Getting students Excited
Expanding the Literature experience for studentsDoes it matter what books students’               read?
Is life long reading really a worthwhile               Instructional Goal? I am a good                                    ...
Did you know?• Proficient readers read about a million words  a year. That is the equivalent of reading 25  average length...
Textbooks ditched at Clearwater High as studentslog on to KindlesRebecca Catalanello, Times staff WriterIn Print: Wednesda...
The SLSS student as a ReaderIs disinterested in reading (mainly the boys)Averse to reading (mainly the boys)Avoids read...
YOU may be all the SLSS student has
As a teacher personalize the reading experience          in class. Demonstrate the social      part of reading:        sha...
Some Effective TechniquesCollaborative activities Challenging materials Projects that entail several class periodsStre...
Some More Effective Techniques Build on interests Include variety and choice Conduct read-aloudsAssess attitudes and i...
Beliefs about the                Outcomes of ReadingIs reading likely to be pleasurable or useful?Or is reading likely t...
Instruction that fosters positive             attitudes shouldProvide successful and engaging   experiences with reading...
Teaching Literature strategiesTHE TEACHER LEADS THE WAY—FIND YOUR INNER READER                          READ CHILDREN’S BO...
One Size does not fit all•   Concept maps/wikis/blogs/drawings•   Literature webquests/Literature circles•   Book trailers...
What’s Hot for vacation reading?• http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?i  d=11000842
Sites for teenage literature• http://www.guysread.com/• http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/books/?lnkid=stac  ks/nav/b_...
More sites for teenage literature• http://bookwizard.scholastic.com/tbw/homePage.do• http://www.kidsreads.com/features/gre...
More sites for teenage literature              Graphic Novels•http://www.tkinter.smig.net/ClassicsIllustrated/index.htm
Finally can you make a difference?• http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.ph  p?storyId=113357239
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  1. 1. Getting students Excited
  2. 2. Expanding the Literature experience for studentsDoes it matter what books students’ read?
  3. 3. Is life long reading really a worthwhile Instructional Goal? I am a good reader but I’d rather do something else!I am not a very I am a good good reader. I reader and I am not a hate reading ! I love very good But then who reading! reader but cares? I’d like to be!
  4. 4. Did you know?• Proficient readers read about a million words a year. That is the equivalent of reading 25 average length novels a year• The average student should be learning 3000 words a year. That is 7 to 10 new words a day.• By the time students leave secondary school they should have a vocabulary of between 25000 to 50000 words or more.
  5. 5. Textbooks ditched at Clearwater High as studentslog on to KindlesRebecca Catalanello, Times staff WriterIn Print: Wednesday, June 2, 2010
  6. 6. The SLSS student as a ReaderIs disinterested in reading (mainly the boys)Averse to reading (mainly the boys)Avoids reading(mainly the boys)Lacks proficiency in fluency, vocabulary, prosody and comprehension (everyone)Has little or no home support (everyone)
  7. 7. YOU may be all the SLSS student has
  8. 8. As a teacher personalize the reading experience in class. Demonstrate the social part of reading: share with your students what you read and your feelings about different books. Get otherstudents to do the same.Make recommendations,let them suggest reading material not just books, but magazines, comics,etc, for each other to try.
  9. 9. Some Effective TechniquesCollaborative activities Challenging materials Projects that entail several class periodsStressing links between literature and students’ lives Teaching comprehension strategies Techniques that facilitate comprehension BibliotherapyGeorge Graham Lecture, 2008 Michael C. McKenna University of Virginia
  10. 10. Some More Effective Techniques Build on interests Include variety and choice Conduct read-aloudsAssess attitudes and interests. Focus on proficiency. “Sell” reading. Build an engaging classroomGeorge Graham Lecture, 2008 Michael C. McKenna University of Virginia
  11. 11. Beliefs about the Outcomes of ReadingIs reading likely to be pleasurable or useful?Or is reading likely to be boring, frustrating, even humiliating?George Graham Lecture, 2008 Michael C. McKenna University of Virginia
  12. 12. Instruction that fosters positive attitudes shouldProvide successful and engaging experiences with reading Strengthen beliefs that reading will be pleasant Challenge beliefs about peer expectations concerning readingGeorge Graham Lecture, 2008 Michael C. McKenna University of Virginia
  13. 13. Teaching Literature strategiesTHE TEACHER LEADS THE WAY—FIND YOUR INNER READER READ CHILDREN’S BOOKS AS AN ADULT Teacher Resources Teacher Resources • http://www.adlit.org/ • http://www.amazon.com/T • http://www.readingrockets. he-Book-Whisperer- org/ Awakening- Reader/dp/0470372273 • http://www.scholastic.com/ readeveryday/read.htm • http://www.walker.co.uk/Us erFiles/file/Rights%20of%20 the%20reader/NYOR_ROTR. pdf
  14. 14. One Size does not fit all• Concept maps/wikis/blogs/drawings• Literature webquests/Literature circles• Book trailers/text to speech software• Podcasts, movies and videocasts• Digital story telling• Drama/Reading Theatre/ Hot seat• Games• Online chat/skype the author
  15. 15. What’s Hot for vacation reading?• http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?i d=11000842
  16. 16. Sites for teenage literature• http://www.guysread.com/• http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/books/?lnkid=stac ks/nav/b_and_a/main• http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3931523-stace- leza?shelf=%23ALL%23• http://teenspace.cincinnatilibrary.org/books/booklist.asp?i d=justlikeme• http://dianebrowneblog.blogspot.com/• http://summeredward.blogspot.com/p/caribbean-
  17. 17. More sites for teenage literature• http://bookwizard.scholastic.com/tbw/homePage.do• http://www.kidsreads.com/features/great-books- boys.asp• http://www.amazon.com/African-American-Teen- Books-Right/lm/382WBQII9SLOU •http://www.goodreads.com/search?q=african+ameri can+teen+fiction&search%5Bsource%5D=goodreads& search_type=books& tab=books •http://www.adlit.org/books_authors/
  18. 18. More sites for teenage literature Graphic Novels•http://www.tkinter.smig.net/ClassicsIllustrated/index.htm
  19. 19. Finally can you make a difference?• http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.ph p?storyId=113357239

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