SOAR Disciplinary Interactions with Complex Text Teaching Frame - Module

​Learn about instructional practices that help teachers structure, strengthen, and support student interaction with complex text to develop academic language and disciplinary literacy. These practices develops students’ abilities to understand the academic language and structure of complex text, which strengthens comprehension, content knowledge, and disciplinary language. To be effective teachers engage students in analysis of text and provide supported opportunities for students to interact with text and build academic language. They also facilitate the acquisition of the academic language students need to interact with text, they help provide students with strategies to use when interacting with text. Finally, they carefully monitor and guide every students’ text interactions. And when they plan for a lesson where students will be engaged with complex texts, they think through the moves they can make during instruction as well as the materials and support they need to help students be successful.

Before watching the video you should print the DICT Teaching Frame and the Traditional Classroom Vignette. After the video module read the Hybrid Vignette and Hybrid Strategies to explore ways to implement Disciplinary Discussions in Hybrid Classrooms.