How I get started down this road District literacy initiative. . .
“ Chill has always been different, but the way he deals with his disability and his art have given him the power to survive the horrors of high school. When a new teacher arrives, determined to crush his students' spirit, Chill decides to fight back and risk everything. A story of doing the right thing and standing up for yourself—and your friends.”
Negative Perception: “ How do I preserve my self-esteen when I struggle with reading? Well, I stop trying so I don’t look incompentent. Instead, I just chose to not do the work.” At this point I have decided that I don’t want to or I won’t catch up to my peers. Instead I will focus on what I am good at and pour all my energy in that. Human nature—we all drawn to activities we naturally excel at and resist those we struggle with. Takes work and stategy to engage.
From Frustration to Freedom: Intervention for Secondary Striving Readers Jen McCarty Plucker, Ed.D. Reading Specialist and Literacy Coordinator Eastview High School Jennifer McCarty Plucker, Ed. D
To Share Principle Components of Strategic Secondary Reading Intervention.
To Discuss Ideas for Designing Intervention to Meet the Needs of Your Unique Population
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A child’s excitement for reading (literacy) is not necessarily the secondary educator’s reality. Jennifer McCarty Plucker, Ed. D The focus on early literacy has resulted in the needs of older readers being largely unmet (Vacca; 1998; Vacca & Alvermann, 1998)
Vygotsky’s zone of proximal development (gradual release of responsibility)
Time to Read and Write (Allington, 2006) Reading is thinking Jennifer McCarty Plucker, Ed. D
Formative Assessment (Afflerbach, 2007; Stiggens, Arter, Chappuis & Chappuis, 2006). Jennifer McCarty Plucker, Ed. D
Engagement and Self-efficacy (Most Important especially for our secondary students)
Who are our disengaged?
Youth who have negative perceptions of themselves
Many are readers who experienced failure early and thus defined themselves as poor readers EARLY in schooling
Most have an increase in negative perception the longer they are in school. (O’Brien, 2006).
Engage Students with Technology (Alvermann, 2001; O’Brien, 2006) Jennifer McCarty Plucker, Ed. D Podcasting, glogster, Moodle, animoto, wikis, poll everywhere, movie maker, digital photography, i-tunes, flip video cameras, the Internet. . .
Adolescent Striving Readers need a Double Dose of Literacy Instruction
One Year of Strategic Intervention is not Enough for Most Striving Readers
Engage a TEAM of literacy leaders (passionate change makers) in your building to design intervention for your striving readers
Bottom Line: Jennifer McCarty Plucker, Ed. D
“ A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.” - Abraham Lincoln Materials and PowerPoint will be made available at: www.jmplucker.blogspot.com Jennifer McCarty Plucker, Ed. D