Reading for  High-Ability  Students Chris Bergman Annie Orsini Summer 2010
<ul><li>I nstruction </li></ul><ul><li>C urriculum </li></ul><ul><li>E nvironment </li></ul><ul><li>L earner </li></ul>
Characteristics & Needs of Gifted Readers
Thinking about Perspective, Imagination, & More
Duck, Rabbit Video <ul><li>http://www.amazon.com/gp/mpd/permalink/m296GUZCI50OD </li></ul>
Questioning
Related Links from  A Place to Wonder <ul><li>http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_x9TUFDuDl6k/S9ZBAlF8KMI/AAAAAAAAA4k/GTiG29ZNGrk/s1...
Search Stories <ul><li>http://mashable.com/2010/04/21/sesame-street-releases-google-search-story-parodies-videos/ </li></u...
<ul><li>“ The way a book is read – which is to say, the qualities a reader brings to a book – can have as much to do with ...
<ul><li>Comprehension Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Schema </li></ul><ul><li>Inferring </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning </li><...
Schema <ul><li>Making connections using our prior knowledge – our lives, another text, the world </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tha...
Inferring <ul><li>Schema + Text Clues = Inference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My guess is… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maybe… </l...
Questioning <ul><li>Generate questions before, during, & after reading to help understand (realizing that some will be not...
Determining Importance <ul><li>What matters most?  What’s the important thing? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s important here...
Creating Mental Images <ul><li>Visualizing the movie in your mind using your senses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m picturing… <...
Synthesizing <ul><li>Changing your thinking along the way </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Now I understand why… </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Metacognition <ul><li>Thinking about thinking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m thinking… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m noticing…...
Book Clubs & Response
Exquisite Corpse <ul><li>http://www.read.gov/exquisite-corpse/  </li></ul>
Differentiated Reading Strategies
Schoolwide Enrichment Model – Reading <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To increase enjoyment in reading </li></ul></ul>...
Components of the SEM-R Framework from  http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/SEMR   Phase 1 - Exposure Phase 2 - Training & Self-Se...
 
<ul><li>“ Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid of standing still.”  </li></ul><ul><li>~Bertie Kingore </li></ul>
Choosing Challenging Books
<ul><li>Children’s Literature Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Choices Booklists from International Reading Association </li></ul><...
Gotta Keep Reading! Video <ul><li>http://www.schooltube.com/video/e9bd79d29b4d0e6a2345/Gotta-Keep-Reading-Ocoee-Middle-Sch...
<ul><li>Homework </li></ul><ul><li>Read assigned article. Respond in a Top 10 list, recipe, poem, or another creative form...
<ul><li>“ If we teach students as we taught yesterday’s,  </li></ul><ul><li>we rob them of tomorrow.” ~John Dewey </li></ul>
Enhancing Social-Emotional Development
“The Perils and Promises of Praise” <ul><li>http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/oct07/vol65/num02/The-...
21 st  Century Learning
Related Links <ul><li>Vision Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8 </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of Educational ...
Nonfiction
Writing & Mentor Texts
Poetry
Integrating the Arts
<ul><li>There's no such thing as the perfect lesson, the perfect day in school or the perfect teacher. For teachers and st...
Reflection <ul><li>Journal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are you walking away with? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How you can ap...
Content Bibliography <ul><li>Some of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers from Preschool to High School  by J...
Content Bibliography <ul><li>Reading with Meaning  by Debbie Miller </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension Connections: Bridges t...
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  • Introduce selves Share out
  • Where we start in education and where we need to Reading Comprehension Opinion Exchange
  • Read SEM-R and Talented Readers article How to be a Talented Reader poem (from Reviser’s Toolbox) – first share examples from text Checklist for Identifying Talented Readers – thoughts? The Case for Slow Reading article
  • Imagine a Night – tableau show pic, video, talk through process Have them do it Duck Rabbit – book and video Perspective Writing – Robert Munsch, Animal Portraits, San Souci Are You More Like.
  • Blooms – share questioning sheet QAR Read article “Keep a Question in Your Cup” Reflection whole group
  • Heart Wonders Wonder Walks The Wonder Book Wonder Boxes/Fair Would you rather wonder about… (like the game)
  • Use with book characters
  • What comes to mind when you think of book club – play hit or miss Watch video – Literature Groups All Year Long Now I know… Discuss set-up/how they look/roles/different formats/debriefing This is how I plan to apply it… Post-it response Blog-It Six Word Poems (family learning project)
  • Read Reading Instruction with Gifted and Talented Readers Create an icon to describe the strategy – everybody does one Kingore
  • Watch video overview on website
  • Miller list Summer reading luncheons Hot reads – Igniting a Passion for Reading Gotta keep reading video
  • Read and discuss Ch. 4 from Some of My Best Friends Top 10 List
  • Ish Read Perils &amp; Promises of Praise – poem for two voices – voice of the child with a growth mindset, child with fixed mindset Feelings wrtng
  • Literacy 2.0 articles Jigsaw Share
  • How much of your reading is nonfiction ACT Text Features Know It all Notetaking Ansel Adams – Ansel Adams Kind. Keyword Contents predictions Guess that heading read it, write it, cover it, retell it, reread it Knew/new Dash facts List poems tableau ABC Investigations Wax Museum Body Bios
  • Best Part of Me Writing to authors – authentic purpose Write Up a Storm (Kehret, Levine, Fletcher) Using writer’s tools – thesaurus, rhyming dictionary Sedona 2 nd grade, Ansel Adams Kind., Thesaurus Lesson Revising Rules – Big 3 Color Poems
  • Love that dog Sensory Poems Noisy Poems Sedona
  • Readers’ Theater – Six Foolish Fisherman Gallery Walk – The Mysteries of Harris Burdick Calling all angels
  • http://www.paperairplanemovie.com/
  • Reading for High-Ability Students

    1. 1. Reading for High-Ability Students Chris Bergman Annie Orsini Summer 2010
    2. 2. <ul><li>I nstruction </li></ul><ul><li>C urriculum </li></ul><ul><li>E nvironment </li></ul><ul><li>L earner </li></ul>
    3. 3. Characteristics & Needs of Gifted Readers
    4. 4. Thinking about Perspective, Imagination, & More
    5. 5. Duck, Rabbit Video <ul><li>http://www.amazon.com/gp/mpd/permalink/m296GUZCI50OD </li></ul>
    6. 6. Questioning
    7. 7. Related Links from A Place to Wonder <ul><li>http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_x9TUFDuDl6k/S9ZBAlF8KMI/AAAAAAAAA4k/GTiG29ZNGrk/s1600/DSC00936.JPG </li></ul><ul><li>http://creativeliteracy.blogspot.com/2010/04/second-grade-wonder-walk.html </li></ul>
    8. 8. Search Stories <ul><li>http://mashable.com/2010/04/21/sesame-street-releases-google-search-story-parodies-videos/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/user/SearchStories </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>“ The way a book is read – which is to say, the qualities a reader brings to a book – can have as much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it.” </li></ul><ul><li>~Norman Cousins, editor and writer </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Comprehension Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Schema </li></ul><ul><li>Inferring </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning </li></ul><ul><li>Determining Importance </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Mental Images </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesizing </li></ul><ul><li>Metacognition </li></ul>
    11. 11. Schema <ul><li>Making connections using our prior knowledge – our lives, another text, the world </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That reminds me of… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m remembering… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I have a connection to… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I have schema for… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I can relate to… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(McGregor,2007) </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Inferring <ul><li>Schema + Text Clues = Inference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My guess is… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maybe… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It could be that… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This could mean… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I predict… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I infer… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(McGregor,2007) </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Questioning <ul><li>Generate questions before, during, & after reading to help understand (realizing that some will be not answered in the text) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I wonder… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What if… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How could… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(McGregor,2007) </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Determining Importance <ul><li>What matters most? What’s the important thing? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s important here is… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One thing that we should notice… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I want to remember… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s interesting that… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(McGregor,2007) </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Creating Mental Images <ul><li>Visualizing the movie in your mind using your senses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m picturing… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I can imagine… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I can feel/see/smell/taste/touch/hear… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My mental images include… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(McGregor,2007) </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Synthesizing <ul><li>Changing your thinking along the way </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Now I understand why… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m changing my mind about… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I used to think __________, but now I think… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My new thinking is… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m beginning to think… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(McGregor,2007) </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Metacognition <ul><li>Thinking about thinking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m thinking… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m noticing… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m wondering… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m seeing… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I’m feeling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(McGregor,2007) </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Book Clubs & Response
    19. 19. Exquisite Corpse <ul><li>http://www.read.gov/exquisite-corpse/ </li></ul>
    20. 20. Differentiated Reading Strategies
    21. 21. Schoolwide Enrichment Model – Reading <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To increase enjoyment in reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To encourage students to pursue challenging independent reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To improve reading fluency, reading, and comprehension, and increase self-regulation in reading, thus leading to higher reading achievement scores </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Components of the SEM-R Framework from http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/SEMR Phase 1 - Exposure Phase 2 - Training & Self-Selected Reading Phase 3 - Interest & Choice Components <ul><li>High-interest books to read aloud </li></ul><ul><li>Higher-order thinking probing questions </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarks for teachers with questions regarding Bloom's Taxonomy, biography, character, illustrations and other topics relevant to the study of literature </li></ul><ul><li>Training and discussions on Supported Independent Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Supported Independent Reading </li></ul><ul><li>One-on-one teacher conferences on reading strategies and instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarks for students posing higher-order questions regarding character, plot, setting, considering the story, and other useful topics. </li></ul><ul><li>Introducing creative thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Genre studies </li></ul><ul><li>Literary exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Responding to books </li></ul><ul><li>Investigation centers </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on biographies </li></ul><ul><li>Buddy reading </li></ul><ul><li>Books on tape </li></ul><ul><li>Literature circles </li></ul><ul><li>Creative or expository writing </li></ul><ul><li>Type III investigations </li></ul>Type I Activities Type II Activities Type II & Type III Investigations
    23. 24. <ul><li>“ Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid of standing still.” </li></ul><ul><li>~Bertie Kingore </li></ul>
    24. 25. Choosing Challenging Books
    25. 26. <ul><li>Children’s Literature Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Choices Booklists from International Reading Association </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.reading.org/Resources/Booklists.aspx </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Carol Hurst’s Children Literature Site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.carolhurst.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click on “Subjects” or “Curriculum Areas” for books related to specific themes. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Your students! </li></ul>
    26. 27. Gotta Keep Reading! Video <ul><li>http://www.schooltube.com/video/e9bd79d29b4d0e6a2345/Gotta-Keep-Reading-Ocoee-Middle-School </li></ul>
    27. 28. <ul><li>Homework </li></ul><ul><li>Read assigned article. Respond in a Top 10 list, recipe, poem, or another creative format. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare book talk. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basics (title, author, publication information) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why or how you chose the book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up the story </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connections </li></ul></ul>
    28. 29. <ul><li>“ If we teach students as we taught yesterday’s, </li></ul><ul><li>we rob them of tomorrow.” ~John Dewey </li></ul>
    29. 30. Enhancing Social-Emotional Development
    30. 31. “The Perils and Promises of Praise” <ul><li>http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/oct07/vol65/num02/The-Perils-and-Promises-of-Praise.aspx </li></ul>
    31. 32. 21 st Century Learning
    32. 33. Related Links <ul><li>Vision Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8 </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of Educational Wikis: http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+educational+wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Plain English Video: http://www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-english </li></ul><ul><li>Kidblog.org </li></ul><ul><li>Allaboutexplorers.com </li></ul>
    33. 34. Nonfiction
    34. 35. Writing & Mentor Texts
    35. 36. Poetry
    36. 37. Integrating the Arts
    37. 38. <ul><li>There's no such thing as the perfect lesson, the perfect day in school or the perfect teacher. For teachers and students alike, the goal is not perfection but persistence in the pursuit of understanding important things. </li></ul><ul><li>~Tomlinson & McTighe </li></ul>
    38. 39. Reflection <ul><li>Journal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are you walking away with? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How you can apply this in your educational setting? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lesson Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail to Annie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Due by June 18 </li></ul></ul>
    39. 40. Content Bibliography <ul><li>Some of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers from Preschool to High School by Judith Wynn Halsted </li></ul><ul><li>Literature Links: Activities for Gifted Readers by Teresa Smith Maiello </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomous Learner Model: Optimizing Ability by George Betts & Jolene Kurcher </li></ul><ul><li>Recognizing Gifted Potential: Planned Experiences with the KOI by Bertie Kingore </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiation: Simplified, Realistic, and Effective by Bertie Kingore </li></ul><ul><li>Nonfiction Mentor Texts: Teaching Informational Writing Through Children’s Literature,K-8 by Lynne Dorfman & Rose Cappelli </li></ul><ul><li>The Reviser’s Toolbox by Barry Lane </li></ul><ul><li>But How Do You Teach Writing? by Barry Lane </li></ul><ul><li>Make It Real by Linda Hoyt </li></ul><ul><li>Snapshots by Linda Hoyt </li></ul>
    40. 41. Content Bibliography <ul><li>Reading with Meaning by Debbie Miller </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading by Tanny McGregor </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies that Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagment by Stephanie Harvey & Anne Goudvis </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension & Collaboration: Inquiry Circles in Action by Stephanie Harvey & Harvey Daniels </li></ul><ul><li>Mosaic of Thought: The Power of Comprehension Strategy Instruction by Susan Zimmerman & Ellin Oliver Keene </li></ul><ul><li>Websites Used: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/SEMR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.bertiekingore.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.choiceliteracy.com </li></ul></ul>

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