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Design. Literacy by. The Education Trust. The challenge. Unlike mathematics, secondary literacy is not a discipline. It is “homeless” in that it belongs to everyone and no one. Literacy is used in secondary classrooms, but it is not taught in a systematic way. The opportunity.

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Literacy by

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Literacy by

The Education Trust


The challenge

The challenge.

Unlike mathematics, secondary literacy is not a discipline. It is “homeless” in that it belongs to everyone and no one. Literacy is used in secondary classrooms, but it is not taught in a systematic way.


The opportunity

The opportunity.

Having a set of common standards also lays the groundwork for developing assessments aligned with those college-ready standards and for developing teaching tools that are aligned with both the standards and the assessments.

It is a mountain of work, but it’s work that is essential for creating a system of education that is cohesive and coherent.

-VickiPhillips& CarinaWong


The plan

The plan.

While the English language arts classroom has often been seen as the proper site for literacy instruction, this document acknowledges that the responsibility for teaching such skills must also extend to other content areas.

http://www.corestandards.org


The tool

The tool.

Literacy by Design (LBD) is a user-friendly, “plug-and-play” instructional spine built on the Common Core Standards. LBD helps teachers develop (and teach!) literacy-saturated courses across core content areas. Courses that prepare students for college.


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How does LBD work?


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  • The power of

How does LBD work?

  • strategies


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  • Adjust rigor as high-leverage instructional strategy.

  • Acceleration for struggling students.

  • Lead with literacy, then add content.

  • Connect reading and writing.

  • Teachers in control—ELA, social studies, and science.

  • Professional support

  • Put teaching tasks front and center.

  • Connect teaching tasks with instruction.

  • Pushing the delivery system envelope


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L1 Persuasive Essay

Teaching Task

Learning Goal:

Write persuasive essay to academic

audience in response to reading in content area (ELA, social

studies, and science)

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Common CoreLiteracy Standards(Persuasive Level 1)

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Level1

  • After reading__________ (topic/issue), write an essay that argues your position, pro or con, on___________ and support your position with evidence from your readings.

Level 2

Template prompt(no content):

  • Be sure to examinecompeting arguments.

Level 3

  • As well, give examples from past or current events or issues to illustrate and clarify your position.


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ELA

After reading a collection of poems, write an essay that argues your position on Howe’s statement that “a poem is no place for an idea” and support your position with evidence from your reading.

SS

After reading about the civil rights era, write an essay that argues your position, pro or con, on integrating schools and support your position with evidence from your readings.

L1

Template prompt(with content):

Science

After reading about the role of photosynthesis in nature, write an essay that argues your position, pro or con, on the value of protecting the rainforests and support your position with evidence from your readings.


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Flexible use of prompt for instruction: Teacher can vary level of demand as instructional strategy.

  • Task: Select level 1,2, or 3 task

  • Reading: Vary text complexity, genre, length, familiarity, etc.

  • Writing: Vary exemplars, length, etc.

  • Pacing: Vary workload and time allowed to complete

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Scoring System

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Ladder

The Instructional Ladder provides teacher support for creating strong lesson plans that go along with the teaching task.

Notes

Instructional notes provide additional teacher supports that go along with the instructional ladder.

The Instructional Module

Support

Acceleration modules focus on specific core skills students need to succeed on the assignment, with teacher supports for key instructional strategies.


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Our “instructional ladder”

  • Read ______ on ______ and identify the relevant ideas for each in your notes.

  • Assignment 1

  • Assignment 4

  • Assignment 2

  • Assignment 5

  • Assignment 3

  • Assignment 6


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Our “instructional ladder”

Assignment 1

Establish a claim and developreasons in a short response.

Assignment 4

Assignment 2

Assignment 5

Assignment 3

Assignment 6


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Our “instructional ladder”

Outline claim, reasons and supportingevidence with citations and references.

Assignment 1

Assignment 4

Assignment 2

Assignment 5

Assignment 3

Assignment 6


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Our “instructional ladder”

Assignment 1

Write aninitial draft.

Assignment 4

Assignment 2

Assignment 5

Assignment 3

Assignment 6


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Building with strong partners


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American Studies (ELA & SS together)

American Studies (ELA & SS together)

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