Mining Complex Text, Grades 2-5: Using and Creating Graphic Organizers to Grasp Content and Share New Understandings (Corwin Literacy)
What’s New in Literacy Teaching?
Teachers can assist students to build complex understanding of content and scaffold each other’s learning, especially when digital technologies foreground the cognitive work they do while interacting with each other and with academic and popular texts. Conversation and collaboration enhances what students learn, remember, and comprehend about a topic or process. Effective conversations increase the engagement students have with learning tasks such as reading complex texts.
A blog by Jodi Sorensen featuring an interview with me about project management in the secondary grades:
My 6th grade son came home from school last week, agonizing about a group project that’s due later in the semester. “I always end up doing all the work and <insert slacker kid’s name here> will pretend he’s doing things – and we both get the same grade. I hate team projects.” Read more…
Not only are a series of six webinars recorded and available on the TextProject YouTube channel, but we have created webinar guides to help focus discussions teachers might have in professional learning communities, on their social media pages, and in the faculty lounge. Teacher educators may find these guides useful as an activity as they work with students preparing to become teachers. Three guides are currently available, and more will be in the coming weeks as the webinar series on the CCSS continues.