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Differentiated Instruction Class 5


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  • Practice this using the reading on Dr. King
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    • 1. Class #5
    • 2. Big Questions
      • How do I DI with reading in my mixed ability classroom?
      • How do I DI using student interest?
    • 3. Homework reflection
      • Meet with your Content Buddy and discuss your note-taking or readiness assessment worksheet that you created based on last class.
      • Evaluate the statements that I hand out to you and come up with what you think are the top five statements based on the article.
    • 4. In your reflection section…
      • What are three things I should remember about last week’s class and information processing when I create unit plans?
    • 5. Big Question #1
      • How do I DI with reading in a mixed ability classroom?
    • 6. Guided questions for reading
      • Why focus on reading?
      • How does teaching vocab help with reading?
      • What is reading all about anyway?
      • How can I make a difference in my students’ reading lives and therefore a difference in their performance in class?
    • 7. Some facts
      • What are the results of in-school reading?
        • Increased math scores
        • Improvement in discipline, attendance, and self-esteem
        • Improvement in problem solving skills
        • Increased reading ability
          • Double the rate of reading growth for average student
          • Triple the rate for disadvantaged students
    • 8. How much in-school reading is needed?
      • Most students average 7 minutes daily in school reading throughout their school careers.
      • High School students average 2 minutes a day.
      • The Institute for Academic Excellence research indicates that to get results like those above, students must engage in 60 minutes of reading practice daily.
    • 9. What does in-school reading look like?
      • TWI
        • To: read to the students as they read along
        • With: students interact with each other in assisted reading.
        • Independently: silent reading
    • 10. Reading To: Read alouds
      • Ambrose Beirce’s
      • The Boarded Window
    • 11. Reading With
      • Paraphrase passport
      • Paired reading
    • 12.
      • What is content literacy all about?
      • How can I deal with content literacy in my own classroom?
    • 13. Content Literacy
      • After 3 rd grade books stop being story books and start being expository or informational.
      • The shift is fundamental and research proves that it DOES make a difference to teach content literacy.
    • 14. Text-books
      • How to read a textbook (literally)
      • How to utilize non-text functions of a textbook.
      • Content vocabulary is a given at this point.
      • Scaffold the aid given in reading.
      • Graphic organizers/reading questions
    • 15. Reflection
      • Big Question: How do I DI with reading in my mixed ability classroom?
      • In the reflection section of your notebook think about how to better teach reading strategies given your specific content area.
      • Meet with your content buddy and discuss how to deal with this.
    • 16. Big Question #2
      • How do I DI using student interest?
    • 17. Pre-test
      • Student learning style (Gardner)
      • Student interest
    • 18. Learning Profile
      • A million learning style tests exist, use multiple tests for more accurate results.
      • Design the overarching standard that you want them to meet and then design the project that allows them to reach the standard in different ways.
      • RAFT(s) can do this as well.
    • 19. Student Interest
      • Create an interest survey before the beginning of each unit/lesson that allows you to assess what the students are interested in.
      • Choice reading
      • Choice assignments (contracts)
    • 20. Tomlinson Ch. 9
      • For reading this week you read over Ch. 9 on student readiness. Meet with your Profile Buddy and spend the next ten minutes discussing the chapter and the important points.
      • Come up with the five most important things that the chapter says.
    • 21. Reflection
      • In your reflection section ask yourself two questions that you still have about Student Interest.
    • 22. Homework
      • Read Ch. 10 in Tomlinson
      • Choose a reading strategy that you could use with your students and explain how/why?
      • Bring material to work on your mid-term exam.