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Text Workshop for Content Literacy Class, Mary Baldwin College MAT Program, composed by Stephanie Hodde

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Tex tworkshop2013

  1. 1. Tuning up the Imagination:The senses as tools for “reading” “Those that cannot imagine, cannot read.” - -Eliot Eisner
  2. 2. What are the elements of a Geography Text?
  3. 3. Posidonius (c. 150 – 130 BCE) Greek stoic philosopher,polymath--πολυμαθής, polymathēs, "having learned much"Antique Representation of the World & circumference
  4. 4. History Text?The age demanded an image. --Ezra Pound Migrant Mother, 1936 Dorothea Lange Eyewitness to History
  5. 5. What makes a good science text? How might it draw on multiple genres, modes, intelligences, disciplines? www.sciencefriday.com Blue Whale Barrel Roll- (NPR podcasts, National Geographic)Who thought diet could stimulate such an interesting question?
  6. 6. Text Workshop for ML Project• Step 1: Textbook Tour Analysis – Readability, Content Usability, Interest • (Measurement Options: FRY chart handout, Alv., p. 184-186 , or Lexile Measure http://www.lexile.com/analyzer• Step 2: Choose DiverseTrade Sources / genreshttp://inkthinktank.comSimulations, web, audio, video
  7. 7. Is my textbook or tradebook appropriate? (Alv, Chap 10)• Readability (Cloze or Formula –Fry, Lexiles)• Students Reading Level- CCS brings readers to text, elastic reading bands• Difficulty of Concepts, curricular match• Organization• Visual Appeal, Style• Skill / Strategy Emphasis• Depth, breadth• Current information?
  8. 8. Analyzing Non-fiction Text• “True” = informational? Let’s define some genres!• What are we looking for? (purpose, place in learning process (B, D, A textbook?, Lisa’s list)• Accuracy, style, focus, features (Figure 3.5)• Linguistic challenges (non-linear text, vocab, sentence length, density, abstract nouns (Zang, 2008, p 479)

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