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Literacy Partners in the Science Classroom

Lesson Objective: Work together to analyze scientific texts
All Grades / Science / Collaboration

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Discussion and Supporting Materials

Thought starters

  1. How could you use literacy partners in your classroom?
  2. What kinds of questions might you ask on a literacy self-assessment?
  3. How does Ms. Banks set partners up for success?

28 Comments

  • Private message to Shugana Williams
Thank you so much for sharing! Where are you located now?
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  • Private message to Kathleen Contreras
Hi Sheila: How did you pair the students following the results of the self assessment. Same levels or layered?
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  • Private message to Shelia Banks
Hi everyone! I'm so sorry about the incorrect link. A while back I changed the name of the folder and that changed the link. The new link to the self assessment is https://www.dropbox.com/s/rm4yzmbnsjni3yi/Reading%20Self%20Assessment.pdf?dl=0 Thanks for posting! And sorry again about the error. The link to the whole folder is https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pozm7973fge0pbd/AAA4i-ym0D6RL7BDyLCvGbSCa?dl=0
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  • Private message to Xan Lasko
If anyone has received the questionnaire, can you post it? I tried to send an email to Ms. Banks, but it was kicked back.
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  • Private message to Sherri Devine
@Shugana, can you post the link to where the non-working dropbox link is? I might be able to track it down for you. Thanks!
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Transcripts

  • Literacy Partners in the Science Classroom Transcript
    ECET - Strategies New Orleans - Shelia Darjean Banks

    Shelia Banks:
    This is a

    Literacy Partners in the Science Classroom Transcript
    ECET - Strategies New Orleans - Shelia Darjean Banks

    Shelia Banks:
    This is a journal article that was written by researchers, and today you're gonna be reading the article is pairs or your literacy groups.

    Banks (Interview):
    So, Literacy Partners is a strategy that I use in the classroom. I have the students complete a self assessment of-- to gauge their own level of literacy, in terms of where they are now, and where they want to be after they leave this class. So I looked at the results of that assessment and I was able to pair the students together that had similar interests and were also of similar abilities.

    Student:
    Cantilever, cantilever--. Like, it's a-- It's some type of lever.

    Student:
    I think his purpose for writing the article is to describe in detail how bridges are made, and how structurally safe they are.

    Banks (Interview):
    I feel as though working with your literacy partner will enable you to have another person to rely on to just reinforce your concepts. Maybe they can assist you, and explain things to you as a student in a way that your teacher can't explain.

    Student:
    A case study is, like, the facts, right?

    Student:
    Yeah.

    Student:
    A case study is a long period of--

    Student:
    Information?

    Student:
    Of experimenting and stuff like that.

    Student:
    A case study is a long…

    Banks (Interview):
    I've engaged the students in many conversations, I've come to appreciate who they are. We have a mutual respect for each other. And I find that that fostered a mutual respect among the students themselves. They are, in general, very courteous with each other, I can pair them up, really as I wish, and know that they are gonna be courteous to the person next to them.

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4300 Patriot Street
Marrero LA 70072
Population: 2102

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