With Literacy and Learning for All
As students move from novice to expert in various fields of study, they must become familiar with specialized vocabulary, patterns of thinking, and specific uses of language. More than just integrating reading and writing strategies across the curriculum, as effective teachers we must invite students from diverse backgrounds to become fluent in what are now being labeled as “disciplinary literacies,” the spaces where content knowledge, literacy skills, and critical thinking all connect. Bring your favorite device, because in this interactive keynote we will explore a variety of tools and ideas that can help our students learn how to read, write, and think like disciplinary experts in our own classrooms and beyond.
- Shanahan, T., & Shanahan, C. (2008). Teaching Disciplinary Literacy to Adolescents: Rethinking Content- Area Literacy. Harvard Educational Review, 78(1), 40–59.
- Video clip of Cynthia Shanahan talking about disciplinary literacy
- Robinson, K. (2011). Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
- 3-D Bloom’s Taxonomy from Iowa State University Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
- Ritchhart, R., Church, M., & Morrison, K. (2011). Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners (1 edition). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- See, Think, Wonder with Padlet Wall
- Frayer Model/ Definition Map
- Texas Reading Initiative. (2002). Promoting Vocabulary Development: Components of Effective Vocabulary Instruction. Texas Education Agency.
- 11 techniques for writing extended definitions
- “4Cs Activity” – Connections, Challenges, Concepts, Changes
- “4As Activity” – Assume, Agree, Argue, Aspire
- Wonderopolis: “The excitement of learning that comes from curiosity and wonder is undeniable, and Wonderopolis helps create learning moments in everyday life…”
- Tween Tribune: “… a free online educational service offered by the Smithsonian for use by K-12 grade Teachers and students…”
- Lightning Round
- Exploring Ideas
- Audio Feedback
- Author’s Craft
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