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Reading and reasoning in the Math classroom
“Reading don’t Fix No Chevy’s”
Working smarter, not harder at teaching math.
What do you need to know in order to answer this 8th grade TCAP question:
About how many miles are equivalent to 55 kilometers (1kilometer is about 0.621 miles)
Reading is an interaction
-From The Right To Literacy in Secondary Schools
“Batsmen & Bowlers”
The Batsmen were merciless against the Bowlers. The Bowlers placed their men in slips and covers. But to no avail. The Batsmen hit one four after another along with an occasional six. Not once did their balls hit their stumps or get caught.
When students do not understand what they read we often say…
“read it again”
“think about it”
We ASSIGN and ASSESS without teaching because reading comprehension is:
ANNOTATION: Choose a set of symbols to “code” the text.
STOP AND JOT: keep track of your thoughts, key words, translations in the margins
Writing about math…