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  • 6/13/11   Here’s  the  Plan  for  Today   — How  can  we  create  engaging  literacy   centers?   Katie  McKnight,  PhD   — How  can  we  use  technology  to  build  the   Email:   instructional  components  of  literacy   Facebook:  Katie  McKnight  Literacy   centers?   Twitter:  @literacyworld   Website:      — Do  you  use  literacy  circles  in  your   teaching?    — Do  you  use  technology  in  the   classroom?    — Are  you  familiar  with  differentiated   instruction  strategies?   1  
  • 6/13/11   Ge<ng  Started  with    Direc:ons   Literacy  Centers  —  In  groups  of  3-­‐4,  we  are  going  to  look  at  some  sample   1.  Write  out  all  directions  for  the  students  for  each   literacy  centers.       station.  —  For  this  round,  please  go  to  the  literacy  centers  with   2.  Explain  procedures  and  have  them  written  out  and   the  bright  green  squares,  like  this:   posted  in  your  classroom.  —  As  you  examine  each  center,   3.  Create  a  “make  up  station”  at  the  end  of  the  rotation  consider  what  literacy  skills  are     so  that  students  can  complete  any  unfinished  work.    being  taught  at  each  center.         1   Review  and  revision  are  key  in  the  development  of   literacy  skills  sets.    MOVE  TO  THE  NEXT  CENTER  WHEN  THE  MUSIC  IS  LOUDER.  Ge<ng  Started  with    Literacy  Centers   Sample  Centers  4.  The  teacher  should  circulate  among  the  groups  to   Looking  at  Character   facilitate  answers  and  questions  about  the  work.   —  Character  Analysis  Chart  5.  Formal  assessment  occurs  when  the  students  have   —  Character  Traits  and  Textual  Evidence   finished  the  novel.   —  Comparing  Myself  to  a  Character  6.  When  possible,  give  students  a  choice  at  each   What  Happened?   station.   —  Plot  Diagram  I  like  to  make  a  poster  for  each  station.   —  Story  Trail   2  
  • 6/13/11  Sample  Centers   Sample  Centers  Visualization   Listening  Station  —  Illustrate  an  important  scene  or  character  from  the   —  Create  the  opportunity  for  students  to  listen  to  the   novel.   novel.   —  Allow  the  students  to  use  different  media.   —  Students  can  read  aloud  in  their  small  group.   —  Use  technology  programs  to  create  illustrations.   —  Students  can  also  read  silently  of  the  choose  to  do  so.   Example:   —     Learning  Center  Sta:on  Sample  Centers   Vocabulary  Discussion  Center  —  Reader  Response  Starters  —  Questioning  the  Author  —  Blogging  on  Select  Internet  sites   Samples  are  from:  McKnight,  K.  (2010).  The  Teachers  Big  Book  of   Graphic  Organizers:  100  Reproducible  Organizers  that  Help  Kids  with   Reading,  Writing,  and  the  Content  Areas.  Jossey-­‐Bass.   12   3   View slide
  • 6/13/11  Learning  Center  Sta:on   Some  More  Thoughts    Vocabulary   About  Centers   —  Giving  students  choice  is  motivating.   —  Give  students  2-­‐3  choices  at  each  center.   —  All  of  the  students  will  work  on  the  same  activity  at   each  center.   —  The  students  will  be  able  to  work  individually  when   it’s  project  time.   Samples  are  from:  McKnight,  K.  (2010).  The  Teachers  Big  Book  of   Graphic  Organizers:  100  Reproducible  Organizers  that  Help  Kids   with  Reading,  Writing,  and  the  Content  Areas.  Jossey-­‐Bass.   13   14     Ac:vity   —  Around  the  room  are  posters  listing  different   technologies.     —  Look  at  the  technology  and  indicate  your  level  of   comfort  with  the  technology  using  the  following   scale:   Technology  Comfort  Level   1=     ever  heard  of  it  before.   N Whe music n  you  hear   2=  I’ve  heard  of  it  but  I  don’t  use  it.   ,  plea to  you se  return   r  seat. 3=  I  used  this  once  or  twice.     4=  I  use  it  all  of  the  time  for  personal  use.   5=  I  frequently  use  it  in  my  classroom  with  my   students.   4   View slide
  • 6/13/11  Kids  and  Technology   Integra:ng  Technology  —  Today’s  students,  millenials  grew  up  with  the  Internet.     —  Use  drawing,  movie,  and  painting  software  for  the  —  Access  to  unlimited  information  that  can  be  accessed   Illustrator  Role.   at  any  time  .   —  Online  dictionaries  for  the  Vocabulary  Detective.  —  Many  students  prefer  to  use  information  found  on  the   —  Use  I  Tunes  for  digital  recordings  of  text.   Internet  because  they  feel  it  is  more  abundant,   —  For  Literary  Luminary  and  Discussion  Director,  use   accessible,  an  d  up-­‐to-­‐date  (U.S.  DOE  2004).   search  engines  like  Firefox  and  Internet  Explorer.  —  U.S.  Department  if  Education  (U.S>  DOE),  Office  of  Educational  Technology  (OET).  Toward  A  New  Golden  Age  in   American  Education:  How  the  Internet,  the  Law  and  Today’s  Expectations  are  Revolutionizing  Expectations.     Washington,  D.C.,  2004.   18  Some  Addi:onal  Resources  from   Millenials’  Demographics  (Patrick,  2004)   Thoughtful  Threads:  Sparking  Rich  Online   —  Teens  spend  more  time  online  than  watching   Discussions   television.­‐resources/lesson-­‐plans/ thoughtful-­‐threads-­‐sparking-­‐rich-­‐1165.html   —  94%  of  teens  use  the  Internet  for  school-­‐related   Literature  Circle  Roles  Refined:  Reading  as  a   research.   Film  Crew   —  71%  of  teens  rely  on  Internet  sources  for  projects.­‐resources/lesson-­‐plans/literature-­‐ circle-­‐roles-­‐reframed-­‐877.html   —  48%  of  teens  think  that  the  Internet  improves  their   Girls  Read:  Online  Literature  Circles   relationships.­‐resources/lesson-­‐plans/literature-­‐ —  24%  of  teens  have  created  their  own  Web  pages  or   circle-­‐roles-­‐reframed-­‐877.html   (File  Share  with  more  sample  mini  lessons,  centers,  and  resources.)   sites.   —  43%  of  children  (ages  4-­‐18)  in  2003  owned  at  least   19   one  wireless  device.   5  
  • 6/13/11   Teachers  Can  Infuse  Technology  How  about  our  schools?   with  Literature  Centers  Through:  —  99%  of  schools  are  connected  to  the  Internet.  —  92%  of  instructional  rooms  have  Internet  access.   — The  Actual  Text  (E-­‐Books)  —  23%  of  public  schools  use  wireless  networks.   — Communication  and  Discussion  —  8%  of  public  schools  lent  laptops  to  students.  —  On  average,  schools  have  a  5:1  student  to  computer   Among  the  Students   ratio.  Patrick,  Susan  (2004)  e-­‐Learning  and  Students  today:  Options  for  No  Child  Left  Behind.  Speech  presented   — Student  Activities   at  the  No  Child  Left  Behind  Summit.  Orlando,  FL.,  July  2004.   Ge<ng  Books  into  the     Integrating  Technology   Hands  of  Kids   Digital  Logs,  Journals,  and  Discussions   — E  Books>   — Using  the  Public  Library  is  always  a  great   place  to  start.­‐   — Using  Electronic  Book  services  like  Kindle   or  I  Tunes/Books         23   6  
  • 6/13/11  Students  and  Reading  Fluency   The  Power  of  E  Books  —  Using  technologies  like  audiotapes  and  annotation   —  Allow  students  the  opportunity  to  annotate.   applications  (like  those  found  in  Google  Docs)   —  Control  F   support  reading  instruction.   —  Adjust  print  size.  Donna  Alvermann  reports  that  “students  of  the  New   —  Some  have  capability  for  audio  support.   Generation  are  quick  to  find  Internet  cites  and   understand  complex  materials.”    The  students  that   Alvermann  cites  scored  in  the  lowest  25th  percentile   on  NAEP.  Students  will  read  when  they  are  motivated  to  do  so.  Alvermann,  Donna.  “Adolescent  Literacy-­‐Research  Informing  Practice:  A  Series  of  Workshops.”  The   Partnership  for  Reading.   Libraries  are  catering    Some  Sample  E  Books   to  our  Tech  Teens  —  Public  Library   —  Chicago  Public  Library  —  University  Libraries  (Many  are  connected  through   —   statewide  networks.)   —  Orange  County,  FL  Public  Library  —  Kindle   —  —  I  Books     7  
  • 6/13/11  Booktalking   Discussion  Director  (21st  C.Tech)  —  Booktalking  basics   —  Develop    and  harvest  questions  that  your  group  will discuss.   AX5455   —  You  will  help  your  group  to  answer  these  questions   and  facilitate  discussion  through  online  media  like:     —  Discussion  Boards   —  Blogs   —  Instant  Chat   Online  Discussion  Director  Discussion  Director   (21st  C.  Tech)   Resources  (There  are  TONS)  —  Teacher  Coaching  Point   —  Let’s  take  a  familiar  book,  To  Kill  a  Mockingbird   —  Helps  the  students  to  have  some  sample  questions  to   —  Here  is  just  a  sample  of  some  current  discussions   get  them  started.   about  this  novel.  Our  students  can  read  the   —  Have  the  students  list  the  online  chats  and  resources   discussion  and  also  participate.   that  they  visited.   —­‐kill-­‐ —  You  may  want  to  require  the  students  to  create  a   a-­‐mockingbird-­‐turns-­‐50.html   written  response  to  one  or  all  of  their  posed  questions.   —­‐kill-­‐ a-­‐mockingbird-­‐turns-­‐50.html   —­‐Mockingbird-­‐50th-­‐ Anniversary/dp/0061743526/ref=sr_1_1? ie=UTF8&qid=1290037216&sr=8-­‐1   8  
  • 6/13/11   More  Tools  for    More  Online  Book  Blogs   Crea:ng  Discussion  Sites   —  Blogger     —  EPALS   —  Live  Journal   —     —  Moodle   —  Here’s  a  sample  student  blog  for  A  Wrinkle  in  Time   —        READ  WRITE  THINK   Audio  Supplement     —  Once  the  literary  luminary  has  selected  the  passages     that  they  wish  to  share  with  the  literature  circle,  they  Thoughtful  Threads:  Sparking  Rich  Online   can  record  the  passages  using  a  wide  variety  of   Discussions   programs.   —  Using  the  record  feature  on  a  smart  phone.­‐ —  Select  audio  clips  from  an  I  Tunes  version.   resources/lesson-­‐plans/thoughtful-­‐threads-­‐ —  Use  passages  from  audio  book  version.   sparking-­‐rich-­‐1165.html   —  Also:­‐ kill-­‐a-­‐mockingbird/   9  
  • 6/13/11   Here’s  an  example  from  The  Book  Thief  As  the  students  listen….  —  As  the  students  listen  to  the  literary  luminary’s   passages,  they  should  record  their  reactions  and   thoughts.    This  graphic  organizer  is  an  example:  Passage     What  happened?   Why  is  this  passage  (page  #s)   important?  Why  was  it   selected?  Vocabulary  Detec:ve   Vocabulary  Detec:ve  —  The  vocabulary  detective  should  make  a  list  of  words   —  At  this  point,  the  vocabulary  detective  can  use   that  are  result  of  asking  the  following:   websites  like:    1.    Are  there  words  that  I  have  never  heard  of  before?   The  Internet  Picture  Dictionary  2.    Are  there  words  for  which  I  do  not  now  the   meaning?   The  always  popular  online  dictionary:  3.    Are  there  words  I  have  seen  before  but  I  am  not  sure   http://www.dictionary  .com   of  the  meaning?     10  
  • 6/13/11  Vocabulary  Dic:onary  —  The  information  can  be  recorded  in  a  log  like  this:   Or  in  Graphic  Word   What  I  think  it  means.   What  the  word  actually   means   Organizers   Samples  from   McKnight,  Katherine.  (2010).  The  Teacher’s  Big  Book   of  Graphic  Organizers:  100  Reproducible  Organizers   That  Help  Kids  with  Reading,  Writing,    and  More.  San   Francisco:  Jossey-­‐Bass.   11  
  • 6/13/11  Here  are  some  sample  sites  for…   Ideas  for  Illustra:on  —  Let’s  pretend  that  we’re  assigned  the  Media  Detective   —  Digital  Cameras  for  still  pictures  or  movies   Role…..where  should  we  go?   —  Programs  like  “Paint”  —  Where  should  we  begin  our  search?   —  Making  a  collage  with  Google  Images    Projects   More  Project  Ideas  —  When  students  finish  a  novel,  it’s  a  celebration!     —  Create  a  billboards  or  ad  campaign  for  the  text.  —  Here  are  some  ideas  for  projects:   —  Write  a  song  or  create  an  instrumental  piece  that  —  Create  a  model  of  a  scene  or  important  location   represents  the  theme  of  the  text.   from  the  text.    Some  examples  include  Boo   —  Create  a  book  cover.    Include  a  description  of  the  book   Radley’s  house  from  To  Kill  a  Mockingbird  or  the   that  would  interest  potential  readers.       castle  from  Macbeth.   —  Select  a  key  quote  from  the  text  and  paint  or  draw  a  —  Write  a  series  of  postcards  to  a  friend,  family   picture  that  illustrates  the  meaning  of  the  quote.   member,  the  author,  or  to  character.    Create   —  Produce  a  file  or  video  that  reveals  the  students’   artwork  for  one  side  of  the  postcard  and  write  to   comprehension  of  the  text.   your  audience  on  the  other  side.   —  Create  a  museum  exhibit  based  on  your  novel.   12  
  • 6/13/11  Even  more  project  ideas   Addi:onal  Resources  —  Digital  Story  Telling  sample     Daniels,  H.  &  Steineke,  N.  (2003).  Mini-­‐Lessons  for  —   Literature  Circles.  Portsmouth,  NH:  Heinemann.     Looking  for  Books?   http://www.alan-­‐   The  Assembly  on  Literature  for  Adolescents  is  an   independent  assembly  of  NCTE.  Founded  in  November   1973,  ALAN  is  made  up  of  teachers,  authors,  librarians,   publishers,  teacher-­‐educators  and  their  students,  and   others  who  are  particularly  interested  in  the  area  of  young   adult  literature.  ALAN,  which  is  self-­‐governing,  holds  its   annual  meetings  during  the  NCTE  annual  convention  in   November  and  also  publishes  The  ALAN  Review.   The  website  features  authors  and  titles  for  adolescent   readers.    The  books  are  reviewed  monthly.  Need  More  Resources?   For Con  All   t Fo Eng r   Where  you  can  find  me….   Are ent   Tea lish   —  Email:   as   che rs   —  Website:   —  Twitter:  @literacyworld   —  Facebook:  Katie  Siewert  McKnight  Literacy     13