A2 content lit strat

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A2 content lit strat

  1. 1. Katherine S. McKnight, Ph.D. Katie@KatherineMcKnight.com
  2. 2.  Subject Matter  Role of theTextbook  Active Readers  Independent Readers
  3. 3.  Generally defined as “the ability to use reading and writing for the acquisition of new content in a given discipline” (McKenna & Robinson, 1990, p. 184)
  4. 4. Source: Alvermann, D. and Phelps, S. (2002). Content Reading and Literacy: Succeeding in Today’s Diverse Classrooms. (5th Ed.).Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
  5. 5. The notes were sour because the seam split. Source: Alvermann, D. and Phelps, S. (2002). Content Reading and Literacy: Succeeding in Today’s Diverse Classrooms. (5th Ed.).Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
  6. 6. The batsmen were merciless against the bowlers. The bowlers placed their men in slips and covers. But to no avail. The batsmen hit one in four after another along with an occasional six. Not once did a ball look like it would hit their stumps or be caught. Source: Alvermann, D. and Phelps, S. (2002). Content Reading and Literacy: Succeeding in Today’s Diverse Classrooms. (5th Ed.).Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
  7. 7.  Provide readers who struggle to decode with opportunities to hear the text read aloud (tape assist)  Give readers for whom word recognition is a problem supplemental materials that include visual clues to word meaning (or use manipulatives in math)  Allot additional time for readers who struggle to complete assignments  Encourage struggling readers to use the internet because often the symbols and icons that are quite bothersome to good readers provide a means for struggling readers to construct meaning
  8. 8.  Activating prior knowledge with prereading guides  Anticipation guides  Content Reading Activities like: KWL, SQ3R, and DRTA  Story Impression  Vocabulary Exercises
  9. 9. DIRECTIONS: Put an “X” in the space to indicate whether or not you agree or disagree with the corresponding statement. AGREE DISAGREE STATEMENT 1) Revenge is a learned behavior. 2) It is OK to do something as long as you don’t get caught. 3)Time eases a guilty conscience. 4)Trust no one. 5) Pride goes before a fall. 6) Greed destroys. 7) Keep you friends close and your enemies closer.
  10. 10. K= What the reader already knows L=What I learned L=What the reader wants to learn or know.
  11. 11.  introduces vocabulary  taps into students’ prior knowledge  catapults the reader into active reading and comprehension
  12. 12. 1. Empathy- Do you remember when you had difficulty in a subject and the text was difficult? 2. Help the students to get started. We need to “front-load” our teaching. 3. Don’t leave kids alone with their textbooks. 4. Choose wisely. Be selective with assignments. Be strategic about what is most important. 5. Supplement richly.
  13. 13.  Email: katie@katherinemcknight.com  Website: katherinemcknight.com  Twitter: @literacyworld  Facebook: Katie Siewert McKnight Literacy
  14. 14. Visit us at the SDE Professional Development booth to learn more!

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