SOAR Disciplinary Communication Teaching Frame - Module

​Learn about instructional practices that help teachers structure, strengthen, and support the quantity and quality of students’ oral and written output using academic language. When implementing this practice, effective teachers provide opportunities for students to produce and fortify both oral and written communication. The goal of Disciplinary Communication is to have students talk and write as a way to process the content they are learning. Examples of oral communication are asking and answering questions, think pair-share, interviews, debates, and oral reports. Examples of written communication are emails, blogs, reflective journals, letters, and essays. The High-Impact Practice focuses on structuring, strengthening, and supporting the quantity and quality of students’ oral and written communication using academic language. Two essential elements make up this practice: Effective teachers provide opportunities for students to produce and fortify both oral communication.

Before watching the video you should print the DC Teaching Frame and the Traditional Classroom Vignette. After the video module read Adapting a Lesson and Hybrid Strategies to explore ways to implement Disciplinary Communication in Hybrid Classrooms.