Fundamentals of Reading Instruction<br />Thursday, February 2, 2010<br />READ 3204 <br />
Announcements cont’d<br />Lit Circles Response Activity available now on Moodle. (Feb. 11)<br />How is the LSS project with Voice Thread going?<br />Mary Lois Staton Conference: Feb. 16th<br />Scholastic Book Orders – instructions on Moodle; due tomorrow: February 3rd.<br />REAP volunteers: Speight 219 tomorrow (Feb. 3rd).<br />
Review<br />Interactive read alouds can be very powerful as an instructional format<br />Should always focus on meaning/comprehension<br />Might focus on word study/decoding/vocabulary, writing style, content (science, social studies).<br />Video (author study, focus on meaning, author’s choice in writing, turn and talk)<br />Read aloud: The Best Story by Eileen Spinelli<br />
How does literacy develop?<br /> “Reading readiness” … there are certain skills that kids need to develop before they can learn to read and write. <br />Emergent Literacy: Literacy develops through a variety of experiences with reading and writing, beginning at birth. <br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-GivYjhLiU&feature=related<br />
Two year old Taylor sees a McDonalds coffee cup and says, <br />“Daddy, I want some french fries.”<br /> Three year old Noah points to the writing on his lunchbox (his name is written on it) and says, <br />“This says, my lunchbox.”<br />
By the time kids enter school, they usually have some idea of how written language is used in their worlds and they are beginning to make discoveries about print concepts.<br />
EMERGENT LITERACY – Chapter 3<br />Discussion Groups<br />How do the authors define “emergent literacy” – what does it encompass? (look in the summary!)<br />How does literacy develop?<br />What is phonemic awareness and why is it important?<br />What is inventive spelling?<br />What are concrete words?<br />How should you teach letter names and sounds?<br />Discuss the activities described in the chapter that build the literacy foundation. What are some of your favorites? Why?<br />
Read Aloud<br />Early literacy books<br />ChickaChicka Boom Boom (letters, repetition, sing-songy)<br />The Bag I’m Taking to Grandma’s (repetition, sing-songy)<br />The Racecar Alphabet (ABC book)<br />The Z Goes Home (ABC book)<br />Alpha Oops (ABC book)<br />Yep, that’s me and Mr. Jon Agee (Z Goes Home)!<br />
For Tuesday …<br />Read article from course packet: “Letting go of the letter of the week”<br /> Bell, D. & Jarvis, D. (2002). Letting go of “letter of the week.” Primary Voices K-6, 11(2), 10-24.<br />
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