Reading aloud sends a pleasuremessage about reading. Page 30
Selecting Read Alouds Page 33
Dedicate regular time for read alouds. Page 34
Choose books from authors who willlead your students to more books. Page 35
Five authors every child ingrade ___ should know are… Page 36
Share a variety of texts includingnonfiction, poetry, and drama. Page 37
6 Things You Should Know
Consider time constraints and book length. Page 40
Decide how students will view illustrations. Page 44
Read books that you enjoy. Page 47
Abandon a read aloud if it is not working with your students. Page 48
Reading Community Suggestions Page 49
Invite students to share their favorite read alouds. Page 50
Skype with an author.
Leave a different read aloudwhen you have a substitute teacher. Page 52
World Read Aloud Day
Ask students to select your next read aloud. Page 55
Post a list of the texts you have shared. Page 56
Ask students to sign one ofyour read aloud selections for the year. Page 58
Spine Poetry Page 62
Spine Poem Haiku
We asked kids and some teachers. Here are their answers.
What teachers think
What does NOT work?
Workshop Conditions and Activities
Rigor, Complexity, Common Sense
Determining Complexity Common Core Standards Process
Quantative Quantitative measures stand as proxiesfor semantic and syntactic complexity:Word difficulty (frequency, length)Sentence length and syntaxSome newer measures also measure text cohesion and other features of vocabulary
Problems with Quantitative Analysis of Books Reading levels Syllables Sentences Lexile Levels Syllables Sentences Semantics Syntax All of these rate only how students perform on tests
Translation Narrative structure Shifts in time (flashback and foreshadowing) Point of view (multiple narrators, unreliable narrator) Language Figurative devices Irony Parody Knowledge Demands Cultural intertextuality
Here are recommendations from lexile.com Grades 2-3 Fiction Alabama Moon Cleopatra’s Moon Under the Baseball Moon NEW MOON Grades 4-5 Humor Jake Reinvented I Want to Grow Hair Hero by Perry Moore
Here are recommendations from lexile.com Grades 6-8 Graphic Novels Sparky 11 other titles, none familiar Grades 9-10 Mystery Koontz, Poe, Bunting Grades 11-12 Biography Pocohantas, Shakespeare, Joan of Arc, Zane Grey
Using the resources we have at our fingertips & Not all these formulaic means
Conventional Wisdom Where do we go to get ideas about what to read? How can we narrow it down from the 7500+ books published annually? How can we determine which books for which kids? How do we then provide proof of rigor?
Where to get recommendations? Lists Awards lists Newbery Printz State reading lists Bluebonnet Lone Star TAYSHAS Maverick Starred Review lists Teens Top Ten
But also… BFYA QP Notables Orbis Pictus Sibert YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Morris Great Graphic Novels for Teens Stonewall
Starred Reviews SIX STARS Code Name Verity. Elizabeth Wein. Fault in Our Stars, The. John Green. Z Is for Moose. Kelly Bingham, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky. FIVE STARS Green. Laura Vaccaro Seeger.
Seeing Stars FOUR STARS Black Hole Is NOT a Hole, A. Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano, illus. by Michael Carroll Grave Mercy. Robin LaFevers THREE STARS Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip. Jordan Sonnenblick Lions of Little Rock, The. Kristin Levine Wonder. R.J. Palacio
Improve your enjoyment andappreciation of what you read.
Suggest titles for additional reading.
Encourage mindfulness about what you read and share.
Inspire you to write.
Participate in personal reading communities.
―Students should have guidanceand frequent opportunities to workwith teachers and other students asa community of learners, observing their teachers as readers and writers. —NCTE Position on the Teaching of English
―Reading Teacher (RT) ateacher who reads and a reader who teaches.‖–Commeytas, Bisplinghoff, and Olson (2003)
56% of unenthusiastic readers did nothave a teacher who shared a love of reading, while 64% of enthusiastic readers did have such a teacher. -- Nathanson, Pruslow and Levitt (2008)
Find reading mentors.
Commit toreading more.
Bring yourreading life into the classroom.
online, offline, beyond the line
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