The case library consists of modules that were enacted by collaborating classroom teachers over the course of the project. The modules mediate the learning experiences of the students and serve as educative curricula for teachers. These modules are annotated by the teachers and other members of the design teams that produced them. The annotations reflect teachers’ rationales, expectations, and experiences with different parts of the modules. They are intended to open up discussions among potential users of the materials as well as increase the educative value of the modules themselves. Click here to read more about the work of Project READI.
The Case Library is organized by discipline and includes a general overview of the principles and goals of the work in each discipline. Several modules are available in each discipline.
In general, modules have four basic parts:
- Learning Goals that specify the targeted knowledge, skills, and disciplinary practices that constitute the capacity to read with understanding and construct arguments in literature or history or science.
- Tasks and activities that pose inquiry questions that tap into core content, principles, and practices through which knowledge is generated and argued in each discipline.
- Texts (traditional print, static and dynamic visuals, video, etc.) that students read, analyze, critique, and synthesize to address the inquiry questions. Texts reflect sources of complexity typical of the discipline to build dispositions and strategies for reading challenging texts.
- Instructional supports for reading and interpreting disciplinary texts and accomplishing the tasks and goals of the module.