Literacy Strategies<br />For Your ELA Classroom<br />2010<br />
SEMANTIC MAPPING <br />Semantic Map- visual strategy for knowledge expansion by displaying in categories words related to one another.<br />A Semantic Map Is:<br /><ul><li>Versatile
Effective with learners of diverse reading abilities
Effective when used as a cooperative learning activity</li></li></ul><li>KWL CHARTS<br />KWL-Stands for What I Know (accessing prior knowledge), What I Want to Know (setting a purpose for reading), and What I Learned (recalling what has been read). This technique is used most frequently with expository text to promote comprehension.<br />KWL can help students become:<br /><ul><li>Better readers
Group learners</li></li></ul><li>INQUIRY CHARTS (I-Chart) <br />I-Chart: offers a planned framework for examining critical questions by integrating what is already known or through about the topic with additional information gained by researching. <br />The Student:<br /><ul><li>List their topic and an inquiry question about the topic
Organizes their thoughts and important information </li></li></ul><li>WEBQUESTS<br />Webquests- inquiry oriented activity which some or all of the information that learners interacts with comes from resources on the internet <br />As a teacher you can:<br /><ul><li>Create you own
Use one already made from other teachers in your content area
A Webquest that I Like: FRANKENSTEIN WEBQUEST</li></li></ul><li>RAFTT<br />RAFTT, or otherwise known as Role, Audience, Format, Topic, Task: encourages creative thinking and motivates students to demonstrate understanding in a nontraditional format. <br />Students will:<br /><ul><li>Process information more thoroughly
Learn how to organize information they have read</li></ul>Teachers:<br /><ul><li>Have more room to explore topics with the RAFTT
Can create creative atmosphere inside their classrooms</li></li></ul><li>Chapter Mapping<br />Chapter Map- form of graphic representation that provides scaffolding for readers of expository text. <br />Students:<br /><ul><li>Will have notes for all of one chapter or one section of a chapter on one side of a single sheet of paper</li></ul>Teachers:<br /><ul><li>Can use this for a range of literacy outside of textbooks, including fiction and plays. </li></li></ul><li>REFERENCES <br />Alvermann, D.E.; Phelps,S.; and Ridgeway Gillis, V. (2010) Content Area Reading and Literacy. Sixth. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon. <br />
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