Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
1: Meaningful Interpretation
Invoking the interpretive mode is one of the most creative ways to make a text personal to all kinds of learners. Every student in a classroom can come to appreciate a text on his or her own level.
- Virginia Scott, Chair of French and Italian, Vanderbilt University
Learning GoalsHow can you build your students' interpretive skills? In this session, you'll review relevant research, observe video discussions and classroom examples, and do a culminating activity on the interpretive mode of communication. At the end of this session, you will better understand how to:
Key Termsauthentic text
co-construction of meaning
top-down reading process
Materials NeededAn authentic text that you would like to use in an upcoming lesson with your students. For example, you could select a Web site, literary text, audio recording, film, or visual (such as a painting) that relates to the theme of the lesson or addresses cultural issues.
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