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2013 Teaching and Learning Support Institute Alaska English/Language Arts. Karen Melin Alaska Department of Education & Early Development Administrator of Instructional Support 907-465-6536 firstname.lastname@example.org. Poll. http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/Cqc3493nPeLsDlN.
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Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Administrator of Instructional Support
Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction and information texts in addition to literature
2. Reading and writing grounded in evidence from the text
3. Regular practice with complex text and its academic vocabulary
Shift #1: Building Knowledge Through Content-Rich Nonfiction and Informational Text
Verplanck Colvin was born in 1847 in Albany, New York. From an early age, Colvin showed an interest in science and nature and loved hiking in the hills.
When he was 18, Colvin read Woods and Water, a book by a local man, Alfred Billings Street, about his adventures in the Adirondack Mountains. Street described fishing in mountain lakes, traveling down fast-moving rivers, and camping in pine forests. These tales captured Colvin’s imagination, and he set out to explore the Adirondacks.
Verplanck Colvin was born in 1847 in Albany, New York. He became interested in nature when he was a boy. He loved to hike in the hills near his home.
When Colvin was 18, he read a book about Adirondack Mountains. He was very excited to read about lakes, rivers, and forests. So he decided to explore the Adirondacks.
Gill, M. (2012). Save this space. New York: The McGraw-Hill Company.
There are many ways to scaffold student learning in complex text:
Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers.
Three types of questions
Brown University (2013, August 5). New explanation for odd double-layer Martian craters
What evidence supports varied climate as a possible cause for double-layered craters on Mars?
Impact (verb) means to strike forcefully. An impactor (noun) is something that strikes something else forcefully. What happened on Mars when its surface was struck by an impactor?
An appositive is a noun or pronoun which adds extra information to clarify a noun in the sentence. Watching for the commas that surround the appositive, determine what James W. Head does at the University.
Karen Melin, Administrator of Instructional Support