Ohio Resource Center
Adolescent Literacy In Perspective
May 2014
Formative Assessment and the FAMS Project

"In formative assessment, teachers are not the only people who generate evidence of learning; students are also part of the process through self-assessment. In fact, formative assessment is as much about students' own assessment as it is about teachers'."
    —Margaret Heritage

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Webcasts Video Clips Reading Strategies
This informative webcast series with companion materials focuses on instructional strategies to support classroom instruction. These real-world video clips feature Ohio teachers using different literacy-enhancing techniques to foster student learning and engagement in their classrooms. Resources highlight key reading strategies used by proficient readers and offer suggestions for teaching these strategies throughout the reading process and across the curriculum.

Additional Resources
These professional development modules use selected articles from archived issues of Adolescent Literacy In Perspective to promote meaningful discussion around key literacy topics. The modules are designed to be used in two-hour sessions, which include time for teachers to read and discuss the articles.

Maximizing instruction in the ways students learn best will optimize their learning and enhance overall achievement. This section explains differentiated instruction as a best practice in maximizing instruction, provides examples of differentiated lessons, and suggests resources for further professional development.

Sample units of instruction promote literacy and meet academic standards in English language arts (and other content areas, as applicable), using timely and relevant lesson topics to enhance student engagement and achievement.