Growing Reading Specialists Ira 2010

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Presentation to reading specialists/educators at the 2010 IRA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL

Presentation to reading specialists/educators at the 2010 IRA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL

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  • 1. Growing Reading Specialists Planting the Seeds of Teacher Efficacy and Supporting Struggling Readers Through a University, School, and Urban Community Partnership Presenters: Vickie Alley & Julie Janson Gray IRA Annual Conference April 2010
  • 2. Focus
    • Supporting future reading specialists
    • Supporting striving readers
  • 3. McGuffey Clinic Model UVA
    • established in 1946
    • oldest operating reading clinic in US
    • strong history of clinical instruction
    • graduate students work directly with children in all courses and especially in clinics
    • long line of research in reading acquisition and developmental word knowledge
    • McGuffey/TEMPO is the state outreach
  • 4. Research Base
    • Rationale
      • Stanovich (1986), and Juel (1988):
      • striving readers will fall further behind their peers without intervention.
      • Morris (1984):
      • reading affects everything you do.
  • 5. Research Base
    • Response to Intervention
      • Vaughn & Klingner (2007):
      • A three-tier model in which increasingly more intensive layers of intervention are used.
  • 6. Research Base
    • 1:1 tutoring
    • Two intervention models, including Howard Street (Morris, 1999) and Book Buddies (Johnston, Invernizzi, & Juel, 2008), provide a model for 1:1 intervention upon which this clinic is built.
  • 7. Research Base
    • Literacy Coaching
    • Walpole & McKenna, (2008)
    • Research concerning literacy specialists informs this model
  • 8. Partnership that Works
          • UVA
          • St. Christopher’s School
          • Peter Paul Development Center
    • The partnership model is powerful; improving teacher preparedness while addressing the needs of striving readers. In order to effectively meet the needs of individual students it takes the combined efforts of all of the stakeholders in a child’s education (Allington, 1995).
  • 9. Partnership that Works
          • Initial set-up (recruitment letter, etc.)
          • Book drive
          • Breakfast
          • Supplies
          • Transportation
          • Teaching staff
          • Graduate class/students
          • Children
          • School
  • 10. The Clinic Experience
          • Supervised practicum
          • Daily feedback
          • Staffing
          • Collaborative planning
          • Book & article discussions
          • Teacher Notebooks
          • Teacher Efficacy
          • Parent communication & reports
          • Readers’ Café & celebration
  • 11. In their own words…
    • “ For me, this has been one of the most challenging, yet rewarding experiences of my life. I can’t believe that the past four weeks have come and gone so quickly. I can honestly say that I “grew” more than my student….”
  • 12. Closing
    • Q & A
    • Readers’ Café Slideshow