Episode 1: Where’s Your Evidence, Teacher? Straight Talk on Selecting Evidence-Based Practices for Adolescent Literacy
Educators are familiar with pressing students for textual evidence for their claims. But educators themselves are pressed to use evidence-based instructional practices, often with little guidance about where to look and how to evaluate that evidence.
Episode 2: More than Words: Supporting Language Minoritized Students’ Academic Language Development and Literacy Success
While the term, ‘academic language’, is frequently used in educational settings, it still remains unclear which skills and practices educators should teach to support learners’ literacy attainment and, in turn, academic success.
Episode 3: Academically productive talk in middle and high schools
Public schools will not serve as the great equalizer of opportunity until they provide all students with the chance to acquire the critical listening, reasoning, argumentation, and communication skills developed through classroom discourse and required for future success in any discipline.
Episode 4: Academic Vocabulary for Adolescent Learners: USING Vocabulary in the service of Reading, Writing, and Discussion
This presentation will provide a brief overview of the importance of academic vocabulary knowledge for reading, writing, and discussion.
Episode 5: How Can We Support Disciplinary Literacy Through Coaching?
As more schools adopt a disciplinary literacy (DL) orientation toward teaching and learning, how might instructional coaching bolster and amplify disciplinary literacy work?
Episode 6: Selecting Texts for Literacy and Content Learning
Text selection is a critical aspect of adolescent literacy that has the potential to maximize, or minimize, adolescents’ literacy growth and knowledge base. This presentation will discuss what we know about selecting texts for literacy instruction as well as selecting texts for learning in content areas.
Episode 7: The Writing Revolution: Advancing Thinking Through Writing
This presentation will provide an overview of the Hochman Method, an evidence-based method of expository writing instruction that can be used in every grade and in all subjects. This instructional methodology enables students to master the skills that are essential if they are to become competent writers. In turn, those skills equip students to become better readers; communicate more effectively in writing and speaking; and, most importantly, elevate their thinking.