Interdisciplinary literacy tools are vital means of achieving equity in STEM. CAP Writing is a tiered approach to literacy for reluctant writers. Designed to engage authors using essential questions about content, audience and purpose, users then navigate their thinking and understanding about their vocabulary (how to be concise, how to be authentic, how to be precise) before finally thinking about language conventions (capitalization, applications or examples and punctuation). Two strategies have been used with students that are shared here.
Ambitious Teaching—An overview
In this video we illustrate what Ambitious Teaching looks like in classrooms ranging from high school to kindergarten. The practices were developed through collaborations between teachers and researchers, and they are continually evolving as we learn more about how they work with young learners. There are several themes that you’ll see in all examples, such as a focus on puzzling and complex phenomena, opportunities to make sense through talk, making thinking visible, attending to who is participating, using various forms of scaffolding and tools, and much more.
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