Literacy Instruction in Mathematics and Science for Secondary Teachers
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Lessons by Literacy Strategy

Anticipation guide
Oceanography: Fresh Water Uses using Anticipation Guide (Earth Sci)
Bacteria: Good or Bad using Anticipation Guide (Life Sciences)
Order of Operations using Anticipation Guide (Algebra I)
Organisms - what keeps them alive - with anticipation guide (Life Science)
The Earth's Surface using an anticipation guide (Earth Science)
Metric system using an anticipation guide (Math 6)
Negative numbers with anticipation guide (Math 7)
Slope using an anticipation guide (Math 8)
Number Classification using an anticipation guide (Pre-algebra)
Introducing Real numbers with and anticipation guide and concept map (Algebra II)
Solving inequalities using properties of real numbers with an anticipation guide (Algebra II)
Parallel and Perpendicular lines with anticipation guide and Geometer’s Sketchpad (Geometry)
Animal Taxonomy with an anticipation guide (Biology)
Evolution introduction with anticipation guide (Biology)
Protists with an anticipation guide (Biology)
Human body – Blood with anticipation guide (Life science)
Layers of the Earth with word wall and anticipation guide (Earth Science)
Convection currents in the Earth using anticipation guides (Earth Science)

Wind with anticipation guide (Earth Science)
Acids and Bases with anticipation guide (Physical Science)
States of Matter Lab with anticipation guide (Physical Science)
Mixtures with an anticipation guide (Physical Science)
Compounds with an anticipation guide (Physical Science)
Elements with an anticipation guide (Physical Science)
Coordinate Planes with anticipation guide(7th Math)
Introduction to integers using an anticipation guide (7th Math)

Claims and Evidence
Mineral Crystal Formation with Claims and Evidence (Earth Sci)
Plants Versus Animal Cells with Claims and Evidence (Life Science)

Teaching Claims and Evidence (Earth Science)
Snow leopards with claims and evidence (Earth Science)

Concept map
Cell Cycle and Meiosis Phase with concept map (Biology)
Introducing Real numbers with and anticipation guide and concept map (Algebra II)
Linear systems with a concept map (Algebra II)
Organism structures with a concept map (Life Science)
Circle and Polygon similarities with Concept Map (Pre-algebra)
Rock cycle with concept maps (Earth science)
Circle and Polygon similarities with Concept Map (Pre-algebra)

Creative writing
Math letters (Pre-algebra)
Math Story (Pre-algebra)
Variables using “Madlibs” (Pre-algebra)
Number Classification using a “Newspaper collage” (Pre-algebra)
Invertebrates – Writing a children’s book (Biology)
Plate Tectonics – Letter to the Editor (Earth Science)
Energy Transformations – using a creative write (Physical Science)

Frayer diagrams
3-D Atom Model using 3,2,1 and Frayer diagram (Chemistry)
Mean, Mode and Median using a knowledge rating chart and Frayer diagrams (Math 6)
Even and Odd with pair/share and Frayer (Math 7)
Perimeter and Area “Packaging unit” with Frayer diagram (Math 8)
Surface area of a prism including Frayer diagram (Math 8)
Representing quantities with Frayer diagram and Pairs Check (Math 8)
Transition word in math with Frayer diagram and Pairs Check (Math 8)
Absolute value and opposites using Frayer diagram (Pre-algebra)
Simplifying nth Roots using learning logs and Frayer diagrams (Algebra II)
Landforms with Frayer Diagrams and other Graphic organizers. (Earth Science)
Transformations of parent functions with Frayer diagram (Algebra II)
Grouping Elements – using science notebooks and Frayer diagram (Physical Science)

Forces in Fluids (Physical Science)
Group discussions
Does Air Have Mass? with SGD, C/E, and Journal (Earth Sci)
What do we know about polygons with SGD (Geometry)
Identifying Magnitude of Fractions in Story Problems with SGD (Math 6)
A Trip Through the Atmosphere with Small Group Discussion (Earth Sci)
Bungee Barbie with Small Group Discussion and C&E (Math 8)
Positive Versus Negative Integers with Small Group Discussion (Math 7)
Volume Versus Surface Area with Small Group Discussion (Geometry)

DMA problem solving practice using discussion (Math 6)
Ratios and Proportions – Debate over standard vs. metric systems (Pre-algebra)
Adding and subtracting integers with class discussion (309 – fix) (Pre-algebra)
Bridge design team with group discussion (Conceptual Physics)
Bridge testing (Conceptual Physics)
Graphing Polynomial Equations (Algebra II)

Group summary
Exponents with Group Summary (Math 7)

Journals, Learning logs, and Quick-writes
Estimating Measurements with journal (Math 8)
Linear Equations with journal (Algebra I)
Math Patterns with journal and discussion (Math 6)
Converting Fractions with learning logs (Math 6)
Rounding with class discussion and quick write (Math 6)
Finding Circumference using fiction (Math 6)
Cell models with a quick write and other strategies (Life science)
Electron energy levels with journal (Physical Science)

Interpreting remainders with KWC (Math 6)
Volume of a Cylinder using KWC (Pre-algebra)

Problem solving using KNWS (Math 8)

Making Data Tables using KWL (Math 6)
Tornadoes with KWL (Earth Science)
Volcanoes with KWL (Earth Science)

Problem solving using List Group Label (Math 8)

Math manipulatives
Factors with a variety of lit strategies and manipulatives (Math 7)
Adding and subtracting fractions with Cuisenaire rods (Math 7)
Adding odds and evens with manipulatives and discussion (Math 7)

Note taking strategies
Osmosis Lesson using SQ3R notes (Biology)
Sedimentary Rocks with INSERT and Graphic organizer (Earth Science)
Intro Cornell notes in physical science
Bohr model with notes (Physical science)

Reciprocal teaching
Biomes with reciprocal teaching (Biology)
Diseases with reciprocal teaching (Biology)
Silent discussion
Distribution Models, ect with silent discussion (Statistics)
Systems of Linear Equations with silent discussion (Algebra I)
Statistical Data Gathering with silent discussion (Stats)
Topographic Maps with silent discussion (Earth Science)
Flexible Strategies for whole number computation (Math 6)
Adding and subtracting decimals with silent discussion (Math 6)
Odd and even and divisibility with silent discussion (Math 7)
Ratios and Proportions using a silent discussion (Pre-algebra)
Erosion with silent discussion and Frayer diagram (Earth Science)
Mineral Review with a silent discussion (Earth Science)
Energy Misconceptions – using a silent discussion (Earth Science)
Angle review using silent discussion (Geometry)
Angle review using silent discussion (Earth Science)
Salinity and Density with silent discussion (Earth Science)
Order of Operations using modified Silent discussion (Math 6)

Science Notebooks
Density Cube Lab using science notebooks (Earth Science)
Scientific Method using science notebooks (Earth Science)
Osmosis Lab using science notebooks (Biology)
Natural Selection Lab (Biology)
Earth’s interior “black box” lab using science notebooks (Earth Science)
Barometer lab using science notebook (Earth Science)
Is Air Matter? with science notebooks (Earth Science)
Launching a marble with science notebooks (Physical Science)
Hand washing with science notebooks (Biology)
Buoyancy with science notebooks (Physical Science)
Salinity and Density with science notebooks (Earth Science)
Anatomy of a Worm with science notebooks (Life Science)

Think aloud
Operations with integers using think aloud (Math 7)

KFC Problem Solving with think-group-share (Math 8)
Angle pairs using “foldables” and think-pair-share (Math 6)
Place value using pair share and journals (Math 6)
Relating Perimeter to Area using journals and think-pair-share (Math6)
Animal Symmetry with think-pair-share and quick write (Life Science)

Circumference of a Circle with VVWA (Math 6)

Word problem roulette
Word Problem Roulette (Math 7)

Word sort
Vocabulary review with a word sort (Geometry)

Word wall
Data Graphing using word wall (Pre-Algebra)
Earth's Materials: Matter using word wall (Earth Science)
Justifying steps in solving a problem using word wall and writing to learn (Math 6)
Estimating sums and differences with discussion and word wall (Math 6)
Linear relations with reciprocal teaching and word problem roulette (Algebra II)

Writing to Learn
Identifying the Rules Related to Adding and Sub Integers with WTL and SGD (Math 6)
Slope Intercept Form - using writing to learn (Algebra I)
Math in Daily Life using a collage and writing to learn (Math 6)
Finding Real Roots using writing to learn strategies (Algebra II)
Relating Area and Volume – writing and video lesson (Geometry)