BALANCED LITERACY

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BALANCED LITERACY. The Research:. 69 % of 8th graders are below the proficient level to comprehend the meaning of text at their grade level. High school students are not college & career ready.
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BALANCED LITERACYThe Research:69 % of 8th graders are below the proficient level to comprehend the meaning of text at their grade level.High school students are not college & career ready.There is a lack of helping students learn the discipline-specific strategies needed for content-area work.Vocabulary Instruction
  • Integrating explicit vocabulary instruction into the existing curriculum enhances students’ ability to acquire textbook vocabulary.
  • The probability that students will learn new words while reading is relatively low—about 15 percent.
  • In order for students to understand a passage, students have to know 95-96% of the words.
  • Balanced LiteracyHearingWritingSpeakingBuilding Background KnowledgeMarzano’s Research
  • Number of exposures to master a new vocabulary word
  • Gifted Students: 4X.
  • Avg. Student: 14x.
  • Struggling Students: 40x.
  • To Master a Vocabulary WordFrom Strangers to Life PartnersStrangerAcquaintancesFriendshipCourtshipMarriageForeign word1st ExposureFamiliar WordWord Over TimeOwning the WordSourceshttp://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/pdf/practice_guides/adlit_pg_082608.pdfhttp://www.smekenseducation.com/
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