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Fostering interest in literacy The Framework of Reading Literacy

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The Framework of Literacy Instruction is a guide of how to choose text and instructional strategies which can support learners in a literacy environment. …

The Framework of Literacy Instruction is a guide of how to choose text and instructional strategies which can support learners in a literacy environment.
Effective readers are dependent upon effective literacy programs
Teachers should assess their learners and establish a program which speaks to the students interests, identities, concerns, and strengths/weaknesses.
Students should be given an environment which is conducive to learning how to effectively read and write.
Students should be given the opportunity to connect with the text through cultural identity, interest, and critical analysis

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  • 1. Fostering Interest in Literacy Pre-K – 3rd Grade Using the Framework of Literacy Perspective
  • 2. Why use The Framework of Literacy for an Effective Literacy Program? • Students relate what they know to what they are learning • Students create their own knowledge • Motivated students are more successful • Culturally responsive learning empowers students • Authentic literacy activities increase student learning • Students use literacy to challenge injustices and inequities • Enforces students independence of interpretation • enforces strategic reading and writing
  • 3. Interactive Perspective Cultivate your learners through differentiation. • Use a variety of informal and formal assessments to determine areas of strength and need in literacy development. •Determine texts of the appropriate types and levels of difficulty to meet literacy goals and objectives for students. •Use instructional methods that address the cognitive and affective needs of students and the demands of the particular text.
  • 4. Informal and Formal Assessments • Mini conferences can be used to ask students what subjects interest them the most. • Lexile measurement assessments can determine students’ reading levels • Assess your students’ literacy strengths and weaknesses • Determine your students’ vocabulary levels. • The more you are aware of your students’ reading profile the better you will be able to create an effective literacy program.
  • 5. Which text is the best? • Allow your assessment to drive your choice! • Choose text which will interest students. • Text should be challenging as to engage students, but not so difficult it will frustrate independent reading • Text should enable you to meet your reading objectives How should I instruct? • Include the components of literacy development: Alphabetic coding, Fluency, vocabulary, comprehension • Use prewriting strategies to access prior knowledge • Word walls create a vocabulary visual • Think-alouds teach students how to direct and monitor their reading • Discussions increase interest and aid comprehension
  • 6. Critical Perspective Judging, evaluating, and thinking critically about text
  • 7. • Find out about ideas, issues, and problems that matter to students. • Understand learners as unique individuals. • Select texts that provide opportunities for students to judge, evaluate, and think critically. • Foster a critical stance by teaching students how to judge, evaluate, and think critically about texts.
  • 8. How Can I have my students judge, evaluate, and critically think? • Choose text which promote issues students are familiar with and can empathize. • Implement strategies to teach students to question the author’s purpose and choices. • Promote discourse through questioning “What would they do if they were the character?” “How can changing an aspect of the story change our feelings towards the story?” • Share difference of opinions
  • 9. Reading, reacting, and responding to text in a variety of meaningful ways Response Perspectives Reading, reacting, and responding to text in a variety of meaningful ways
  • 10. How can my students create a personal connection? Identifying with the text Instruction strategies • Choose text with similar cultural experiences of students. • Grand conversations explore big ideas • Text should create emotional responses. Choose text which enable students to explore different emotions. • Journal entries allow students to make text to self observations • Have text which present realistic issues • Open-mind portraits enable students to think deeper about characters, themes, and viewpoints
  • 11. Conclusion: • The Framework of Literacy Instruction is a guide of how to choose text and instructional strategies which can support learners in a literacy environment. • Effective readers are dependent upon effective literacy programs • Teachers should assess their learners and establish a program which speaks to the students interests, identities, concerns, and strengths/weaknesses. • Students should be given an environment which is conducive to learning how to effectively read and write. • Students should be given the opportunity to connect with the text through cultural identity, interest, and critical analysis

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