Reluctant Readers Debbi 2006

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  • 1. Reaching Reluctant Writers By Debbi F.
  • 2. Introduction
    • What’s stopping them?
      • It’s not “cool”
      • It’s too hard, it’s boring, I don’t want to
    • What will motivate them?
      • Audience?
      • Gaining skills?
      • Authenticity?
      • Software?
        • Dragon Dictate?
        • Other? What’s out there?
    • What software will help them?
  • 3. Prior Research
    • What struggling writers are there?
      • Finn’s “Habits and Attitudes of Readers” chart
    • What’s the range and variation?
      • Kids who identify themselves as struggling readers and reluctant writers
        • Kids with IEPs, repeaters
      • Kids with no identified needs in their academic profiles, who CAN read but don’t
    • What studies have been done/by whom?
      • Caryl Finn article: It’s Boring, It’s Too Hard, I Don’t Like It: Reading and the Aliterate Student
      • Dr. G. Kylene Beers: No Time, No Interest, No Way! The Htree Voices of Aliteracy
      • Joyce Pierce and Others: Motivating Reluctant Writers
      • Deborah O’Callaghan: Empowering At Risk Students in the Classroom
      • Marilyn Pike: Creating a More Equitable Classroom
      • Nancy Atwood: In the Middle
  • 4. Project Plan
    • No job, no place to do a project
    • Could put on hold until my teaching situation becomes more favorable
    • Could develop a project to try out in your classrooms (any volunteers?)
    • Could collect data from you all