Monday, November 10, 2008

Topic: Varied Presentations of Content Area Concepts

10-second review: Students learn to present science, social studies, etc. concepts in various modes of writing.

Title: “Moving Beyond the Page in Content Area Literacy: Comprehension Instruction for Multimodal Texts in Science.” A A Wilson. Reading Teacher (October 2008), 153-156. A publication of the International Reading Association (IRA).

Summary: Students learn how to present concepts in content materials in a variety of modes: report, story, diagram, description, argument, dialogue, etc.

Comment: This idea is worth thinking about. Generate a list of modes of expression and have students try the different modes in expressing concepts learned in content area reading materials. RayS.

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