Welcome to the Next Gen!

**This content was taken with permission from Literacy Solutions PD, Inc., Course No. 197: Next Gen Science and the ELA Common Core – www.literacysolutions.net Welcome to Next Gen, a composite of strategies culled from, and for, the Next Gen Science Standards, geared to helping educators help students make important academic leaps in science curriculum. The…

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Process Versus Product: Getting Inside Their Heads

By Susan Ruckdeschel, MS Ed., Executive Director, Literacy Solutions PD, Inc., and Dr. Barbara Fedock, Instructor and Instructional Designer for Literacy Solutions PD, Inc. A K through 12 grade math classroom that supports literacy development is one where students and teachers can demonstrate understanding of the learning and thinking process. This is achieved through metacognition,…

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Media Literacy and Close Reading

Media Literacy and Close Reading: A Common Medium for the Common Core Media literacy is a combination of new learning theory and highly engaging methods of practical, hands-on application that use 21st century technologies to aid students in culling and using evidence to supports their ideas (Schiebe, 2004).  Links to media literacy and student research…

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The Promise of New Literacy

Some hard facts about literacy:  click here for audio 37% of students in grade 4, and 26% of students in grade 8 can’t read at a basic level. The greatest achievement gaps are among minority groups, with 75% of white students reading at or above basic, compared to 44% of Hispanic and 40% of African…

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