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Anticipation Guide

How to build anticipation in your students for reading! This prereading guide is designed to generate interest in an upcoming lesson and force students to find textual support for information. The anticipation guide activates background knowledge, challenges preconceived notions, and gives students a clear purpose for reading. How to use

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What can the simple view of reading teach us about disciplinary literacy?

The simple view of reading can help us identify skills we need to focus on with our students, but we need to understand that the subskills that students use in each discipline will vary, and we need to vary our instructional support. Based on work in our book Adolescent Literacy

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Literacy in the Content Areas: Identifying Learning Opportunities

Targeting Opportunities for Our School Community to Learn Together  By Jacy Ippolito, Joshua Lawrence, Joanna Yau, Judy Liu and Rachel Strumpf with support from the Hellman Foundation According to the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, diagnostic error causes an estimated 40,000 to 80,000 deaths annually, despite the fact that

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Support Argumentative Writing and Classroom Debate with Organizers

  Argumentative Writing is Hard Creating and responding to cogent arguments requires that students take a position and that they understand the limitations of their own perspective. An accumulation of research on this topic has demonstrated that it is difficult for secondary students to consider multiple perspectives simultaneously while navigating

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