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Developing Academic Literacy

  1. 1. Elements of a Comprehensive Classroom Program to Develop Academic Literacy TED 406 Teaching Secondary Reading Jill A. Aguilar
  2. 2. READING IS THINKING
  3. 3. Teaching Reading is Teaching Thinking Reading Instruction Vocabulary Development Grammar Instruction Independent Choice Reading Pre- Assessment Writing Instruction Post- Assessment
  4. 4. Developing Academic Literacy Pre- Assessment
  5. 5. Developing Academic Literacy Pre- Assessment Before we begin teaching, we need to know what students already know. What do they know about the content?
  6. 6. Developing Academic Literacy Pre- Assessment Before we begin teaching, we need to know what students already know. What do they know about the content? What vocabulary do they know? What do they know about how to read this kind of text (genre)? How confident is their reading?
  7. 7. Developing Academic Literacy Vocabulary Development
  8. 8. Developing Academic Literacy Vocabulary Development Schoolchildren need to increase their vocabulary at the rate of about 3,000 words per year!
  9. 9. Developing Academic Literacy Vocabulary Development Schoolchildren need to increase their vocabulary at the rate of about 3,000 words per year! Since teachers obviously can’t teach that many words, they need to be selective about the words they do teach.
  10. 10. Developing Academic Literacy Grammar Instruction
  11. 11. Developing Academic Literacy Grammar Instruction Students do need some grammar instruction, but it Should only be relevant and in context-- Grammar workbook pages don’t achieve grammar learning.
  12. 12. Developing Academic Literacy Independent Choice Reading
  13. 13. Developing Academic Literacy Independent Choice Reading At the same time that students are receiving vocabulary and grammar instruction, they should be independently reading texts that they choose.
  14. 14. Developing Academic Literacy Independent Choice Reading At the same time that students are receiving vocabulary and grammar instruction, they should be independently reading texts that they choose. Independent reading level means 95% or higher accuracy rate. Instructional reading level is at 90-94% accuracy rate. Frustration reading level is an accuracy rate below 90%.
  15. 15. Developing Academic Literacy Reading Instruction
  16. 16. Developing Academic Literacy Reading Instruction Strategically select vocabulary, grammar or genre structures to teach.
  17. 17. Developing Academic Literacy Reading Instruction Strategically select vocabulary, grammar or genre structures to teach. Strategically select which texts to teach.
  18. 18. Developing Academic Literacy Reading Instruction Strategically select vocabulary, grammar or genre structures to teach. Strategically select which texts to teach. Use TEXT SETS to help make content accessible and increase fluency and comprehension.
  19. 19. Developing Academic Literacy Reading Instruction Use TEXT SETS to help make content accessible and increase fluency and comprehension.
  20. 20. Developing Academic Literacy Reading Instruction Use TEXT SETS to help make content accessible and increase fluency and comprehension.
  21. 21. Developing Academic Literacy Reading Instruction Use TEXT SETS to help make content accessible and increase fluency and comprehension.
  22. 22. Developing Academic Literacy Reading Instruction Use TEXT SETS to help make content accessible and increase fluency and comprehension.
  23. 23. Developing Academic Literacy Reading Instruction Use TEXT SETS to help make content accessible and increase fluency and comprehension.
  24. 24. Developing Academic Literacy Reading Instruction Use TEXT SETS to help make content accessible and increase fluency and comprehension.
  25. 25. Developing Academic Literacy Reading Instruction Use TEXT SETS to help make content accessible and increase fluency and comprehension.
  26. 26. Developing Academic Literacy Reading Instruction
  27. 27. Developing Academic Literacy Reading Instruction PREREADING
  28. 28. Developing Academic Literacy Reading Instruction PREREADING <ul><ul><li> Establish a purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Draw or build upon students’ knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preview text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Present vocabulary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build motivation </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Developing Academic Literacy Reading Instruction PREREADING READING <ul><ul><li> Establish a purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Draw or build upon students’ knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preview text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Present vocabulary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build motivation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus attention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stimulate discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relate prior knowledge to text information </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Developing Academic Literacy <ul><ul><li> Reflect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Engage in higher levels of thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Synthesize ideas; create non-textual products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Facilitate written and oral summaries </li></ul></ul>Reading Instruction PREREADING READING POSTREADING <ul><ul><li> Establish a purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Draw or build upon students’ knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preview text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Present vocabulary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build motivation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus attention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stimulate discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relate prior knowledge to text information </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Teaching Reading is Teaching Thinking Writing Instruction
  32. 32. Teaching Reading is Teaching Thinking Writing Instruction The Writing Process
  33. 33. Teaching Reading is Teaching Thinking Writing Instruction The Writing Process PREWRITING
  34. 34. Teaching Reading is Teaching Thinking Writing Instruction The Writing Process PREWRITING WRITING
  35. 35. Teaching Reading is Teaching Thinking Writing Instruction The Writing Process PREWRITING WRITING REVISING
  36. 36. Teaching Reading is Teaching Thinking Writing Instruction The Writing Process PREWRITING WRITING REVISING EDITING
  37. 37. Teaching Reading is Teaching Thinking Writing Instruction The Writing Process PREWRITING WRITING REVISING EDITING PUBLISHING EVALUATING
  38. 38. Developing Academic Literacy Post- Assessment
  39. 39. Developing Academic Literacy Post- Assessment Opportunities to Demonstrate and Celebrate What we have Learned.
  40. 40. Teaching Reading is Teaching Thinking Reading Instruction Vocabulary Development Grammar Instruction Independent Choice Reading Pre- Assessment Writing Instruction Post- Assessment

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