Literacy Rebooted and Redefined

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Published on February 18, 2014

Author: jenniferplucker


Literacy Rebooted and Redefined Hastings Schools February 18, 2014 Session 2

Our Learning Targets We can consider our current definitions of literacy and text. We can contemplate minor adjustments for major impact for college and career readiness. We can consider Inquiry as an instructional vehicle for honoring and embracing students’ thinking into our classrooms.

College and Career Ready

Common Core Literacy Standards expect students to: use evidence from texts present careful analyses, well-defended claims, and clear information.

Definition of Literacy? Talk with a partner

Jen McCarty, Ed.D. “Think of literacy as a spine; it holds everything together. The branches of learning connect to it.” ~Phillips and Wong, 2010 cited in Focus by Schmoker

Literacy is Thinking To be literate an individual must recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information. Ultimately literate people are those who have learned how to learn.... (The Australian Library Journal, 1995).

How might we redefine literacy and our approach with the following “texts”?

Jen McCarty, Ed.D. Talking/Discussion/Conferencing “Literacy is profoundly complex and fundamentally social” “Best assessment device? ‘Say more about that’” ~Johnston, 2012

Jen McCarty, Ed.D. Writing to Learn means Learning to Think

Minor Adjustments for Major Impact Value reading texts (all kinds) Give time to read (IN SCHOOL) --Finland Establish purpose for reading Expect students to show their thinking (annotations/close reading) Reduce conditions that deter reading

Productive Struggle

©Shaun Bryndzia

Jen McCarty, Ed.D. Inquiry Example: Diana Laufenberg

Jen McCarty, Ed.D. Pair/Share How are you making learning authentic in your classrooms?

Jen McCarty, Ed.D. Inquiry Example Implications of the N-word

How are you letting go and fostering student ownership and engagement? Jen McCarty, Ed.D.

Jen McCarty, Ed.D. Inquiry Example 3 Rules to Spark Learning

Jen McCarty, Ed.D. Pair/Share How are you fostering an environment where you 1.) Put Curiosity First 2.) Embrace the Mess 3.) Reflect and Revise?

Jen McCarty, Ed.D. Inquiry Example Patient Problem-Solving

Jen McCarty, Ed.D. Who is doing the heavy lifting in your classroom?

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