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Reading Power
Adrienne Gear
Image from: http://www.stenhouse.com/shop/pc/viewprd.asp?idProduct=9039 February 11, 2012
Gear offers strategies to teach students
how to connect the literacy pieces as
they read.
Puzzle Pieces from: http://rlv.z...
 
Literacy instruction must balance
decoding and comprehension skills.
 
Balance Scale from: http://www.medicalscale1.com/...
Gear states, “Reading demands a two pronged
attack. It involves cracking the alphabetic
code to determine words and thinki...
In the words of Gear,
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Child reading from: http://www.harcoboe.com/bigelm/uploads/image/Karla%20Rose%20Clip%20Art%20Photos/little_boy_reading_cli...
Gear believes the missing piece of reading
instruction is reading strategies taking place
while reading.
Puzzle with missi...
Metacognition,
awareness of thinking,
is a prerequisite for becoming a successful reader.
Girl thinking from http://www.ce...
Image from: http://blog.eventbrite.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/connecting.jpeg February 25, 2012
Image from: http://hill.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/clipart/j0134399.gif February 25, 2012
Image from: http://thejobstop.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/interrogation1.gif February 25, 2012
Image from: http://problemfinding.labanca.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/sbpuzzled-300x276.jpg February 25, 2012
Image from: http://blog.afoolishmanifesto.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/transform.png February 25, 2012
Students need to connect with the text. Connections
are not right or wrong. They are based upon our
personal experiences. ...
Students need to question the text. Questions need to
go beyond the literal surface of the text. They need
to stretch stud...
Students need to visualize the text. Help
students form images in their minds as they
read. Choose books that describe thi...
Image from: http://www.91daychallenge.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/important-points.png February 25, 2012
Students need to make inferences when reading text.
They must fill in the information gaps by becoming a
book detective by...
Lastly, students need to transform or synthesize the
text. To transform means to bring about a change in
thinking. Synthes...
To teach the five reading powers the teacher
must model a reader’s speaking and thinking
voices.
Speaking from: http://www...
A teacher models through pauses while reading to explain to
students what her thinking voice is saying. Students need to
u...
Guided reading the teacher guides students to read
with a thinking voice. She guides students to use
strategy language. St...
Independent practice and application happens when
students work through strategies on their own and
apply the strategies t...
Once students learn one of the five Reading Power strategies
the teacher can use the strategy to assess students on any te...
The three components of reading
power are
Puzzle from: http://www.cybercitizeninc.com/Image10.gif February 25, 2012
Book B...
The Reading Power’s Model States:
Puzzle from: http://www.cybercitizeninc.com/Image10.gif February 25, 2012
Book bins, while not necessary, organize
materials to further promote implementation
of the five reading power strategies....
Gear clearly details methods of instruction.
Method of Instruction from: http://www.iobm.edu.pk/images/teaching-methods.jp...
She recommends a comprehensive book list for
each strategy.
Image retrieved from http://ascplcl.files.wordpress.com/2009/1...
Furthermore, Gear has catchy tunes for the
introduction of each strategy. The songs help to move
students to think careful...
Gear also offers a wide array of reading
comprehension sheets to use in instruction to further
promote and display student...
Adrienne Gear provides outstanding strategies for
reading instruction, thorough explanations of teaching
methods, lists of...
Reading Power is an excellent resource for reading
instruction. Give your students the
READING POWER and get Gear’s book t...
Additional Resources
Adrienne Gear Biographical Information
http://www.readingpowergear.com/bio.html
Reading Power Home ...
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  1. 1. Reading Power Adrienne Gear Image from: http://www.stenhouse.com/shop/pc/viewprd.asp?idProduct=9039 February 11, 2012
  2. 2. Gear offers strategies to teach students how to connect the literacy pieces as they read. Puzzle Pieces from: http://rlv.zcache.com/puzzle_pieces_sticker-p217871268446556158z85xz_400.jpg Child reading from: http://www.cartoon-clipart.com/cartoon_clipart_images/girl_or_child_reading_a_book_0515-1002-0104-0834_SMU.jpg February 11, 2012
  3. 3.   Literacy instruction must balance decoding and comprehension skills.   Balance Scale from: http://www.medicalscale1.com/tag/berg-balance-scale/ February 11, 2012
  4. 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: http://www.frjonesandson.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/wpsc/product_images/tt1053.jpg February 11, 2012
  5. 5. In the words of Gear, Book from: http://www.clipartpal.com/_thumbs/pd/open_book_large.png February 11, 2012
  6. 6. Child reading from: http://www.harcoboe.com/bigelm/uploads/image/Karla%20Rose%20Clip%20Art%20Photos/little_boy_reading_clip_art.png Child with magnifying glass http://www.lcps.org/cms/lib4/VA01000195/Centricity/Domain/6816/MagGlass.jpg February 11, 2012
  7. 7. Gear believes the missing piece of reading instruction is reading strategies taking place while reading. Puzzle with missing piece from : http://www.uwrf.edu/PSYC/images/MissingPuzzlePiece_1.jpg February 25, 2012
  8. 8. Metacognition, awareness of thinking, is a prerequisite for becoming a successful reader. Girl thinking from http://www.ceres.k12.ca.us/InstNorms/images/Picture1_000.gif February 25, 2012
  9. 9. Image from: http://blog.eventbrite.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/connecting.jpeg February 25, 2012
  10. 10. Image from: http://hill.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/clipart/j0134399.gif February 25, 2012
  11. 11. Image from: http://thejobstop.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/interrogation1.gif February 25, 2012
  12. 12. Image from: http://problemfinding.labanca.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/sbpuzzled-300x276.jpg February 25, 2012
  13. 13. Image from: http://blog.afoolishmanifesto.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/transform.png February 25, 2012
  14. 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: http://www.dazadi.com/images/p200/guidecraft_G99002.jpg February 25, 2012
  15. 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: http://dbhennigan.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/faq_questionmark.jpg February 25, 2012
  16. 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: http://hill.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/clipart/j0134399.gif February 25, 2012
  17. 17. Image from: http://www.91daychallenge.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/important-points.png February 25, 2012
  18. 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 http://www.asianjobportal.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/gaps_thumb.jpg February 25, 2012
  19. 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: http://blog.afoolishmanifesto.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/transform.png February 25, 2012
  20. 20. To teach the five reading powers the teacher must model a reader’s speaking and thinking voices. Speaking from: http://www.clipsahoy.com/clipart3/as5819tn.gif February 25, 2012 Thinking from: http://www.clipsahoy.com/clipart3/as5814.gif February 25, 2012
  21. 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: http://www.valdosta.edu/~agedward/reading-teacher-color.gif February 25, 2012
  22. 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 http://www.haven.k12.pa.us/title1/guidedreading.jpg February 25, 2012
  23. 23. Independent practice and application happens when students work through strategies on their own and apply the strategies to their reading. Girl Reading from http://www.picgifs.com/clip-art/activities/reading/clip-art-reading-953887.jpg February 25, 2012
  24. 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: http://www.elpl.org/sites/default/files/Boy%203.png February 26, 2012
  25. 25. The three components of reading power are Puzzle from: http://www.cybercitizeninc.com/Image10.gif February 25, 2012 Book Bins from: http://www.mrskristincook.com/readimages/rk8_boy8.gif February 25, 2012 Method of Instruction from: http://www.iobm.edu.pk/images/teaching-methods.jpg February 25, 2012
  26. 26. The Reading Power’s Model States: Puzzle from: http://www.cybercitizeninc.com/Image10.gif February 25, 2012
  27. 27. Book bins, while not necessary, organize materials to further promote implementation of the five reading power strategies. Book Bins from: http://www.mrskristincook.com/readimages/rk8_boy8.gif February 25, 2012
  28. 28. Gear clearly details methods of instruction. Method of Instruction from: http://www.iobm.edu.pk/images/teaching-methods.jpg February 25, 2012
  29. 29. She recommends a comprehensive book list for each strategy. Image retrieved from http://ascplcl.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/booklist-copy.jpg March 4, 2012
  30. 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 http://www.thedjservice.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/colorful-music-notes-cutout.jpg March 4, 2012
  31. 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 http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/CFrazier1/imageGallery/read.jpg March 4, 2012
  32. 32. Adrienne Gear provides outstanding strategies for reading instruction, thorough explanations of teaching methods, lists of resources, and assessment sheets. Image Retrieved from http://www.readingpowergear.com/images/asg.jpg March 4, 2012
  33. 33. Reading Power is an excellent resource for reading instruction. Give your students the READING POWER and get Gear’s book today! Image from: http://www.stenhouse.com/shop/pc/viewprd.asp?idProduct=9039 February 11, 2012
  34. 34. Additional Resources Adrienne Gear Biographical Information http://www.readingpowergear.com/bio.html Reading Power Home Page http://www.readingpowergear.com/ You Tube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=m5gxSIVanmM Teacher Tube Video http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php? video_id=13838
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