Meenoo Rami     Inquiry Into PracticeEmpowering Adolescent Readers
Context:•inquiry-driven, project-based,partnership HS with TheFranklin Institute•487 Students•Grades 11 and 12•Interested ...
Demographics:•46% African-American, 36%White, 9% Latino, 9% Asian,4% Other•57.1% Free and ReducedLunch•8.2% IEP, 13.3% Gif...
Research Questions:•How does choicereading help studentsbecome authenticreaders?•What does it look likewhen students becom...
Problems beingaddressed:•fake-reading•“readicide” - systematickilling of the love reading,often exacerbated by theinane, m...
Purpose of Research•Explore my own questionof ownership of students’reading lives•Share my research andpractice with other...
Implementation of ChoiceReading:•Pledge to end “fake reading”•Modeling of reading life•Setting up a classroom library•Book...
Observations/Findings:•Ownership matters•Exposure to variety ofbooks•Connection betweenreading and writing
Final Thoughts:•Do the things thatscare you•whole-class texts andchoice reading shouldfind a balance in yourclassroom•Shar...
Video from Students               QuickTime™ and a      DV/DVCPRO - NTSC decompressor       are needed to see this picture.
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  1. 1. Meenoo Rami Inquiry Into PracticeEmpowering Adolescent Readers
  2. 2. Context:•inquiry-driven, project-based,partnership HS with TheFranklin Institute•487 Students•Grades 11 and 12•Interested in authenticreading and writingexperiences, thoughtful use oftech, connected learning
  3. 3. Demographics:•46% African-American, 36%White, 9% Latino, 9% Asian,4% Other•57.1% Free and ReducedLunch•8.2% IEP, 13.3% Gifted•1.8% English LanguageLearners
  4. 4. Research Questions:•How does choicereading help studentsbecome authenticreaders?•What does it look likewhen students becomeauthentic readers?•What are the risks inimplementing choicereading program in ahigh school Englishclassroom?
  5. 5. Problems beingaddressed:•fake-reading•“readicide” - systematickilling of the love reading,often exacerbated by theinane, mind-numbingpractices found in schools(Gallagher 5).
  6. 6. Purpose of Research•Explore my own questionof ownership of students’reading lives•Share my research andpractice with other teachers•Continue to refine mypractice of teaching reading
  7. 7. Implementation of ChoiceReading:•Pledge to end “fake reading”•Modeling of reading life•Setting up a classroom library•Book Talks, Book Talks, BookTalks•40 book challenge -- focus ongenres•Ongoing reading conferences
  8. 8. Observations/Findings:•Ownership matters•Exposure to variety ofbooks•Connection betweenreading and writing
  9. 9. Final Thoughts:•Do the things thatscare you•whole-class texts andchoice reading shouldfind a balance in yourclassroom•Share your readinglife; help your studentsbuild their reading lives
  10. 10. Video from Students QuickTime™ and a DV/DVCPRO - NTSC decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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