Getting to the CORE of Literacy
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Getting to the CORE of Literacy






Total Views
Views on SlideShare
Embed Views



1 Embed 206 206



Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
Post Comment
Edit your comment
  • Curriculum: Common Core- 10 minutesRead: Vocabulary -15 minutes Comprehension-15 minutesTalk and Write: 20 minutesDiscussion and Reflections: 15 minu

Getting to the CORE of Literacy Getting to the CORE of Literacy Presentation Transcript

  • Linda Martier, Literacy Coach Devon Betz, Reading Specialist Deborah Hoover, LibrarianShallow Brook Intermediate School Northeastern School District
  • The CORE: Read, Talk, Write“The implementation of a coherent curriculum;effective lessons; and abundant amounts ofpurposeful reading, writing and talking should beschools’ highest priorities.” Schmoker, Mike. Focus. Alexandia, Virginia: ASCD, 2011. Print.
  • Curriculum: Common CoreRead: Vocabulary ComprehensionTalk and Write: Socratic Method RAFTsDiscussion and Reflections View slide
  • Establishing Background Information Anne Goudvis and Max Wittmer on - a coherent curriculum - effective lessons- abundant amounts of purposeful reading, writing and talking View slide
  • Common Core Standards• Complex texts are a cornerstone of the Common Core State Standards. (Standard 10)• Students must be taught to do an independent close reading of a text using strategies. (No over-scaffolding.)• Students must persists despite the discomfort inherent in analyzing complex text- a Socratic approach to understanding.• Interventions are to focus on vocabulary and syntax of complex sentences so students can be independent.• Go beyond “text-to-self” connections (Instructional time, equity, rigor). What is the text saying?• Exemplar lessons available at
  • Read: Vocabulary• Story Impression• Content Vocabulary• Word Analysis• Syntax, too!
  • Read: Comprehension• “The Situation” (P. 33-34) Conklin, Tom. Disasters ! New York: Scholastic Professional Books. 2000. Print.• Genre?• Text Features (headings, sub-headings, special print, graphics)?• Text Structure?• Graphic Organizer to Aid Comprehension• Question Matrix to Aid Comprehension• Author’s Purpose?
  • Talk and Write• High-level comprehension is necessary to meet Common Core Standards.• Socratic Approach (Open-Ended Approach)
  • Socratic LinksHTH Learning Video – Socratic Seminar Instructions – Mark Aguirre Instruction: How To– Huan Do W. Paul Socratic Video Series – Sample to Buy Like an Historian – Middle to Secondary Socratic Circle – Elementary to Middle Amendment Socratic Discussion – Elementary
  • Talk and Write• Small Group Application• RAFTs: Role Audience Format Topic
  • Discussion and Reflections• The Socratic method is a form of inquiry and debate between individuals with opposing viewpoints based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to illuminate ideas.
  • Application of Session’s Learning• “The implementation of a coherent curriculum; effective lessons; and abundant amounts of purposeful reading, writing and talking should be schools’ highest priorities.” (Page 17) Schmoker, Mike. Focus. Alexandia, Virginia: ASCD, 2011. Print.• Sharing of instructional ideas