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Teaching Disciplinary Literacy In Social Studies

Disciplinary literacy and content area literacy have been buzz words around education.  It’s hard to pick apart the two but I have been trying to focus on teaching disciplinary literacy, focusing on specific skills to read in different subject areas. … Continue reading

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Data…A Misrepresentation

Data tells a story. This statement can be true for many scenarios. Unfortunately in the classroom, data doesn’t tell the whole story. The job of the teacher would be much easier if we could just look at data about a … Continue reading

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Changing Things Up

I’ve recently been engrossed in a class discussing disciplinary literacy.  Disciplinary literacy focuses on the teaching of specific skills for reading in different content areas.  I’ve always been in the school of thought of content area literacy.  In content area … Continue reading

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What Do I Know

The school year is off and running again and everything seems to be happening at warp speed.  Where is the slow motion button?  I love the beginning of a new school year!  Fresh faces, fresh supplies, and the hope and … Continue reading

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Building the Talk

Man, my students talk ALL day long.  Many times I find myself thinking, “what do they even have to talk about?”  The act of talking is not an issues.  Kids want to talk and, maybe more importantly, they want to … Continue reading

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Changing Learning Narratives

I have been on a little blog hiatus and I do apologize 🙂 This week I have been thinking alot about my student’s thinking.  What do they think of school?  What do they think the purpose is?  Most importantly, What … Continue reading

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