February 11, 2012
I. What is Disciplinary Literacy? (6-college) (Room 329)
Professors Doug Baker and John Staunton introduced “disciplinary literacy,” in this first of a series of three where students initiate inquiries, examine media from discipline-based perspectives, and build their own context for learning. This presentation provided opportunities for teachers to engage in activities from discipline-based perspectives and link them to the Common Core. Lauren Luedtke provided a brief demonstration lesson Link to their power points:
Doug Baker - Disciplinary Literacy (introduction)
II. Implementing the Common Core State Standards –Reading Standards for Informational Text ( K-5 ) (Room 329) Rosanne Stark, EMWP Teacher Consultant, offered opportunities for elementary teachers to explore literacy practices for content reading instruction that will promote student engagement and learning.
Key Ideas and Details
(1) Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
(7) Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
(8) Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Text Types and Purposes
(1) Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Research to Build and to Present Knowledge
(7) Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
(8) Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
College Instructors Panel discussed reading skills for specific disciplines
Panelists: Professor Barbara Scheffer, Nursing; Professor Cindy Guillean, Social Work; Professor John Staunton, English Language and Literature, Professor Doug Baker, English Education