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Bcpta.inclusive literacy practices


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Designed for the spring forum for BCPTA, Stay Calm and Teach On, a selection of inclusive literacy practices - including grab bag writing, making inferences, setting up literacy centres and small group reading where children read, read, read.

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Bcpta.inclusive literacy practices

  1. 1. Inclusive Literacy Practices Stay  Calm  and  Teach  On   BCPTA   April  11th  2014   Faye  Brownlie  literacy  
  2. 2. We CAN teach all our kids to read. •  Struggling  readers  need  to  read  MORE  than   non-­‐struggling  readers  to  close  the  gap.   •  Struggling  readers  need  to  form  a  mental   model  of  what  readers  do  when  reading.   •  Struggling  readers  need  to  read  for  meaning   and  joy     •  Struggling  readers  do  NOT  need  worksheets,   scripted  programs,  or  more  skills  pracMce.  
  3. 3. According  to  teachers,  what  worked  in  CR4YR   2012-­‐13?   For  students  who  showed  major  gains,  what  worked  was:   •  1:1  support  (this  didn’t  necessarily  mean  pull  out)   •  feeling  safe  and  supported;  relaMonships   •  choice/personalizaMon  (kids  who  struggled  the  most  oTen   had  the  least  amount  of  choice)   •  A  focus  on  purpose  and  meaning     Sharon  Jeroski,  August  2013  
  4. 4. “The  most  powerful  single  influence  enhancing   achievement  is  feedback”-­‐Dylan  Wiliam   •  Quality  feedback  is  needed,  not  just  more  feedback   •  Students  with  a  Growth  Mindset  welcome  feedback   and  are  more  likely  to  use  it  to  improve  their   performance   •  Oral  feedback  is  much  more  effecMve  than  wri`en   •  The  most  powerful  feedback  is  provided  from  the   student  to  the  teacher  
  5. 5. A Primary Writing Prompt: the grab bag •  4  items  in  a  bag,  kids  with  a  paper  with  4   boxes   •  Pull  out  1  item  at  a  Mme,  explore  how  it  might   be  used  in  a  story   •  Kids  draw  how  the  item  might  be  used   •  Repeat  with  each  item  with  kids  drawing  both   items  in  2nd  box,  …   •  In  4th  box,  either  draw  all  4  items  or  begin  to   write  their  story  
  6. 6. Both  lessons:    75  minutes,  aTer   lunch   •  Mundy  Road  with  KrisMne  Wong   – Focus  on  beginning,  middle,  end   •  9  EAL  students   •  1  very  young  student   •  Blakeburn  with  Lori  Clerkson   – Focus  on  story  starters,  moving  beyond  ‘I  did,  I   did,  I  did…”    
  7. 7. Inferences   12th  Avenue   Louise  Thibodeau  2/3   Text:    The  Great  White  Man-­‐EaMng  Shark   •  Inference/evidence   •  PracMced  one  image  together   •  Worked  in  partners  around  different  images   from  the  text   •  Shared   •  Read  the  text  
  8. 8. Michelle Hikida Diefenbaker Elem., Richmond •  LIF  learning  support  and  teacher  librarian   •  School  focus  on  extra  support  in  grade  1   •  2  classroom  teachers  in  2012-­‐13,  3  in  2013-­‐14   •  Co-­‐plan  and  adjust  according  to  student  need  
  9. 9. •  Set  up  literacy  centres,  all  reading   •  On  days  with  no  GR,  30  minutes  of  literacy   centres  (no  RT  on  these  days)   •  Focus  on  thinking  and  meaning  making   •  Hard  –  harder  –  hardest  for  leveling  books   •  Guided  Reading:  2/week  in  1  grade  1  class  and  1/ week  in  the  other   •  Beginning  of  May,  changed  to  4  Mmes  a  week  in   the  second  class   •  All  students  now  reading  within  expectaMons  
  10. 10. 45 min. – Guided Reading •  Word  work   –  Word  families,  words  from  text,  le`ers,  sounds       •  Few  sight  words   –  Word  games  –  5  minutes   •  Strategies  of  good  readers   –  Build,  review,  focus  on  one   •  Picture  walk   •  Read  alone   •  Read  with  teacher   •  Choose  another  book  to  read   –  From  previous  texts,  shared  texts,  can  reread   •  Eyes  on  print  30  minutes/day