Improving literacy skills for students can often best occur through improving classroom discourse practices. For ideas related to improving discourse strategies in the secondary school classroom, see materials in this dropbox.
Classroom discourse can be used to link reading and writing through a Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop approach. For ideas about this check out the materials in this dropbox.
Additionally, here are some useful websites related to literacy instruction in the secondary classroom:
Great sources for differentiating texts in the content areas:
- https://student.societyforscience.org (Science, History)
- www.newsela.com (free, all subjects)
- www.readinga-z.com (free trial, all subjects)
- www.learninga-z.com (free trial, sciencea-z here)
- www.timeforkids.com (Science, History, English)
- www.kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/ (History, Science)
- www.bet.com (short, fun news or health trends)
- www.readworks.org (all subjects, best for English)
- www.lexile.com (all subjects, book searches)
- www.lupoknowswhattoread.blogspot.com (fiction, YA)
Additional helpful resources for secondary literacy instructors: