, imagining, innovating
  • Responding with wonderment and awe
  • Taking responsible risks
  • Finding humor
  • Thinking interdependently
  • Remaining open to continuous learning

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Mokulele is a TRIBES school! TRIBES is a process that creates a culture that maximizes learning and human development. Thousands of schools throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and other countries have become Tribes Learning Communities, safe and caring environments in which kids can do well! Creating a positive school or classroom environment is the most effective way to improve behavior and learning. Mokulele is fortunate to have two TRIBES trainers at our school: Linda Chingon and Regina Furukawa. The clear purpose of the Tribes process is to assure the healthy development of every child so that each one has the knowledge, skills and resiliency to be successful in a rapidly changing world. For more information about TRIBES, please visit the official website: www.tribes.com

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