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  • 1. Reading Power Adrienne Gear Image from: February 11, 2012
  • 2. Gear offers strategies to teach students how to connect the literacy pieces as they read. Puzzle Pieces from: Child reading from: February 11, 2012
  • 3.   Literacy instruction must balance decoding and comprehension skills.   Balance Scale from: February 11, 2012
  • 4. Gear states, “Reading demands a two pronged attack. It involves cracking the alphabetic code to determine words and thinking about those words to construct meaning.” Pitch Fork from: February 11, 2012
  • 5. In the words of Gear, Book from: February 11, 2012
  • 6. Child reading from: Child with magnifying glass February 11, 2012
  • 7. Gear believes the missing piece of reading instruction is reading strategies taking place while reading. Puzzle with missing piece from : February 25, 2012
  • 8. Metacognition, awareness of thinking, is a prerequisite for becoming a successful reader. Girl thinking from February 25, 2012
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  • 14. Students need to connect with the text. Connections are not right or wrong. They are based upon our personal experiences. The ability to make connections begins the path . . . “for all other reading strategies to walk upon.”   Image from: February 25, 2012
  • 15. Students need to question the text. Questions need to go beyond the literal surface of the text. They need to stretch students’ thinking and promote students to wonder while they read. Move beyond quick questions to deep thinking questions. Image from: February 25, 2012
  • 16. Students need to visualize the text. Help students form images in their minds as they read. Choose books that describe things that are familiar to students. Provide pre-reading language for ELL students. Image from: February 25, 2012
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  • 18. Students need to make inferences when reading text. They must fill in the information gaps by becoming a book detective by looking for the author’s clues. Clues may be found in pictures, text, or personal connections. Image from February 25, 2012
  • 19. Lastly, students need to transform or synthesize the text. To transform means to bring about a change in thinking. Synthesis is another word for transform. Summary is a two-dimensional display of reading. Synthesis includes the reader’s thoughts, which makes it a three-dimensional display of reading. It reveals how the reader’s thoughts were transformed. Image from: February 25, 2012
  • 20. To teach the five reading powers the teacher must model a reader’s speaking and thinking voices. Speaking from: February 25, 2012 Thinking from: February 25, 2012
  • 21. A teacher models through pauses while reading to explain to students what her thinking voice is saying. Students need to understand that it is the teacher’s turn to share her thinking voice. Teacher and students from: February 25, 2012
  • 22. Guided reading the teacher guides students to read with a thinking voice. She guides students to use strategy language. Students share their thinking with each other. Sharing of thoughts leads to deeper comprehension of concepts. Reading Group from February 25, 2012
  • 23. Independent practice and application happens when students work through strategies on their own and apply the strategies to their reading. Girl Reading from February 25, 2012
  • 24. Once students learn one of the five Reading Power strategies the teacher can use the strategy to assess students on any text they read. As students learn all five strategies they may display how they use the strategies in conjunction with one another and reveal they have the Reading Power! Boy with Book from: February 26, 2012
  • 25. The three components of reading power are Puzzle from: February 25, 2012 Book Bins from: February 25, 2012 Method of Instruction from: February 25, 2012
  • 26. The Reading Power’s Model States: Puzzle from: February 25, 2012
  • 27. Book bins, while not necessary, organize materials to further promote implementation of the five reading power strategies. Book Bins from: February 25, 2012
  • 28. Gear clearly details methods of instruction. Method of Instruction from: February 25, 2012
  • 29. She recommends a comprehensive book list for each strategy. Image retrieved from March 4, 2012
  • 30. Furthermore, Gear has catchy tunes for the introduction of each strategy. The songs help to move students to think carefully of the strategy while reading or being read to. Image Retrieved from March 4, 2012
  • 31. Gear also offers a wide array of reading comprehension sheets to use in instruction to further promote and display students’ comprehension of each strategy. Image Retrieved from March 4, 2012
  • 32. Adrienne Gear provides outstanding strategies for reading instruction, thorough explanations of teaching methods, lists of resources, and assessment sheets. Image Retrieved from March 4, 2012
  • 33. Reading Power is an excellent resource for reading instruction. Give your students the READING POWER and get Gear’s book today! Image from: February 11, 2012
  • 34. Additional Resources Adrienne Gear Biographical Information Reading Power Home Page You Tube Video v=m5gxSIVanmM Teacher Tube Video video_id=13838