Responsive Literacy Coaching by Cheryl Dozier download in ePub, pdf, iPad
Explorations of disciplinary discourses help students develop metalinguistic awareness that encourages flexibility in addressing academic reading and writing tasks, e. The range of tools offered in the text invite customization based on the reader's specific instructional context. Illuminating comprehension and close reading. Help students consider why, when, and how disciplinary discourses are used. Set up instructional opportunities that provide students with ways to explore the vocabulary, concepts and structures and uses of language that represent disciplinary knowledge.
How reading apprenticeship improves disciplinary learning in secondary and college classrooms. Elicit the knowledge and skills that students already have and can bring to bear on disciplinary inquiry, and then engineer opportunities for them to engage in disciplinary inquiry. Through thoughtful and purposeful coaching, teachers learn effective ways to improve literacy instruction and student achievement. Students can also be asked to contrast disciplinary-specific ways of communicating with other forms, e.
This framework empowers literacy coaches and teachers through conversation, sustained engagement, and reflective analysis. Comprehension instruction through text-based discussion. So instruction that incorporates disciplinary literacy gives students the tools, including strategies and skills, that will allow them easier access to disciplinary knowledge.
Of course, across most subject areas, or disciplines, there are certain literacy tools and approaches that disciplines have in common. Ask questions or frame problems Work with some type of data through a cycle of inquiry Read and write using a variety of text types e. Such opportunities might include instructional tasks that call on students to engage in the forms of communication that exemplify the discipline e. For example, in English Language Arts, we tend to read critically, search for themes, and analyze texts according to accepted literary elements. Dozier argues that at its best, literacy coaching is responsive, collegial, thoughtful, thought-provoking, deliberate, reflective, and transferable.
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