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Literacy in CTE

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Integrating CTE and academic subjects has become an increasingly important priority for educators, and literacy—from the classics through computers—is near the top of the list. One of the best resources available to ACTE members is the Issue Brief "CTE's Role in Adolescent Literacy."

ACTE Practitioner-in-Residence Linda Moyer developed the following pre-reading strategies to share with ACTE members. Click each image to view the videos, and read about her experience in Educators in Action.

GIST—Generating Interactions
Between Schemata and Text

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GIST Instructions

GIST Template
GIST Presentation


Word Walls

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Word Walls Presentation

Word Walls Review Game Template

Previewing the Text
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Previewing the Text Presentation

Previewing the Text Worksheet

Writing on the Wall
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Moyer also contributed the following lesson plan on literacy in CTE.

The Big Inch—Gold medal winner at the 2011 SkillsUSA National Competition

Objectives:

  • Students will understand how to read a ruler.
  • Students will enhance their understanding of measuring.
  • Students will be able to explain the fractions of an inch.

You can access all ACTE lesson plans, including Linda Moyer's, by searching the ACTE Lesson Plan Library.

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