Help students find books they can read independently Dweck research examples Read each statement and decide whether you mostly agree with it or disagree with it. Your intelligence is something very basic about you that you can't change very much. You can learn new things, but you can't really change how intelligent you are. No matter how much intelligence you have, you can always change it quite a bit. You can always substantially change how intelligent you are. Questions 1 and 2 are the fixed mindset questions. Questions 3 and 4 reflect the growth mindset. Which mindset did you agree with more? You can be a mixture, but most people lean toward one or the other (From my own experience as an exec coach, that's an understatement.) You also have beliefs about other abilities. You could substitue &quot;artistic talent,&quot; &quot;sports ability,&quot; or &quot;business skill&quot; for intelligence.&quot; (Or, &quot;leadership ability,&quot; or &quot;managerial skill.&quot;) Try it.
Ex: Literacy Awards Banquet “ Books and BBQ
Word sorts—site words—sort words in categories of your own choice, now by sound or spelling patterns, by meaning, by structural clues—prefixes, words you can touch, smell, see, taste, hear; ‘glue words’—prepositions, articles, helping verbs, etc. Strategic=essential in relation to a plan of action (Strategic tutoring—the essential/important elements for each individual tutoring session)
Model repeated reading with sample text—
Training—share example of Laurie Danley—book group, literacy training, staff development, etc. . . Partnering with the classroom teacher. . . Book club: Share personal examples—Proust and the Squid, Book Whisperer, Readicide, and Look me in the eye. . .
Empowering Paraprofessionals Strategic Literacy Tutoring Strategies Fridley Public Schools January 29, 2010 Dr. Jennifer McCarty Plucker; Reading Specialist and Literacy Coordinator Eastview High School
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. “Who do you admire as a reader, writer, student. . .Why?
Change your student’s 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