Now Analyze This!: Using Media to Teach [Text-Dependent] Analysis
Explore and create : BYOD
Tuesday, June 25, 1:15–2:15 pm
Location: Room 117
Dr. Laura McCusker Kasey Smith
Analysis, the key component of analytical writing and text-dependent analysis, can be taught in any medium. Using media to introduce and practice analysis builds stamina for students to access increasingly complex texts. Learn about ready-to-use digital media and activities to teach analysis and facilitate instructional planning.
|Attendee devices:||Devices required|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Instructional design and delivery|
|Subject area:||Language arts, Career and technical education|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
Text-Dependent Analysis (TDA) is a college and career ready task aligned to ELA standards that expects students to write in response to text. Specifically, the task entails “drawing evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.” After the wide adoption of Common Core State Standards its instructional shifts, TDA represents a new construct which requires teachers to instruct students in a different manner than what they have done in the past. The Thompson model for TDA, out of the Center for Assessment, will be introduced here as an framework for analysis. Various instructional strategies utilizing digital media will be offered to participants, along with ready-to-use resources. Research shows that when students engage in explicit instruction and practice of analysis, they improve in the TDA task, and - more importantly - are positioned on the pathway to college and career readiness.
Participants will participate in an opening teamed Gimkit formative assessment on knowledge of text-dependent analysis (10 minutes), with prizes for the winning team. The presenters will debrief on the Gimkit, while answering questions as they are posted in Backchannel Chat by showing slides of infographics and images to represent big ideas (10 minutes). The presenters will introduce the ISTE Standards for Students and Educators represented in this work, and highlight each as they interactively demonstrate instructional strategies for teaching analysis in a variety of media formats. One example will be experienced for each medium offered: artwork, poetry, video, advertisements, newspaper, and comics, with the participants responding as students through turn-and-talk, digital poll, backchannel chat, and small group discussion (30 minutes). Additional strategies and resources for content in each category will be mentioned and provided on a physical infographic handout (5 minutes). Participants will share their takeaways and areas of continued exploration in an exit Mentimeter (5 minutes).
Hall, E., Thompson, J., & Simaska, D. (2015). Text dependent analysis essay: Exploring a new construct. Nciea.org. Retrieved from https://www.nciea.org/sites/default/files/inline-files/Text%20Dependent%20Analysis%2
The Aspen Institute. (2012). Implementing the PA core standards: A primer on “close reading of text.” lms.pdesas.org. Close Reading. Retrieved from http://lms.pdesas.org/content/courses/General_PD/TDA/media/docs/m1s2a1_Primer_on_Close_Reading.pdf
Thompson, J. & Lyons, S. (2017). Text dependent analysis: 2015-2016 research report. Nciea.org. Retrieved from
Thompson, J. (2018). Text dependent analysis: The need for a shift in instruction and curriculum. Nciea.org. Retrieved 11 March 2018 from https://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/Teachers-Administrators/Curriculum/ELA/TDA-The%20Need%20for%20a%20Shift%20in%20Instruction%20and%20Curriculum.pdf.
Dr. McCusker’s background is in K-12 literacy as a teacher and reading specialist prior to joining the Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 as a staff developer and now administrator in the curriculum and instruction division.
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