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  • READING LADDERS
    Taking readers from Point A To Point B and Beyond
  • crazy state laws
    I love to laugh…
  • Alaska
    Whispering in someone’s ear while he’s moose hunting is prohibited.
  • Florida
    If you tie an elephant to a parking meter, you must pay the same parking fee as you would for a vehicle.
  • Indiana
    The value of pi is 4, and not 3.1415.
  • New Jersey
    It’s against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.
  • Oklahoma
    It’s forbidden to take a bite out of another person’s hamburger.
  • Texas
    You may not shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.
  • What does all this have to do with reading?
  • and move forward into the century with Reading Ladders
    It’s time to change rules
  • http://professornana.livejournal.com
    Where to get materials?
  • Combines elements of
    Thematic unit
    Vertical alignment and planning
    Horizontal alignment and planning
    Moves students to more independence in selecting reading materials
    Makes connections between and among books
    What IS a Reading Ladder?
  • WHY Reading Ladders?
    Research shows that PROFICIENT readers make connections from text to text
    MOST of our students never progress beyond BASIC
    NAEP indicates only 3% of students score at PROFICIENT level (since 1992 there has been NO growth at this level)
  • Where to begin?
    2011 Award winners
    New books
    The canon?
  • 2011 Winners for Nonfiction
  • Nonfiction Reading Ladder
    Biographical or
    Historical
  • Biographical
  • Historical
  • 2011 Printz Winners
    Dystopia
    1984
    Brave New World
    Mad Max
    Hunger Games
    Chaos Walking
  • 2011 Printz Winners
    Different Directions
    Setting in frozen wasteland
    Teen having to defend self and family
    Guns
  • 2011 Printz Winners
    Lord of the Flies
  • How can we build ladders?
    Themes
    Genre
    Forms and formats
  • Humor Reading Ladder
    Development of Humor
    physical
    character
    situation
    language
  • Physical Humor
  • Situational Humor
  • Character-based humor
  • Language and Humor
  • More of the funny
  • Changing Landscape of Literacy and Literature
    New Books
  • Metafiction Ladder
  • metafiction
  • metafiction
  • metafiction
  • metafiction
  • The Canon
  • Canon to Contemporary
  • Canon to Contemporary
  • Canon to Contemporary
  • Canon to Contemporary
  • Canon to Contemporary