Cultivating Literacy: Reading Skills and Standards

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Resource ID#: 150067 Primary Type: Professional Development




General Information

Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Internet Connection, Speakers/Headphones, Adobe Flash Player, Computer Media Player, Smart Phone/Tablet
Instructional Time: 2 Hour(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: literacy, science literacy, literacy in science, literacy in technical subjects, reading in the content area, key instructional shifts, , text complexity
Instructional Component Type(s): Professional Development Tutorial
Resource Collection: Original Teacher Tutorials

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Professional Developments

Branching Out: Growing Literacy Skills in Writing:

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By the end of this module, teachers should be able to:

  • Label the College and Career Readiness, also known as CCR, anchor standards for Writing
  • Explain the structure and organization of the grade-specific Writing standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects
  • Use the grade-specific Writing standards to identify what students should know and be able to do

This is Module 2 of 4 in the series, "Literacy across the Content Areas: Reading and Writing to Build Content Knowledge."

Type: Professional Development

Exploring Text Complexity:

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By the end of this module, teachers should be able to:

  • Define the three key elements or factors of text complexity
  • Determine a quantitative measure of a text
  • Select the qualitative measures of a text
  • Conduct a reader and task analysis of a text
  • Use all the factors of text complexity to determine a text's grade band placement

This is Module 3 of 4 in the series, "Literacy across the Content Areas: Reading and Writing to Build Content Knowledge."

Type: Professional Development

Digging Deeper with Text-Dependent Questions:

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By the end of this module, teachers should be able to:

  • Define text-dependent questions
  • Frame and create text-dependent questions
  • Design a text-dependent question that could be used as a writing prompt
  • Differentiate questions that use basic or lower-order thinking skills from those that require more abstract or higher-order thinking skills

This is Module 4 of 4 in the series, "Literacy across the Content Areas: Reading and Writing to Build Content Knowledge."

Type: Professional Development