Reading and writing in the Social Studies (Short)

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Reading and writing in the Social Studies (Short)

  1. 1. riting in the eadin g&W R Stu dies So cial Glenn Wiebe glennw@essdack.org
  2. 2. it seems most kids hate to read
  3. 3. Santa Fe Trail “Tomorrow we’re going to start a unit on the Santa Fe Trail. Read chapters 3 & 4 and fill in the blanks”
  4. 4. One side write What you see The other What you feel
  5. 5. Whadda ya see?
  6. 6. Whadda ya feel?
  7. 7. Whadda they all have in common?
  8. 8. The Ruby Bridges Story
  9. 9. How and why did racism start? Can you prove that it has ended?
  10. 10. emotional envisioning
  11. 11. What we know / research Reading is hard
  12. 12. What we know / research Students construct meaning by connecting prior knowledge with text
  13. 13. What we know / research Students store prior knowledge in “schemata” • Predict, organize and understand
  14. 14. What can you remember?
  15. 15. What can you remember? J FKFB INAT OUP SNA SAI RS
  16. 16. What can you remember? JFK FBI NATO UPS NASA IRS
  17. 17. In the early 1860s, A______________ issued the Emancipation _____________. This order freed millions of s___________. The C____________ had the authority to enforce this order. Emancipation alone did not give the former s___________ a new life. Decades of economic hardship and unequal rights continued. A____________ plan was supported by many.
  18. 18. In the early 1860s, Alexander II issued the Emancipation Edict. This order freed millions of serfs. The Czar had the authority to enforce this order. Emancipation alone did not give the former serfs a new life. Decades of economic hardship and unequal rights continued. Alexander’s plan was supported by many.
  19. 19. What we know / research Text type matters
  20. 20. What we know / research Comprehension and learning increase with emotion
  21. 21. What we know / ACT reading Read with purpose Focus on vocabulary Text structure Prior knowledge
  22. 22. German Coast Guard and reading research?
  23. 23. Plan instruction around the triad of reading strategies Before During reading reading After reading
  24. 24. Before reading / strategies
  25. 25. Prediction activity Discrepant Event Inquiry Riddle / problem / question Yes or no questions only Timed
  26. 26. “We never would have found this person if the person hadn’t been so hard to find.”
  27. 27. when? where? what?
  28. 28. Paul Harvey • “The Rest of the Story” William Bruce • “Mindtronics” • “Inquiry Alive” • “Discrepant Event Inquiry”
  29. 29. Activate prior knowledge List / Group / Label
  30. 30. Introduce vocabulary Word Sorts • Geography terms • Word Magnet
  31. 31. essential non-essential characteristics characteristics Frayer Model graphic non-examples
  32. 32. Wordle.net • speeches • overview of text • primary documents • vocabulary
  33. 33. Three stage media analysis See? Similarities & Differences? So what?
  34. 34. Paul Revere 1770 Alonzo Chappel 1868
  35. 35. “What really happened in Boston on March 5, 1770?”
  36. 36. National Archives & Records Administration www.archives.gov/education
  37. 37. Library of Congress www.loc.gov/teachers
  38. 38. During reading / strategies
  39. 39. Clarifying 5 Ws and H History / Story Frame
  40. 40. Text structure Description Sequence Cause / effect Problem / solution Compare & contrast
  41. 41. BibMe.org
  42. 42. Whatcha’ thinking?
  43. 43. After reading / strategies
  44. 44. Document based question Andersonville prison
  45. 45. Focus on process Compare / contrast Point of view Change over time Discuss social, economic, political issues Cause & effect Contrasting perspectives
  46. 46. Summarizing Summarizing Pyramid Quick Draw for Points Writing in Social Studies Facebook
  47. 47. “Bleeding” edge?
  48. 48. docs.google.com delicious.com blogger.com
  49. 49. Whatcha’ thinking?
  50. 50. book giveaway
  51. 51. “If teaching were the same as telling, we’d all be so smart we could hardly stand it.” Mark Twain
  52. 52. have more questions? contact: Glenn Wiebe glennw@essdack.org socialstudiescentral.com historytech.wordpress.com View presentations at: slideshare.net/glennw98

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