Welcome!
Making Connections: Engaging Students in
  Language, Literacy and Global Issues

          We will begin at 3:00...
Dave Wilton
•   Assistant Outreach Director
•   Conference Moderator
•   dave@facingthefuture.org
•   206-264-1503




   ...
Sheeba Jacob
• Assistant Program Director
• Co-author of Making Connections
• Middle school language arts
  teacher in Bro...
David White Espin
• Teacher at Secondary Bilingual
  Orientation Center, Seattle, WA
• Co-author of chapter in TESOL
  Cla...
Alicia Keefe
•   Technical Outreach Coordinator
•   Chat Moderator
•   alicia@facingthefuture.org
•   206-264-1503




   ...
Agenda

About Facing the Future

Introduction of Making Connections

Research Basis and Development Process

Chapter R...
About Facing the Future
 Seattle-based 501(c)3 founded
  in 1995
 Interdisciplinary global issues
  and sustainability c...
Development Rationale

                                       25% of students in
                                        ...
Teacher’s Guide &
Student Textbook




            Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
Inside the Teacher’s Guide




             Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
Student Textbook




            Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
Why Use This Book?
                       Make language learning
                        purposeful
                     ...
Ways to Use This Book
                        Language acquisition for
                         intermediate English lang...
Best Practices
                         Engaging language and
                          literacy activities
             ...
Chapter Components
                       Activating Knowledge
                       Vocabulary Development
           ...
Chapter Overviews
Reading Skills & Writing Genres
1.Envisioning our Future                             6.Improving Quality...
Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future
Components, Timeline, Standards




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Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future
 Finding Main Ideas & Writing Poetry


 Content and language
  objectives based on the
  le...
Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future
Activating Knowledge
                                                        o “In this phot...
Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future
 Writing Warm-up

 Respond to the following
  questions. Write continuously and
  include e...
Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future
 Expanding Vocabulary




 Guess what each word
  means based on the
  picture




        ...
Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future
Using Words in Context


                               society


           environment


 ...
Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future
Using Words in Context




                  Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
Ch. 3: Environmental Issues
Dialogue




              Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
Ch. 3: Environmental Issues
Dialogue




A: What does this graph show?
B: The graph shows the amount of water /
raindrops ...
Ch. 3: Environmental Issues
Dialogue




A: It looks like the amount of water per
person has increased / decreased over ti...
Ch. 3: Environmental Issues
Dialogue




A: Well, in 1900 there were more than 20,000 /
25,000 cubic meters of water avail...
Ch. 3: Environmental Issues
Dialogue




A: Do you think the total amount of water in
the world is less now than in 1900?
...
Ch. 3: Environmental Issues
Dialogue




A: So why do you think the amount per
people / person had decreased?
B: The amoun...
Ch. 3: Environmental Issues
Dialogue


A: Oh, I see. If more people / person are
using the same amount of water, there wil...
Ch. 3: Environmental Issues
Dialogue

A: I see what you mean. If
there were fewer / more
people in the world, more
water w...
Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future
Reading Skill Focus: Main Idea




                  Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future
Pre-Reading: Anticipation Guide




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Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future
Chapter Reading: Been Around the World




                   Copyright © 2010, Facing the F...
Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future
Reading Skill Follow-Up: Main Idea




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Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future
Comprehension Questions




                Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future
Writing about Sustainability: Poetry




                    Copyright © 2010, Facing the Fu...
Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future
Culminating Activity: Making Global Connections




                       Copyright © 2010,...
Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future
Extension & Action Project

 Art Extension: Students
  create their own Global
  Issues Mob...
Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future
 Assessment

 End of chapter review
  of:
   Vocabulary
   Content
   Comprehension
   ...
THANK YOU!

           Staying Connected
 Visit www.facingthefuture.org
 Sign up for FTF e-newsletter
 Contact FTF:
  d...
Curriculum Resources
Teacher’s Guides
Over 30 free lessons available
at www.facingthefuture.org


                        ...
“We must teach our students that
they can be architects of the future,
      rather than its victims.”
                   ...
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This new research-based textbook helps students develop English language skills through highly engaging real-world investigations of current global issues. Designed for intermediate-level English language learners and striving readers, Making Connections combines language learning with opportunities for students to think critically about sustainable solutions for community development, environmental issues, quality of life, peace and conflict, and more. Aligned with education standards, this textbook includes nine chapters with lessons that have been reviewed and field tested by content experts, teachers, and students.

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Making Connections: Engaging Students in Language, Literacy, and Global Issues

  1. 1. Welcome! Making Connections: Engaging Students in Language, Literacy and Global Issues  We will begin at 3:00 PM Pacific time  You can listen to the audio portion using the speakers on your computer or by calling the phone number given to you when you logged in to the web conference  For technical assistance, please call 1-800- 263-6317 Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  2. 2. Dave Wilton • Assistant Outreach Director • Conference Moderator • dave@facingthefuture.org • 206-264-1503 Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  3. 3. Sheeba Jacob • Assistant Program Director • Co-author of Making Connections • Middle school language arts teacher in Brooklyn, New York • sheeba@facingthefuture.org • 206-264-1503 Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  4. 4. David White Espin • Teacher at Secondary Bilingual Orientation Center, Seattle, WA • Co-author of chapter in TESOL Classroom Practice Series, Authenticity in the Language Classroom and Beyond • Pilot-tester and contributor to Making Connections Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  5. 5. Alicia Keefe • Technical Outreach Coordinator • Chat Moderator • alicia@facingthefuture.org • 206-264-1503 Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  6. 6. Agenda About Facing the Future Introduction of Making Connections Research Basis and Development Process Chapter Review Questions Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  7. 7. About Facing the Future  Seattle-based 501(c)3 founded in 1995  Interdisciplinary global issues and sustainability curriculum for K-12  Over 1 million students reached annually  All U.S. 50 states and over 100 countries  Curriculum resources  Professional development and consulting www.facingthefuture.org Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  8. 8. Development Rationale 25% of students in grades 4-12 read below grade level 21st century literacy demands Student engagement “The emphasis on different types of thinking strategies, reading strategies, and vocabulary was excellent for [my students].” ~ Jill Berge, High School Literacy Teacher Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  9. 9. Teacher’s Guide & Student Textbook Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  10. 10. Inside the Teacher’s Guide Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  11. 11. Student Textbook Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  12. 12. Why Use This Book?  Make language learning purposeful  Motivate students with content- based learning  Gain skills and knowledge needed to excel academically  Apply skills to current, relevant, and interconnected topics  Learn about important issues and ways students can contribute to their communities Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  13. 13. Ways to Use This Book  Language acquisition for intermediate English language learners and striving readers  Reading comprehension of nonfiction materials in English language arts classes  Increasing knowledge of global issues in science and social studies classes  Student engagement in the classroom around current, relevant issues Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  14. 14. Best Practices  Engaging language and literacy activities  Explicit reading comprehension instruction  Explicit vocabulary instruction  Differentiated instruction  Real-world content and themes  Multiple reading, writing, speaking, and listening opportunities Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  15. 15. Chapter Components  Activating Knowledge  Vocabulary Development  Dialogue  Reading  Writing  Culminating Activity  Assessments (formative & summative)  Content-Based Themes Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  16. 16. Chapter Overviews Reading Skills & Writing Genres 1.Envisioning our Future 6.Improving Quality of Life o Reading Skill: Main Idea o Reading Skill: Drawing Conclusions o Writing Genre: Poetry o Writing Genre: Realistic Fiction 2.The Natural World 7.Peace & Conflict o Reading Skill: Textual Details o Reading Skill: Theme o Writing Skill: 5-Sentence Paragraph o Writing Genre: Advice Column 3.Environmental Issues & Solutions 8.Community Development o Reading Skill: Cause & Effect o Reading Skill: Context Clues o Writing Genre: Persuasive Essay o Writing Genre: Speech 4.Thinking about Consumption 9.Creating Our Future o Reading Skill: Sequencing o Reading Skill: Character Traits o Writing Genre: How-To Guide o Writing Genre: Letter 5.Population Around the World o Reading Skill: Making Predictions o Writing Genre: Community Plan Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  17. 17. Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future Components, Timeline, Standards Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  18. 18. Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future Finding Main Ideas & Writing Poetry  Content and language objectives based on the lesson topic  Each chapter structured around essential questions  Language development through mastery of content Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  19. 19. Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future Activating Knowledge o “In this photo, I see...” o “The problem might be…” o “I wonder why…” Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  20. 20. Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future Writing Warm-up  Respond to the following questions. Write continuously and include every idea you can think of. Be ready to share with your partner. o What is the biggest problem in the world today? o Why does this problem exist? o What do you think is a solution to this problem? Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  21. 21. Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future Expanding Vocabulary  Guess what each word means based on the picture Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  22. 22. Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future Using Words in Context society environment economy Fill in the blanks using the words below: o Society o Economy o Environment o Sustainability Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  23. 23. Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future Using Words in Context Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  24. 24. Ch. 3: Environmental Issues Dialogue Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  25. 25. Ch. 3: Environmental Issues Dialogue A: What does this graph show? B: The graph shows the amount of water / raindrops per person in the world.
  26. 26. Ch. 3: Environmental Issues Dialogue A: It looks like the amount of water per person has increased / decreased over time. B: How do you know?
  27. 27. Ch. 3: Environmental Issues Dialogue A: Well, in 1900 there were more than 20,000 / 25,000 cubic meters of water available per person. B: Yes, and by 2000 only about 5,000 / 10,000 cubic meters of water were available per person.
  28. 28. Ch. 3: Environmental Issues Dialogue A: Do you think the total amount of water in the world is less now than in 1900? B: No, the total type / amount of water in the world is always the same.
  29. 29. Ch. 3: Environmental Issues Dialogue A: So why do you think the amount per people / person had decreased? B: The amount per person may have decreased because the number of people has increased.
  30. 30. Ch. 3: Environmental Issues Dialogue A: Oh, I see. If more people / person are using the same amount of water, there will be less water for each person. B: That’s right. It is like when you and three friends plan to share a pizza. If another pizza / friend joins you, you will have to divide the pizza among more people. Now you have five people who want to eat the pizza.
  31. 31. Ch. 3: Environmental Issues Dialogue A: I see what you mean. If there were fewer / more people in the world, more water would be available to each person. B: That’s true, but there would also be more water available for other people if each person uses less / more water.
  32. 32. Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future Reading Skill Focus: Main Idea Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  33. 33. Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future Pre-Reading: Anticipation Guide Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  34. 34. Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future Chapter Reading: Been Around the World Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  35. 35. Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future Reading Skill Follow-Up: Main Idea Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  36. 36. Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future Comprehension Questions Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  37. 37. Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future Writing about Sustainability: Poetry Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  38. 38. Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future Culminating Activity: Making Global Connections Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  39. 39. Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future Extension & Action Project  Art Extension: Students create their own Global Issues Mobile using photos & drawings  Action Project: Students select a global issue they are most concerned about, brainstorm sustainable solutions, and take part in Global Youth Service Day Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  40. 40. Ch. 1: Envisioning Our Future Assessment  End of chapter review of: Vocabulary Content Comprehension Outlook & Beliefs Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  41. 41. THANK YOU! Staying Connected  Visit www.facingthefuture.org  Sign up for FTF e-newsletter  Contact FTF: dave@facingthefuture.org Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  42. 42. Curriculum Resources Teacher’s Guides Over 30 free lessons available at www.facingthefuture.org Student Textbooks Written for grades 6-12. Preview chapters available online Curriculum Units 1-2 weeks in length. Most free to download online Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future
  43. 43. “We must teach our students that they can be architects of the future, rather than its victims.” ~ Buckminster Fuller

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