Expected Practice in Catholic Board Learning Plan: Guided Practice (e.g. Guided Instruction)


Literacy in Science:
"We realized that effective science instruction has to provide a balance of open interaction with phenomena, carefully designed hands-on experiences, and the structured and intentional use of oral and written language. We saw the benefits to student learning when they documented and recorded the work of their investigations, posed questions, and thought about and clarified their ideas. We recognize the importance of working with others, sharing and debating ideas as well as communicating with many different audiences."
(Source: The Essentials of Science and Literacy, A Guide for Teachers by: Karen Worth, et al. 2009.)

Dufferin-Peel's Literacy Wiki for Gr 7 & 8
www.dpcdsb-literacy.wikispaces.com

Dufferin-Peel's Secondary Literacy Wiki
http://dpsecondaryliteracy.wikispaces.com/

The NEW Adolescent Literacy Guide is available on eduGAINS:
http://www.edugains.ca/newsite/literacy2/adolescent/visionofliteracy.html
and corresponding "ALERTS" (Adolescent Literacy: Engaging Research and Teaching) --> information articles that provide practical ideas for grades 7 to 12 literacy instruction http://www.edugains.ca/newsite/literacy2/adolescent/additionalresources.html


Literacy Camp 2013: The Adolescent Literacy Guide and Leadership (Leading Learning in Adolescent Literacy)
Science & Technology (Gr 7-12) Breakout Sessions: All our work is posted on the Science Literacy Camp WordPress Page
http://literacycamp2013.wordpress.com/
Our resource for Leading Learning is "Intentional Interruption" by Katz and Dack --> great read around barriers to learning (making a "Permanent" change) and how to break these barriers!


Literacy Camp 2012: FOSTERING CURIOSITY AND SUPPORTING DIALOGUE THAT MOVES THINKING
Science & Technology (Gr 7-12) Breakout Sessions: All our work is posted on the Science Literacy Camp WordPress Page
http://literacycamp.wordpress.com/

Learning Conversations & Classroom Talk
http://openschoolnetwork.ca/2012/01/30/learning-conversations-classroom-talk/


Literacy Camp 2011:
Fisher & Frey's Gradual Release of Responsibility
www.fisherandfrey.com

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More from Fisher and Frey:
Guided Instruction in a Physics Class (Video):


Fisher and Frey's YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/fisherandfrey
  • a variety of videos around "gradual release" - modeling, guided, etc. The video above (Guided Instruction in a Physics Class) is one example.

Article on Modeling
http://www.fisherandfrey.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/pl-modeling.pdf

Videos on Think Alouds:
http://books.heinemann.com/wordwise/#3
  • click on "Video Podcast" for chapter 3; examples include History, Science, English...

Foldables: http://foldables.wikispaces.com/
"How to Fold Foldables" **http://bit.ly/nqVXT**
"Vocabulary Foldable Teacher Directions" **http://bit.ly/vXG5LR**
Another Great Website with PowerPoint on Foldables: **http://bit.ly/rNXIY9**

Have a look at some of the student made foldables summarizing learning in our grade 8 science classrooms:
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Bring Digital Storytelling to Life with Twitter
http://www.fractuslearning.com/2012/01/09/digital-storytelling-embedded-tweets/

Literacy GAINS - Science Wiki & Blog (Literacy links to STSEs & Inquiry e.g. Think Alouds)
http://literacygainscamp.pbworks.com/w/page/28638075/Science
http://literacycamp2011.wordpress.com/

Think-Aloud Strategy Aids Science Reading (with video)
http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol3/308-video.aspx

Extra info on Think Alouds:
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/skill-builder/problem-solving/48546.html
http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/de/resources/litgarden/thinkaloud.htm
http://www.tantasqua.org/superintendent/profdevelopment/etthinkalouds.html

Literacy GAINS:
http://www.edugains.ca/newsite/literacy2/index.html

Resources available on Literacy GAINS related to science:

ELL GAINS

OTHER

Lady Gaga's take on grammar: Bad Sentence: http://youtu.be/vwPJgJ2LzD4

Me Read? And How!


23 Top Tips for Boys Writing - Research

http://motivatingboywriters.blogspot.com/2010/01/23-top-tips-for-boys-writing-research.html

Writer/Artist Francis Manapul Talks About the Science of 'The Flash'

http://voices.yahoo.com/writer-artist-francis-manapul-talks-science-10419297.html
-the science in comic books!



The Difference Between Digital Literacy and Digital Fluency (Image)

http://www.socialens.com/blog/2011/02/05/the-difference-between-digital-literacy-and-digital-fluency/

"The Joy of Books." A delightful short video. It will make your day. bit.ly/xyCT4X