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Theory Into Practice Poster
CCSS Content Standards
Critically Evaluating Online Information
Digital Reading Scaffolds
English Language Learners
Foreign Language Teachers
Extended Antic. Guide
Found Poem Texts
Getting Their Attention
Textbook Analysis Summaries
Videos of Instruction
448 Conference 2015
Articles for Conference Proposals
Dr. Beach Resources
Ipads in Classrooms
Multimedia Project Tools
Web 2.0 Tools
Diverse Text Sets
448 Archives 1
448 Archives 2
448 Slides 2012
448 Conference 2013
448 Conference 2014
Taiwan 2008 Visit
Download the required readings for each week here:
Jan. 29: (if you don't have the readings yet - be sure to have both texts by next week!)
Tovani Ch. 1
Buehl Ch. 1
Ciardello, V. (2003). “To wander and wonder”: Pathways to literacy and inquiry through question-finding. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 47(3), 228-239.
Ciardello 2003 Wander & Wonder.pdf
OR Tovani, C. (2000). What do you wonder? In C. Tovani.
I read it, but I don’t get it: Comprehension strategies for adolescent readers.
Portland, ME: Stenhouse.
Shanahan, T. & Shanahan, C. (2008). Teaching disciplinary literacy to adolescents: Rethinking content area literacy.
Harvard Educational Review, 78
Shanahan, C. & Shanahan, T. & Misischia, C. (2011). Analysis of expert readers in three disciplines: History, mathematics, and chemistry.
Journal of Literacy Research, 43,
Shanahan 2011 JLR Three Expert Readers.pdf
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices & Council of Chief State School Officers. (2010).
Common Core State Standards for English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects
Washington, DC: Authors.
Common Core Reflections and Critiques (To Be Determined)
You will be assigned one of these readings for a Jigsaw Activity - See the class wikispace at
access these reports:
A. Alvermann, D. (
Effective literacy instruction for struggling readers. Published by the National Reading Conference.
B. Biancarosa, G. & Snow, C. (2004). Reading Next: A Vision for Action and Research in Middle and High School Literacy, commissioned by the Carnegie Corporation of New York (Alliance for Excellent Education, 2004, Biancarosa & Snow).
C. Greenleaf, C. & Heller, R. (2007).
Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas: Getting to the Core of Middle and High School Improvement. Commissioned by the Carnegie Corporation and published by The Alliance for Excellent Education.
D. Kamil, M., Borman, G., Dole, J., Kral, K., Salinger, T, & Torgeson, J. (2008).
Improving Adolescent Literacy. Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices.
Institute of Education Sciences (IES).
Jenkins, H. (2008). Confronting the challenges of participatory culture: Media education in the 21st Century. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
F. Short, D. J., and Fitzsimmons. S. (2007)
Double the Work: Challenges and Solutions to Acquiring Language and Academic Literacy for Adolescent English Language Learners—A report to Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Washington, D.C.: Alliance for Excellent Education, 2007.
Collins, A., Seely Brown, J., & Holum, A. (1991). Cognitive apprenticeship: Making thinking visible. Reprinted from
. Lapp, D., Fisher, D., & Grant, M. (2008). “You can read this text – I’ll show you how”: Interactive comprehension instruction.
Journal of Adolescent Literacy, 51
Lapp Fisher & Grant Thinkaloud.pdf
Hanify,T. J. (2012). Thinking notes: A strategy to encourage close reading. Teaching Channel Video at
Brown, H. (2010). Talking to the text with an interactive whiteboard. YouTube Video at
WestEd. (2005-2013). Reading apprenticeship success stories: Improving academic literacy.
Text Complexity Handout 1: Quantitative measures of text complexity (TBD)
Simplifying Text Complexity and The Common Core
(Teaching Channel video - approx. 19 minutes)
Text Complexity Handout 2: Qualitative measures of text complexity (TBD)
Fisher, D., Frey, N., & Lapp, D. (2012).
Chapter 4: Matching Readers to Texts and Tasks. In Text complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading.
Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
Argumentation Handout: Excerpts from Chapter 1 of Hillocks, G. (2011).
Teaching argument writing: Grades 6-12. Supporting claims with relevant evidence and clear reasoning.
Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Wood, K. D., Lapp, D., Flood, J., & Taylor, D. B. (2008). Extended anticipation guide.
Guiding readers through text: Strategy guides for new times.
Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
Wood Ext Antic Guide.pdf
#12B. (Picture Book Article Choice)
Billman, L. (2002). Aren’t these books for little kids?
Smyth, T. S. & Waid, B. (2010). Integrating literature in math: A novel idea. Mathematics Teacher. 104(2). 113-119.
Hibling (2003) A Picture's Worth A Thousand Words: Using Visual Images to Improve Comprehension for Middle School Struggling Readers.
Reading Teacher, 56
Albright, L. (2002). Bringing Ice Maiden to Life: Engaging Adolescents Through Learning in Picture Read-Alouds in Content Areas.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 45
Connor, J (2003). "The textbooks never said anything!" Adolescents respond to The Middle Passage/White Ships, Black Cargo.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy,
Dreher, S. (2003). Reading Aloud in A High School English Classroom.
The English Journal, 93
OR find a more recent article about using picture books in secondary content area instruction.
Interactive Websites for Frontloading Content and/or Building Prior Knowledge
Lawrence, J. F., White, C., & Snow, C. (2010). The words students need.
Educational Leadership, 68
The SERP Word Generation Website:
Fang, Z. & Schleppegrell, M. J. (2010). Disciplinary literacies across content areas: Supporting secondary reading through functional language analysis. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 53(7), 587-597.
Fang 2010 Functional Language Analysis Disciplinary Texts.pdf
Schwartz, R. M., & Raphael, T. E. (1985). Concept of definition: A key to improving students’ vocabulary.
The Reading Teacher, 39
Schwartz & Raphael 1985.pdf
Beck, I., McKeown, M. & Kucan, L. (2004). Chapters 2-3: Choosing Words to Teach and Introducing Vocabulary. In
Bringing Words to Life: Robust vocabulary instruction.
New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Guskey, T. R. (2008). The rest of the story.
Educational Leadership, 65
Guskey 2008 Rest of the Story.pdf
Reading on Graphic Organizers (TBD).
Teaching Channel Video Segments with Content Specific Examples of Argumentation and Evidence Based Reasoning
English: Evidence and Arguments Series: TJ. Hanify
Science: Using Evidence to Form Theories
History: Reading Like A Historian
MATH: To be determined
Wingate, U. (2012). ‘Argument!’ helping students understand what essay writing is about.
Journal of English for Academic Purposes,
Wingate 2012 Argumentation.pdf
Teaching Channel Video Selections on Discussion Techniques (TBD)
help on how to format text
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