Module 2: A Deeper Look at Purposeful Reading
Lessons are designed for educators wishing to increase their understanding of disciplinary literacy at their own pace.
Lesson 2.3: Strategies for Purposeful Reading in the Classroom
Lesson 2:3: Strategies for Purposeful Reading in the Classroom
Task 1: Organizing Reading Strategies Using a Learning Cycle
As indicated in the previous lesson, instructional choices made before reading, during reading, and after reading are important for supporting student understanding of the content learned from instructional text.
As you read Reading to Learn Science as an Active Process by Victoria Ridgeway Gillis and Gregory MacDougall, consider the following question: “What seems to be most important to remember about reading tasks during each stage of an instructional learning cycle?”
Task 2: Disciplinary Literacy Strategy--Most Important Point
Based on your reading of the previous article and the information you learned from the classroom videos in Lesson 2.2, identify and record the most important points about each stage of the cycle.
Task 3: Disciplinary Literacy Strategy--Close Reading
Close Reading is one strategy that might be used by teachers to incorporate purposeful reading into their classrooms.
View the video of the conference session conducted by Tracy Glendening, Karen Rushton, and Bethany Kogut, teachers at Saluda Middle School in Saluda, SC at the 2014 IQ-MS Summer Institute in Columbia, SC. Complete the tasks included in the video.
Supporting Article: Close Reading by Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher
Task 4: More Strategies for Purposeful Reading
Explore the selection of Purposeful Reading and Vocabulary strategies in the Disciplinary Literacy Virtual Library.
Identify three strategies you might use in your classroom from the list provided. What makes the strategies you selected most interesting for you? What elements of the selected strategies seem to be a fit for the students in your classroom?