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Reading & Writing in the Disciplines
 

A multimedia course for mathematics, science, social studies, and English middle and high school teachers; 78 videos; online text; graduate credit available.

This course provides teachers and literacy coaches with an overview of disciplinary literacy, essential concepts related to proficient reading and writing, and general instructional practices that support literacy development indicated by the Common Core and NGSS. The course encompasses four discipline strands: Mathematics, Science, English and History/Social Studies. Teachers will see videos with classroom examples specific to each discipline, research on what literacy means in the four disciplines, and case studies of professionals using literacy in their daily work. An extensive website houses the course text and interactive features.

Produced by WGBH Educational Foundation. 2015.

ISBN: 1-57680-906-4
Biology students are supported as they learn to read data and interpret information from a published scientific paper.
Biology students are supported as they learn to read data and interpret information from a published scientific paper.

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VOD1. Overview
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VOD2. Reading and Writing in Mathematics - Research
Education experts Jacob Foster, Heather Lynn Johnson, and Magdalene Lampert address the key elements of disciplinary literacy in mathematics education and discuss strategies for its integration into the classroom. Go to this unit.

VOD3. Reading and Writing in Science - Research
Education experts Meena Balgopal, Jacob Foster, Maria Grant, and P. David Pearson address the key elements of disciplinary literacy in science education and discuss strategies for its integration into the classroom. Go to this unit.

VOD4. Reading and Writing in English - Research
Education experts Dale Allender, Christina Dobbs, Jacy Ippolito, Barbara Moss, and Hiller Spires address the key elements of disciplinary literacy in English education and discuss strategies for its integration into the classroom. Go to this unit.

VOD5. Reading and Writing in History - Research
Education experts Heather Lattimer and Chauncey Monte-Sano address the key elements of disciplinary literacy in history and social studies and discuss strategies for its integration into the classroom. Go to this unit.

VOD6. Mathematics in the Real World: An Epidemiologist - Real World
Through a series of research studies on a wide array of health issues with a disproportionately negative impact on black women, epidemiologist Traci Bethea uses statistics and comparative data to advocate on behalf of health-care reform. Go to this unit.

VOD7. Science in the Real World: A Biotech Startup - Real World
Aaron Oppenheimer shares the necessity for precise and shared vocabulary and critical thinking skills in science. The team of his bio-tech firm show the benefits of peer collaboration and the process of scientific inquiry and experimentation. Go to this unit.

VOD8. English in the Real World: A Sports Journalist - Real World
Sports journalist Ken Schulman describes essential elements of literacy he makes use of in journalism and sports writing, including reading, writing, listening, communication, and documentation skills. Go to this unit.

VOD9. History in the Real World: A Documentary Filmmaker - Real World
Filmmaker Laurens Grant demonstrates the process of documenting history through filmmaking while working collaboratively on a documentary on the Black Panther Party. Go to this unit.

VOD10. Deconstructing Word Problems - Mathematics 6
Class routines, peer collaboration, reading, and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD11. Individualized Instruction as a Formative Assessment Tool - Mathematics 6
Writing. Go to this unit.

VOD12. Using Gradual Release of Responsibility - Mathematics 7
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VOD13. Blended Learning: Using Technology to Learn Math Concepts - Mathematics 8
Academic language, differentiation, motivation, and peer collaboration. Go to this unit.

VOD14. Learning in a Blended Classroom - Mathematics 8
Class routines, motivation, and peer collaboration. Go to this unit.

VOD15. Annotating Word Problems - Mathematics 9
Motivation, reading, and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD16. Talking Like a Mathematician - Mathematics 9
Academic language, peer collaboration, reading, and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD17. Collaborating to Extend Mathematical Understanding - Mathematics 9
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VOD18. Using Math Vocabulary to Articulate Understanding - Mathematics 9
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VOD19. Writing for Mathematics Understanding - Mathematics 10
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VOD20. Real World Mathematics Collaboration - Mathematics 10
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VOD21. Writing to Deepen Mathematical Understanding - Mathematics 10
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VOD22. Fostering Student Engagement - Mathematics 10
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VOD23. Collaborative Talk About Mathematics - Mathematics 11
Peer collaboration and reading. Go to this unit.

VOD24. Thinking Like a Mathematician - Mathematics 11
Grouping, peer collaboration, and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD25. Creating Opportunities for Mathematical Discourse - Mathematics 12
Differentiation, peer collaboration, and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD26. Power Writing for Science - Science 6
Peer collaboration and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD27. Fostering Close Reading - Science 6
Peer collaboration and reading. Go to this unit.

VOD28. Making Observations Like a Scientist - Science 7
Motivation and reading. Go to this unit.

VOD29. Annotating Across Disciplines - Science 7
Reading. Go to this unit.

VOD30. Organizing Ideas from Multiple Sources - Science 7
Gradual release of responsibility, reading, and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD31. Teaching Content Through Literacy - Science 7
Reading and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD32. Science Literacy: Reading and Writing Diagrams - Science 8
Reading and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD33. Building Knowledge from Multiple Sources - Science 9
Academic language, motivation, and reading. Go to this unit.

VOD34. Peer Teaching - Science 9
Gradual release of responsibility, motivation, and peer collaboration. Go to this unit.

VOD35. Learning Vocabulary in Biology - Science 10
Academic language, motivation, and peer collaboration. Go to this unit.

VOD36. Using Scientific Discourse - Science 10
Motivation. Go to this unit.

VOD37. Supporting Claims with Evidence and Reasoning - Science 10
Motivation, reading, and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD38. Creating a Culture of Collaboration - Science 10
Class routines and motivation. Go to this unit.

VOD39. Thinking and Communicating Like a Biologist - Science 11 & 12
Academic language, grouping, motivation, and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD40. Reading and Writing Scientific Abstracts - Science 12
Gradual release of responsibility, reading and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD41. Tackling a Scientific Text - English 12
Academic language, class routines, motivation, and reading. Go to this unit.

VOD42. Comprehending Informational Texts - English 6
Grouping, motivation, and peer collaboration. Go to this unit.

VOD43. One-on-One Conferences - English 6
Motivation and reading. Go to this unit.

VOD44. Writing Workshop: Using Mentor Texts and Graphic Organizers - English 7
Class routines, reading, and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD45. Teacher Collaboration Across Disciplines - English 7
Teachers focus on student writing. Go to this unit.

VOD46. Comparing the Language of Multiple Sources - English 8
Academic language, reading, and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD47. Identifying Theme Through Close Reading - English 9
Academic language, and differentiation. Go to this unit.

VOD48. Collaborating and Writing: Components of Close Reading - English 9
Grouping and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD49. Blended Learning: Acquiring Digital Literacy Skills - English 9
Reading and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD50. Guided Instruction for Independence - English 9
Blended learning, reading, and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD51. Polishing Writing - English 10
Peer collaboration and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD52. Engaging Students in Authentic Reading and Writing - English 10
Motivation and peer collaboration. Go to this unit.

VOD53. Teaching Argumentation Skills - English 11
Academic language, argumentative writing, peer collaboration. Go to this unit.

VOD54. Analyzing Anecdotal Evidence - English 11
Academic language, argumentative writing, peer collaboration. Go to this unit.

VOD55. Analyzing Complex Text - English 11
Peer collaboration and reading. Go to this unit.

VOD56. Writing for New Media - English 11
Peer collaboration and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD57. Using Technology to Develop Writing Skills - English 11
Motivation, peer collaboration, and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD58. Reading, Writing, and Responding to Poetry - English 12
Reading and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD59. Revising with Teacher and Peer Feedback - English 12
Motivation, peer collaboration, and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD60. Blended Learning: Evaluating Source Material - History/Social Studies 7
Motivation, peer collaboration, and reading. Go to this unit.

VOD61. Blended Learning: Purposeful Instruction - History/Social Studies 7
Motivation, peer collaboration, and reading. Go to this unit.

VOD62. Identifying Evidence from Multiple Sources - History/Social Studies 7
Academic language, peer collaboration, and reading. Go to this unit.

VOD63. Presenting Facts as Evidence - History/Social Studies 8
Argumentative writing. Go to this unit.

VOD64. Close Reading of a Primary Source - History/Social Studies 9
Differentiation and gradual release of responsibility. Go to this unit.

VOD65. Flexible Grouping to Promote Learning - History/Social Studies 9
Class routines, differentiation, and motivation. Go to this unit.

VOD66. Creating a Classroom Culture - History/Social Studies 9
Class routines, motivation, and reading. Go to this unit.

VOD67. Making Writing Explicit in Social Studies - History/Social Studies 10
Academic language, motivation, and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD68. Thinking and Communicating Like a Historian - History/Social Studies 10
Peer collaboration and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD69. Citing Evidence from Primary Sources to Support Arguments - History/Social Studies 10
Peer collaboration, reading, and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD70. Reading and Responding Like a Historian - History/Social Studies 10
Motivation, reading, and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD71. Using the Socratic Method in History - History/Social Studies 10
Class routines, motivation, and peer collaboration. Go to this unit.

VOD72. Developing Questions that Promote Discussion - History/Social Studies 10
Class routines and reading. Go to this unit.

VOD73. Reading Like a Historian - History/Social Studies 11
Close reading, motivation, and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD74. Expanding Academic Language - History/Social Studies 11
Academic language, reading, and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD75. Facilitating a Socratic Seminar - History/Social Studies 11
Class routines, reading, and writing. Go to this unit.

VOD76. Designing the Classroom to Support Understanding - History/Social Studies 11
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VOD77. Using Document-based Questions for Historical Writing - History/Social Studies 12
Class routines, differentiation, grouping, and peer collaboration. Go to this unit.

VOD78. Using Student Data to Plan Instruction - History/Social Studies 12
Differentiation, grouping, and writing. Go to this unit.

 

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