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All About Adolescent Literacy: Classroom Strategies
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This website is a compilation of fantastic resources for any reading teacher. This page on the website provides a brief overview of before, during, and after reading strategies, as well as links with detailed information about a variety of strategies and downloadable resources for the classroom. They also provide recommended additional reading for interested viewers.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
AdLit
Date Added:
06/08/2023
Alston, C. L. & Barker, L. M. (2014). Reading for teaching: What we notice when we look at literature. The English Journal, 103(4), 62-67.
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This article explains how teachers can read texts through the lens of preparing to teach the text and provides a model for reading as a teacher.

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Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
JSTOR
Date Added:
06/08/2023
Assessing Student Learning (Vanderbilt U)
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From Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching, this web site offers an overview of key terms and principles about assessment and its role in teaching and learning. It includes discussion of different methods and how to make plans for assessment.

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Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Vanderbilt University
Date Added:
06/08/2023
Barbour, B. (2019, Aug 29). The power of short writing assignments. George Lucas Educational Foundation.
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As teachers need to consider long and short writing, formal and informal, in a variety of genres, this article focuses on and gives examples of short writing tasks that can still help students explore learning and write effectively.

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Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Edutopia
Date Added:
06/08/2023
Bardine, B. A., Bardine, M. S., & Deegan, E. F. (2000). Beyond the Red Pen: Clarifying Our Role in the Response Process. English Journal, 90(1), 94–101.
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In this English Journal article, Bardine et al. apply research on teacher commenting practices (e.g., appearance comments vs. function comments) to the experiences of student writers in the secondary English classroom. They offer suggestions about how to use comments and response to writing more effectively to support student learning in the classroom.

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Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
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NCTM
Date Added:
06/08/2023
Bowen, R. “Understanding by Design.” Vanderbilt Center for Teaching.
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This website includes text, images, and video instruction in the principles of backwards design. The material provides an overview of these principles as well as different stages to help teachers work through in their plans and templates they can use.

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Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Vanderbilt University
Date Added:
06/08/2023
Bromley, K. (2007). Nine things every teachers should know about words & vocabulary instruction. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 50(7), 528-537.
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This article provides nine research-based elements of vocabulary instruction that can guide teachers thinking about the way they approach word study in their curriculum.

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Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
JSTOR
Date Added:
06/08/2023
Chanski, S., & Ellis, L. (2017). Which Helps Writers More, Receiving Peer Feedback or Giving It? English Journal, 106(6), 54–60.
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In this English Journal article, Chanski and Ellis discuss a teacher inquiry project that took place in an AP English class where the teacher supported students in learning to give meaningful peer evaluation to each other’s writing. They describe strategies that make the experience meaningful for student writers.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Scribd
Date Added:
06/08/2023
Chapter 11: Bawarshi, A. & Reiff, M. J. (2010). Genre: An Introduction to History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy. Parlor Press.
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The book in its whole provides a thorough and accessible approach to understanding genre and its application in classrooms. Chapter 11 explains applications to teaching.

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Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Colorado State
Date Added:
06/08/2023
Chapter 6: Bawarshi, A. & Reiff, M. J. (2010). Genre: An Introduction to History, Theory, Research, and Pedagogy. Parlor Press.
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The book in its whole provides a thorough and accessible approach to understanding genre and its application in classrooms. Chapter 6 focuses on the rhetorical understanding of genre.

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Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Colorado State
Date Added:
06/08/2023
“The Components of Effective Vocabulary Instruction.” Colorín Colorado: A Bilingual Site for Educators and Families of English Language Learners.
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This website provides an overview of principles of effective vocabulary instruction as well as ideas for vocabulary study geared specifically towards supporting English language learners.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Date Added:
06/08/2023
Current and Societal Issue Discussion Toolkit
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Facilitating student-to-student discussion provides students an opportunity to deliberate essential questions facing their community. This is an authentic practice to build and practice content knowledge, civic skills, and dispositions.

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Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Illinois Civics Hub
Date Added:
06/08/2023
DIRECT & INDIRECT CHARACTERIZATION
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This lesson plan reviews direct and indirect characterizations, which students can use to aid them in writing a character analysis short essay.  Students will be introduced to the S.T.E.A.L. method, which they will use to identify a character's traits, motives, and physiological makeup.  This resource has been created for secondary levels. This lesson plan can be used to supplement any Literary Element Unit.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Literature
Secondary English Language Arts
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Author:
Travis Foster
Date Added:
07/26/2022
Delaying the Grade: How to Get Students to Read Feedback
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In this Cult of Pedagogy podcast, Kristy Louden offers some practical suggestions for teachers to use as they give feedback to student writing throughout the writing process. The goal in delaying the grade is to help students apply feedback rather than see it as a final assessment of their work.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Case Study
Author:
Cult of Pedagogy
Date Added:
06/08/2023
Devereaux, M. D., & Wheeler, R. (2012). Code-Switching and Language Ideologies: Exploring Identity, Power, and Society in Dialectally Diverse Literature. The English Journal, 102(2), 93–100.
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The author presents detailed lessons for engaging students in contrastive analysis and exploring code-switching in words by Zora Neale Hurston, Lorraine Hansberry, Harper Lee, and others.

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Professional Learning
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
JSTOR
Date Added:
06/08/2023
Does Science Fiction Predict the Future? Inquiry Based Media Literacy Unit
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Students will learn the potential costs and benefits of social media, digital consumption, and our relationship with technology as a society in the three-week lesson. This inquiry based unit of study will answer the following questions:

Essential Question: How can we use science fiction’s ability to predict the future to help humanity?

Supportive Questions 1: What predictions of future development has science fiction accurately made in the past? This can include technology, privacy, medicine, social justice, political, environmental, education, and economic.

Supportive Question 2: What predictions for future development in contemporary science fiction are positive for the future of humanity? What factors need to begin in your lifetime to make these predictions reality?

Supportive Question 3: What predictions for future development in contemporary science fiction are negative for the future of humanity? What factors need to begin in your lifetime to stop these negative outcomes?

(Thumbnail is a screenshot of the OER Commons lesson page, taken 7/26/2022 by Christina Nelson.)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Literature
Science
Secondary English Language Arts
Technology
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Unit of Study
Author:
Morgen Larsen
Date Added:
07/26/2022