Do you offer your students multiple types of instructions? I like to offer students aural, visual, and written directions for every project. Through this process, I hope to offer all students an opportunity to learn in the most accessible manner.
I'm back in grad school (in case you forget; I tend to yammer about it). This semester I'm studying (among other things) how to incorporate literacy into my classroom. Since I teach Art, I find this process exciting and new. I read a wonderful book entitled Literacy Matters by Robin Fogarty. The book is a quick, general strategy guide to literacy in the classroom. It is a great starting point if you are interested in adding more profound literacy strategy(ies) to your classroom.
I made a presentation to share my reading with class, and I thought I'd share it with you too. Enjoy!
Notes for Book: Literacy Matters by Robin Fogarty