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6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject. As avid lovers of literature, teachers often find themselves wanting to impart every bit of knowledge about a well-loved text to their students.

6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject

And this is not just an ELA issue—other disciplines also often focus on the content of a text. However, teaching reading skills in English classes and across the disciplines is an almost guaranteed way to help students retain content. Unfortunately, the tendency to focus on the content is a real enemy to the ultimate goal of building reading skills.

Without a repertoire of reading strategies that can be applied to any text, students are being shortchanged in their education. Advanced Search. Free Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources, Curriculum, & Assessment Materials for Middle & High School English Language Arts. How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher. However talented, no one is a natural-born teacher.

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

Honing the craft takes significant care and effort, not just by the individual, but also by the school at large. Though experience does matter, it matters only to the extent that a teacher -- regardless of how long he or she has been in the classroom -- commits to continued professional development to refresh his or her status as a transformational teacher.

Along those lines, even after a decade in the classroom, I don't claim to be beyond criticism -- not in the least. Still, I wish to offer some advice on constantly striving toward perfection, however elusive that goal will always remain. Constantly Share Best Practices As a first step, work toward recognizing that, no matter how long you've been in the classroom, there will always be someone else who's more effective at a certain facet of teaching. 21st Century Literacies: Tools for Reading the World. In Intelligence Reframed Howard Gardner contends that "literacies, skills, and disciplines ought to be pursued as tools that allow us to enhance our understanding of important questions, topics, and themes.

21st Century Literacies: Tools for Reading the World

" Today's readers become literate by learning to read the words and symbols in today's world and its antecedents. They analyze, compare, evaluate and interpret multiple representations from a variety of disciplines and subjects, including texts, photographs, artwork, and data. They learn to choose and modify their own communication based on the rhetorical situation.

Point of view is created by the reader, the audience and the medium. Purdue OWL. If you are having trouble locating a specific resource, please visit the search page or the Site Map.

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The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction. For more information about services for the Purdue University community, including one-to-one consultations, ESL conversation groups and workshops, please visit the Writing Lab site.

Mission The Purdue University Writing Lab and Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) assist clients in their development as writers—no matter what their skill level—with on-campus consultations, online participation, and community engagement. Literacy Professional Learning Resource - Teaching Strategies - Literacy to Learn. Page Content Literacy to Learn videos Secondary teachers working in Northern Metropolitan region with Associate Professor John Munro have trialled and developed a series of literacy teaching procedures to support literacy learning in all learning domains.

Literacy Professional Learning Resource - Teaching Strategies - Literacy to Learn

The procedures are referred to as ‘high reliability literacy teaching procedures’ or HRLTP’s and work by suggesting how readers can “act on” what they are reading in a number of systematic ways. The procedures met a number of criteria they: Enhance text comprehensionCan be included in the regular teaching program and be implemented on a whole class basisTeach the learning outcomes that teachers were intending to achieve in each lessonLead to reading comprehension strategies that students could learn to use initially when directed and then independently and spontaneously as the need arose.

Three aspects of getting students’ knowledge of a topic ready for learning: For more information, see: 1. 2. Supporting comprehension 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. The Textmapping Project - Home. Literacy in Secondary School Contexts / Pedagogy / Teacher needs / Secondary Literacy / Literacy Online / English - ESOL - Literacy Online website - English - ESOL - Literacy Online. Te Kete Ipurangi Navigation: Te Kete Ipurangi Communities Schools Te Kete Ipurangi user options: Close Register TKI uses the New Zealand Education Sector Logon system for user accounts.

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If you already have an Education Sector user ID and password, you are ready to log in. Search community. Literacy - Learning continuum - The Australian Curriculum v7.5. OpenAM (Login) Literacy. NSW Literacy continuum K–10 An overview of the literacy continuum K–10 This short accessible document provides background information on the NSW Literacy continuum K–10 and how it can be used as a tool to support literacy in primary and secondary schools.


Overview (.pdf 384.99kB) Print and PDF versions of the continuum K–10. Section7.pdf. Develop and Implement a Schoolwide Literacy Action Plan.