Reading is a Powerful Tool!<br />Presented by:<br />NaKaydria Buckner<br />
Reading<br />Teachers build life-long readers when they…<br /><ul><li>Get to know their students
Select the righttexts
Create an independent thinker</li></li></ul><li>Getting to Know Literacy Learners<br />Knowing your students allows for a ...
Selecting Texts<br />Students need a balance of different texts.<br />Every student is different and the right text has to...
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN SELECTING TEXT<br />Word size<br />Length of text<br />Text structure<br />Level of difficulty<br />...
Text<br />Narrative text is used often but informational text is not used enough. <br />Informational Text<br />Students h...
Interactive Perspective<br /><ul><li>Students need to be able to process text  independently because not all strategies he...
Decoding is different when reading informational and narrative text.
The goal is for all students to take risks and to think without the teacher’s prompting. </li></ul>This is the next step a...
Critical Perspective<br />Analyzing text is when a student begins to examine the text by… <br />Asking questions about the...
Response Perspective<br />Words can be powerful when students have the opportunity to respond to text. <br /><ul><li>Writi...
The students will have an emotional connection to the story.
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  • Great job NaKaydria! I’m imagining Dr. Buckner teaching at a university giving this presentation (: I like the quote “The student becomes the text because of the deep thinking.” You are all about facilitating the students to discover skills and the “deep thinking” that is not only used in reading or math, but in every aspect of their lives. That’s what creates lifelong learners. You inspire us! Thank you for sharing. -Sami
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  • First of all, great job Buckner!!! This obviously shows what a deep passion you have about teaching children and the importance behind reading instruction in the classroom.

    I am so glad that you brought up the importance of informational text in the classroom, which is so very important to expose young readers to. Along with students learning out to access their background knowledge while reading. I really liked the idea of each student having a response journal...It gives the student a chance to express their thinking freely without feeling judged by their peers. I usually have a discussion circle after reading a text together, but I have noticed that some children don't feel comfortable to express their thinking/feelings out loud. It also helps train students independence in their work/thinking which is such a big focus area in a second classroom. Which is why I am going to implement the 'Response Journal' next year in my own classroom.

    I have been extremely lucky not only to have you as my mentor teacher during my student teaching, but to still have you only a phone call away for help and advice in my classroom. I don't think I could have survived my first year of teaching without having you as my 'role model'. (RISD Teacher)
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  • Awesome job, NaKaydria! I love the fact that you included the importance of giving children the access to informational text. As a student, I do not think I was modeled how fun reading informaional text can be. This has led me to, even present day as a adult, not ever choosing informational text for pleasure reading. It is so important for teachers AND parents to make all types of genres availbale to children and modeling choosing them to read. What an AWESOME teacher you are. I am so blessed to have had three years of calling you my teammate!
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  • Wow! What great information Buckner. I am so lucky that my daughter had you as a teacher. You truly fostered her love of reading and tapped into her interests. You also helped her make connections to her reading to improve her comprehension. You really stand behind the information on these slides and your students truly benefit from your dedication and expertise. Thank you. ~ IDodd
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  • NaKaydria...I love your presentation! (I also love this presentation site!) Your information makes so much sense - especially the part about how important it is to know the students. What is really impressive about your presentation is that you do all of the things you talk about here in your classroom already. You know your kids so well, you mix up the material you give them, and you know the importance of the writing/reading connection. You do it all! Great job!
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Reading is a powerful tool!

  1. 1. Reading is a Powerful Tool!<br />Presented by:<br />NaKaydria Buckner<br />
  2. 2. Reading<br />Teachers build life-long readers when they…<br /><ul><li>Get to know their students
  3. 3. Select the righttexts
  4. 4. Create an independent thinker</li></li></ul><li>Getting to Know Literacy Learners<br />Knowing your students allows for a better connection through books.<br />Finding a student’s interests is a motivator to read.<br />It helps to select books for guided reading.<br />It enriches background knowledge. <br />The students read to learn instead of just reading. <br />Laureate Education, 2010c<br />
  5. 5. Selecting Texts<br />Students need a balance of different texts.<br />Every student is different and the right text has to be selected to reach the teacher’s and student’s reading goal. <br />Laureate Education, 2010a<br />
  6. 6. WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN SELECTING TEXT<br />Word size<br />Length of text<br />Text structure<br />Level of difficulty<br />Visual support<br />
  7. 7. Text<br />Narrative text is used often but informational text is not used enough. <br />Informational Text<br />Students have a connection to the books because it activates background knowledge. <br />It expands home and school connection.<br />Students learn when they can bring something to the story. <br />Different texts are used for different purposes.<br />Duke, 2004<br />
  8. 8. Interactive Perspective<br /><ul><li>Students need to be able to process text independently because not all strategies help to decode the story.
  9. 9. Decoding is different when reading informational and narrative text.
  10. 10. The goal is for all students to take risks and to think without the teacher’s prompting. </li></ul>This is the next step after teaching students to read. <br />Laureate Education, 2010d<br />
  11. 11. Critical Perspective<br />Analyzing text is when a student begins to examine the text by… <br />Asking questions about the text.<br />Questioning the author about the setting, characters, and plot.<br />Researching his or her questions.<br />The student becomes the text because of the deep thinking. <br />Laureate Education, 2010b<br />
  12. 12. Response Perspective<br />Words can be powerful when students have the opportunity to respond to text. <br /><ul><li>Writing and reading strengthen each other so students need the time to write freely and reflect about a story.
  13. 13. The students will have an emotional connection to the story.
  14. 14. The students can role play and become the character. </li></ul>Laureate Education, 2010e<br />
  15. 15. Response Journal <br /><ul><li>The students are able to take risks.
  16. 16. They are allowed to write without teacher correcting spelling and grammar.
  17. 17. The teacher can give the students a starter sentence.
  18. 18. It helps students understand what they already know.
  19. 19. It constructs new knowledge for students. </li></li></ul><li>The earth is surrounded with text and all students have the right to be exposed. <br />
  20. 20. The journey of reading starts early in life and never ends, but<br />the results are worth the journey.<br />
  21. 21. References<br />Duke, N. (2004). The case for informational text. Educational Leadership, 61(6), 40–44.<br />Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2010a). Analyzing and Selecting Text [Webcast]. Learning experiences. Baltimore, MD: Author.<br />Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2010b). Critical Perspective. [Webcast]. Learning experiences. Baltimore, MD: Author.<br />Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2010c). Getting to Know Your Students. [Webcast]. Learning experiences. Baltimore, MD: Author<br />Laureate Education, Inc. (Producer). (2010d). Interactive Perspective: Strategic Processing [DVD]. In Learning Experiences. Baltimore, MD: Author.<br />Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2010e).Response Perspective: Reading and Writing Connection. [Webcast]. Learning experiences. Baltimore, MD: Author.<br />

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