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  • Hook: Choice, exposure, book browse, read aloud; interest inventory Teach ZONE—norm setting, likert scale, RESPECT, Engage: Read aloud, continued sharing (book trailers), Male Models, Push: status of the class RRJ—help them see where they can grow metacognitively, goal setting (ball toss example), 2010, genre, Involve them—Zone likert scale, conferencing, Praise em—mindset and celebration
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  • Hook: Choice, exposure, book browse, read aloud; interest inventory Teach ZONE—norm setting, likert scale, RESPECT, Engage: Read aloud, continued sharing (book trailers), Male Models, Push: status of the class RRJ—help them see where they can grow metacognitively, goal setting (ball toss example), 2010, genre, Involve them—Zone likert scale, conferencing, Praise em—mindset and celebration
  • In the zone

    1. 1. ENGAGING ADOLESCENTS IN SILENT SUSTAINED READING FOR ENJOYMENT In the Zone Dr. Jen McCarty Plucker
    2. 2. Does it really make a difference? <ul><li>Reading Reasons by Kelly Gallagher </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Time spent reading correlates strongly with higher test scores…the more students read, the higher they scored on standardized reading exams” (Gallagher 7). </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Percentile Rank Min. of reading/day Est. number of words read/year </li></ul><ul><li>98 90.7 4,733,000 </li></ul><ul><li>90 40.4 2,357,000 </li></ul><ul><li>70 21.7 1,168,000 </li></ul><ul><li>50 12.9 601,000 </li></ul><ul><li>20 3.1 134,000 </li></ul><ul><li>10 1.6 51,000 </li></ul>Dr. Jen McCarty Plucker
    3. 3. Getting in the Zone <ul><li>Hook ‘em </li></ul><ul><li>Teach ‘em </li></ul><ul><li>Engage ‘em </li></ul><ul><li>Push ‘em </li></ul><ul><li>Involve ‘em </li></ul><ul><li>Praise ‘em (the right way) </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate with ‘em </li></ul>Dr. Jen McCarty Plucker
    4. 4. Hook ‘em Dr. Jen McCarty Plucker
    5. 5. Hook ‘em Dr. Jen McCarty Plucker
    6. 6. Hook ‘em <ul><li>Pair students with books/magazines of their choice </li></ul><ul><li>book browse </li></ul><ul><li>teacher suggestions based on interest inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Book Trailers (Youtube) </li></ul><ul><li>Read aloud </li></ul>Dr. Jen McCarty Plucker
    7. 7. Teach ‘em Dr. Jen McCarty Plucker RESPECT
    8. 8. Teach ‘em <ul><li>Zoned In Likert Scale </li></ul><ul><li>Dos and Don’ts for “In the Zone” </li></ul>Dr. Jen McCarty Plucker
    9. 9. Engage ‘em: Break Down the Barriers!! <ul><li>Do you know these students? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tardy Tracy —isn’t there a clock on your cell phone? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Absent Abigail —MIA… a lot. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bobby Belligerent —the answer is always “NO!” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jack Jokester —lots of jokes; often inappropriate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sleepy, Dopey, Droopey … wait, are those dwarves? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sneezy Sally —frequent visits to Nurse Peggy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charlie Charmer —everybody’s buddy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forgetful Fay —no pencil, no notebook, no problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Billy Bladder —suspiciously well-hydrated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Celine Cell —so many texts, so little time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Messy Melissa —something could be living in that backpack </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I-could-care-less Chris —surprisingly indifferent about everything </li></ul></ul>Jennifer McCarty Plucker, Ed. D
    10. 10. Engage ‘em Dr. Jen McCarty Plucker
    11. 11. Push ‘em <ul><li>Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Goal Setting </li></ul>Dr. Jen McCarty Plucker
    12. 12. Push ‘em <ul><li>Status of the Class </li></ul><ul><li>Running records of student progress </li></ul><ul><li>Tracks book titles and pace of reader </li></ul>Dr. Jen McCarty Plucker
    13. 13. Dr. Jen McCarty Plucker
    14. 14. Involve ‘em <ul><li>Wish Lists </li></ul><ul><li>Speed Booking </li></ul><ul><li>Student Reviews </li></ul>Dr. Jen McCarty Plucker
    15. 15. Involve ‘em: Reader’s Response Journals <ul><li>Ask students to show their thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Push them beyond summary </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a format for entries </li></ul><ul><li>Supply students with notebooks ($1) </li></ul><ul><li>Average # of entries: 2-3 per week </li></ul>Dr. Jen McCarty Plucker
    16. 16. <ul><li>“ I hate reading, but this book is making me wanna keep reading it. I wish I would have found some books like this one before because then I think I would probably [have] read a little bit more when I was younger.” </li></ul><ul><li>~Jon, September, 2008 </li></ul>Dr. Jen McCarty Plucker Sample Prompts This reminds me of… I wonder why… I need to reread the part where… A golden line for me is… A conclusion I’m drawing is… The most important message is…
    17. 17. Reading is thinking Dr. Jen McCarty Plucker
    18. 18. Praise ‘em (the right way) Dr. Jen McCarty Plucker
    19. 19. What is motivating our students? <ul><li>Show good behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Complete an assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Extrinsic rewards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>get a good grade </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outperform others </li></ul><ul><li>Look smarter </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding text—not important </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding is most important </li></ul><ul><li>Argue, analyze, debate, explain, organize, connect, defend, conclude… </li></ul><ul><li>Not isolated, connected to “big picture” </li></ul><ul><li>Short or long-term </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Mastery Goals </li></ul>Dr. Jen McCarty Plucker
    20. 20. 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 Dr. Jen McCarty Plucker
    21. 21. Celebrate with ‘em Dr. Jen McCarty Plucker You’re Invited Books n ’ Barbeque We’ll provide food to grill! You bring something sweet or salty to share. Also, bring any books from the C234 library you’d like to return. We’ll have books available if you’d like to swap for new ones! Bring your favorite outdoor games! Eastview High School—East Patio Wednesday, July 28 th from 3-5 p.m. We are looking forward to seeing you!
    22. 22. Getting in the Zone <ul><li>Hook ‘em </li></ul><ul><li>Teach ‘em </li></ul><ul><li>Engage ‘em </li></ul><ul><li>Push ‘em </li></ul><ul><li>Involve ‘em </li></ul><ul><li>Praise ‘em (the right way) </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate with ‘em </li></ul>Dr. Jen McCarty Plucker

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