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Golden, Margaret – Language and Literacy Spectrum, 2007
The author describes 10 classroom activities that are designed to promote reading comprehension and organizational skills in the context of solving math problems. These lessons help students to clarify the information within math problems, identify what operations are necessary, and express their solutions more accurately and precisely. A…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods
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Bird, Cindy – Language and Literacy Spectrum, 2005
Cultures determine identity in that they prescribe the "food, festivals, and fashion" of their members; for example, rap music, baggy pants and gestured dancing identify the hip hop culture (recognizable to both "members" and "non-members"). Cultural identities are created and maintained by "literacy"--the…
Descriptors: Literacy, School Culture, Cultural Influences, Social Influences