Structuring reading for breadth, depth and lifelong learning to support the curriculum

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ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference - Ava Banerjee - Shore School is committed to incorporating supporting texts from the new English curriculum including Indigenous and Asian texts in our Wide Reading …

ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference - Ava Banerjee - Shore School is committed to incorporating supporting texts from the new English curriculum including Indigenous and Asian texts in our Wide Reading Challenge (Years 7 – 10). This session also examines ‘value-adding’ with digital technologies. Furthermore, a new ‘Coaching’ programme, developed by teachers and teacher-librarians, targets senior students to edify reading skills while reinforcing senior curriculum.

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  • 1. STRUCTURING READING FOR BREADTH, DEPTH AND LIFE-LONG LEARNING WHILE SUPPORTING THE CURRICULUM. AVA B AN E R J E E ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013
  • 2. Format of this Presentation ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 About Shore. The Shore Wide Reading Program itself. How the Program supports the new curriculum with specific outcomes pinpointed (English). Cross curriculum priorities answered by WR. General capabilities answered by WR. How the Curriculum has facilitated additional Wide Reading in relation to those Curriculum points in senior years (Coaching Program). Digital representations of outcomes.
  • 3. About the SchoolAbout the School About the StudentsAbout the Students ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 The Shore School
  • 4. The Context of Wide Reading at Shore ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 Provenance of Wide Reading Program Initially started as a Year 7 and Year 8 only program. The success of the program was seen to fulfil the aim of challenging students to read more and read more quality literature. Especially targeting boys. Clear advantages of having a separate WR session led the year 10s to request the English Department and Library to include Year 9 and 10.
  • 5. How we do it ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 3 TLs including HOD (part of a 10 person Library) WR as structured part of English programming (1 class per cycle) Vanessa Thurgood, Ava Banerjee – Teacher Librarians take years 7-9 Sherida Zivanovic (HOD) teaches Year 10 as well
  • 6. Wide Reading engenders Curriculum support – underlying philosophy (English Rationale) ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 From the rationale of the Australian Curriculum (English – p 4) - “… through the study of English that individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate and build relationships with others and the world around them.” - Crucially: “English contributes to nation building and internationalisation.” - This underpinned the broad aims of the Wide Reading program from 7-10.
  • 7. Year 7 outcomes – English across Foundation to Year 12 ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 “The notion of valuing certain texts as ‘literature’ is introduced” (p 10). “Students … are introduced to increasingly sophisticated analyses of various kinds of literary, popular culture, and everyday texts, and they are given opportunities to engage with the technical aspects of texts, including those of their own choosing – and to explain why they made that choice”
  • 8. Specific Outcomes - Literature ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 Literature and context - Identify and explore ideas and viewpoints about events, issues and characters represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts (ACELT 1619) Responding to literature - Identify and explore ideas and viewpoints about events, issues and characters represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts (ACELT 1620)
  • 9. Year 7 lists – Literature and context genre breakdowns (ACELT 1619) ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013
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  • 12. ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 Responding to literature - ACELT 1620
  • 13. General Capabilities served by WR in Yr 9 (p 14) ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 Critical and creative thinking Personal and social capability – developing empathy … working effectively in teams
  • 14. Ensuring a literacy continuum – Year 9 ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 Responding to literature Present an argument about a literary text based on initial impressions and subsequent analysis of the whole text (ACELT1771) Explore and reflect on personal understanding of the world and significant human experience gained from interpreting various representations of life matters in texts (ACELT1635)
  • 15. THE CBCA FORUM (ACELT1635 AND general capabilities re: slide 11) ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 http://lampada.shore.nsw.edu.au/shorelibnet/h tml/shore_library_podcasts_2013_08.html
  • 16. CROSS CURRICULUM PRIORITIES – Yr 10 + ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia
  • 17. English Specific Outcomes – Yr 10 ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 Language for interaction Understand how language use can have inclusive and exclusive social effects, and can empower or disempower people (ACELA1564) Responding to literature Reflect on, extend, endorse or refute others’ interpretations of and responses to literature (ACELT1640) Evaluate the social, moral and ethical positions represented in texts (ACELT1812)
  • 18. Year 10 – WR lists ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 Inclusion of Australian- Asian perspective
  • 19. ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 Students read a narrative of Indigenous Australia. Personal account of a White Australian grappling with Indigenous Laws/Rites Asian perspective
  • 20. ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 Items 1,6 and 7 explore Asian perspectives on crucial topics. Item 9 examines Australia’s relationship with Bouganville Items 11, 12, 14, 18 and 21 are all accounts – memoirs or narrative – of the Indigenous experience told by Indigenous authors.
  • 21. And it’s not just about English … ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013
  • 22. Literacy focus ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 Texts in context Analyse and evaluate how people, cultures, places, events, objects and concepts are represented in texts, including media texts, through language, structural and/or visual choices (ACELY1749) As seen in the slide following …
  • 23. Increasing Sophistication sought from Students ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013
  • 24. Sustaining and eliciting creativity ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 Creating texts Create sustained texts, including texts that combine specific digital or media content, for imaginative, informative, or persuasive purposes that reflect upon challenging and complex issues (ACELY1756)
  • 25. Creating texts ACELY 1756 - podcasts ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013
  • 26. Beyond Year 10 ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 The Shore Coaching Program for Year 11 English students. Contrast to WR program – very small and intensive sessions. One class Consequent Podcast Filmed sessions Lessons learned
  • 27. Curriculum Links – Literature (Senior – Year 11) ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 Unit 3 (Specific Links for this Coaching project) Unit Description Unit 3 develops students’ knowledge and understanding of the relationship between language, culture and identity in literary texts.
  • 28. TARGETED OUTCOMES IN CURRICULUM – Unit 3 ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 Responding to oral, written and multimodal texts critically evaluates how relationships between content, contexts and texts influence responses to texts (A) analyses how literary conventions and language and stylistic features are used together to represent culture and identity (B). Done in the students’ own voice(s) as detailed now.
  • 29. TARGETED OUTCOMES IN CURRICULUM ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 2. Creating oral, written and multimodal texts (podcasts) A creates sophisticated imaginative texts informed by insightful understanding and appreciation of literary texts. which teachers need to inculcate and nurture.
  • 30. Cross Curriculum Priorities ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 Representation of Cross-curriculum priorities The senior secondary English curriculum values the histories, cultures, traditions and languages of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and their central place in contemporary Australian society and culture. .. contribution to Australian society
  • 31. How it was done ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 Coaching Program fulfilled a dual purpose: 1. PD for TL (Co-teaching, being coached by experienced teacher) 2. Offer a course of Wide Reading specific to area of study to extension students.
  • 32. ‘Product’ 1 ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 Select bibliography of works focussing on Indigenous concerns were given to students. Titles were written by both Indigenous and non- Indigenous authors. Students then read individual works and spoke in a student-centred forum where they analysed and critiqued the recommended titles looking to the nature of the voice in terms of Indigenous issue AND authorial perspective.
  • 33. Product 2 – Digital representation ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 Podcast Delivered on our website to a broad range of students. Both senior students speaking pitched their talk at a general audience but spoke with great sensitivity on Indigenous issues and how they related to Shore Boys as well as marketing Playground very well. Value adding demonstrated
  • 34. Illustration – Cross Curriculum Priorities ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference 2013 http://lampada.shore.nsw.edu.au/shorelibnet/html/sh ore_library_podcasts_2013_08.html