One of the most powerful strategies that we have ever learned as teachers is taking a cross-curricular approach in planning lessons and units for the school year, as we are able to incorporate curriculum expectations from various subject areas to create an engaging activity. By developing cross-curricular activities that are both fun and motivating, teachers can easily integrate science into different subject areas—it only requires a bit of planning and creativity!
Method of working with struggling readers who need to increase reading speed. A struggling reader and a more fluent reader read text aloud simultaneously.
Two typical places a teacher can look to help a student who struggles with reading fluency due to word recognition problems 1. The student may not know core high-frequency sight words 2. The student may have gaps in their phonics knowledge that prevent them from efficiently applying blending strategies to decode words This is important!
Words used to represent the specialized concepts and ideas found in core subject area fields. Word Bank A tool to help students collect and review words.
They can be personal dictionaries, shoe boxes decorated to store index cards, notebooks or recipe boxes. Word Wall Post important words on a section of wall and categorize them according to your purpose. Word Sorts The purpose of doing word sorts is to get students to group, discuss, regroup, and discover new meanings of important vocabulary and word parts in the texts you use.
Closed Word Sorts Teacher-directed activities in which students are told in advance the categories for sorting the new words. This can be done with partners, in groups, or in a learning center. Students go through familiar books, magazines, or websites and make a list of the words they find that match entries posted on the word wall.
They then record their findings in a notebook giving the sentence and source where the word was found. Open Word Sorts Student-directed activities in which they are free to group words from the word wall according to how they think they are related, providing their own labels for each group of words.
Students can make personal connections with the text which fosters a deeper reading comprehension. Has been proven to aid in teaching students skills such as thinking outside of literal meanings, making inferences and predictions about the story, and promotes excellent opportunities to expose students to various genres of literature.
Guided Reading Strategy Small group reading strategy used to foster improvement in reading strategy skills and comprehension that will lead to autonomously fluent reading skills.
Problem-solving reading skills addressed: New word meanings, sentence structure, and concepts. Groups read the same text and students read independently. The teacher supports individual students through brief, particularized interactions and guides students to discuss troublesome words, words they found interesting, and interesting ideas they found as they read the text.
Literature Circles The teacher is the facilitator and students work together in groups. Students discuss the text they have read in detail and in depth.
Separate the class into groups and present the class with two options of text they may read. Allow blocks of class time for uninterrupted reading. After the students have read for a few days, the groups meet with the teacher to discuss their assigned text.
The teacher assigns collaborative tasks for each group.Welcome to The WAC Journal.
a national peer-reviewed journal on writing across the curriculum. Published by Clemson University, Parlor Press. and the WAC Clearinghouse.
|Editions of Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum by Laurence M. Behrens||Language Development Developing Language Across the Curriculum Develop competence in the language and literacy of instruction across the curriculum. Developing competence in the language s of instruction should be a metagoal of all educational activity throughout the school day.|
|Awesome Lesson Ideas to Integrate Science Across the Curriculum | TeachHUB||In this articleBarbara Comber examines three children's early experiences of school literacy lessons to consider what makes a difference in their relative success and failure during the first months of school. She argues that how, whether, and to what extent children take up what teachers make available to them is inextricably connected with the repertoires of practices and knowledges the children already possess.|
The WAC Journal is an annual collection of articles by educators about their WAC ideas and WAC experiences. Well-conceived standards for child outcomes, curriculum content, and teacher preparation help establish clarity of purpose and a shared vision for early literacy education. for preschool through third grade to accompany a previously published document that only focused on standards for reading and writing.
Mason's Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program supports the teaching and learning of our undergraduate writers and faculty. To that end, we provide the following services: Consultations, workshops, and resources for teachers of writing in all disciplines. Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum, MLA Update Edition 13th Edition is a joint effort between Pearson and eminent authors Laurence M. Behrens and Leonard J. Rosen. Students will benefit from pages of high level reading on composition & creative writing inside the greater subject of language arts & disciplines which skillfully spans a. Common Core: Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum. words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at .
RAND Reading Study Group. Integrating the language arts means providing natural learning situations in which reading, writing, speaking, and listening can be developed together for real purposes and real audiences.
It is a counterpart in the elementary school for the "language-across-the-curriculum" movement among high school and college teachers. Writing across the curriculum is a wonderful way to get kids writing and learning in bigger, better, deeper ways.
Is your school working on writing across the curriculum? Please share what you’re doing in the comments. Reading Across the Curriculum How to Promote and Improve Reading Proficiency in the CTE Classroom Jessie Hayden, Georgia State University and Dr.
Janet Burns, Georgia State University 2. The program has been developed over ten years with teachers of primary, secondary and tertiary students across Australia and internationally, to integrate reading and writing with teaching the curriculum at all year levels.