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Improving Literacy Through Content Integration

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Devin Halek

on 9 October 2012

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Transcript of Improving Literacy Through Content Integration

Improving Literacy Through Content Integration Kappa Delta Pi Group Stacy Skoning Dancing the Curriculum Sharon A. Lynch and Laverne Warner Creating Lesson Plans for All Learners Alden J. Moe Integrating Curricula Using Picture Books Madeline Kovarik Meaningful Responses to Literature Devin Halek Movement and dance can help engage a wide variety of learners across the content areas Creative Movement Benefits:
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
provide choices
respond in multiple ways
levels of ability
curriculum overlapping
continous assessment Objectives
Anticipatory Set
Body of the Lesson
Independent Practice
Evaluation Strategy
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
next-door neighbor
unpopular position
time line
picture book
news story
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
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