The goal of literacy instruction is the attainment of fluency Speaking Reading FLUENCY Writing
• Writing genres in NAF courses include texts students will encounter in college and career Essays (personal, explanatory, persuasive) • Research reports • Business letters, memos, emails, and proposals • Resumes and cover letters • Directions • Skits • Editorials, reviews, blogs • Ads, brochures, press releases
Category Characteristics Question What is dessert?
Dessert is a course of a meal That
Works best with words that have a range of attributes: the ocean, eyes. Examples of words that are either too vague or too one-dimensional to use this way: the year 2010, crayons. The process of thinking about a term in this way causes students to make new connections; to think of the term as related to a range of topics rather than in isolation, which in turn helps with retention and with using the word in future writing assignments Requires specificity and clarity of language, while encouraging class discussion Requires actively thinking about a term, rather than passively writing the definition down Great way for teacher to check for level of understanding