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B5 reluctant readers

  1. 1. D 6 Reaching & Teaching Reluctant Readers in the Urban Classroom<br />Katherine McKnight, Ph.D.<br />Katherine.McKnight@nl.edu<br />
  2. 2. What do we know about our students’ reading?<br />2<br />
  3. 3. What do we know about readers?<br />3<br />Grigg, W.S., Daane, M.C., Jin, Y., & Campbell, J.R. (2003). The nation’s report card: Reading 2002. Jessup, MD: Education Publications Center.<br />
  4. 4. Students Most At Risk<br />4<br />Grigg, W.S., Daane, M.C., Jin, Y., & Campbell, J.R. (2003). The nation’s report card: Reading 2002. <br /> Jessup, MD: Education Publications Center.<br />
  5. 5. Components of Reading<br />5<br />
  6. 6. The difference between struggling and reluctant readers<br />Motivating our students to actually read<br />Creating choice and gathering engaging resources.<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Let’s Look at Strategies<br />Getting Books in the Hands of Kids<br />Differentiated Instruction in Reading<br />Multimodal Learning <br />7<br />
  8. 8. Hints for Struggling Readers<br />Provide readers who struggle to decode with opportunities to hear the text read aloud (tape assist)<br />Give readers for whom word recognition is a problem supplemental materials that include visual clues to word meaning (or use manipulatives in math)<br />Allot additional time for readers who struggle to complete assignments<br />Encourage struggling readers to use the internet because often the symbols and icons that are quite bothersome to good readers provide a means for struggling readers to construct meaning<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Reading and Recreational Reading<br />“Reading ability is positively correlated with the extent to which students read recreationally.” -National Center for Education Statistics.<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Activity<br />Have you now or have you ever been a reluctant reader?<br />What is your reading autobiography?<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Why don’t kids read?<br />By the time that kids reach middle school and high school, reluctant readers often:<br />Equate reading with failure<br />Connect reading to school-related tasks<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Before Reading ActivityThink Aloud<br />Using sticky notes, demonstrate how readers use the “voice in his head” to:<br />ask questions<br />comment on the reading<br />make predictions<br />make personal connections<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Get Books in the Hands of Kids!<br />Books that attract reluctant readers include:<br />A catchy cover<br />Print size is larger<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Get Books in the Hands of Kids!<br />Books that attract reluctant readers include:<br />Artwork is exciting and resembles the “real world”.<br />Writing is not composed of longer convoluted sentences: more straightforward.<br />14<br />
  15. 15. Get Books in the Hands of Kids!<br />Books that attract reluctant readers include:<br />Acceptable literary quality.<br />High Interest “hook” within the first 10-15 pages.<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Books that attract reluctant readers include:<br />Interesting characters<br />Not too many characters<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Books that attract reluctant readers include:<br />Plot sustains interest<br />Plot is developed through events and dialogue.<br />Limits lengthy narration.<br />Themes that are appealing to teenagers.<br />17<br />
  18. 18. Reluctant Readers Like Books that:<br />Present role models.<br />Demonstrate problem solving in action.<br />Allow to feel like winners/overcoming odds.<br />Display relationships of all sorts.<br />Capture intensity and uncertainty of their life.<br />Help develop of socially responsible behavior<br />18<br />
  19. 19. Reluctant Readers Like Books with…<br />Single Point of View<br />Graphic Novels <br />Comic Books<br />19<br />
  20. 20. Helping Reluctant Readers Now<br />Library Card<br />Talking about books<br />Talking about books in the classroom and in the school building<br />Contests<br />Allowing for Student Choice<br />Keep current about books<br />20<br />
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