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Reading Across the Curriculum--History

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Connie Joyce

on 29 June 2015

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Transcript of Reading Across the Curriculum--History

The English Teacher
and the Common Core

How Does Social Studies Fit In?
CC Social Studies Literacy Standards
What Quizzes Are There for My Curriculum?
Reading Counts
20-question quizzes with 30 poss. questions
Students test in the library before school,
lunch, after school
Library staff gives teachers the scores

Can make our own quizzes!
English Assignment:

1,000 pages per semester
(approx. 60 pages per week)

Allows for flexibility

Other depts can piggy-back on this assign.

Varying reading levels.
Reading Across the Curriculum
How do I get English teachers to assign pleasure reading again?
The TL's Challenge . . .
Historical Fiction
War I
Determine the central ideas of a source
Determine a series of events described in a text
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text
Cite specific textual evidence
Analyze a series of events described in a text
Analyze how a text uses structure to emphasize key points
Compare the point of view of two or more authors
Integrate quantitative or technical analysis with qualitative analysis
Assess the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author’s claims
Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several sources
Further Possibilities

Booker's speech at the Atlanta Exposition implored:
A. blacks to seek their fortunes in the free North.
B. whites to give blacks preferential economic opportunities.
C. whites who wanted to live in the past to move to Germany.
D. blacks and whites to work together for the betterment of all.
President Carter, who _____, understood the
situation at the plant.
A. had helped design a nuclear reactor
B. was escorted by a graduate from Harvard
C. had been trained as a nuclear engineer
D. was married to a retired science teacher
Some of the soldiers' biggest hardships:
were dealing with rats, fleas, and
A. pouring rain.
B. lack of air.
C. no water.
D. the constant dust.
What's Next?
Completely voluntary
Can be molded how department wants.

Partially funded now
Looking for full funding for 9th and 10th by August.
Full support of Mr. Willborn
Goal to add 11th and 12th.
This is what I read this semester!
485 pgs. 96 pgs. 144 pgs. 111 pgs. 198 pgs.
(also counts for history class)
(also counts for science class)
1034 pages total
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