Language-Based Strategies For Better School  Performance By: Cathy Woidtke
Language-Based Interactive Learning Strategies:  a constructivist approach <ul><li>Strategies: reading, writing, vocabular...
Dialogic Discourse <ul><li>Students are engaged in learning by facilitated conversation. </li></ul><ul><li>Text is the med...
BDA Strategy: Releasing Responsibility <ul><li>The BDA strategy:   </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion and interaction  builds me...
Textbook BDA: Textbook Features <ul><li>Prereading: Use information on maps, charts, timelines, graphs </li></ul><ul><li>D...
Vocab of the Day:  Using Content-Area Vocabulary <ul><li>Vocabulary Strategy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find key words in the ...
Textbook Vocabulary <ul><li>Target word: content-area vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Model sentence is taken from a textbook...
K-U Writing Strategy KU Writing Center <ul><li>MARK </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Sentence components are taught: </li></ul><ul>...
Manipulating Language <ul><li>Select target sentence structures from authentic text. </li></ul><ul><li>Break the sentence ...
Review Games <ul><li>Repeated exposure is necessary for vocabulary acquisition. </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary acquisition b...
Bibliography <ul><li>Beers, Kylene.  When Kids Can’t Read: What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teacher’s   </li></ul><ul><ul...
Bibliography (cont.) <ul><li>Reynolds, David J. &quot;Eight Strategies to Help Students Read Difficult Text.&quot; </li></...
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  1. 1. Language-Based Strategies For Better School Performance By: Cathy Woidtke
  2. 2. Language-Based Interactive Learning Strategies: a constructivist approach <ul><li>Strategies: reading, writing, vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogic Discourse: foundation for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic organizer use with each strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction with strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging review games </li></ul><ul><li>Website resources </li></ul>
  3. 3. Dialogic Discourse <ul><li>Students are engaged in learning by facilitated conversation. </li></ul><ul><li>Text is the medium for learning, but the conversation (dialogue) shapes meaning. </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning is created by listening, thinking, reflecting, and responding. </li></ul><ul><li>Students assume responsibility and ownership for their learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers provide models, examples, and resources, assisting students in gaining clarity. </li></ul>
  4. 4. BDA Strategy: Releasing Responsibility <ul><li>The BDA strategy: </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion and interaction builds meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Used before, during, and after reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Helps activate prior knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Sets a purpose for reading </li></ul><ul><li>Context clues used to determine meaning. </li></ul><ul><li>Students taught to assume ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic organizers provides direction and clarity </li></ul>
  5. 5. Textbook BDA: Textbook Features <ul><li>Prereading: Use information on maps, charts, timelines, graphs </li></ul><ul><li>During reading: Identify and write important information </li></ul><ul><li>After reading: Write summary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Main idea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 details </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identify remaining questions </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Organizer for direction and clarity </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits: Textbook structure awareness </li></ul>
  6. 6. Vocab of the Day: Using Content-Area Vocabulary <ul><li>Vocabulary Strategy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find key words in the definition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read the model sentence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find synonyms using dictionaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw a picture of the word: nonlinguistic representation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect the target word with content-area classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use context clues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy is modeled for students; they assume teaching role. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic organizer provides direction and clarity </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Textbook Vocabulary <ul><li>Target word: content-area vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Model sentence is taken from a textbook. </li></ul><ul><li>Students find 4 related words in the textbook. </li></ul><ul><li>Class generates a sentence using target word and 2 related words. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater awareness of textbook features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved comprehension of content </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. K-U Writing Strategy KU Writing Center <ul><li>MARK </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Sentence components are taught: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepositional phrase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infinitive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verb </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capitalization, Punctuation, Meaning </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Manipulating Language <ul><li>Select target sentence structures from authentic text. </li></ul><ul><li>Break the sentence into chunks. </li></ul><ul><li>Rearrange the sentence chunks to construct new sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>Use graphic organizer </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>develops sentence maturity & variety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>improves understanding of sentence structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>expands vocabulary, using context as a resource </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>chunking & phrasing for improved comprehension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>generates discussion for comprehension </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Review Games <ul><li>Repeated exposure is necessary for vocabulary acquisition. </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary acquisition builds reading comprehension. </li></ul><ul><li>Nonlinguistic representation has been shown to stimulate and increase brain activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Student engagement is high. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Bibliography <ul><li>Beers, Kylene. When Kids Can’t Read: What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teacher’s </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6-12. Portmouths: Heinemann. 2002 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Content Area Vocabulary”. Reading Services Center. Omaha Public Schools. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ops.org/reading/read_home.htm . 26 April 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>English Language Arts . 25 Mar. 2009 <http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/instruction/ </li></ul><ul><li> ELA/Index.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>Kamil, Michael L., et al. (2008). Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices: A Practice Guide (NDEE #2008-4027). Washington D.C.: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved from: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc . </li></ul><ul><li>Innes, Robert B. &quot;Dialogic Communication in Collaborative Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li> Groups.&quot; International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Volume 1.Number 1 (2007). 20 Nov. 2008 <http://74.125.95.132/ </li></ul><ul><li> search?q=cache:CMW8lL5vEaoJ:academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ijsotl/v1n1/innes/ </li></ul><ul><li>IJ_Innes.pdf+dialogic+discourse&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=9&gl=us&client=firefox-a>. </li></ul><ul><li>Killgallon, Don and Jenny. &quot;How to Construct a Combining Activity.&quot; Sentence </li></ul><ul><li> Composing . 27 Feb. 2007 <http://userpages.umbc.edu/~killgall/ </li></ul><ul><li> index.php?page=main.php>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Podcasts.&quot; International Reading Association. 25 Mar. 2009 </li></ul><ul><li> <http://www.reading.org/General/Publications/Podcasts.aspx>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Reading as a Strategic Activity”. Just Read Now Project . Beacon Learnin Center. 1997. http://justreadnow.com/strategies . 2 May 2007. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Bibliography (cont.) <ul><li>Reynolds, David J. &quot;Eight Strategies to Help Students Read Difficult Text.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Who Reads Difficult Text? 25 Mar. 2009 <http://www.cfkeep.org/html/ </li></ul><ul><li>stitch.php?s=93763872230206&id=81153015867949>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Vocabulary Journal”. All America Reads . 1 Sep 01. http://www.allamericareads.org/index.htm . 8 May 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>Marzano, Robert J. &quot;Getting Acquainted with the Essential Nine.&quot; MiddleWeb. 30 </li></ul><ul><li> Mar. 2009 <http://www.middleweb.com/MWLresources/marzchat1.html://>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Podcasts.&quot; International Reading Association . 25 Mar. 2009 </li></ul><ul><li> <http://www.reading.org/General/Publications/Podcasts.aspx>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Reading as a Strategic Activity”. Just Read Now Project . Beacon Learnin Center. 1997. http://justreadnow.com/strategies . 2 May 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;A Resource of Constructivist Teaching Strategies to Promote Active Student </li></ul><ul><li> Learning.&quot; ELA Best Practices . 16 Jan. 2007 <http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/ </li></ul><ul><li> instruction/ELA/6-12/Best%20Practices/Index.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>Reynolds, David J. &quot;Eight Strategies to Help Students Read Difficult Text.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Who Reads Difficult Text? 25 Mar. 2009 <http://www.cfkeep.org/html/ </li></ul><ul><li>stitch.php?s=93763872230206&id=81153015867949>. </li></ul><ul><li>Sheldon, Jan B, et al. Fundamentals in the Sentence Writing Strategy . Lawrence: The University of Kansas, 1998 . </li></ul><ul><li>“ Vocabulary Journal”. All America Reads . 1 Sep 01. http://www.allamericareads.org/index.htm . 8 May 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;What are Context Clues?&quot; Reading Resources . 25 Mar. 2009 </li></ul><ul><li> <http://wserver.scc.losrios.edu/~langlit/reading/contextclues/intro1.htm>. </li></ul>

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