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Adolescent literacy community of practice

Adolescent Literacy

Community of Practice


Adolescent literacy community of practice

  • Today’s Plan

  • Provide background on DWW as a

  • resource for evidence-based practice

  • Explain structure and features of DWW

  • Describe how others are using DWW


Goal of doing what works

Goal of Doing What Works

Translate research-based practices into examples and practical tools that support and improve classroom instruction


Adolescent literacy community of practice

Home Page

  • Free resource from the U.S. Department of Education

  • Developed by WestEd, AIR, and RMC

  • Starts with IES research reviews

  • Builds a bridge from research to action


Adolescent literacy community of practice

Literacy Topics

Preschool Language and Literacy

Teaching Literacy in English to K-5 English Learners

Response to Intervention in Primary Grades Reading

Adolescent Literacy

Coming soon:

Improving K-3 Reading Comprehension


Adolescent literacy community of practice

Practice Guides

WWC Practice Guides


Research to practice translation path

Research to Practice Translation Path

Practice Guides: Research Reviews with Expert Consensus

  • Videos, Audios, Slideshows

  • Sample Materials

  • Tools and Templates

Key Actions

and

Supporting Conditions

Practice Statements

Other Major Research Reports: WWC, NMP

Field Knowledge


Adolescent literacy community of practice

Knowledge Use Research


Adolescent literacy community of practice

LEARN about the Topic: Adolescent Literacy Practices


Adolescent literacy community of practice

Engaging Text Discussion

Provide opportunities for extended

text discussion and student

engagement.

  • Intensive Intervention

  • Provide intensive intervention

  • for struggling readers and

  • monitor all students' reading

  • progress.


Adolescent literacy community of practice

For Each Practice...


Adolescent literacy community of practice

For Each Practice...

  • Research base andkey concepts

  • Expert interviews

  • School site videos and slideshows

  • Interviews and sample materials from schools

  • Ideas for action

  • Tools and templates to implement practices


See how it works

SEE How It Works

Classroom videos and Flashlites

Audio interviews

Video interviews

Materials: examples

Lesson Plans and assignments, graphic organizers,

Protocols—data meetings, student work reviews

Guidance—standards, course descriptions

Evaluation tools

Informational handouts


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SEE the Practice:

Academic Intervention Class


Do what works

DO What Works

Tools

  • Learn more—workshops, staff meeting awareness sessions, varied models of implementation

  • Observations

  • Self-assessment--reflection, inventories, content audits

  • Planners—lesson plans, professional development, selection among alternatives

  • Analysis—error analysis, alignments

    Planning Templates

    Ideas for Action


Adolescent literacy community of practice

Use a Tool: Observe Text Discussion

  • Part I – Observation Activity:

  • Watch two teachers facilitate text discussions.

  • Talk about what you observe.


Adolescent literacy community of practice

DO Classroom Planning: Use a Tool

  • Planning Activity:

  • How will you structure the text discussion?

  • How will you support students with this process?


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DO Schoolwide Planning: Use a Template

Policies, standards,

professional development,

access to resources, time, expertise

practices and procedures,

Implementation qualities

,


Finding what you need

Finding What You Need

  • Learn, See, Do structure

  • DO: Ideas for Action

  • Search function

  • Highlights and Inventories

  • Contact us

  • Sharing site


Examples of using the inventories

Examples of Using the Inventories

  • Math—building vocabulary

  • Social Studies—scaffolding comprehension; student driven-discussions; pair-share guidelines

  • Science—metacognitive logs

  • Literature/humanities—roots/meanings in Greek myths; literature circles; reciprocal teaching with comprehension; scaffolding discussion; academic literacy

  • Reading—explicit vocabulary with English learners

  • Schoolwide—vocabulary across content/learning packets; graphic organizers across content areas; district literacy framework


Getting the word out

Getting the Word Out

--include in teacher preparation courses

--structure online coursework

--train graduate students to provide professional development

--incorporate into online platforms: professional development schools; statewide rollout of practice; self-paced modules

--prepare coaches in statewide standards

--illustrate Common Core standards

--provide intense professional development


Adolescent literacy community of practice

Visit us at dww.ed.gov


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