Fundamentals of Reading Instruction Thursday, February 18, 2010 READ 3204
Announcements How is the LSS project with Voice Thread going? Mary Lois Staton Conference: How was it? Submit your paper within one week of attendance Tar River Reading Council Meeting: Feb. 18th4:30 @ St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church Scholastic Book Order - New brochures (Due date?) February 23rd– Group 1 LSS Due February 25th– Second literature circle meeting (complete role sheet with two discussion questions on the back AND response activity) Practicum Placements are Available: By Thursday, March 4th, submit a “Practicum Interview Protocol and Plan,” including your assigned school and teacher, an interview protocol (at least 4 interview questions about his/her beliefs about reading, how s/he teaches reading in her classroom, and what materials s/he typically uses when providing reading instruction), and the date(s)/time(s) you have arranged to complete your practicum experience. VOTE? http://www.sandboxthreads.com/design-voting.html
Review Debrief: Literature Circles for Listen to the Wind Open-ended questions vs. explicit questions Think Alouds: Model your thinking about text Comprehension strategy instruction: trash
Examine the evidence in order to make inferences about my mystery neighbors. Remember that each inference you make must be directly supported by evidence! Inferring Stems: My guess is … Maybe … Perhaps … It could be that … This could mean … I predict … I infer …
Next, make the connection to the kids’ reading. Remember to be explicit and model. “You can use inferring when you read stories to help you understand what the author is suggesting.” Authors imply and readers infer. Looking carefully at the illustrations in picture books and combining them with words from the text, you can make inferences that can help you better comprehend the text.
Model: Read AloudThe Three Pigs by David Wiesner It is a good idea to begin with book covers when modeling inferring. Record Inferences: Quote or picture from text/Inference When a student makes an inference, ask, “How do you know?” “Did the author tell you that?” or “Does the text say that?” Encourage connections between the inference and evidence in the text. Remember that when you make an inference you use your background knowledge/schema and the text to construct main idea, predict, hypothesize. Inferring Stems: My guess is … Maybe … Perhaps … It could be that … This could mean … I predict … I infer …
Independent Practice Gradually release control and let students try it on their own with text. Use examples of text that are on their independent level (easy)
He put down $20.00 at the window. The woman behind the window gave him $4.00. The next person gave him $8.00, but he gave it back to her. So, when they went inside, she bought him a large popcorn.
Wordless Picture Books The Red Book By Barbara Lehman 2004
Keep practicing! Provide lots of opportunities over time for kids to see you make inferences with various texts and for kids to try to make inferences with various types of texts.
REVIEW Comprehension Strategy instruction *Gradual release of support: provide lots of support initially, followed by more student independence.* 1. Introduction of strategy 2. Teacher demonstration of thinking 3. Strategy-in-use with text all kids can understand 4. Independent practice with text at kids’ independent level 5. Application of the strategy repeatedly across a number of different texts.
Determine Roles for Lit. Circle Meeting #2 Henry and the Kite Dragon Danielle Cooper Kristin Gates Emily Hinrichs Kristy Morton Katherine Stewart Jessica Bullock Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa Kelly Derby Nic Orrison Faith Sutton Kathryn Allen Elaina Essey Katie McMahon One Hen - How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference Leigh Anna Tyson Mary Shiflet Nicole Craig Mary Sweeney Lindsey Faithful Cortnee Bullock Give a Goat Katlin Cartwright Nikki Tozzi Taffy Repass-Jones Rebecca Harrell Morgan Heine Lindsay Chapman The Wall: Growing up Behind the Iron Curtain Abby Fare Lauren Seeman Shannon Leonard Andrea Wooten Georgia Shafer
Ticket Out the Door Write down at least one of the following: A personal connection to the article – be specific A text-to-text connection to the article (another article or textbook) – be specific An important passage of the article – tell why