Principle #6: Effective teachers organize for literacy instruction Catherine Martell, Shannon Hood & Kamila Al Marhubi
Overview <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Popular reading programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basal reading programs, lit...
Intro <ul><li>Organization is the key to success </li></ul><ul><li>Combination of approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Building on...
Literature Focus Units <ul><li>District or state approved award winning, high quality picture-book stories & novels  </li>...
Literature Circles <ul><li>Small groups of children read and respond to stories or books </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher selects...
Basal Reading Programs <ul><li>Commercially produce reading programs </li></ul><ul><li>Textbooks, workbooks and instructio...
Reading and Writing Workshop <ul><li>authentic reading and writing </li></ul><ul><li>freedom of choice about what to read ...
The Very Messy Classroom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW_Kyrc9ztU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW_Kyrc9ztU
Discussion questions <ul><li>What is wrong with this scenario? </li></ul><ul><li>What could the teacher do differently to ...
Thanks! And remember, organization is an ongoing process that presents a challenge for all teachers
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  1. 1. Principle #6: Effective teachers organize for literacy instruction Catherine Martell, Shannon Hood & Kamila Al Marhubi
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Popular reading programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basal reading programs, literature focus units, literature circles, reading and writing workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wrap up </li></ul>
  3. 3. Intro <ul><li>Organization is the key to success </li></ul><ul><li>Combination of approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Building on personal literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom organization </li></ul>
  4. 4. Literature Focus Units <ul><li>District or state approved award winning, high quality picture-book stories & novels </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone reads the same books and responds together as a class </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers sometime read aloud if book is too difficult for some children </li></ul><ul><li>Children create projects to extend understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers support learning through explicit instruction and reading & writing activities </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers choose the books so children may not be interested </li></ul>
  5. 5. Literature Circles <ul><li>Small groups of children read and respond to stories or books </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher selects 5 or 6 related books and collects multiple copies </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher gives a ‘book talk’ to introduce the book </li></ul><ul><li>Children choose their own book and work independently </li></ul><ul><li>Children learn to respond to books and develop responsibility for completing assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Some children may choose books that are too easy or too difficult </li></ul>
  6. 6. Basal Reading Programs <ul><li>Commercially produce reading programs </li></ul><ul><li>Textbooks, workbooks and instructional teacher’s editions </li></ul><ul><li>Less work for teacher - good or bad? </li></ul><ul><li>But can it teach children to love reading and writing? </li></ul>Image from www.wikipedia.org
  7. 7. Reading and Writing Workshop <ul><li>authentic reading and writing </li></ul><ul><li>freedom of choice about what to read and write </li></ul><ul><li>conference with teachers </li></ul><ul><li>mini-lessons: strategies and skills, reading aloud </li></ul><ul><li>independence and responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>reading and writing at different levels </li></ul>Images from www.google.com/images
  8. 8. The Very Messy Classroom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW_Kyrc9ztU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW_Kyrc9ztU
  9. 9. Discussion questions <ul><li>What is wrong with this scenario? </li></ul><ul><li>What could the teacher do differently to be more organised? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thanks! And remember, organization is an ongoing process that presents a challenge for all teachers

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