Reading Strategically,Thinking Critically: Making Connections with Nonfiction Texts Presented by Dawn M. Little, M.Ed. Dlittle@linkstoliteracy.com Twitter: @linkstoliteracyBlog: www.teachingwithpicturebooks.wordpress.com www.slideshare.net/linkstoliteracy
Builds fluency, vocabulary, background knowledge, and comprehension An efficient way for students to expand their vocabulary and concepts and share and understand texts (Sharer, et al., 2005) Meets the Common Core Standards Why read nonfiction aloud?
Reading Strategically: Using Nonfictionto Make Connections
“The most general approaches to higher-order thinking is the Anderson and Krathwohl (2001)division of learning into learning for recall and learning for transfer” (Brookhart, 2010)
Text-to-Self Text-to-Text Let’s move Higher Order to. . . Thinking Skills and Text-to-World ConnectionsLiteral Connections
Creating Evaluating Analyzing Applying Understanding RememberingThinking Critically: Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Make Connections
“[Students] can regurgitate text on a literal level, but increasingly, they have trouble with heavierintellectual lifting” (Gallagher, 2009)
We want studentsto be able totransferknowledge of askill or strategy totheir independentreading andcontent areareading.
Activator: Who do you think we will readabout today?With the person next to you, discuss whoyou think the read aloud may be about.