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Plugged-in to Nonfiction

  1. 2. <ul><li>Dr. Allen taught high school reading and English for 20 years </li></ul><ul><li>At the University of Central Florida she continued teaching </li></ul><ul><li>She is an internationally respected researcher, consultant, and expert on adolescent literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Allen is the author of several professional development books including Yellow Brick Roads , It’s Never Too Late , Tools for Teaching Content Literacy , and Inside Words </li></ul><ul><li>She is the author of Recorded Books reading programs Plugged-in to Reading and Plugged-in to Nonfiction </li></ul>
  2. 3. Plugged-in to Nonfiction
  3. 4. Teacher-Directed Instruction Peer-Supported Learning Self-Directed Learning The 3-Step Instructional Model
  4. 5. 8 Power Strategies <ul><li>Content/specialized vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Text features </li></ul><ul><li>Text structures </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Previewing text </li></ul><ul><li>Activating background knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning </li></ul><ul><li>Noting, organizing, and retrieving information </li></ul>
  5. 6. Power Strategy Overview
  6. 7. Power Strategy Overview continued …
  7. 8. Power Strategy Overview continued …
  8. 9. Teacher-Directed Instruction The first step toward engaging adolescent and teenage students is teacher-led discussion. The Teacher Guide outlines the carefully chosen Core Text, offering teacher-directed strategy lessons and step-by step guides for classroom implementation. This allows the teacher to model each of the eight power strategies needed to help students negotiate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  9. 10. Core Texts
  10. 11. Peer-Supported Learning Using the gradual release of responsibility model, teachers shift students from whole-class, teacher-directed instruction to guided learning in small groups: Power Strategy Groups. The combination of stimulating texts and a focus on a specific learning strategy creates an environment that supports students’ success with nonfiction text. After a modeled lesson the teacher can observe students’ progress as they practice the strategy on their own.
  11. 12. Power Strategy Texts
  12. 13. Self-Directed Learning The final step in the release of responsibility gives students a chance to experience engaging nonfiction on their own. Using the learning strategies encountered in the other two steps, students use a wide variety of supports, including audio, to understand the text. When used with the creative and challenging strategy lessons, Independent Reading books give students the opportunity to become active, involved readers.
  13. 14. Independent Reading Texts
  14. 15. Everything You Need <ul><li>Teacher Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Binder </li></ul><ul><li>Audio support and print books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher-Directed Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>24 print copies and 2 Recorded Books copies of the 1 Core Text </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer-Supported Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>8 print copies and 2 Recorded Books copies of the 8 Power Strategy Group Texts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-Directed Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 print copies and 2 Recorded Books copies (where applicable) of the Independent Reading Texts (an average of 30 titles/Level) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Everything You Need continued … <ul><li>8 Full-color copies of each of the 8 Power Strategy Learning Guides </li></ul><ul><li>5 Copies of each of the Independent Reading Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Allen’s professional development books Tools for Teaching Content Literacy , Inside Words , and On the Same Page </li></ul><ul><li>CD with pre- and post- assessments and Power Strategy assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Booktalk cards </li></ul><ul><li>2 corrugated cardboard bookshelves </li></ul>
  16. 17. Tools for the Teacher—The Teacher Guide
  17. 18. The Teacher Guide continued …
  18. 19. Implementing the Lessons—The Resource Binder The Resource Binder contains reproducible versions of all the graphic organizers , handouts , and student activities required to implement Plugged-in to Nonfiction.
  19. 20. Power Strategy Learning Guides <ul><li>TEACHERS will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce & model the power strategy lesson </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. Power Strategy Learning Guides continued … <ul><li>STUDENTS will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discover applications for the Power Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore nonfiction text using the Power Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice the Power Strategy with peers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Go high tech!” provides technology challenges </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Group projects for authentic assessment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple-choice and open-ended assessment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Now You Are in Charge!” guides students through the text </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 22. Independent Reading Guides <ul><li>Independent Reading Guides include … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Letter to the Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anticipation activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialized vocabulary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading for information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text-to-Text Connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inquiry activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple-choice and open-ended questions </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. Skills and Strategies Matrix <ul><li>Every text has a skills and strategies matrix located in the Teacher Guide. Each skill is linked to a particular strategy including … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Strategies - Text Connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing Strategies - Inquiry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing Fluency Activities - - Formative Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content/Specialized - Summative Assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary Strategies </li></ul></ul>
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