Activity: Entrance Activity. Read and complete the Anticipation Guide provided to you. Math and Science Literacy Skills: Tools for Thinking and Learning. Diane Kinkade Lynne Ramage Eileen Spalla Christine Troup. Schedule. 9-10:30 Anticipation guide Text readability Text structure
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"Reading is a constructive process in which the reader interacts with text, using prior knowledge and experience to make connections, generate hypotheses, and make sense of what s/he reads.”
Barton, M.L.,& Heidema, C. (2000).
"Teaching reading in the content areas is not so much about teaching students basic reading skills as it is about teaching students how to use reading as a tool for thinking and learning“
Barton, M. L., & Heidema, C. (2000).
“Problems in reading non-fiction texts are most acute in the content areas of science, social studies, health, and math, in which students are expected to read a non-fiction text and acquire new information from it.”
Gillet and Temple (2000) in Robb.
“The level of ease or difficulty with which text material can be understood by a particular reader who is reading that text for a specific purpose.”
“Readability” Dr. Pikulski, 2002, www.eduplace.com/state/authorPikulski.pdf)
Density of ideas
science and math texts
Must proficiently decode words and symbols
Access (text) features
Links to prior knowledge
“Teaching students how to recognize and represent the organizational patterns (text structures) commonly used by authors …can significantly influence students’ learning.”
Barton, 2001, 20.
“[T]eachers should preview their text materials to identify whether the main ideas are clearly written and appear in a consistent location throughout the text.”
Barton, 2001, 17
“One feature of many mathematics texts is that concepts are introduced but not discussed again for several chapters…concepts are developed and practiced and followed by a period of disuse”
There are 10 kinds of people in the world; those that understand binary code, and those who don’t.
Daniel Willingham, Cognitive Psychologist, University of Virginia
“A high school chemistry text can contain some 3000 new vocabulary terms – far more than are taught in most foreign language classes,”
(Barton, 2001, iii).
Math texts contain more concepts per word per sentence and per paragraph than any other kind of text.”’
(Brennnan and Dunlap, 1985; Culyer, 1988; Thomas, 1988, as cited in Barton, 2000).
(Beck et al, 2002).
Ideally, selecting critical vocabulary words is a group process
Rotate through the four stations to explore activities for deepening word understanding.
Answer one of these questions:
“Reading and activity-oriented sciences emphasize the same intellectual skills and are both concerned with thinking processes.”
“Anyone can publish anything on the internet, and today’s students are not prepared to critically evaluate the information they find there.”
Kathy has 10 juicy jelly beans. Lenny has 4. How many more juicy jelly beans does Kathy have than Lenny?
Aha, now I figured it out it!
Zimmerman (2003) 124.
Knipper and Duggan (2006)