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Content area read alouds

  1. 1. Content Area Read Alouds<br />Sara M. Bryce<br />La Crosse Public Library<br />
  2. 2. OR:15 Minutes Can Save you 15 %* or More of Student Frustration<br />*Student or Teacher Frustration Level May Vary <br />
  3. 3. Why use stories?<br />Reach kids in hard-to-reach places<br />Build schema and make connections<br />Teach or assess subject areas during your reading block!<br />(without feeling *too* guilty)<br />
  4. 4. Why read-aloud?<br />Create a shared experience to reflect on later<br />Ensure comprehension of your entire class<br />
  5. 5. When in the world am I supposed to do this?<br />You don’t have to read a whole book, promise!<br />
  6. 6. No, seriously. When?<br />First thing in the morning? <br />Right after lunch?<br />WHENEVER you have 15 minutes.<br />
  7. 7. Okay, I know. <br />It might not be easy, but it will be worth it.<br />In the end it’s a time saver.<br />(Or else I wouldn’t suggest doing it)<br />
  8. 8. So where do I find these “books”?<br />“Great books to <br />teach ___” lists<br />You can use your favorite chapter book<br />BUT I’m actually going to give you a few ideas you can take with you today.<br />
  9. 9. MATH<br />Chapter 2 p.19-22; Chapter 6, p. 54-62<br />Total pages: 12<br />Reading these 12 pages can help teach:<br /><ul><li> Numerator and Denominator
  10. 10. Grouping objects to learn fractions
  11. 11. “Which fraction is larger?” problems
  12. 12. Real world application of fractions</li></ul>*This is the squel to the book “7X9=TROUBLE!” which can be used to teach multiplication<br />Using this book as a shared experience, you can:<br /><ul><li>Challenge your students to create their own mnemonic devices and illustrations
  13. 13. Help students understand that frustration can be a common occurrence in school, but hard work pays off</li></li></ul><li>SOCIAL STUDIES<br />Chapter 5 p. 49-53; appendix<br />Total Pages: 14<br />Reading these 14 pages can help you teach:<br /><ul><li>Canadian geography and culture (this chapter focuses on Mounted Police)
  14. 14. Encyclopedia style facts about Canada</li></ul>*Flat Stanley goes everywhere in his books, but you can use him to introduce any location with pictures and facts of your own!<br />Using this book as a shared experience, you can:<br /><ul><li> Challenge students to write their own Flat Stanley story or postcard
  15. 15. Create a story arc to follow throughout the year</li></li></ul><li>SCIENCE<br />Scientific Method:<br />Problem: Chapter 3-4<br />Hypothesis: Chapter 5<br />(Change/Experiment)<br />Observe: Chapter 8<br />Interpret Data: Chapter 9<br />Conclusion: Chapter 16<br />*Each of these chapters can be read separately as you explain each step of the scientific method. Other books can be used as further examples or assessment (what was her hypothesis, etc)<br />Using this book as a shared experience, you can:<br /><ul><li>Discuss the scientific method in an applicable (though zany) way
  16. 16. Discuss what makes a good or bad experiment</li></li></ul><li>USING GENRE TO TEACH WRITING<br />Graphic novels demonstrate the importance of dialogue in a narrative.<br />*You can use any graphic novel or even classic comics; just copy the pages and white out the dialogue<br />Using this book as a shared experience, you can:<br /><ul><li>Challenge students to create their own 4 or 8 frame comic
  17. 17. Encourage them to make a “novelization” of that comic, complete with a narrative and dialogue.</li></li></ul><li>We’re here to help!<br />La Crosse Public Library Youth Services<br />(608) 789-7128<br /><br />Narrative and slideshow of K-5 presentation available at:<br /><br />Google image result for <br />“busy librarian”<br />