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  • Quick vocab lesson. . .
  • Handout—place to jot down things you’ve done this summer. . .
  • Include Jessie’s what do you know. . .trivia activity
  • Ex interactive reading guide for handouts.
  • Ex: Literacy Awards Banquet “ Books and BBQ
  • Partner activity from Buehl for group
  • Press F5 or enter presentation mode to view the poll

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  • SUPPORTING SECONDARY STRIVING READERS LITERACY LEADERSHIP NETWORK JEN MCCARTY & JESSICA CROOKER EASTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL R.E.SC.U.E.
  • R.E.SC.U.E.
    • R is for Relate
    • E is for Expect
    • SC is for Scaffold
    • U is for Uplift
    • E is for Engage
  • Pre-reading Strategy www.wordle.net
  • Pre Teach Vocabulary
    • The Genteel Unteaching of America’s Poor
    • by National Council of Teachers of English President Kylene Beers
    • Example:
    • Genteel (adj)
    • belonging or suited to polite society.
    • well-bred or refined; polite; elegant; stylish.
    • affectedly or pretentiously polite, delicate, etc.
  • Non-linguistic Activity
  • During Reading Purpose
    • Read the section: The Cast: “Those” Kids
    • As you read, choose one short phrase (a sentence or two) that struck you. Be prepared to read it aloud and explain why it hit you.
    • As you read, consider who “those” kids are
      • In your society. . .
      • In your school . . .
      • In your classrooms. . .
    • (Be prepared to share along with your passage with the group)
  • Post Reading: Think Pair Share
    • With a partner/triad:
    • Share your excerpt (read it, don’t paraphrase) (RR alternative)
    • Share why it struck you
    • Share your views of “those” kids? Who are they in our society, our school, and our classrooms?
  • “ R” is for Relate
    • Do you know these students?
      • Tardy Tracy—isn’t there a clock on your cell phone?
      • Absent Abigail—MIA… a lot.
      • Bobby Belligerent—the answer is always “NO!”
      • Jack Jokester—lots of jokes; often inappropriate
      • Sleepy, Dopey, Droopey… wait, are those dwarves?
      • Sneezy Sally—frequent visits to Nurse Peggy
      • Charlie Charmer—everybody’s buddy
      • Forgetful Fay—no pencil, no notebook, no problem
      • Billy Bladder—suspiciously well-hydrated
      • Celine Cell—so many texts, so little time
      • Messy Melissa—something could be living in that backpack
      • I-could-care-less Chris—surprisingly indifferent about everything
  • “ R” is for Relate
    • “ Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, Make Me Feel Important . Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.”    -Mary Kay Ash (1908-2001), entrepreneur
  • “ R” is for Relate
    • Personal connections with students
        • Especially the ones who bug you 
        • Students who struggle are masterful hiders
          • (ex. 24 hiders in 1 room)
        • Pull, poke, and persistently pry them out of their shells
        • Don’t take it personal. . .striving readers tend to deflect. . .
    • Community Building within the class
        • Create a sense of belonging & ownership
        • Striving students sometimes view themselves as outsiders at EVHS—pull them IN
        • Give them a place to feel included—your classroom!
          • (ex. the coffee shop)
  • “ R” is for Relate
    • Personal connections with students
      • Start the year with a “What do you know…” trivia
        • ex. Are you a true bookworm?
      • Interest surveys—lots out there, no need to recreate
      • Student create “walls”—favorite quotes, fav/least fav words
      • Display student work
      • Popsicle sticks with names
      • Exit cards
      • Digital conversation—forums and chat rooms on Moodle
      • Share your writing, reading, work, frustrations, successes, etc…
      • Create a class work-time playlist on iTunes
  • “ R” is for Relate
    • Community Building
      • Consider a room arrangement not in traditional rows
      • Attendance questions— “Say your name and your favorite…”
      • Name tents—4 corners; each contains a personal detail
      • Team Classroom Management—calendar updates, attendance, collect today’s assignment, entrance cards, b-day calendar…
      • Say cheese! Pictures make it feel like home
      • Birthday calendar—school calendar or get creative
      • Games & Contests
        • Loaded Questions, newspaper puzzles/riddles, trivia games
        • Create teams and keep track of points on a board/poster
        • Free prize idea: “1 extra day” on an assignment coupons
  • “ R” is for Relate
    • On your R ESCUE note sheet, write down one idea you can take and implement in your classes right away.
  • “ E” is for Expect (great things)
    • Maintain high expectations for all students
    • Can be tempting to lower expectations for struggling students
        • Don’t want to embarrass them or make the vulnerable
        • Alternatives to the dreaded “Round Robin” reading
        • Activity—alternative to RRR from opening text (Beers)
        • Paired/Tri Reading Activity
    • Striving readers actually need to do MORE not less
    • Change their self-perception—Growth Mindset
    • Growth Mindset=attention devoted to your class
    • A, B, C or Do it Over
    • Fair isn’t Always Equal – Rick Wormeli
  • “ E” is for Expect (great things)
    • On your R E SCUE note sheet, write down one idea you can take and implement in your classes right away.
  • “ SC” is for Scaffold
    • Striving readers are often mistaken as lazy
    • They choose to give up because of past failure and their Performance Mindset
    • Scaffold reading by establishing purpose and giving background ( OMM scaffold example)
    • Allot some class time for reading
        • You can model how you approach a new reading assignment
        • Gives students an “in” to the text
        • Can do an exit card as they leave to check for understanding
        • Don’t forget the POWER in pre, during, and post reading strategies.
  • “ SC” is for Scaffold
    • On your RE SC UE note sheet, write down one idea you can take and implement in your classes right away.
  • “ U” is for Uplift
    • Those who are lifting the world upward
    • and onward are those who encourage
    • more than criticize.”    Elizabeth Harrison (1897-1955), investor, author
    • Meaningful feedback. . .so crucial:
  • Mindset “After seven experiments with hundreds of children, we had some of the clearest findings I’ve ever seen: Praising children’s intelligence harms their motivation and it harms their performance.” by Carol Dweck
  • “ U” is for Uplift
    • Lack of confidence can paralyze students—
      • Pair up with someone kind, patient, and knowledgeable. . .
      • Scaffold
      • Give purpose for reading
      • Reward hard work with meaningful activity
      • Avoid spotlighting insecurities (yet keep standards high). Tricky, we know. (fluency example, RR alternatives)
    • Appreciative Inquiry. Capitalize on students’ strengths.
    • “ Describe a time when you felt most confident as a reader, writer, historian, mathematician, scientist, student, musician, etc.” Ask students to WRITE. . .striving readers will tell you more in writing (typically) than verbally (AW ex.). “Who do you admire as a reader, writer, student. . .Why?
  • “ U” is for Uplift
    • On your RESC U E note sheet, write down one idea you can take and implement in your classes right away.
  • “ E” is for Engage
    • Guthrie (2007) and Engagement Theory says,
      • Choice is crucial! Choice of text, choice of passages to read, choice in where to begin, in questions that need answering. . .
      • Relevance at all costs
      • Constructing meaning (learning) is SOCIAL! Collaboration is key.
      • Control over one’s own learning
      • “ If a student feels this is my question, and I read my selection to answer it, and I have my answer , he owns the reading event. For his own question, he will read deeply, persevere, and gain an elaborated understanding” (Guthrie, 2007, p. 121).
  • “ E” is for Engage
    • Get Digital!
    • Experiences with 100% engagement: Moodle, book trailers, podcasts, poll everywhere, i-tunes, glogster, wordle, . . .list is endless. . .
    • Glogster example. . .
    • Animoto example. . .
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  • Animoto.com Video
  • “ E” is for Engage
    • On your RESCU E note sheet, write down one idea you can take and implement in your classes right away.
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  • R.E. SC.U. E.
    • Throw your striving students a life line. . .you may save their academic lives!