Comprehensive literacy in kPresentation Transcript
COMPREHENSIVE LITERACY INKINDERGARTENKindergarten Conference 2012Presented by Pam Evoy and Sarah Frost Hunter
GOALS FOR TODAY: To be able to clearly articulate the literacy goal(s) for our Kindergarten students To explore the elements of a comprehensive literacy program To share ideas and co-plan
KEEPING OUR LEARNERS IN MIND
CURRENT VIEW OF LITERACY DEVELOPMENT “Emergent Literacy” is based on the idea that children learn literacy as they come to it rather than as it comes to them … Children’s engagement with books, reading, and writing is more holistic and well- rounded as reading and writing activities are based upon children’s natural curiosity and discovery and integrated into a classroom’s overall curriculum and content. Thinking it Through. “Literacy and the Young Child”.p/5
OUR MAIN GO-TO SOURCE Although children develop skills in reading, writing, and oral language ( listening and speaking) , oral language must be the foundation of literacy development in the Full-Day early Learning-Kindergarten programme.
Evolving View: Four Roles of the Literate Learner Adapted from page 9 of Literacy for Learning: The Report of the Expert Panel on Literacy in Grades 4 to 6 in Ontario (2004). Based on Freebody and Luke’s “Four Resources Model” (1990). The Expert Panel elaborated on the four resources model to suggest four roles of a developing junior learner. The Evolving View: Four Roles of the Literate Learner is for discussion purposes only and is based on the work of the Collaborative Inquiry in Literacy 2008–09 and 2009–10. 6
COMPREHENSIVE LITERACY:SO WHAT DOES IT CONSIST OF?
ZEROING IN ON ONE COMPONENT –REPEATED INTERACTIVE READ ALOUD First Second Third Book Intro Teacher Characters/info Identify summarized. reminders. General problem/solution Outward (ie.cover/ questions asked re: or build upon title) visuals characters, or connections to highlighted connections to things facts and already known. extensions to other things. Book Reading Insert vocab for 5-10 Insert vocab Predictions based words already pre- enhancements for on two page selected. same 5-10 words. spreads and extensions, including vocab in different contexts After Reading Why question Ask another “WHY” Discussion requiring explanation. Demonstrate how to answer by “I’m thinking
ALLOWING CHILDREN TO COME TO LITERACY What might a classroom context look like to incorporate all these theoretical elements?
HOW DOES THE CURIOSITY ALLOW THE PROGRAMMETO BE UNCOVERED?
A PURPOSEFUL(RESEARCH-BASED) APPROACH TOREAD ALOUD Repeated Readings Focused and short Interactive rather than passive Reading Teacher Student 1 2 3
Tracking Learning to Keep Moving Forward
YOUR TURN Select from the materials Range of Planners provided Plan how you would use the Repeated Interactive Read Aloud method to expand into other components of comprehensive literacy
VOICES FROM THE FIELD
THANK YOU AND MAY YOU CONTINUE TO LEARNWHILE YOU TEACH AND TEACH WHILE YOU LEARNEXIT PASS