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High School Summary

After viewing the videos, think about how the literacy strategies used in the high school classroom deepen students’ understanding of the science content. Reflect on how speaking and listening strategies are used to build academic language, how writing scaffolds are used to facilitate synthesis of ideas and writing about those ideas, and how and when experiments/investigations and reading are introduced.

Think about the strategies that incorporated literacy standards were used in the grade 5 classroom.  Reflect on how speaking and listening are used to build academic language, how writing scaffolds are used to synthesize ideas and speaking about those ideas, and how and when experiments/investigations and reading were introduced.

Time to Reflect

On a separate piece of paper, draw a graphic that summarizes your understanding of how these strategies can be woven together to increase student understanding of the science content and to build students' literacy skills. Then write one to two sentences that summarize the strategies your drawing.

Review your initial reflection in this unit and select from the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy which standards you would incorporate in the lesson. Use the blank lesson sequence template to plan the flow of the lesson AND identify appropriate points for student discussion, to write, and to read text to further their knowledge of the science content. Your lesson should include literacy strategies that support academic language learning, speaking and listening skills, writing and complex text reading approaches.

Note that it is not necessary to use all the standards all the time.  As shown in the classroom videos, the focus is on the science content and the instructional strategies that the teacher chooses to deepen student understanding.

Continue to Unit 3 where you will have the opportunity to identify expected student responses and analyze student work to plan for instruction.