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Literacy and the smart board

  1. 1. Modeling Active Reading Strategies with the SmartBoard
  2. 2. <ul><li>Participants will be able to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe two literacy strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain the purpose of modeling literacy strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe at least one way to use the SmartBoard to model a literacy strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine a situation in his/her own classroom in which he/she could use a literacy strategy </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Literacy strategies are tools students can use to monitor their own reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy strategies create more active, engaged readers…which ultimately equals better readers! </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Insert Technique </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students use a special coding system to mark passages as they read. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>? = I didn’t understand this information. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>! = Cool! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>+= That’s new information for me! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- = This information changed my mind about something. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>√ = I agree with this information. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>X= I don’t agree with this information. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For more information on the Insert Technique, see this link . </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Making Connections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students use sticky notes to make various connections to the text. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>T-T = a text to text connection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This part reminds me of a book I read last year... </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>T-W= a text to world connection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I just saw a news story about China, and this passage is similar because… </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>T-S= a text to self connection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This character reminds me of myself because… </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For more information on the Insert Technique, see this link . </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Literacy strategies are the foundation to good readers. </li></ul><ul><li>Students need to see good readers (you!) in action to understand how to read. </li></ul><ul><li>By modeling the literacy strategies, you are showing your students what is expected of them… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>every time they read. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in every classroom. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>with every assignment. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The sooner in the school year you model the strategies, the more time the students have to make these reading strategies habits. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The following slides will give you step-by-step procedures to the SmartBoard lessons I will be modeling at the front of the room. </li></ul><ul><li>This power point is located on our shared drive, so you will always have access to the presentation and the supporting documents. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Connect your projector and SmartBoard to your laptop. </li></ul><ul><li>Open the Ancient Egypt passage pack. </li></ul><ul><li>Project the passage on page 3 onto your SmartBoard. </li></ul><ul><li>Hand out copies of the Insert technique poster. Discuss with your students what the different symbols mean. </li></ul><ul><li>While you read the passage on page 3 out loud, use the SmartBoard pens to mark the passage with the Insert symbols. Be sure to ‘think out loud’ and explain why you are inserting the symbols. </li></ul><ul><li>Pair the students. Give a copy of the passage on page four to each student. Working together, allow the students to read the passage and insert the symbols. </li></ul><ul><li>As a whole class, discuss where the students put symbols and why. </li></ul><ul><li>Using our InterActive Reader Workbooks, allow the students to read a passage/story and insert the symbols independently. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Connect your projector and SmartBoard to your laptop. </li></ul><ul><li>Open the Ancient Egypt passage pack. </li></ul><ul><li>Project the passage on page 5 onto your SmartBoard. </li></ul><ul><li>Select a 1 – 2 page excerpt from a high interest book or a 1 – 2 page short story. Type the text into the SMART Notebook software. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have typed the text into the SMART Notebook application, click the ‘gallery’ tab located on the right side menu. </li></ul><ul><li>Under ‘gallery,’ click the following: ‘ education  mathematics  shapes, space & measure  shapes  flat shapes .’ </li></ul><ul><li>If you scroll down under the ‘flat shapes’ menu, you will see various multi-colored shapes. The square and the rectangle best resemble actual post-it notes. </li></ul><ul><li>As I conduct the read aloud of the text on the smart board, I stop at previously determined spots in order to model active reading. This is done by simply dragging the square or rectangle onto the text and writing on the shape using one of the electronic SMART Board pens. (see picture) </li></ul><ul><li>As guided practice, I normally give a few student volunteers the opportunity to model their use of active reading strategies at the SMART Board. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Thank you for taking the time to participate in this staff development activity. I hope that you learned some tips and tricks to help you increase technology use in your classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Please click on the following links and take both surveys. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation: </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>