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2011 international congress of professional development for teachers

  1. 1. 2011 International Congress of Professional Development for Teachers of English<br />Donna Mahar, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, English & LiteracyState University of New YorkUSADonna.Mahar@esc.edu<br />
  2. 2. Within Classroom Walls:Helping Students to Thrive with Literacy<br />
  3. 3. Fluency in Reading & Writing<br />Margaret Mooney<br />Reading/Writing<br />For<br />With<br />By<br />
  4. 4. Fluency Development LessonTimothy Rasinski<br />Teacher selects a text/poem<br />Displays on board, overhead<br />Students have two copies<br />Students read the poem together<br />Choral reading<br />Partner reading<br />Students read the poem individually<br />Bring second copy home<br />
  5. 5. Mentor Texts<br />Published selection<br />Used to inspire a student to write something<br />Used to model aspects of writing for students<br />
  6. 6. Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voicesby Paul Fleischman<br />
  7. 7. “Water Striders”<br />Whenever we’re askedWhenever we’re asked<br />if we walk upon water if we walk upon water<br />we answer we answer<br /> Of course<br />To be sure<br /> It’s quite true<br />Whenever we’re asked Whenever we’re asked<br />If we walk on it often if we walk on it often<br />We answer we answer<br />Quite often<br /> Each day<br />All day through<br />
  8. 8. Brown Angelsby Walter Dean Myers<br />
  9. 9. “Prayer”<br />Shout my name to the angels<br />Sing my song to the sky<br />Anoint my eyes with wisdom<br />Let beauty fill my eyes<br />
  10. 10. Out of the Dustby Karen Hesse<br />
  11. 11. “Breaking Drought”<br />After seventy days<br />of wind and sun<br />of wind and clouds<br />of wind and sand<br />after seventy days,<br />of wind and dust<br />a little<br />rain<br />came<br />February 1934<br />
  12. 12. Poetry With English Language Learners<br />Draw on Students’ Backgrounds<br />Poetry in Translation<br /> “Students translate the work of poets from their native country or ethnic heritage, and then write and translate their own poems.”<br />Carol McCarthy, Queens NY<br /> McCarthy, Academy of American Poets website<br /> www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/17106<br />
  13. 13. Poetry and English Language Learners<br />Predictable language patterns<br />Repeated words<br />Repeated phrases<br />Repeated lines<br />Identifiable rhymesAlpha, J. (2009). Utilizing poetry as an ESL teaching tool and resource. Retrieved February 3, 2011 from http://www.brighthub.com/education/languages/articles/7143.aspx<br />
  14. 14. Metaphor Poetry<br />Freedom is……. (adjective)<br />Freedom is…….(noun)<br />……………………… (prepositional phrase)<br />
  15. 15. Where I’m FromGeorge Ella Lyons<br />I am from clothespins,From Clorox and carbon-tetrachloride.I am from the dirt under the back porch.(Black, glistening<br /> it tasted like beets.)<br /> I am from the forsythia bush,<br /> the Dutch elm whose long gone limbs I remember as if they were my very own.<br />
  16. 16. George Ella Lyons<br />I am from fudge and eyeglasses,<br /> From Imogene and Alafair.<br /> I’m from the know-it-alls<br /> and the pass-it-ons,<br /> from perk up and pipe down.<br /> I’m from he restoreth my soul<br /> with a cotton lamb<br /> and ten verses I can say myself<br />
  17. 17. George Ella Lyons<br />I’m from Artemus and Billie’s Branch<br /> fried corn and strong coffee.<br /> From the finger my grandfather lost to the augerthe eye my father shut to keep his sight.Under my bed was a dress boxspilling old pictures,a sift of lost facesto drift beneath my dreams.I am from these moments-snapped before I budded-leaf-fallen from the family tree.<br />
  18. 18. Bombs on Hiroshima<br />
  19. 19. I Am FromBy Randy Galt, grade 7<br />I am from bombs on Hiroshima<br /> that my grandmother saw<br /> from her school window<br /> and cried.<br /> I am from a time long ago,<br /> A strong woman<br /> Who loves me as much as I love her<br />
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  21. 21. Georgia Heard's wonderful book, Awakening the Heart.<br />In the book, Georgia struggled with getting the kids to write about things that were truly close to their hearts- .As a result, she asked kids to make a map of their heart- however they wished and to include all the things that really matter to them. <br />What has really affected you heart?<br />What people have been important to you?<br />What are some experiences or central events that you will never forget?<br />What happy or sad memories do you have?<br />What secrets have you kept in your heart?<br />What small things or objects are important to you?<br />(Page 110)She doesn't then follow up immediately with a poetry lesson- that would be overkill. But they keep their hearts and refer to them later in the year when writing poetry. <br />source: www.proteacher.net <br />
  22. 22. What has really affected you heart?What small things do you carry in your heart? Who are the people in your heart?<br />
  23. 23. Valentine for Ernest MannBy Naomi Shihab Nye<br />You can’t order a poem likeyou order a taco.Walk up to the counter, say, "I'll take two"and expect it to be handed back to youon a shiny plate.<br /> Still, I like your spirit.Anyone who says, "Here's my address,write me a poem," deserves something in reply.So I'll tell you a secret instead:poems hide. In the bottoms of our shoes,they are sleeping. They are the shadowsdrifting across our ceilings the momentbefore we wake up. What we have to dois live in a way that lets us find them.<br />
  24. 24. Valentine for Ernest MannBy Naomi Shihab Nye page 2<br />Once I knew a man who gave his wifetwo skunks for a valentine.He couldn't understand why she was crying."I thought they had such beautiful eyes."And he was serious. He was a serious manwho lived in a serious way. Nothing was uglyjust because the world said so. He reallyliked those skunks. So, he re-invented themas valentines and they became beautiful.At least, to him. And the poems that had been hidingin the eyes of skunks for centuriescrawled out and curled up at his feet.<br />
  25. 25. Valentine for Ernest MannBy Naomi Shihab Nye p. 3<br /> Maybe if we re-invent whatever our lives give us we find poems. <br />Check your garage, the odd sockin your drawer, the person you almost like, but not quite.And let me know.<br />
  26. 26. What We Learned<br />

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