TEEN LITERACYGETTING TEENS TO READ IN AHIGH TECH SOCIETY :APPROACHES & TECHNIQUES
TEEN LITERACY GOAL: TO INCREASE LITERACY AMONG TEENS IN A HIGH TECH SOCIETY OBJECTIVE: THIS WORKSHOP WILL PROVIDE VARIOUS APPROACHES & TECHNIQUES IN“GETTING TEENS TO READ IN A HIGH TECH SOCIETY”
INTRODUCTIONRESEARCH AND REPORTS ON TEEN LITERACY ARE ONGOING. ONE SUCH REPORT OF INTEREST:” A DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVE ON COLLEGE AND WORKPLACE READINESS” BY Lippman, L, Atienza, A., Rivers, A. & Kieth, J. SEEKS TO PROVIDE A DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT COMPETENCIES YOUNG PEOPLE NEED TO BE READY FOR COLLEGE, THE WORKPLACE, AND THE TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD.THE COMPETENCIES NEEDED ARE ORGANIZED INTO FIVE DOMAINS OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: PHYSICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, SOCIAL, COGNITIVE, AND SPIRITAL. (2008).
INTRODUCTION CONTDINADDITION,VARIOUS GROUPS FACE UNIQUE AND A VAST AMOUNT OF CHALLENGES MEETING THE READINESS CRITERIA FOR COLLEGE AND THE WORKPLACE. THESE GROUPS INCLUDE LOW-INCOME AND MINORITY STUDENTS, ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS, STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES, DISCONNECTED YOUTH, YOUTH AGING OUT OF FOSTER CARE AND SEXUAL MINORITY YOUTH.
No Child Lefted BehindNo Child Left Behind (NCLB) promisesthat all students will be academicallysuccessful by 2014. Literacy is one of themajor academic areas in which allstudents will demonstrate proficiency;students must be able to read, write,think, and communicate, both criticallyand creatively.http://www.reading.org/General/CurrentResearch/Repo
New York Comprehensive CenterThe New York Comprehensive Center (NYCC) is one of 16 regional comprehensive centers that are federally funded to implement the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). They engaged the New York State Education Department in using research-based findings and rigorous evidence. The Center provides technical assistance services and works with the State on emerging needs based on new statutes and policy mandates. The NYCC’s main focus is on those activities which have the greatest potential for developing the state’s capacity in helping improve student
Achieve IncCreated in 1996 by the nation’s governors and corporate leaders, Achieve is an independent, non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. that helps states raise academic standards and graduation requirements, improve assessments and strengthen accountability. Achieve is leading the effort to make college and career readiness a national priority
Statistics In 2002, 23 percent of all black students who began public high school left it prepared for college, compared to 40 percent of whites (Greene and Winters 2005). (U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education 2002) reported that african american and hispanic twelveth graders read at the same level as white eighth graders.
Statistics U.S. schools are now 41 percent nonwhite and the majority of the nonwhite students attend schools that show substantial segregation (Orfield and Lee 2005). In thirty-one of forty-nine states, school districts with the highest minority enrollments receive fewer resources than school districts with the lowest number of minorities enrolled.(Carey 2004)
StatisticsIn high schools where at least 75 percent of the students are low-income, there are three times as many uncertified or out-of- field teachers teaching both English and science than in schools with wealthier populations (Wirt et al. 2004).
Statistics Black students were more likely than white students to attend schools where trash was present on the floor (29 percent vs. 18 percent), graffiti was present (10 percent vs. 3 percent), and ceilings were in disrepair (12 percent vs. 7 percent) (Planty and Devoe 2005
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTSNational Endowment for the Arts. (2007). To Read or Not To Read: A Question of National Consequence. Washington, DC: The National Endowment for the Arts compiled data on reading trends from more than 40 sources— federal agencies, universities, foundations, associations— to present an overview of American reading. Among the negative trends revealed: Americans are reading less and less well, and the progress in reading ability made at the elementary school level disappears when children become teens.
Organizations That Promote Teen LiteracyPublic Libraries have librarians who are also know as young adult or teen librarians.Public Libraries & teen librarians offer information and programs that promote teen literacy.Teens prefer to pick their own books It is the responsibility of the librarian to know what type of books the teens prefer etc Teens are also encourage to volunteer & assist with the summer reading program
Organizations That Promote Teen Literacy Yalsa : “The Young Adult Library Serivices Association” is a division of the American Library Association; Top leader in the selection of books, videos and audios for teens.They hold “Teen Read Week”& “Teen Tech week” and Michael L.Printz award annually. ALA Midwinter Conference 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63zgt-IN2NI Libraries 3.0
Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Largest and oldest literacy organization RIF books are free at the library To motivate the teens to read.
National Institute for Literacy The National Institute for Literacy makes information from scientifically based research on adolescent literacy available to educators. The Institute looks to strengthen reading and literacy across the lifespan, including during middle school and high school. Scientifically based research findings that help answer pertinent questions about literacy development during adolescence
International Reading Association The International Reading Association is a professional membership promoting high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction, providing research and information about reading, and encouraging the lifetime reading habit. IRAs network includes classroom teachers, reading specialists, consultants, administrators, supervisors, university faculty, researchers, psychologists, librarians, media specialists, and parents
Academy of American Poets The Academy offers Poets.org, National Poetry Month in April, the largest literary celebration in the world; In addition to the Poetry Audio Archive, a collection of nearly 500 recordings; and the Online Poetry Classroom, an online resource providing free poetry lesson plans and other tools for.
Approachs & TechniquesThat CanGet Teens to Read In A High Tech Society Brooklyn Public Library Stone Avenue Book Discussion WIKi & Podcast http://www.stoneave.wetpa
Approaches & Techniques http://bookscreening.com/ Hold Still by Nina LaCour... Posted by Book Trailer
Approaches & Techniques Simon & Schuster; Teen site Pulse It http://teen.simonandschuster Publishers will send free books to teens in exchange for there opinionated reviews
Approaches & Techniques readergirlz mission is to champion teen literacy and corresponding social service. http://www.readergirlz.com
Approaches & Techniques Hip Scouts Advance Reader ProgramTeens are allowed to read & review teenbooks before they are email@example.com
Approaches & Techniques A blogging site that contains reviews on teen books
Approaches & Techniques Digital Reading & Multimedia: Teens are reading less in this present high tech society. Todays teen fiction authors must compete with communication and entertainment technology.There are authors like Patrick Carman who wrote Skeleton Creek, incorporating writing and interactive videos to attract reluctant readers.
Approaches & Techniques Cathys Book by Sean Stewart uses technology to enhance the experience of enjoying a really good story. Part romance, thriller, and mystery, was a New York Times bestseller. Readers identify with Cathy Vickers. They read the stories, listened to the phone messages, visited the websites, watched the trailers and posted messages on MySpace and Facebook.
Approaches & Techniques Cathys Book, the first interactive teen novel, is back for the iPhone and iPod Touch http://www.cathysbook.com/ http://www.cathysring.com/ http://www.cathyskey.com/
Approaches & Techniques Hip Scouts Advance Reader Program allows teens to read & review Teen/Young adult books free before theyre firstname.lastname@example.org
Approaches & Techniques Teenreads.com bring teens info and features about their favorite authors, books, series and characters. Also Contains American Library Youth Media Awards and author interviews http://www.teenreads. com
Approaches & Techniques Vooks: a more sophisticated version of multimedia books for adults A distinctly modern style of reading the vook blends a well written book, high quality video and the strength of the internet woven into a complete story. You can a read book, watch videos that compliment the story and connect with the author concurrently. Username: Sherlock197@vook.com https://read.vook.com/login?v=sherlock Password: d8cR3swu
References Carey, K. (2004). The funding gap 2004: Many states still shortchange low-income and minority students. Greene, J. P. and Winters, M. (2005). Public high school graduation and college readiness: 1991- 2002 Planty, M. and Devoe, J. (2005). An examination of the conditions of school facilities attended by 10th-grade students in 2002 (NCES 2006-302). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office
ReferencesNational Assessment of Education Progress. (2009, July 21). The nations report card. Retrieved November 4, 2009, from nations reportcard.gov/reading_math_grade12_2005/s0206.aspRampey, B.D., Dion, G.S., & Donahue, P.L. (2009). The nations report card: Trends in academic progress in reading and mathematics 2008. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/main2008/2009479.asp Dropout Report http://www.pdfdownload.org/pdf2html/view_online.php?url=http%3A %2F%2Fwww.clms.neu.edu%2Fpublication%2Fdocuments %2FCLMS_2009_Dropout_Report.pdf
References• National Center for Education Statistics http://nces.ed.gov/http://nces.ed.gov/• National Educational Association• http://www.nea.org/tools/16858.htm• Reading across the nation• www.healthychild.ucla.edu/ROR/ROR_Chartbook_2007.pdf• Barriers to College Attainment: Lessons from ChicagoNagoka, J., Roderick, M. & Coca, V. (2009). Barriers to college attainment: lessons from Chicago. Washington, DC: Center for American Progress••
ReferencesClosing the Expectations Gap - 2009Achieve, Inc.(2009). Closing the Expectations Gap. Washington, DC: Achieve, Inc.http://achieve.org/closingtheexpectationsgap2009Adlit.org:Cities In Crisis/Closing the Graduation Gaphttp://www.pdfdownload.org/pdf2html/pdf2html.php?url=http%Journal of Adolescent & Adult literacy: International Reading AssociationNew York State Reading Association http://www.nysreading.org/What Do Teens Want http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6703770.h tml
Resources• New York Comprehensive Center http://nycomprehensivecenter.org/resources/•
ResourcesGuys Read, a web-based literacy program for boyshttp://www.guysread.com/Readergirlz is about celebrating strong girls in books whove got the guts to dream.http://www.readergirlz.comGuys Lit Wirehttp://guyslitwire.blogspot.com/Teenreads.com bring teens info and features about their favorite authors, books, series and characters. Part of Book Report Networkhttp://www.teenreads.com
Resources• Chick Lit /teens• http://www.chicklitteens.com• Simon & Schuster/Get the LATEST ON TEEN BOOKS, author updates, and exclusive content with book trailers• http://teen.simonandschuster.com/ Bookscreening.com gives book-hungry readers a smorgasbord of trailers to screen through, comment on, and share with their friends. http://bookscreening.com
ResourcesMultimedia novels for teens who prefer communication & entertainment technology over printed books.Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carmanhttp://www.scholastic.com/skeletoncreek/The Amanda Project is the story of Amanda Valentino, told through an interactive website and eight-book series for teens 13 & up. Readers are invited to become a part of the story as they help the main characters search for Amanda.http://www.theamandaproject.com/
Resources• Cathys Book : Cathys Book, the first interactive teen novel, If Found Call (650) 266-8233/ http://www.cathysbook.com/• Cathys Key: (650) 266-8202 http://www.cathyskey.com/• Cathys Ring http://www.cathysring.com/• Cathys Book, novel, is back and completely compatible for the iPhone and iPod Touch http://www.cathysbook.com/app/•
Resources• For advance Readers: Teen division of Simon & Schuster will send free books to teen members of Pulse It for in exchange for their opinions http://teen.simonandschuster.com/• Hip Scouts Advance Reader Program: Allows teens to read & review teen/young adult books before their released email@example.com
Resources• Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) @ Neighborhood Libraries• Summer Reading Program @ Neighborhood Libraries
TrendsVook A vook is a new innovation in reading that incorporates a well-written book, high-quality video and the power of the Internet into a single, complete story.You can read your book, watch videos that enhance the story and connect with authors and your friends through social media all on one screen, simultaneously. This Vook was created in conjunction with the Sherlock Holmes Society in London