PBS LearningMedia™ Launches Blended Literacy Lessons


The literacy demands on middle school students are unique and often perplexing to their teachers:  “I want to teach science (or social studies, or math)…not reading!”  PBS offers turnkey tools for middle school that support literacy in the content areas. This webinar offers an in-depth look at those tools. The Inspiring Middle School Literacy collection, produced by WGBH and funded by the Walmart Foundation, is designed to enhance the literacy skills of struggling readers in grades 5–8. Each uses videos, interactive activities, note taking, reading, and writing to present students with an engaging science, social studies, mathematics, or English language arts topic. The lessons are available at no cost at pbslearningmedia.org/collection/midlit. See a one-minute introduction to the collection at http://youtu.be/kkYDXJJMFcA

Presenters: Carol Studebaker, Charlotte Hodges, and Carolyn Jacobs