Comprehension from the Start


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Comprehension is not something that comes after decoding. Young children are capable of high level thinking and communicating if given the opportunity to learn and apply it.

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Comprehension from the Start

  1. 1. Comprehension: R ight F rom the S tart! Presented by Angela Maiers, 2009
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>Our Mission… </li></ul></ul>Is to provide all students with a safe and productive environment that fosters life long learning and the skills necessary for success in a global digital world as learners, workers, and citizens.
  3. 4. 3 Goals Defining Comprehension Comprehending Classroom Lessons In Comprehension
  4. 8. Reading Instruction
  5. 9. Code Breaker Text User Meaning Maker Text Analyst/Critic 21 st Century Proficiency
  6. 10. T each T ext T alk T ask T ools T ime
  7. 11. Instructional Goals <ul><li>Joy </li></ul><ul><li>Understand </li></ul><ul><li>Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Love </li></ul><ul><li>Participate </li></ul><ul><li>Listen/Reflect </li></ul>Reading Is…
  8. 12. Reading Is…
  9. 13. Comprehension as a Commodity?
  10. 19. <ul><li>Believe </li></ul><ul><li>Talk </li></ul><ul><li>Expect </li></ul>
  11. 20. T eacher T alk
  12. 30. <ul><li>I like the way____ used... </li></ul><ul><li>Can you share more... </li></ul><ul><li>Class, did you hear... </li></ul><ul><li>I love the way you... </li></ul><ul><li>I noticed when... </li></ul><ul><li>Your thinking is amazing... </li></ul><ul><li>How did you figure that out.. </li></ul><ul><li>That is wonderful-tell me more... </li></ul><ul><li>How did you come up with that... </li></ul><ul><li>I am amazed and how you can... </li></ul><ul><li>When you____, I see.... </li></ul><ul><li>That is so interesting... </li></ul><ul><li>I never considered it that way... </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for stretching our thinking... </li></ul><ul><li>WOW! What a great way of seeing that... </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it you see it that way... </li></ul><ul><li>What helped you get there... </li></ul><ul><li>What is making you think of.. </li></ul>When We Say….Students Feel?
  13. 31. The Power in Reading Aloud <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Habitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Schema </li></ul>Your Turn!
  14. 32. Inferring Imaging Questioning Monitoring Synthesizing Using Schema Det. Importance
  15. 33. <ul><li>The process of reading is not </li></ul><ul><li>a half asleep process… </li></ul><ul><li>Walt Whittman </li></ul>The reader must be ACTIVE.
  16. 35. <ul><li>Respond </li></ul><ul><li>React </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect </li></ul><ul><li>Engage </li></ul>
  17. 37. Enactment Strategies
  18. 38. Draw “ Aloud”
  19. 39. Topic (theme): Friendship
  20. 43. Be… Impacted
  21. 44. Impact Others