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Literate environment presentation

  1. 1. Literate Environment Analysis by Jacki Rayburn Walden UniversityEDUC 6706: The Beginning Reader Instructor: Cindee Easton
  2. 2. Getting to know literacy learnersOverview Find out about their: • Interests • Motivation • Background knowledge • IdentitiesExample: “Me Stew”(Laureate Education, Inc., 2010b)
  3. 3. Getting to know literacy learners (cont)Cognitive Assessments • Used to assess level of cognitive development, strengths and weaknesses (Afflerbach, 2012)Examples: • Reading inventories • Running records • Observations • Paper/pencil tests • Oral assessments • Performance tasks
  4. 4. Getting to know literacy learners (cont)Noncognitive assessments • used to assess motivation and attitude for readingExamples: • Elementary Reading Attitude Survey (Mckenna & Kear, 1990) • Motivation to Read Profile (Gambrell, Palmer, Codling, Mazzoni, 1996) • Interest Inventories • Conference with student • Observations
  5. 5. Selecting texts Linguistic (words) Narrative Informational Semiotic (pictures)It is important to locate textsaccording to this matrix to ensure allliteracy needs are being met (LaureateEducation, Inc., 2010a)
  6. 6. Selecting text (cont)Additional factors for selecting texts: •Readability •Length of text •Size of print •Visual supports (Laureate Education, Inc., 2010a)
  7. 7. Selecting text (cont)Texts chosen for reading group: •Narrative- Miles & Miles of Reptiles: All about Reptiles (Rabe, Ruiz & Mathieu, 2009) •Informational- Reptiles & Amphibians (Mugford & Dunlop, 2007) •Online- Private I. Guana (Laden, 1995)
  8. 8. Literacy Lesson: Interactive PerspectiveThe Interactive Perspective sets the goal of teachingstudents to become strategic readers and thinkers(Laureate Education, Inc., 2010d) •Phonemic Awareness (Laureate Education, Inc., 2010c) •Comprehension
  9. 9. Literacy Lesson: Interactive Perspective (cont) • Students learn to be reflective and self-regulate reading strategies • Students learn to use different strategies bases upon the type of text (e.g., narrative, informational) • Students learn to set a purpose, make predictions and visualize (Laureate Education, Inc., 2010c)
  10. 10. Literacy Lesson: Interactive Perspective (cont)Activities: • Guided Reading • K-W-L Charts • Word Sorts • Word Wall (Tompkins, 2010)
  11. 11. Literacy Lesson: Critical and Response PerspectivesCritical Perspective • Students can critically examine text • Who created the book? • Why? • What perspective did the author write from? (Laureate Education, Inc., 2010b)
  12. 12. Literacy Lesson: Critical and Response PerspectivesResponse Perspective • Students can experience and respond • Have an emotional reaction and response to the story (Laureate Education, Inc., 2010d)
  13. 13. Literacy Lesson: Critical and Response PerspectivesActivities for critical response and response perspectives • Shared reading • Grand conversations • Interactive read-alouds • Think-pair-share • Response journals (Tompkins, 2010)
  14. 14. Feedback•What insight did you gain about literacy and literacy instructionfrom viewing this presentation?•How might the information presented change your literacypractices and/or your literacy interactions with students?•In what ways can I support you in the literacy development ofyour students or children?•How might you support me in my work with students or yourchildren?•What questions do you have?
  15. 15. ReferencesAfflerbach, P. (2012). Understanding and using reading assessment, K-12. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.Gambrell, L. B., Palmer, B. M., Codling, R. M., & Mazzoni, S. A. (1996). Assessing motivation to read. The Reading Teacher, 49(7), 518--533.Laden, N. (1995). Private I. Guana. Retrieved from www.storylineonline.netLaureate Education, Inc. (Producer). (2010a). Analyzing and selecting text [Video webcast]. Retrieved from Education, Inc. (Producer). (2010b). Getting to know your students [Video webcast]. Retrieved from Education, Inc. (Producer). (2010c). Interactive perspective: Strategic processing [Video webcast]. Retrieved from Education, Inc. (Producer). (2010d). Perspectives of literacy learning [Video webcast]. Retrieved from, M. C., & Kear, D. J. (1990). Measuring attitude toward reading: A new tool for teachers. The Reading Teacher, 43(9), 626--639.Mugford, S., & Dunlop, K. (2007). Reptiles and amphibians. New York: Priddy Books.Rabe, T., Ruiz, A., & Mathieu, J. (2009). Miles and miles of reptiles. New York: Random House.Tompkins, G. E. (2010). Literacy for the 21st century: A balanced approach (5th ed.).Boston: Allyn & Bacon.