The objectives of the module series are to help participants understand the research-based guidance on academic literacy instruction in the content areas, and understand how this guidance can be used to improve instruction, with a specific focus on the effective use of text in content areas.
- Module 1 provides an introduction to academic literacy instruction, a discussion of key elements from the NAEP reading framework related to content area teaching and learning, and academic literacy recommendations.
- Module 2 contains a general discussion of research-based vocabulary instruction and guiding questions to help participants understand and reflect on the instruction described in the vocabulary vignettes.
- Module 3 contains a general discussion of research-based comprehension instruction and guiding questions to help participants understand and reflect on the instruction described in the comprehension vignettes.
- Module 4 summarizes professional development research findings, especially as they relate to content area teachers, and provides recommendations that state-, district-, or school-level leaders can apply as they design professional development that is effective in supporting content-area instruction.
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