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Teri's N C T E Webinar


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Teri's N C T E Webinar

  1. 1. When Kids Won’t Read What can teachers do? with Teri S. Lesesne
  2. 3. Reluctant readers Who are they? What do they want? How can we motivate them?
  3. 4. Who is the reluctant reader? There is no one template
  4. 5. The Reluctant Reader: WHO?
  5. 6. Gender Differences <ul><li>For each of the following, indicate if the book is for BOYS by clicking YES (this is a book boys would read) or NO (no self-respecting boy will read this) in the polling area. </li></ul>
  6. 17. Able versus Struggling <ul><li>For ABLE readers, point them in the right direction </li></ul><ul><li>For STRUGGLING readers, offer some help (audio, hi/lo) </li></ul>
  7. 18. What do RRs want? <ul><li>Titles that grab </li></ul><ul><li>Covers that catch their eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Authors they can trust </li></ul><ul><li>Opening paragraphs that hook </li></ul><ul><li>Plots that compel the reading </li></ul>
  8. 19. Poll #2 <ul><li>For each of the following pairs, select the book that is best designed to reach RRs. A for the book on the LEFT and B for the book on the right. </li></ul>
  9. 20. RR Choice? <ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>B </li></ul>
  10. 21. RR Choice? <ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>B </li></ul>
  11. 22. RR choice? <ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>B </li></ul>
  12. 23. RR choice? <ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>B </li></ul>
  13. 24. RR choice? <ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>B </li></ul>
  14. 25. Struggling Readers <ul><li>Audiobooks </li></ul><ul><li>HI/LO suggestions </li></ul>
  15. 26. Audio <ul><li>Books with dialect </li></ul><ul><li>Books set in the past or in a different country/state/world </li></ul><ul><li>Books with stylistic “problems” </li></ul>
  16. 27. Audio <ul><li>Books with dialect </li></ul><ul><li>Books set in the past or in a different country/state/world </li></ul><ul><li>Books with stylistic “problems” </li></ul>
  17. 28. Audio <ul><li>Books with dialect </li></ul><ul><li>Books set in the past or in a different country/state/world </li></ul><ul><li>Books with stylistic “problems” </li></ul>
  18. 29. Other audiobook winners
  19. 30. Other audiobook winners
  20. 31. HI / LO readability
  21. 32. What do these books have in common?
  22. 33. How about these?
  23. 34. Can you guess these levels?
  24. 35. A word or two about lexiles <ul><li>What are they? </li></ul><ul><li>How can they help? </li></ul><ul><li>What should we do? </li></ul>
  25. 36. Lexile ranges for grade levels <ul><li>Elementary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>200-700 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Intermediate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>700-900 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Middle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>900-1000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>High </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1000-1200 </li></ul></ul>
  26. 38. Let's look at some recent books and see…
  27. 39. Which is the higher lexile? A (left) or B (right)
  28. 40. Katherines 5.6/ 890 Higher power of lucky 5.9/ 1010
  29. 41. Which has the higher level? A B
  30. 42. Cass 3.6 /520 Harry Potter 6.9/980
  31. 43. Higher lexile? A B
  32. 44. American Born Chinese 3.3 n/a Criss cross 5.5/ 820
  33. 45. Higher reading level? A B
  34. 46. Rules 3.9/ 780 Rules of Survival 4.3/660
  35. 47. Why? <ul><li>Application of science to art </li></ul><ul><li>Measuring a creative product </li></ul><ul><li>Randomness of passages </li></ul><ul><li>Elimination of the human element </li></ul>
  36. 48. can we use these? <ul><li>Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Must add: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examination of other’s collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online resources </li></ul></ul>
  37. 49. Finding Books <ul><li>Quick Picks and other ALA lists </li></ul><ul><li>Review journals: ask your librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Read widely and talk about it to students </li></ul>
  38. 50. Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association
  39. 51. www.professornana. My blog
  40. 52. Book reviews <ul><li>NCTE Journals— Language Arts , Voices from the Middle , English Journal </li></ul>
  41. 53. Join ALAN! <ul><li>NCTE </li></ul><ul><li>Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  42. 54. Pathways for Advancing Adolescent Literacy <ul><li> </li></ul>
  43. 55. In conclusion <ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Contact me </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Power Point </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Embedded at my blog </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participants receive url link to recording of session; additional people can buy the link in the NCTE store </li></ul>