The inquiry based teaching method is a great strategy to teach powerful ideas. Watch the method in action while exploring a complex high school history topic. The inquiry based teaching method places a value on student ideas.
This brief examines the critical need to implement instruction at the secondary level around adolescent, or content-area, literacy. The challenge is to connect the teaching of literacy to the rest of the secondary education improvement agenda.
During our first meeting yesterday, we were discussing the goal of teaching vocabulary, particularly at the high-school level. ... Is it to improve reading comprehension? Is it something else we haven't considered?
Given their expertise with language, ESL teachers can analyze language and literacy skills in content standards and instruction. Then, they can ... Teaching disciplinary literacy to adolescents: Rethinking content-area literacy.
Language Magazine Cutting to the Common Core: The Benefits of Narrow Reading Units Language Magazine I provide consultancy and professional development for districts across the nation that are striving to support English learners and...
Building student vocabulary allows them to read and write at a higher level. Here is a good strategy to build student vocabulary, which starts by the students identifying tough words, and examining related words.
Listening to teachers reword or interpret mathematics problems for their students has led me to start conversations with teachers about taking time to work specifically on reading and interpretation. One strategy we arrived at is for teachers to model their thinking out loud as they read and figure out what a problem is asking them to do. Other strategies include dialoguing with students about any difficulties they may have in understanding a problem and asking different students to share their understanding.
A student's maximum level of reading comprehension is determined by his or her knowledge of words. For English language learners (ELLs), vocabulary development is especially critical for their ability to read and comprehend texts.
Strategic Text Support Tools The overall aim of the Adolescent Literacy Support Project is to create classroom learning environments that support increased science achievement through better and more purposeful reading.
Of all the academic disciplines taught in middle and high school, the one we least expect to entail reading extended texts is in mathematics, but math texts present special literacy problems and challenges for young readers.
How often have you had your eyes pass over a text, only to realize some time later that you absorbed nothing of it? Or spent an hour listening at a seminar, only to walk away unclear about what the most important advance was? Is this entirely your fault, or is the design of the text or the seminar partly to blame?
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