Student and Teacher Interactions That Promote Content Learning Through Literacy
About This Course
During this course, attendees will explore ways to guide students to approach content learning through reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Participants learn how to support students as they decipher complex texts through close, critical reading. By looking at ways to develop strategic text-dependent questions, attendees will be able to drive students back into the text for deeper processing of content.
A key takeaway from this course will be the ability to plan engaging interactions focused on content ideas, building knowledge, and preparing students for writing and presentations. Speciﬁc strategies, including conversation cards and generative sentences, will be shared as a way to engage students in content learning.
Attendees will also investigate the use of academic language to support thinking and discourse, and further explore the idea that information and opinion gaps require communication.