But i am not an english teacher!!Presentation Transcript
*Content Area Literacy
*What is Literacy *
*Why do students havedifficulty readingacademic texts?
*“The need to guideadolescents to advancedstages of literacy is notnecessarily the result of anyteaching or learning failure inthe preschool or primaryyears; rather, it is a necessarynext step in normal readingdevelopment.” * -McCombs et al., 2005, pp. 2-3 as cited in Buehl, D. (2011)
* Activity: In subject-alike groups, create a graphic organizer if how literacy is evident in your subject area:* Use the graphic organizer provided *
Literacy Expressive Receptive Repres Read View ListenSpeak Write ent
*“I have a rain barrel that is 2 metres high, and has a diameter of 1.2 metres. How much water will it hold?” *
*All too often, it is assumed thatsymbolic representation is theonly way to communicatemathematically. The moreflexible students are in using avariety of representations toexplain and work with themathematics being learned, thedeeper students’ understandingbecomes.
*It is estimated that a high school student’s working vocabulary weighs in around 40,000 words -Stahl and Nagy, 2006*Vocabulary is an important factor in academic success. -Short & Fitzsimmmons, 2007
* * Means teaching the origins of words, the meaning of prefixes and suffixes * Ex: Poly = “many”. Polygon, polynomial, polydactyly, polyester, etc. * Saves time, because learners aren’t just memorizing words, they are understanding how words work * Helps students make connections to prior knowledge and across curriculum and subjects