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Literacy powerpoint
Literacy powerpoint
Literacy powerpoint
Literacy powerpoint
Literacy powerpoint
Literacy powerpoint
Literacy powerpoint
Literacy powerpoint
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Literacy powerpoint
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  • 1. Literacy Strategies and Tools to help students with highincidence reading and writing challenges become more successful and independent.
  • 2. “…the instinct to write down everything from mundanecommercial transactions to routine daily occurrences to themost transcendent ideas - and then have others read them, aswell as to read what others have written - is not simply a wayof transferring information from one person to another, onegeneration to the next. It is a process of learning and hence,education.” - Vartan Gregorian President, Carnegie Corporation of NewYork Forward in Writing Next
  • 3. According to Graham andHebert in Writing to Re a d ,and Graham and Perin inWriting N x t, “Teaching ewriting not only improves howwell students write; it alsoenhances students’ ability toread a text accurately,fluently, and withcomprehension.” Have students write about the texts they read Write personal reaction Write summaries Write Notes Answer questions about a text in writing Teach students the writing skills and processes that go into creating text Teach the process of writing, text structures, paragraphs Teach spelling and sentence construction Increase how much a student writes
  • 4. Why is Reading and Writing so Important?• Somewhere between one half to two thirds of new jobs in the future will require a college education and higher level literacy skills (Carnevale and • Forty percent of high school Derochers, 2004; Kirsch, Braun, Yamamoto, graduates lack the literacy and Sum, 2007) skills employer seek (National Governors Association, 2005)
  • 5. What are some strategies and tools that can help with reading and writing?
  • 6. Teach Specific Writing StrategiesPlanning Revising Editing Clicker 6 Write online Read Write Gold Inspiration Spell Checker Co-Writer 6
  • 7. Word ProcessingUse computers andword processors asinstructional supports forwriting assignments Built in spell checkers Word prediction Text to speech Speech to text Dictionary
  • 8. Pre-WritingEngage students in activities designed to Draft Builder help generate or Inspiration organize ideas Kurzweil Read, Write, Think (on-line)
  • 9. Sentence CombiningTeaching students toconstruct more complex andsophisticated sentences andparagraphs = improved qualityof writing. Grammar is Co-Writer learned better when Write out Loud taught Clicker 6 using sentence Paper Rater (on-line) combining. Teach Grammarly (on-line) grammar within the context of writing.
  • 10. Process Writing Create extended opportunities for opportunities for writing Emphasize writing for real audiences for real audiences Encourage cycles of planning, translating, reviewing Self-reflection Personalized instruction and goals
  • 11. Use technology for teaching reading because it…. Allows for individualization • Lexia Can be customized • Start-to-finish Allows for repetition Computers are forgiving books and non-judgmental • Thinking reader Provides data • Solo: Read aloud • Read Out Loud
  • 12. “Learning to write teaches skills and processes of writing such as handwriting, spelling, vocabulary, punctuation, capitalization, word usage, and grammar” (Needels and Knapp 1994) “Writing to Learn uses writing as a means to extend and deepen students knowledge” (Keys, 2000; Shanahan, 2004; Sperling and Freedman, 2000)
  • 13. SPND 456• Strategies and Tools to help students with high incidence reading and writing challenges become more successful and independent Staci Darragh October 12, 2012

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