Thursday, October 31, 2019

November


What are we reading in SOEL and IDLL?

The Study of Early Literacy kicked off year seven this fall as a community of learners committed to deepening our literacy instructional practices through reading, experiences, and Teacher Action Research.  What we are reading aligns with the Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy PK, K-3 and 4-5, while some texts also support literacy integration, disciplinary literacy, and Culturally RelevantTeaching

The following practitioner texts support each SOEL member’s learning goal, as well as give background to what we’ll see during school visits in Washtenaw county.

The Inquiry into DisciplinaryLiteracy and Learning (IDLL) began our fourth year this fall as a learning network committed to building on previous work and further study of the Essential Practices for Disciplinary Literacy Instruction in the Secondary Classroom, just officially released to the state of Michigan in June 2019.  Our text, Real World Literacies, helps us to see what literacy looks like in the disciplines while highlighting authentic literacy experiences connected to community.  We are excited to also visit Washtenaw County schools and EMU this year to examine disciplinary literacy in action.

Understanding the Social Studies Standards, C3 Framework and Essentials for Instruction in Disciplinary Literacy

In October, we offered the first ever three day series examining these three documents a little closer. The Social Studies Standards, C3 Framework, and Essential Practices for Disciplinary Literacy Instruction in the Secondary Classroom, all have themes of inquiry in learning, literacy in the disciplines, and teaching future citizens.  Stay tuned for another offering of this series this winter and/or spring!

Additional Literacy and Social Studies Resources  

C3teachers.org- Resources to support the C3 Framework through the Inquiry Design Model

1619project- The1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. 

ReadInquireWrite- Resources for teaching reading, reasoning and writing with sources through Social Studies inquiry
Teaching Tolerance-Resources to help teachers and schools teach educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy.
Commonlit.org Text Sets- Text sets to support historical, political and cultural topics across genres.
...and don't forget The Diverse Lending Library at WISD

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