Goal-directed Instructional Design Plan - Adolescent Literacy in the Content Areas
Author - Melissa Brooks-Yip
With Common Core State Standards requiring literacy in all content areas, teachers will
need to solidify their understanding of disciplinary literacy and reading for understanding.
-Teachers will read and understand the Common Core State Standards for literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects.
-Teachers will solidify their understanding of the “Big Five” of adolescent literacy.
-Teachers will create a lesson plan to incorporate one a reading, writing, speaking, or listening strategy into their content area literacy.
Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practice
Reading in the Disciplines
Webcast on Adolescent Literacy
The role of content area teachers in literacy
Content area teachers share tips on literacy instruction
Review of professional development sessions on adolescent literacy:
Engagement and Motivation
Text Dependent Questions
After reading the articles, webcasts, and reviewing the professional development presentations, teachers will create their own lesson plan incorporating one of the elements into a lesson in their content area.
-Teachers may deliver the lesson to their students and video tape the teaching. A follow-up lesson will be to watch and reflect upon the lesson with their TLT partner (Teachers Learning Together).
Adlit.org Classroom Strategies