In this offering, you will engage in a variety of exercises and activities to develop a practical understanding of the critical role that building knowledge and vocabulary plays in the CCR Standards and in students' ability to read and communicate proficiently. The session will also highlight the impact on learner gains when students are accountable for the critical knowledge and skills acquired from what they read.
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
- Teachers and curriculum developers for ELA and content-area subjects
One of the key instructional shifts of the CCR Standards is building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction. We will explore examples of text sets from both print resources and digital resources, such as interactive websites, infographics, maps, and articles, from trusted online sources such as CNN, NPR, and PBS. We will also discuss the design of the coherently sequenced set of resources, and consider implications for classroom instruction. You will learn how to identify strong writing and speaking activities that will help students collect and articulate their learning through authentic career and college experiences.
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:
- Describe the role of vocabulary and knowledge in preparing students for college and careers
- Examine a variety of instructional resources to support intentional vocabulary and knowledge building
- Set goals to implement instructional strategies and resources from the training