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Improving Literacy Through Content Integration
Transcript of Improving Literacy Through Content Integration
improved understanding and behavior
increased motivation, self esteem and social function
movement no longer viewed as problematic behavior
reaching broader range of Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Supporting Theories Constructivism: Movement allows students to create their own learning and explanataions Cooperative Learning:
Students work together to tackle academic content while improving social skills Multiple Intelligences Theory:
Expressing language through movement allows a wider range of students to tap
into and strengthen different intelligences Brain Based Learning:
Movement strengthens the connection between body and mind while also enhancing memory Total Physical Response:
Using movement to respond to words and language helps ELLs make important connections, acquire vocabulary, and increase understanding of concepts It is the responsibility of the teacher to prepare and plan lessons that will effectively meet the needs of all classroom learners Differentiated Instruction supported by sociocultural theory, brain-based instruction and theory of Multiple Intelligences
implement Universal Design to ensure full participation Consider:
range of learning styles
respond in multiple ways
levels of ability
continous assessment Objectives
Body of the Lesson
Reteaching Lesson Plan Format Across all curriculum areas Recommended Books Teachers should use a wide variety of instructional strategies to help make reading meaningful for students Promoting Reading Achievement Pick activities that are motivating, engaging and fun! Journals Strategies diary
learning log Book in a Day Story Grid Book in a box Poetry biopoems
poetry theater Alternatives travel brochure
story quilt Picture books are a wonderful tool to incorporate into instruction across all content areas, grades, ages, and abilities Picture Books educational engaging beautiful illustrations informative enjoyment