This post is in support of my Saturday morning session at the California Math Conference North Conference. For those of you stumbling on this post from somewhere else, here’s the description of my session:

The very first Mathematical Practice, “make sense of problems”, includes many ideas that have long been foci of literacy instruction. Yet when “math” starts, both teachers and students often leave those good habits behind. We’ll look at examples of this and explore how to translate literacy routines into good mathematical practices.

Download the PowerPoint slides [pdf]

I’m not making the handout available because there isn’t much to it!

I may add a few thoughts after the session.