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Lessons from Burnaby classrooms, based on focus areas as determined by results from DART and EPRA assessments.

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  1. 1. Reading Lessons that Make a Difference Burnaby   Thursday,  February  27th,  2014   Faye  Brownlie   www.slideshare.net/fayebrownlie/burnaby/ readinglessons.2014  
  2. 2. 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;  relaHonships   •  choice/personalizaHon  (kids  who  struggled  the  most  oJen   had  the  least  amount  of  choice)   •  A  focus  on  purpose  and  meaning     Sharon  Jeroski,  August  2013   sjeroski@shaw.ca  
  3. 3. Evidence/Inference/WriHng   South  Slope  –  Theresa  Sian,  gr.  5   Text:    Tale  of  a  Great  White  Fish-­‐Maggie  DeVries   •  Model  finding  inference/evidence  with  class   se]ng   •  Model  finding  inference/evidence  with  picture   from  text   •  Groups  of  ¾  -­‐  different  pictures  –  inference/ evidence   •  4  minute  write  –  what  do  you  know?   •  Share  with  class  –  document  camera   •  10  minute  write  –  how  do  these  pictures  connect   into  a  story?  
  4. 4. Close  Reading/Building  Background   Knowledge   South  Slope  –  Cassandra  Alexandra,  gr.  7   Text:  Square  and  Fair  (Reading  and  Responding  gr  6)   •  Modeled  think  aloud   •  Collected  students  ‘noHces’   •  In  partners,  read  next  chunk   •  Collected  strategies   •  Repeat   •  Write  around  together  with  one  statement   •  Ticket  out  the  door:    one  thing  that  struck  you    
  5. 5. Square  and  Fair   Discover  how  fair  trade  chocolate  helps  kids   around  the  world.   The  Bi>er  Truth  about  Chocolate   It’s  the  world’s  favourite  sweet  treat.    We  eat   three  million  tonnes  of  it  every  year.    But  most   farmers  and  their  families  who  grow  the  cocoa   beans  to  make  our  beloved  chocolate  are   desperately  poor.  
  6. 6. Many,  many  people  around  the  world  grow   cocoa,  so  farmers  cannot  demand  a  fair   price  for  their  crop.    Big  companies  that   buy  cocoa  can  shop  around  unHl  they   find  farmers  who  will  sell  their  crop   cheap.  
  7. 7. • Half  the  populaHon  of  the   world  has  the  same  amount  of   money  as  the  85  richest   people.  
  8. 8. Deepening  Response   Marlborough   Melanie  Ebsworth,  FI,  4/5   Text:  ParHes  without  Presents  (Reading  and   Responding  gr  4)   •  What  do  good  readers  do?   •  Modeled  quadrants  of  a  thought   •  Guided  pracHce  with  quadrants,  adding  on   •  Walk  and  think  about  what  you  know   •  Write  for  3-­‐4  minutes,  adding  on  (hints)  
  9. 9. Inferences   12th  Avenue   Louise  Thibodeau,  gr.  2/3   Text:    The  Great  White  Man-­‐EaHng  Shark   •  Inference/evidence   •  PracHced  one  image  together   •  Worked  in  partners  around  different  images   from  the  text   •  Shared   •  Read  the  text  

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