Comprehension is not a Commodity

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Our job as teachers is to enhance understanding. Too many times, we view comprehension as a checklist item. It\'s not.

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Comprehension is not a Commodity

  1. 1. Comprehension is not a Commodity!
  2. 2. TO UNDERSTAND
  3. 3. Inferring Imaging Questioning Monitoring Synthesizing Using Schema Det. Importance
  4. 4. In Most Schools… Here is what our Readers do…
  5. 5. 1. Take a Test
  6. 6. 2. A New Dot
  7. 7. 3. A Party
  8. 8. 4. We Kiss a Pig
  9. 10. Is this what REAL readers do?
  10. 12. It’s what real readers do…
  11. 13. <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul><ul><li>Viewing </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Investigating </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating </li></ul>
  12. 14. Comprehension is not a Commodity!
  13. 15. <ul><li>The process of reading is not </li></ul><ul><li>a half sleep… </li></ul><ul><li>Walt Whittman </li></ul>The reader must be ACTIVE.
  14. 16. ACTIVE Literacy
  15. 17. 3 Goals Defining Understanding Comprehending Classroom Lessons: In Comprehension
  16. 18. Comprehending Classroom <ul><li>Purposeful Talk </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Study </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul>
  17. 19. PURPOSEFUL Talk
  18. 20. Instead of…
  19. 21. How about… <ul><li>Genre </li></ul><ul><li>Craft </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Behaviors </li></ul>
  20. 22. Reflection
  21. 23. Lessons in Comprehension <ul><li>Go Deep </li></ul><ul><li>React </li></ul><ul><li>Respond </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect </li></ul>
  22. 24. Response to Text
  23. 25. Retell
  24. 26. Answer “ Our” Questions!
  25. 27. Complete Graphic Organizers
  26. 28. Extension “ Activity”
  27. 31. Draw “ Aloud”
  28. 32. Topic (theme): Friendship
  29. 37. The “Dinner Party”
  30. 39. Going Deep
  31. 41. <ul><li>B. </li></ul><ul><li>S. </li></ul><ul><li>I. </li></ul>“ Book Scene Investigation ”
  32. 42. Enactment Strategies
  33. 44. React and Respond
  34. 45. Inside Outside
  35. 46. Angela Maiers Family Friends Children Teachers Readers Angela
  36. 47. NCLB
  37. 48. R eflect
  38. 49.
  39. 51. R Q F
  40. 52. Now What? So What? What
  41. 53. Response Pt. About
  42. 54. Power of Three’s 3 Important Points . . . 3 Sentence Summary _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ 3 Questions ? ? ?
  43. 55. Be… Impacted
  44. 56. Impact Others
  45. 57. In Service of… Meaning!

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