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Many of my teachers think that literacy groups are for ELA classes only. What suggestions do you have for texts in non-ELA subjects?

Nov 2, 2015 8:07am

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    • Nov 2, 2015 8:10am

      Literacy groups may lend themselves to any text- especially if you get creative with assigned roles! :)

      • Nov 2, 2015 8:08am

        Historical documents and news articles are great resources for literacy groups in social studies classes.

        • Nov 2, 2015 8:08am

          Social Studies and Science teachers could use their state adopted textbooks :)

          • Nov 2, 2015 8:09am

            There are definitely literacy resources out there for them to use.

            • Nov 2, 2015 8:10am

              Spanish classes do reading comprehension as well. They can work in literacy groups.

              • Nov 2, 2015 8:10am

                Making it relevant to the topic and finding text to support the literacy groups.

                • Nov 2, 2015 12:08pm

                  We use our textbooks and other readings that we find relevant and easy to understand for LG

                  • Nov 2, 2015 12:09pm

                    Text could be from anywhere, as long as it is grade level appropriate, content rich, and specific to the students' reading level.

                    • Nov 2, 2015 12:09pm

                      Using the Fusion text , you can elaborate more on certain topics.

                      • Nov 2, 2015 12:09pm

                        Science textbook, magazine articles about science

                        • Nov 2, 2015 12:09pm

                          We use our textbooks and other readings that we find relevant and easy to understand for LG.

                          • Nov 2, 2015 12:10pm

                            In Science we are currently using Close Reading passages that allows the student to work in literacy groups.

                            • Nov 2, 2015 12:10pm

                              Science teachers could use their Science books to engage students in literacy groups

                              • Nov 2, 2015 12:10pm

                                Reading response using textbook/magazine articles dealing with topic being studied...

                                • Nov 2, 2015 12:12pm

                                  In Science we are currently using Close Reading booklets that allow for the students to become familiarized with those specific TEKS.

                                  • Nov 2, 2015 12:44pm

                                    For social studies workbook are great for literacy groups, they are easy to read.

                                    • Nov 2, 2015 12:45pm

                                      Social Studies passages are great sources for reading material.

                                      • Nov 2, 2015 12:46pm

                                        Textbooks, magazines articles, or newspapers dealing with topics being studied.

                                        • Nov 2, 2015 12:47pm

                                          Reading passages related to subject.

                                          • Nov 4, 2015 1:28pm

                                            I don't know if I'm already doing this as part of my practise but would someone describe how it's being done by the students and how a teacher facilitates?

                                            • Nov 9, 2015 11:00am

                                              Here's an example in a science classroom, which really helped our science teachers understand what science literacy pairs could look like - https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/pairing-students-in-classroom

                                              Forgive me the outside link, but here's another link of a junior high social studies class doing small-group close reading of the Declaration of Independence (must be logged in to view) - commoncore.americaachieves.org/module/5