M-Power Students to Succeed
March 2017 Literacy Lessons
You've Got Brains in Your Head and Shoes on Your Feet....
For so many of our students at the high school level, they have lost their passion for inquiry and investigation through reading and fail to realize the power and confidence they would have if they read more. Knowledge is Power, but let's be honest...much of what our content provides by way of reading is dry and cumbersome compared to the vibrant, engaging books by Dr. Seuss from our students' youth, but do they really have to be?
It's also no secret as secondary teachers, many of us were simply not trained in how to teach a student to read and it's not a one size fits all approach for every content area. To be a successful reader in Math takes a very different skill set than to read in English.
In this issue, I will share some of those specific reading strategies by content area with the hopes that you will utilize some of these strategies to continue to encourage your students and their love of reading and knowledge in the subjects you teach.