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You gotta be the book2

  1. 1. “ You Gotta BE the Book” Jeffrey D. Wilhelm Marcia Morris Introduction & Chapter One 2/25/2010 Dr. S. Jenkins REED 502 Spring 2010
  2. 2. Understanding Literacy <ul><li>Why do we read </li></ul><ul><li>Read to create meaning and connections </li></ul><ul><li>Reading is not having the ability to find the answer </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage discussion, ask open-ended questions </li></ul><ul><li>Be a part of the discussion </li></ul>2/25/2010 Dr. S. Jenkins REED 502 Spring 2010
  3. 3. Concepts of Teaching <ul><li>Understand your abilities and learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Be flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Understand that no two student learn the same </li></ul><ul><li>use other literatures besides the textbook </li></ul><ul><li>Make all students feel welcome </li></ul>2/25/2010 Dr. S. Jenkins REED 502 Spring 2010
  4. 4. Effective/ Affective Literacy Instruction <ul><li>Believe in what you teach </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers should practice their subject </li></ul><ul><li>Have knowledge of the information before presenting the reading to students </li></ul><ul><li>Make resources available for all students at all levels </li></ul>2/25/2010 Dr. S. Jenkins REED 502 Spring 2010
  5. 5. The Teacher-researcher <ul><li>Question-what is the underlining cause for a student to hate reading </li></ul><ul><li>Observe what the student thinks is fun </li></ul><ul><li>Theorize and explore new literature </li></ul>2/25/2010 Dr. S. Jenkins REED 502 Spring 2010
  6. 6. The Teacher-researcher cont. <ul><li>Test- bring in new materials with a positive outlook </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt- if the test is successful find more innovated methods for instructional literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Learn- keep up with the times; meet students where they are </li></ul>2/25/2010 Dr. S. Jenkins REED 502 Spring 2010
  7. 7. Learn your students <ul><li>Survey your students </li></ul><ul><li>Have students fill out (anonymous) surveys on their likes/dislikes </li></ul><ul><li>Watch their behaviors and interactions to (introverts vs. extroverts) </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize students’ strengths (and weaknesses) in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Allow the student to work at his pace </li></ul>2/25/2010 Dr. S. Jenkins REED 502 Spring 2010
  8. 8. Implementation <ul><li>Make reading fun- make it social-able </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage group-work </li></ul><ul><li>Be the book- understand the book, gather the information know the data; don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know” </li></ul><ul><li>Teach without having to read solely from the book </li></ul>2/25/2010 Dr. S. Jenkins REED 502 Spring 2010
  9. 9. Practices in the classroom <ul><li>Encourage students to find books that interest them </li></ul><ul><li>Make reading fun- during reading time, you should be reading too! </li></ul><ul><li>During reading quietly talk to each student, not just the ones’ “labeled” </li></ul>2/25/2010 Dr. S. Jenkins REED 502 Spring 2010
  10. 10. Thank you 2/25/2010 Dr. S. Jenkins REED 502 Spring 2010

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