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    Building Literacy Learners Building Literacy Learners Presentation Transcript

    • The Beginning Reader: Tools to Help Develop Literacy Learners Jillian Willey Kindergarten Teacher
    • Getting to Know Literacy Learners
      • The Attitude to Read Survey
      • Asks students questions about their feelings toward reading at home and at school
      • Research shows…
      • A student’s attitude toward reading is a central factor affecting reading development in school (McKenna & Kear, 1990).
    • How did it help?
      • Got to know my students on a more personal level
      • Helped me supply books to children who needed them at home
      • Identified students who needed help with building their motivation or self-esteem
    • Selecting Text
      • Always include Informational Text
      • Non-fiction texts such as magazines, newspapers, “All bout books”, etc.
      • Research shows…
      • Students mostly use informational text in the future, not narrative texts (Laureate Education, Inc., 2009b)
    • How did it help?
      • My students know and can identify the text features of informational books.
      • They know how and where to find information if they want to learn about something.
      • It helped motivate my struggling readers by adding non-fiction books about topics they were interested in.
    • Interactive Perspective
      • Think-alouds
      • Choose a book
      • Plan what strategies you want to teach
      • Read the book, pausing to model how you use the specific strategies
      • Repeat
      • Students practice independently
      • Research shows…
      • According to Tompkins (2010), think-alouds are a great instructional strategy because it teaches students how to direct or monitor their thinking during the reading process
    • How did it help?
      • Prompted and taught my students how to…
      • -Ask questions and find the answers
      • -Make personal connections with text
      • -Identify the main idea of a story
      • -Make predictions
      • -Comprehend a text
    • Critical and Responsive Perspective
      • Questioning the Author
      • During and after reading the teacher asks a list of questions to have students think about and discuss
      • Examples:
      • “ What is the author trying to tells us?”
      • “ Why did the author say ______?”
      • Research shows…
      • Questioning the Author helps students to construct their own meaning from a text (Tompkins, 2010)
    • How did it help?
      • Prompts students to talk and make more meaningful conversation about texts
      • Helps improve comprehension
      • Promotes deeper thinking and understanding
      • Teaches students how to ask questions about a text
      • Boosts confidence level in my readers
    • References
      • McKenna, M. C., & Kear, D. J. (1990). Measuring attitude toward reading: A new tool for teachers. Reading Teacher , 43(9), 626-639. Retrieved from EBSCO host .
      • Tompkins, G. E. (2010). Literacy for the 21st century: A balanced approach (5th ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.