Literacy Retreat 2018
Build Strategic Readers of Mathematical Texts
Read literature and technical text
Students in all grade levels and all subject areas read and think about texts.
Introduce students to their Reading & Thinking Voices
Access the specific reading standards for math/informational text.
- K-12 Common Core ELA and Disciplinary Literacy Standards
- K-12 Reading Standards foldout with CCSS Literature and Informational Text Standards
- K-12 Ohio Learning Standards for Reading Literature & Informational Text
- K-12 Indiana Academic Reading Literature & Nonfiction Standards (printable at 11 x 17)
- Grades 6-12 Indiana Academic Standards for Reading in History/Social Studies (printable at 11 x 17)
- Grades 6-12 Indiana Academic Standards for Science/Technical Reading (printable at 11 x17)
Participate in productive math talk
Support the connection between math and language.
Bridge oral expression with written thought.
Transition from monologue to dialogue
Provide a procedure for melding their thinking with others.
Refine own understanding with the melding of others’ ideas.
Stephanie Kimmerly provides her Roosevelt Elementary School (Elkhart, IN) students with Talk-Move bookmarks. This allows them to learn the various sentence starters for each one.
Bridget Longmeier introduces Talk Moves to third graders. “This is going to be game changing for our school with a 60% EL population! We need to get them talking and listening and this is a great strategy to get them started.”
Retell the story
Utilize ELA and literature background to determine the story elements within the word problem.
Practice situation-thinking only.
Teach “key words” and their meanings applied in different contexts.
Apply the 3 phases of close reading
Reread word problems multiple times.
Compare each phase to a different “lens.”
Improve fluency in translation.
Emphasize little words with big meaning.