CALL - Disciplinary Literacy & Vocabulary
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CALL - Disciplinary Literacy & Vocabulary
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Resources for the CALL professional learning community on disciplinary literacy and vocabulary to improve adolescent literacy across the content areas
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Reading Techniques Help Students Master Science

Reading Techniques Help Students Master Science | CALL - Disciplinary Literacy & Vocabulary | Scoop.it
Outlining, annotating and typing notes all improve understanding in high school and college
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| Understanding Language

| Understanding Language | CALL - Disciplinary Literacy & Vocabulary | Scoop.it
Understanding Language is devoted to improving education for English Language Learners in light of the new Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
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Mathematical Literacy: A necessary skill for the 21st century | Sci-Ed

Mathematical Literacy: A necessary skill for the 21st century | Sci-Ed | CALL - Disciplinary Literacy & Vocabulary | Scoop.it
Mathematical literacy is an important skill for the 21st century. Being to to do simple math in your head is useful and important, and we're losing that ability.
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Education Closet – Edgar Allan Poe’s The Black Cat – Strategies for Student Engagement

Education Closet – Edgar Allan Poe’s The Black Cat – Strategies for Student Engagement | CALL - Disciplinary Literacy & Vocabulary | Scoop.it
I am the Artist-in-Residence at a high school this week where the 10th graders are about to study Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre masterpiece The Black Cat...
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Defining “Deep Reading” and “Text-Dependent Questions”

Defining “Deep Reading” and “Text-Dependent Questions” | CALL - Disciplinary Literacy & Vocabulary | Scoop.it
In my English 10 class, I used to teach a lesson about satire through Dr. Seuss’ The Butter Battle Book.  To begin this lesson, I would tell students, “While this is, on one hand, a children’s book...
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Social Studies - Connecting to the Common Core Close Reading Markup Strategies

Social Studies - Connecting to the Common Core Close Reading Markup Strategies | CALL - Disciplinary Literacy & Vocabulary | Scoop.it
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Inquiry-Based Teaching: Powerful Ideas - History

Inquiry-Based Teaching: Powerful Ideas - History | CALL - Disciplinary Literacy & Vocabulary | Scoop.it
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.
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Sarah Westaway's curator insight, June 24, 2013 3:54 PM

www.teachingchannel.org is a great resource for videos and various blogs from teachers themselves. 

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Silent Tea Party: Pre-Reading for Challenging Texts - ELA

Silent Tea Party: Pre-Reading for Challenging Texts - ELA | CALL - Disciplinary Literacy & Vocabulary | Scoop.it
Here is a pre-reading strategy to use to prepare students for reading challenging books. Silent Tea Party gets students to interact and start understanding the big idea of the book. Listen to Ms.
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Cross-Discipline: What is Disciplinary Literacy and Why Aren’t We Talking More About it?

Cross-Discipline: What is Disciplinary Literacy and Why Aren’t We Talking More About it? | CALL - Disciplinary Literacy & Vocabulary | Scoop.it
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Vocabulary Instruction

Vocabulary plays a key role in reading, however, so many kids are in need of effective vocabulary instruction that literacy experts tend to define it as a discrete category of its own.
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Secondary Content-Area Literacy: Time for Crisis or Opportunity for Reform?

Secondary Content-Area Literacy: Time for Crisis or Opportunity for Reform? | CALL - Disciplinary Literacy & Vocabulary | Scoop.it
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.
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ELA - Teaching Vocab More Effectively, ELLs

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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?
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Fostering Content-Based Instruction for ELLs

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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.
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Cutting to the Common Core: The Benefits of Narrow Reading Units - Language Magazine

Cutting to the Common Core: The Benefits of Narrow Reading Units - Language Magazine | CALL - Disciplinary Literacy & Vocabulary | Scoop.it
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...
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Building Science Vocabulary

Building Science Vocabulary | CALL - Disciplinary Literacy & Vocabulary | Scoop.it
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.
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Cutting to the Common Core: Making Vocabulary Number One

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Shanahan on Literacy: Disciplinary Literacy is NOT the New Name for Content Area Reading

Shanahan on Literacy: Disciplinary Literacy is NOT the New Name for Content Area Reading | CALL - Disciplinary Literacy & Vocabulary | Scoop.it
What disciplinary literacy is and is not...http://t.co/gxbeku5r...
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Reading in the Mathematics Classroom

Reading in the Mathematics Classroom | CALL - Disciplinary Literacy & Vocabulary | Scoop.it

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.

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Selecting Vocabulary Words to Teach English Language Learners | Colorín Colorado

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.
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Annotation of Science Text: Strategic Text Support Tools

Annotation of Science Text: Strategic Text Support Tools | CALL - Disciplinary Literacy & Vocabulary | Scoop.it
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.
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Content-Area Literacy: Mathematics |

Content-Area Literacy: Mathematics | | CALL - Disciplinary Literacy & Vocabulary | Scoop.it
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.
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How do you read? An analysis of survey responses. | Humanities

How do you read? An analysis of survey responses. | Humanities | CALL - Disciplinary Literacy & Vocabulary | Scoop.it
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The Common Core State Standards: Misconceptions about Informational and Literary Texts - ELA

The Common Core State Standards: Misconceptions about Informational and Literary Texts - ELA | CALL - Disciplinary Literacy & Vocabulary | Scoop.it
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Historical Thinking, Teaching with Primary Sources | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

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Science - Learning to Read, Reading to Learn

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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