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Turning Commitments into Rich Illustrations of Practices: Literacy as a Shared Responsibility - Previous Revision

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Bridging Literature and Mathematics by Visualizing Mathematical Concepts (3-5)
During interactive read-aloud sessions, students identify how an author conveys mathematical information about animals’ sizes and abilities. They then conduct research projects focusing on the same mathematical concepts. 

Exploring Sets through Math-Related Book Pairs (K-2)
After reading two math-related books, students investigate their home and school environments to find examples of objects that come in sets and then create their own books on sets. 

Talking, Writing, and Reasoning: Making Thinking Visible with Math Journals (3-5)
Students explore how their problem-solving strategies work by writing in math journals as they work in small groups to solve a math puzzle with multiple solutions.

What If We Changed the Book? Problem-Posing with Sixteen Cows (3-5)
After reading a piece of math-related children’s literature aloud, students pose and solve new problems by asking what-if questions about the events in the story.

Authentic Writing Experiences and Math Problem-Solving Using Shopping Lists

Bringing Economic Vocabulary to Life Through Video Posters

Glogging About Natural Disasters

What’s Under the Slide? Making Inferences Using Microscopes

Making History Come Alive Through Poetry and Song

Chasing the Dream: Researching the Meaning of the American Dream

Blending the Past with Today’s Technology: Using Prezi to Prepare for Historical Fiction

What Did George Post Today? Learning About People of the American Revolution Through Facebook


Supporting Student Comprehension in Content Area Reading

Preparing Students for Success with Reading in the Content Areas

Reading with Purpose in the Content Areas


Science Books for Teens


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