Since our balanced literacy pd at staff meeting, I've learned a few more things about "disciplinary literacy" the secondary school term for it. First off I learned that Ms. Adornato is a great resource on the subject. She pointed me to an immediately useful site for integrating this into your teaching. Go to Achieve the Core to search for literacy materials by your subject and grade level
Also, I recently attended a three day very intensive training on Reading for Understanding: How Reading Apprenticeship Imrproves Disciplinary Learning In Secondary and College Classrooms.
Here is a 21 page PDF of the most useful resources and tools for learning and practicing the Reading Apprenticeship strategy. I am a big learning geek so I really enjoyed the three days immersed in educational theory and practice around disciplinary literacy.
I will gladly discuss this more one on one with you, run a sample of the kind of reading they advise with your students, or do a mini-PD on disciplinary based literacy for your PLC. Let me know!
What I learned at Reading School Last Week:
In this PD presentation (Slides can be found at http://bit.ly/supportedread ) we discuss and practice the 4 components of balanced literacy. Read on to see how.
Our March faculty meeting demo'd the 4 pieces of Balanced literacy according to CMS. Balanced Literacy includes these 4 areas:
More on Balanced Literacy
More on Close Reading-
More on Common Core Reading and writing in general-
Below is an embed of the article we read for the close reading demo. we annotated electronically using diigo or on paper .
This blog is a compendium of District and Piedmont -specific PD opportunities, trainings, and notes.