T.H.E. P.A.C.T. & Teaching Tip Tuesday

Have you checked out this website? http://www.aboutthepact.com/what/ ! Phyl T. Macomber, M.S. ATP has developed “The 4 Language-Based Modules of T.H.E. P.A.C.T: Building Comprehension to Improve Expression”

T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is:

  • a  research-Based 4-Step Teaching Framework
  • Bridges the Gap Between General Education & Special Education
  • Provides a Blueprint for Universal Design for Learning
  • Systemizes Instruction for Learners & Teaching Staff
  • Directly Aligned to the Common Core Standards

Her site provides webinars, access to her materials and training opportunities. You can also subscribe to her “Teaching Tip Tuesday” newsletter.  The latest tip is focused on “The Read About Module: Part 1, Science Unit: The Solar System”.

read 2The Read About Module focuses on increasing an understanding of vocabulary in “reading to learn” activities. It fosters a solid comprehension of main ideas and details of scaffolded text complexity. Learners of all abilities – including those that are literacy challenged – can build further knowledge on the topic through accessible text.

The Read About Module directly aligns to the Reading STRAND of the Common Core Standards as it relates to Literature and Informational Text. Most people think of this strand of the Common Core mainly as it relates to books. But the Read About Module can offer so much more!

Learners of any age can listen to or read:

  • Concepts maps
  • Sequence lists
  • Timelines
  • Study guides
  • Scaffolded books with or without embedded study guides

Visit their website for more information: http://www.aboutthepact.com/what/ .  It’s well worth a look!!

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