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ERIC Number: EJ1013867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
"I'm No Longer Just Teaching History." Professional Development for Teaching Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Social Studies
Gilles, Carol; Wang, Yang; Smith, Joanne; Johnson, Danielle
Middle School Journal (J3), v44 n34-43 Jan 2013
This article describes Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that teach literacy strategies to all content teachers in the U.S. It describes how three Social Studies teachers from three middle schools incorporated literacy strategies into their content areas and exposed their reading strategies. These teachers were asked to identify and write down the strategies they themselves used when they read texts generally and in their disciplines. With some support from the researchers, they determined the particular strategies their students might need when reading in their disciplines. Finally, they embedded those strategies in their teaching to support students' construction of meaning in social studies texts. The authors found that teachers use slightly different strategies for reading in their disciplines than they use for reading outside their disciplines, and confirmed that any professional development focused on infusing literacy strategies into the content areas must be done "with" content area teachers and not "to" content area teachers. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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