ERPD Literacy Focus
What does the research say?
•Work with your PLC. If your PLC has more than 5, split into two groups.
•Divide the article:
–Have Students Write About the Text they Read (p. 13-14)
–Have Students Respond to a Text (p. 14-15)
–Have Students Write Summaries of a Text (p. 15-16)
–Have Students Write Notes About a Text (p. 16)
–Have Students Answer Questions About a Text in Writing, or Create and Answer Written Questions About a Text (p. 17)
Over the next few weeks, find or create a writing frame that will work in your content area. Use the writing frame with your students and share results/report feedback in your PLC.
- Text structure is different across content areas.
- It's our job to teach students the structure of the text we expect them to understand.
- Writing frames are a perfect way to teach text structure.
- Students need to respond to EVERY content in writing because writing builds comprehension of concepts by forcing linguistic structure. This is imperative for memory.