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Reading Ladders Missouri

  1. 1. Taking Readers from Point A to Point B and Beyond Teri S. Lesesne Sam Houston State University
  2. 2. Bulwer-Lytton worst first line annual contest 2009 winners
  3. 3. She walked into my office on legs as long as one of those long-legged birds that you see in Florida - the pink ones, not the white ones - except that she was standing on both of them, not just one of them, like those birds, the pink ones, and she wasn't wearing pink, but I knew right away that she was trouble, which those birds usually aren't.
  4. 4. Towards the dragon's lair the fellowship marched -- a noble human prince, a fair elf, a surly dwarf, and a disheveled copyright attorney who was frantically trying to find a way to differentiate this story from "Lord of the Rings."
  5. 5. On a fine summer morning during the days of the Puritans, the prison door in the small New England town of B----n opened to release a convicted adulteress, the Scarlet Letter A embroidered on her dress, along with the Scarlet Letters B through J, a veritable McGuffey's Reader of Scarlet Letters, one for each little tyke waiting for her at the gate.
  6. 6. So, how do we get them from here to there?
  7. 7. Reading Ladders
  8. 8. Creating stronger and more independent readers
  9. 9. Meaning Play Empathy Symphony Story Design 9
  10. 10. 10 Readers make meaning (Louise Rosenblatt) from the text. However, they need to know how to negotiate the text FOR meaning.
  11. 11. Must use illustrations for some of the meaning for the story. Vygotsky calls this scaffolding. But GNs are perfect for ELL, dyslexic, strugglin g readers, low vocab students. GN for young readers
  12. 12. Concrete poetry also has scaffolding. Note that this book could belong to many different reading ladders (poetry, humor) Poetry that appeals
  13. 13. Wordsong/Boyds Mills
  14. 14. "Brevity gets right to the point doesn't dawdle, dicker, or delay always short and sweet whenever there is something to do or say brevity comes in handy when you are subject to a chewing out a bout of the flu a pain in the neck or waiting in line for the loo in fact, this poem has gone on so long that its recital would no longer qualify as an example of its title" 14
  15. 15. AUDIO Another way to assist readers in making meaning is to use audiobooks, especia lly unabridged audio as scaffold.
  16. 16. Myths and legends
  17. 17. Myths and legends
  18. 18. Myths and legends
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  20. 20. Play  Humor depends on play  Word play is another variation  And do not forget PLAYS in and of themselves
  21. 21. Humor is developmental
  22. 22. Humor Ladder
  23. 23. HarperCollins
  24. 24. Viking
  25. 25. Tor/Starscape
  26. 26. HarperCollins
  27. 27. Holt
  28. 28. Random House
  29. 29. Word play
  30. 30. More word play
  31. 31. The play’s the thing
  32. 32. Hamlet
  33. 33. Candlewick
  34. 34. The play’s the thing
  35. 35. 35
  36. 36. Walker
  37. 37. Scholastic
  38. 38. Front Street
  39. 39. Divorce
  40. 40. Real beauty
  41. 41. Being “different”
  42. 42. 42
  43. 43. Symphony calls to mind Many voices or instruments blending into one
  44. 44. Scholastic-Swan lake
  45. 45. 45Holt
  46. 46. 46
  47. 47. http://www.themillions.com/201 0/03/judging-books-by-their- covers-u-s-vs-u-k.html
  48. 48. Candlewick
  49. 49. Egmont
  50. 50. FSG
  51. 51. Story circle
  52. 52. 52
  53. 53. There are many ways to describe Ms. Underdorf. She was brilliant and joyous, and she believed-probably correctly-that libraries contain the answers to everything, and that if you can’t find the information you seek in the library, then such information probably does not exist in this or any other parallel universe now or ever to be known. She was thoughtful and kind and always believed the best of everybody. She was, above all else, a master librarian and knew where to find any book on any subject in the shortest possible time. And she was wonderfully unhinged… And so the Amazing Armadillo. 53
  54. 54. Candlewick
  55. 55. Dutton
  56. 56. 3 stories become 1
  57. 57. Same time, not POV
  58. 58. Cinco Puntos
  59. 59. 59
  60. 60. Candlewick
  61. 61. HarperCollins
  62. 62. Aladdin
  63. 63. Norton
  64. 64. Nonfiction Ladder
  65. 65. Art and artists
  66. 66. Fascinating topics
  67. 67. Physics for tweens
  68. 68. Biography
  69. 69. HarperCollins
  70. 70. 6 word memoirs  FIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND TWO OBITUARIES. YOU'RE THE PARENT. ACT LIKE ONE. EXAGGERATION IS THE SPICE OF LIFE. GOD ABANDONED ME, SO I RECIPROCATED. I NEVER GOT MY HOGWARTS LETTER. (could be Hank Green's memoir?) WOULD BE SLUT GIVEN THE CHANCE. YOU MADE ME STRONGER. THANKS, RAPIST. MEASURED OUT MY LIFE IN LITERATURE. LIFE IS FULL OF "AWKWARD TURTLE" MOMENTS. INSERT MELODRAMATIC CLICHE-TEEN ICK HERE.
  71. 71. chronological
  72. 72. Scholastic
  73. 73. Voices of music
  74. 74. FSG
  75. 75. 1968
  76. 76. Candlewick
  77. 77. History alive
  78. 78. Audio Ladder
  79. 79. Easy listening
  80. 80. Newbery/Odyssey
  81. 81. More challenging
  82. 82. And more challenges
  83. 83. Mini ladders
  84. 84. Langston Hughes
  85. 85. World building
  86. 86. Two conceptions of same story
  87. 87. Current conflicts
  88. 88. The possibilities are endless!

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