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Teaching Inquiry: Planning to meet student needs

How can literacy learning needs be addressed in the teaching and learning programme?

  • The Guidelines for Effective Adolescent Literacy Instruction  provide teachers with a framework for literacy inquiry and outlines the principles of effective literacy instruction.
  • Making Language and Learning Work 1: Integrating Language and Learning in Secondary Maths and Science is a DVD that shows how teachers can effectively integrate content-area teaching and language learning. Copies of this DVD were sent to schools and further copies can be obtained from Down the Back of the Chair. Facilitation Notes accompany the DVD.
  • Measurement Years 9-10: This unit of work from ESOL Online outlines how language and learning can be integrated.
  • Units/lesson sequences based on Mathematics (and other) curriculum objectives, designed or re-designed for English language learners.

How does research inform my inquiry?

  • Content-Area Literacy: Mathematics By: Carol Lee and Anika Spratley (2009). This article outlines some of the challenges when reading in Mathematics and the importance of Maths language and logic.

Examples from Practice

How will progress be monitored?

Your inquiry will determine the ways in which progress should be monitored. For example, you may decide to monitor progress through student writing, oral responses, research skills and/or presentations.

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Published on: 09 May 2016