Using Multimedia to learn content and increase rigor
A graphic organizer to use when you are "reading closely" various forms of media (i.e., text, video, song lyrics, pictures, etc.) with the intent of synthesizing all the resources and making a claim or argument. Download this organizer and edit for your content needs. Download Noticing_Thinking ORGANIZER
The PowerPoint ~ Download Sample Literacy Lesson_Aug2013 -Use this PowerPoint as a resource for embedding literacy (reading, speaking & listening, and writing) into the content area. This walks you through all the steps of a suggested 50-70 minute lesson that embeds reading, writing, S & L, using engaging strategies that increase metacognition and rigor. Adjust these ideas as you see fit for your students and for your personality. Don't forget to set and enforce speaking & listening norms!
Speaking & Listening Strategies/Resources - Supports Sutdent Learning of Content Standards-
Accountable Talk Menus: Click on the appropriate link for Talk Stems. These stems can also be used for writing starters when assigning brief constructed responses!
Social Studies Download Menu of Acctble Talk PromptsSS
ELA/Reading/Foreign Language/Connections (Informational Text) - Download Menu of Acctble Talk PromptsLEVEL3
And there's more . . .
Check out this Accountable Talk Powerpoint. It might be helpful to you and your students as you begin using Accountable Talk in your content area. Download Accountable Talk Tchr PPT
Learning Targets for Group Collaboration
This is like a checklist to assist students self-assess their own speaking & listening skills, comprehension, and collaboration! Can also be used as a planning tool for the teacher. Download S&L_AnchorStds_ Rubric GR6_8
Face and Shoulder Partners - Great strategy for teaching students to see "both sides" of an article, argument, topic.
Here are the strategy directions. Download Arguing Both Sides with Face and Shoulder Partners
This is a great way to practice speaking & listening skills, as well as brainstorm ideas for writing a brief constructed response or a piece of argumentatiave writing. Additionally, this process could prove helpful for preparing for a Socratic Seminar or Philosophical Chairs! (Note: Students would have taken notes and/or read articles on "both sides" of the arguments in order to prepare for this actvity.)
Chalk Talk -For a "quieter" option for students to process learning
Here is a snapshot of what a completed chalk talk may look like for the math content area. View this photo
Use this sample to guide a "quiet" discussion on a topic you are teaching in your classroom. What would this look like in your classroom?
Chalk Talk is like a text thread. Students collaborate in small groups and then elaborate on or refute other's ideas WITHOUT talking! Optional: Have students rotate to another group's poster (or all groups) and respond to/add on to those statements. A great formative assessment and a great way to practice building on another's ideas or taking an opposing view point! Suggestion: Set the timer!