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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language | Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
"Change your language and you change your thoughts." -- Karl Albrecht

Understanding Academic Language

Academic language is a meta-language that helps learners acquire the 50,000 words that they are
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How Important is Teaching Literacy in All Content Areas?

How Important is Teaching Literacy in All Content Areas? | Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
You are busy this summer planning and reworking lessons -- adding, adjusting, and tweaking.
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Making Science Relevant with Current Events

Making Science Relevant with Current Events | Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
See how you can bring in current events to help make Science more exciting for your students. By bringing in current events into his Science class, Dr. Cortright helps students not only with Science, but also with their language arts skills.
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Reading Like a Historian: Corroboration

Reading Like a Historian: Corroboration | Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Developing critical thinking skills is a primary goal of the Reading Like A Historian Curriculum. By corroborating information and examining sources students challenge the idea of truth.
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Reading Like a Historian: Sourcing

Reading Like a Historian: Sourcing | Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Sourcing documents is a key skill within the curriculum for Reading Like A Historian. Discover a way to structure a sourcing lesson for your High School History class.
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Learning Difficult Vocabulary

Learning Difficult Vocabulary | Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Need tips to help teach students difficult vocabulary words? Here are a few that have proven to work. Students start by learning the definition, and then restating in their own terms.
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Math Strategies for English Language Learners

Math Strategies for English Language Learners | Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In Massachusetts, all core subject area teachers and administrators of English Language Learners, must receive a Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement from the state. One way for educators ...
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Students Speak Up in Class, Silently, via Social Media

Students Speak Up in Class, Silently, via Social Media | Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A small but growing cadre of educators is trying to exploit Twitter-like technology to enhance classroom discussion.
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Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events

Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events | Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.
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Literacy and Learning: Literacy Strategies

Literacy and Learning: Literacy Strategies | Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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Check out more than one link here, some are better than others!

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MsFindlater's Teaching Blog: Digital Debates - Issue 8 - Literacy

MsFindlater's Teaching Blog: Digital Debates - Issue 8 - Literacy | Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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Blogging as the Official Scribe of the Classroom

Blogging as the Official Scribe of the Classroom | Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Alan November elevated the "Official Scribe" as one of the roles that empower student learners. I see the role of the scribe as follows: The official scribe plays an important role in the classroom...
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Asking Better Questions: 6 Ways to Improve Classroom Discussions

Asking Better Questions: 6 Ways to Improve Classroom Discussions | Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Although many of us don’t realize it until we step foot into our own classrooms, we quickly learn that facilitating a lively, but controlled, classroom discussion is truly an art form. While most…

Via Adrian Bertolini, Phil Chappell, Shona Whyte
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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, December 23, 2013 4:11 PM

The question is ... do you think deeply about the questions you ask? Are you out to fulfill an intention or jsut get an answer? Do you wait for another answer ... even if they have got it 'right'?

Phil Chappell's curator insight, December 24, 2013 3:15 PM

Short article on question types vis-a-vis the kinds of responses they'll encourage. 

Shona Whyte's curator insight, December 31, 2013 3:30 AM

Nice little piece with concrete examples of the kinds of questions teachers can ask to promote different types of reflection and analysis from learners.

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Building Science Vocabulary

Building Science Vocabulary | Literacy and Learning | 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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Reading Like a Historian: Contextualization

Reading Like a Historian: Contextualization | Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Teaching students to contextualize, or understand the things happening around certain historical events allows them to gain a deeper knowledge of lessons.
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Vocabulary Paint Chips

Vocabulary Paint Chips | Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A great strategy for building vocabulary for any student. Using paint chips, teachers provide students with a visual aid to better understand difficult vocabulary. Covers Common Core for the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words.
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The Content Literacy Continuum: A Framework for Improving Adolescent Literacy | Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z | AdLit.org

The Content Literacy Continuum (CLC) is a tool for enabling teachers and administrators to evaluate literacy instruction/services offered within a school and to formulate a plan for improving the quality of those services.
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Content-Area Literacy: Mathematics | Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z | AdLit.org

Content-Area Literacy: Mathematics | Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z | AdLit.org | Literacy and Learning | 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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My Favorite No: Learning From Mistakes

My Favorite No: Learning From Mistakes | Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Discover a new classroom routine to help clarify concepts. This 8th grade Math class uses a quick warm-up to clarify certain Math concepts and get students in the right framework for the lesson to come.
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Classroom Strategies | Resources for educators of kids in grades 4-12 | AdLit.org

Explicit strategy instruction is at the core of good comprehension instruction. Teachers should help students to understand why a strategy is useful, how it is used, and when it is appropriate.
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Strategy Guides - ReadWriteThink

Strategy Guides - ReadWriteThink | Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Looking for new teaching strategies or interested in brushing up on the strategies you are already using in your classroom?
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