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    • Gerald Ardito
      Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 11
      Guiseppe, I agree with this: Comprehension of a text means an individual is able to compartmentalize the literature they are assigned into their own words. But I am wondering if there is also something about accuracy, meaning a direct...
      • Gerald Ardito
        Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 11 Dira Cumberbatch
        Dira, This really jumped out at me: Majority of my students are amongst the city’s lowest third population, for this reason I have made it mandatory to justify their answers for multiple choice questions.  I would love to...
        • Gerald Ardito
          Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 10 Group B Dira Cumberbatch
          Dira, Thanks for your response to this week's reading. As a former science educator, this really resonated with me: A lot of times the science subject are not viewed as a literacy subject. What people do not seem to realize is that...
          • Gerald Ardito
            Gerald Ardito replied on the discussion topic C.Raoul Week 11
            Cindy, You are clearly engaged in this topic of culturally relevant pedagogy and how it plays out in student reading and writing. I was particularly struck by this:  In my classroom, even though it is a 12:1:4, I try to make adapted... view reply
            • Gerald Ardito
              Gerald Ardito replied on the discussion topic Week 10 -CRaoul
              Cindy, I really enjoyed reading your response to these readings. view reply
              • Gerald Ardito
                Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 11
                Charlton, You make an important point here: Adapting the curriculum to the culture of my students is always a priority in my classroom. The majority of my students are non-white and living in lower income areas, and I want to teach...
                • Gerald Ardito
                  Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 10
                  Charlton, It was very interesting to see you wrestle with the notion of genre in this post. Scientific literacy is inquiry based. The genre that we use explain natural phenomena is non-fiction.
                  • Gerald Ardito
                    Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 11
                    Ashtyn, This is really interesting: Ladson-Billings’ article discusses how there is an education gap between white students and students of color, primarily African American students who are affected by socio-economic issues. The text...
                    • Gerald Ardito
                      Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 10 Reading Response
                      Ashtyn, This is really interesting: Through reading these articles, I really appreciate that a “scientifically literate” student is defined and given acknowledgement to in many of the articles. I really do believe there is...
                      • Gerald Ardito
                        Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 11
                        Andrew, This really knocked me out: We should no longer just follow the standards and have them read this book at a certain grade level because that does not lead to an increase in the literacy of the student or an increase in the student...
                        • Gerald Ardito
                          Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Andrew Rohan's Week 10 Response
                          Andrew, Thanks for this week's response. I am really intrigued by this:  For our students, incorporating or letting the students choose topics that might be out of the scoop of the given assignment might allow for a deeper...
                          • Gerald Ardito
                            Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 11 Response
                            Abdul, It is really interesting to hear about how these ideas actually happened in your classroom: As young as my students are, they can still understand the effects of a cultural event. When considering to comprehend texts to our students...
                            • Gerald Ardito
                              Gerald Ardito commented on the blog Week 10 Response
                              Abdul, I enjoyed reading your response to this week's readings and appreciated your sharing the personal connections you felt.
                              • Nicole Stevens
                                Nicole Stevens published a blog post Week 11 3x3 in the group Group D
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                                • Tamdeka Hughes-Carroll
                                  Tamdeka Hughes-Carroll added a new discussion topic Week 11 3x3 in the group Group E
                                  WEEK 11 3X3   Xixi expressed that in order to teach we must take into consideration the students background, identity and understand the needs of minority students. Xixi referenced Lynch where it stated to “create space and time to...
                                  • Colleen Vogle
                                    Colleen Vogle commented on the blog Week 11
                                    Hi Giuseppe, Thank you for your post this week, It was a refreshing read and I was nodding in agreeance all through your post. I specifically like that you pointed out a very familiar truth within the standardized testing world and its...
                                    • Colleen Vogle
                                      Colleen Vogle commented on the blog Week 11 Dira Cumberbatch
                                      Hi Dira, I enjoy reading your post this week, it was very relatable. Just a few weeks ago I had the same revelations as you. I was looking around my classroom and thinking about how best I can help my students see the scientist in themselves and...
                                      • Giuseppe Marchica
                                        Giuseppe Marchica published a blog post week 6 in the group Group B
                                        30 days ago added this to Discussion Topic by mistake
                                        • Rachel Richards
                                          Rachel Richards published a blog post Week 11 in the group Group D
                                          Rachel Richards ED656 Dr. Ardito 11/15/18   Growing up in the Caribbean I did not have much access to a book or a library. My island has one library for the entire population about 200 000 people. The schools did not have a...
                                            • Gerald Ardito
                                              Gerald Ardito
                                              Rachel, Once again, you have done an excellent job with this week's reading response. I was very struck by this: I realized it all had to do with the availability of resources, and in more developed countries there are abundant...
                                              • Rachel Richards
                                                Rachel Richards
                                                Hi Dr. Ardito, Thank you. Growing up on a small island and complete both my primary school (Elementary) and Secondary (High school) in the Caribbean, gave me an opportunity to compare the big difference.  Cheers. 
                                              • Giuseppe Marchica
                                                Giuseppe Marchica published a blog post Week 11 in the group Group B
                                                Comprehension of a text means an individual is able to compartmentalize the literature they are assigned into their own words. Many literacy educators provide students with foundational skills in order for students to break down their readings...
                                                  • Colleen Vogle
                                                    Colleen Vogle
                                                    Hi Giuseppe, Thank you for your post this week, It was a refreshing read and I was nodding in agreeance all through your post. I specifically like that you pointed out a very familiar truth within the standardized testing world and its...
                                                    • Gerald Ardito
                                                      Gerald Ardito
                                                      Guiseppe, I agree with this: Comprehension of a text means an individual is able to compartmentalize the literature they are assigned into their own words. But I am wondering if there is also something about accuracy, meaning a direct...