AL7. Using Text Sets – Part 2

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In this module, participants will build on their learning from Using Text Sets: Part 1 to learn how to select texts strategically and plan for successful learning with text sets. Educators can best plan and prepare text sets by selecting increasingly complex texts strategically, pre-teaching vocabulary, and connecting to students’ prior knowledge.   

Time estimate: 2 hours

  • Using Text Sets – Part 2
    • Pre-Assessment
    • 1. Selecting Texts Strategically
    • 2. Using Complementary Texts
    • 3. The Heart of Text Sets: Part 1
    • 4. The Heart of Text Sets: Part 2
    • 5. Planning for Successful Learning
    • 6. Summing it Up
    • Post-Assessment
    • Module Evaluation
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Welcome to the Adolescent Literacy series in the Ohio Literacy Library! This is an ever-expanding series featuring modules designed to support educators and other interested stakeholders of adolescents who desire to support their acquisition of literacy in the upper primary, middle, and high school grades. Strong literacy skills are essential for adolescents, as they are required to: (1) read to learn in a variety of disciplines; (2) build their knowledge by working with different text types, acquiring academic vocabulary, and sharing their ideas and impressions with others; and (3) master reading comprehension to take full advantage of instruction in content-area classes (Kamil et al., 2008). These skills are essential for success not only in upper grades, but beyond in the workplace and postsecondary education as well.

This series aims to support readers with evidence-based practices that provide adolescent learners engaging and relevant practice both inside and outside the classroom. Four module series are included within the Adolescent Literacy series, beginning with support strategies for students continuing to build literacy and fluency in the Word Recognition in Adolescents series. In the Teaching and Learning with Complex Texts module series, the challenges faced as adolescents begin working with the complex texts introduced in middle and high school are examined and methods of support are proposed. The Disciplinary Literacy module series continues this targeted approach as it introduces skills necessary to effectively communicate in the disciplines of secondary education. Literacy Screening and Intervention modules introduce methods of identifying difficulties in adolescents’ journey to literacy and practices you can use to support their foundational reading skills, comprehension, and writing skills.

Prerequisites

Using Text Sets: Part 1 is a prerequisite for this course.

Module Description

You will explore the potential of text sets to build background knowledge and deepen student interest, nuanced understanding, and reading comprehension. This module will guide your exploration of text sets through: 

  • Selecting text sets strategically through using complementary texts and varying genres 
  • Engaging students in actively participating in building text sets throughout the learning process 
  • Planning for successful learning with text sets including ordering texts, pre-teaching vocabulary, connecting to prior knowledge, and activating motivation 

Learning Objectives

Number 1

Name strategies to effectively and strategically build effective text sets

Number 2

Identify how to deepen the impact of text sets through building key vocabulary, connecting to prior knowledge, engaging social selves, and activating motivation

Number 3

Describe the importance of including diverse points of view within text sets

Number 4

Explain the reasoning behind the use of varying genres of text within a text set

Number 5

Describe how to engage students in deep learning through text sets

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