Category: 7. Content Area Literacy: Reading and Writing Information

Content-Area Literacy

International Literacy Association makes, The Case for Children’s Rights to Read

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Teaching Close Reading & Visual Thinking Skills

— using Photo & 8 Min. Films from the New York Times  and The Learning Network: 10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills BY MICHAEL GONCHAR  FEBRUARY 27, 2015 7:00 AM 8 Compelling Mini-Documentaries to Teach Close Reading and Critical Thinking Skills  

Helping Students Do Research in the Stacks, by Sarah Cooper.

Source:  A MiddleWeb Blog, 4/10/2018 So how do we turn students into the indefatigable history detectives we’d like them to be? They are used to trying different search terms on a screen, but when it comes to wandering the stacks, sometimes they don’t know where to begin. The steps below may seem obvious. But …

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Specific Word Instruction demonstrated by Dr. Anita Archer

Vocabulary is taught incidentally, intentionally and through the development of word consciousness.  Here is an example of intentional teaching from Dr. Anita Archer.  She has  focused the vocabulary for the reading selection to a few key concept words and demonstrates explicit teaching for vocabulary comprehension and use. 3. Vocabulary Instruction – Sixth Grade Language Arts …

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Guiding Students Through Expository Text with Text Feature Walks

By: Michelle J. Kelley, Nicki Clausen-Grace Published by     “The text feature walk guides students in the reading of text features in order to access prior knowledge, make connections, and set a purpose for reading expository text.”

Teaching Strategies For Analyzing Text: Complete Lesson

Source: Teaching Strategies For Analyzing Text: Complete Lesson

7 Easy Ways to Support Student Writing in Any Content Area | Cult of Pedagogy

Source: 7 Easy Ways to Support Student Writing in Any Content Area | Cult of Pedagogy

Good Communication Doesn’t Come Naturally. We Have to Teach It – Education Week

“The ongoing national conversation about political and social issues is an important instructional moment for teachers. A central piece of this instruction is helping students to become more skilled at talking, writing, and thinking about issues from multiple perspectives. Teachers would do well to remember the power of language as they help children find their …

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Listening Comprehension, Listening that sparks learning | Listenwise  Source: Listening Comprehension, Listening that sparks learning | Listenwise

Video Playlist: Text Complexity

Source: Video Playlist: Text Complexity TCHERS’ VOICE Tchers’ Voice Our blog is filled with great ideas from passionate educators just like you. Let’s get better together! Video Playlist: Six Videos to Incorporate Complex Texts This video playlist is designed to help you include more complex texts into your lessons. Learn more about where these texts …

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