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Empower Students with Power Strategies: Research-based Approaches for Nonfiction

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How can we support student achievement in reading and writing nonfiction text? Research shows that when asked to read textbooks, students focus primarily on linear text. They ignore the text features …

How can we support student achievement in reading and writing nonfiction text? Research shows that when asked to read textbooks, students focus primarily on linear text. They ignore the text features and supports which would support their comprehension of the text. This is only one of eight research-based power strategies that students need to comprehend and generate complex texts. These nonfiction literacy strategies will increase students’ critical thinking and achievement with nonfiction literature across content areas. Empower students beyond success on the test to the winner's circle.

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  • 1. Empowering Teachers and Students with Power StrategiesCreate PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)
  • 2. • Content/Specialized Vocabulary • Text Features • Text Structures • Monitoring Understanding • Previewing Text • Activating Background Knowledge • Questioning • Noting, Organizing, and Retrieving InformationCreate PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)
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  • 4. Planning for Strategy Instruction Introduction Modeled Lesson • Find the “hook” for •What is your teaching the concept. purpose? • Specify or define •What resource(s) will you what students will learn. use? • Identify the language that needs to be •How will you “think aloud” taught. the process? Guided Practice & Closure Independent Learning *Revisit steps in the strategy. *Determine attributes of the lesson or concept. *Chart or record in academic journals *Choose a resource where students can practice the modeled lesson. *Plan for transfer to another text *Choose a graphic organizer to support learning. © Dr. Janet Allen, Plugged-in to ReadingCreate PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)
  • 5. Facts & Questions Ladder Fact: Question: Bonobos have learned how to communicate using American Sign Language. © Dr. Janet Allen, Plugged-in to ReadingCreate PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)
  • 6. 3-2-1 Admit Slip 3.List three words you think of when you look at this picture. 2.Write two ideas you have based on the picture and your words. If possible, use your words as you write your ideas. a. I think . . . b. I think . . . 1. Write one question you have. © Dr. Janet Allen, Plugged-in to ReadingCreate PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)
  • 7. Wordstorming to Anticipate Content A – B E – F G – H C–D I – J K – L M–N O – P Q – R U – V WXYZ S–T Content Prediction: Questions Article should Answer: © Dr. Janet Allen, Plugged-in to ReadingCreate PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)
  • 8. Brain Quest: BKWLQ Brain knowledge before quest: Knowledge we now have: What surprised us? What we’ve learned: Words we’ve learned: Questions we have: © Dr. Janet Allen, Plugged-in to ReadingCreate PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)
  • 9. Four Components of a Comprehensive Vocabulary Program Fostering Word Teaching Individual Words Consciousness Word study Build excitement around language in general and words specifically. Multiple-meaning words •Experience the rhythm of language as developed through words. Homonyms, synonyms •Understanding degrees of meaning and word choice. •Word Walls, Personal Dictionary, Word Sort Teaching Strategies for Learning Frequent/extensive/varied Words Independently Opportunities for Independent Reading Context clues Structural analysis Next Slide, Please Linear arrays Conceptual vocabulary Baumann, J.F. Keme’eneu, E.J. (eds). 2004. Vocabulary Instruction: Research to Practice. NY: Guilford PressCreate PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)
  • 10. is not is is not is Example Example Example Nonexample Nonexample Nonexample © Dr. Janet Allen, Plugged-in to ReadingCreate PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)
  • 11. © Dr. Janet Allen, Plugged-in to Reading Word I think this word means . . . Questioning It is . . . comprehension Are there parts of the example word I recognize? an aly sis Target word in Context application It is not . . . nonexample sy on knowledge a ti nt he alu ev s is What makes this an How does this word fit When, where, and important word? with other words and under what conditions concepts I know? might I find this word?Create PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)
  • 12. The Stunning Science of Everything Vocabutoons (Burchers, 1997) Directions: Create a cartoon about one of the vocabulary words below. Each cartoon should include the following: 1. The vocabulary word, 2. The definition of the word, 3. A rhyming word or phrase 4. A funny or interesting sentence that uses the word. 5. A cartoon picture that illustrates the sentence. atom genus species quarks cell larva proton element energy habitat pupa virusCreate PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)
  • 13. mass – the amount of matter that makes up something Don’t sass me about my mass!Create PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)
  • 14. Alike but Different What We Have in Common How I’ll RememberCreate PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)
  • 15. 1. Integration 2. Repetition 3. Meaningful useCreate PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)
  • 16. Textbook Activity Guide (TAG)Create PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)
  • 17. Take a look at this book cover. 1.What do you see? 2.What predictions can you make? What do you think the book is about? 3.Do you think you’ll enjoy reading this book? Why or why not?Create PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)
  • 18. The Fast Track: The Importance of Previewing Text Directions: When reading nonfiction, it is extremely important to preview the text. The more information you have when you start, the more likely you are to remember the most important parts of what you read. There are lots of ways to preview a text. See what you can determine from reading this book on the fast track. 1.Look at the cover. Make a prediction about the book based on what you see. 2.Based on this cover, do you think you will like this book? Why or why not? 3.There are four chapters in this book. List the chapter titles below. __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ 4. Based on these chapter titles, write three statements that relate to your predictions for what you will learn about Phineas Gage in this book. © Dr. Janet Allen, Plugged-in to ReadingCreate PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)
  • 19. The Fast Track: The Importance of Previewing Text continued 5. Take a picture walk by glancing at the visuals in this book. There are a lot of photographs,, diagrams, charts and maps. Write three fast facts you learned from your picture walk. 6. Vocabulary can be challenging in some nonfiction books. Skim the captions that go with the visuals and look at the glossary. Complete the following sentences: I think the vocabulary in this book will be _______________________________. The words seem to be related to ______________________________________. I think I’ll find the language in this book challenging because _________________. Strategies I’ll use to make the vocabulary easier to read and remember are_________. 7. The Index can give you a quick sense of the some of the topics you will read about in a nonfiction book. What assumptions can you make about this book based on the index? 8. Based on conclusions from your fast track, draw an image of what you think this book will contain. You will revisit this after you read the book to make changes based on new information. B. Davey, Using Textbook Activity Guides to Help Students Learn from Textbooks. Journal of Reading 29. 489-494 © Dr. Janet Allen, Plugged-in to ReadingCreate PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)
  • 20. Janet’s 5-finger Do a picture Rule Write down walk. Read the 1st all of the sub- paragraph. headings. Write down all of the headings. Read the last paragraph. © Dr. Janet Allen, Plugged-in to ReadingCreate PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)
  • 21. Organizing Ideas: A Writer’s Gift to Readers Text Structure Sample from the Text Cue Words & Supports for Readers Sequence/chronology Dr. Harlow’s treatment of then, finally . . . The use of Phineas’ wound sequence helped me visualize the process Compare/contrast Cause/effect Problem/solution Question/answer Description Combination © Dr. Janet Allen, Plugged-in to ReadingCreate PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)
  • 22. RAFT Writing Role Audience water droplet residents of my neighborhood Format Topic persuasive narrative about Encourage more eco-friendly the water cycle and efficient water usageCreate PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)
  • 23. Assessing the Reading-Writing Connection What’s working in What’s not What’s most Plan of action for this piece of working? getting in the way the writer: writing? for the reader? © Dr. Janet Allen, Plugged-in to ReadingCreate PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)
  • 24. Developing Effective Practices in _________________. INCREASE DECREASECreate PDF files without this message by purchasing novaPDF printer (http://www.novapdf.com)