NELA S12: The Reading Process & The Interactive Model
The Reading Process &The 3 Interactive Elements ModelCarl YoungNC State UniversityNELA Literacy WorkshopThursday, February 8, 2011
Traditional Approach toReading Process… Just doesn’t work!
Alllingtons 6 Ts of EffectiveLiteracy Instruction Time - 50% of time, students "doing" reading & writing Texts - rich supply & variety of books provided, "appropriate complexity"; steady diet of books students can successfully read and some to challenge as well Teaching - "active instruction" -- modeling and demonstration of the useful strategies good readers employ rather than the worksheet or commercial package approach Talk - fostering much more student talk, both teacher/student and student/student; encouraging, modeling, supporting lots of purposeful talk across the school day--problem-posing, problem-solving, talk related to curricular topics. Tasks - work completed is more substantive and challenging, requires more self- regulation than work has been commonly observed; greater use of longer, more sustained assignments, rather than filling the day with multiple, disconnected shorter tasks; "managed choice" for students evident in classrooms Testing - exemplary teachers evaluated student work and awarded grades based more on effort and improvement rather than just achievement; teachers truly know their students well in order to address students literacy needs