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  • 2. WHAT IS A LITERATE ENVIRONMENT? • The classroom community should feel safe and respectful so students are motivated to learn and actively involved in reading and writing activities (Tompkins, 2010). • A place rich in print and in language, where literacy consists of both reading and writing. (Tompkins, 2010). • A place where students value diverse classmates and recognize that all students make an important contribution to the classroom (Tompkins,2010). • Students assume responsibility for their own behavior and learning, work collaboratively with others, complete assignments, and take care of the classroom (Tompkins, 2010).
  • 3. THREE PARTS OF A LITERATE ENVIRONMENT • Getting to know the learners • Selecting texts • Literacy Lessons Interactive Perspective Response Perspective Critical Perspective “The better you know the students, the better you can connect them with texts that will impact them in profound ways” (Laureate Education, 2010).
  • 4. GETTING TO KNOW LITERACY LEARNERS • Cognitive Assessments Formative Assessments-ongoing assessments to determine progress of a student’s learning. These assessments provide information and guide instruction (Afflerbach, 2012). • Examples: Running Records Checklists Developmental Reading Assessments (DRA) Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI)
  • 5. GETTING TO KNOW LEARNERS • Cognitive Assessments Summative Assessments- provide a summary of students learning and measure a student’s achievement in relation to curriculum standards (Afflerbach, 2012). • Examples: DRAs Unit tests End of the Year tests Standardized tests
  • 6. GETTING TO KNOW LEARNERS • Non-Cognitive Assessments Informal assessments to gain information about the student as a learner and a performer. These assessments include getting to know a student’s interests, attitudes, motivations, and self-concepts (Afflerbach, 2012). • Examples: Reading Inventories Interviews Me stew interest activity (Laureate Education Inc, 2012).
  • 7. SELECTING TEXTS • Three Genres of Texts Narratives, fiction stories Informational text, non fiction stories Poems Text Factors to determine difficulty Font and size of font Readibility Length of text Picture support When students understand how authors organize and present their ideas in texts then comprehension will be easier (Tompkins, 2012).
  • 8. LITERACY MATRIX • A tool used to analyze text (Laureate ,2012). Linguisticword oriented Narrative- Informational- Fiction, nonfiction stories non-fiction with text features Semioticpictures
  • 9. LITERACY LESSON-INTERACTIVE • Interactive Perspective is one of three research based components of literacy instruction to promote student growth in reading (Laureate, 2012). • Through this interactive perspective I concentrated on strengthening comprehension skills. I chose a book based on student interests and reading ability. I modeled the reading strategy using clear demonstrations and explicit language, that advance children’s learning to higher thinking (Dorn, Soffos, 2001)
  • 10. LITERACY LESSON-INTERACTIVE • During guided reading groups, I used clear and precise language for directing student’s thinking (Dorn, Soffos,2001). • I allowed for many opportunities to practice the reading strategy and apply the strategy to a text
  • 11. LITERACY LESSON-CRITICAL, RESPONSE • The critical and response perspective are the second and third research based components of literacy instruction, which provide for a more critical approach to think about the text and respond to the text through personal connections and lived experiences (Laureate, 2012). • Critical perspective evaluate judge examine
  • 12. LITERACY LESSON-CRITICAL, RESPONSE • Response discuss connect life changing response Through these perspectives, I provided opportunities for my students to: make connections to the text describe feelings and thoughts about the text examine the perspectives of the characters of the book (Laureate Education Inc., 2012).
  • 13. REFERENCES Afflerbach, Peter (2012) Understanding and using reading assessment K-12. International Reading Association: Newark,DE. Dorn, L., Soffos, C. (2001). Shaping Literate Minds. Stenhouse Publishers: Portland, ME. Tompkins, Gail. (2010). Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach. Pearson Education: Boston,MA. Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012a). Getting to know your students .[Video webcast]. Retrieved from Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012b). Reading Inventories. [Video webcast]. Retrieved from Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012c). Perspectives on Literacy Learning. [Video webcast]. Retrieved from