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Wed, Aug 06, 2014 11:24 AM in Connecting Literacy and Science with NGSS and Common Core
I've been teaching this same population for the last 7 years and I definitely agree that it's difficult to engage the students in the content. I'd highly recommend finding issues that low income populations sometimes face more often such as diabetes, obesity, air pollution, water quality, and anything else that relates to your subject area. I've found that the social justice route can...
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Wed, Aug 06, 2014 11:08 AM in Connecting Literacy and Science with NGSS and Common Core
Probably finding accessible text. Having only taught in urban classrooms, it was always really tough to get students reading and writing when they are missing a lot of the basic skills that they need to do so. Textbooks are oftentimes WAY above their present reading level.
Wed, Aug 06, 2014 11:07 AM in Connecting Literacy and Science with NGSS and Common Core
Literacy can be a bully, but should be your buddy
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