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Success with informational texts.pptx


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Success with informational texts.pptx

  1. 1. Success with Informational Texts Bertie County Schools August 19, 2013
  2. 2. Strategies of Proficient Readers Strategy Why Useful Demonstrating Use of Strategy Activate prior knowledge Help recall That reminds me of … It made me think of … I read another book where … This is different from … Determine the most important idea Help focus The most important ideas are … So far, I have learned that … Based on my knowledge of … Ask questions of themselves, the authors, and the texts they read Help clarify I wonder … I was confused when … Why … Create visual, auditory, or other sensory connections Help deepen understanding I visualized … I could see (small, hear, taste) … I could picture …
  3. 3. Strategies of Proficient Readers Strategy Why Useful Demonstrating Use of Strategy Draw inferences Help make critical judgments and make unique interpretations I’m guessing that … I predict … It would be better if … I really liked how … If I were the main character … What I didn’t like was … Retell or synthesize Help understand clearly Now I understand that … I have learned that … This gives me an idea … Use fix-up strategies when comprehension breaks down Help to be an independent reader I tried these fix-up strategies … I reread that because … A part I had difficulty with …
  4. 4. Ineffective Use of Literacy Strategies O Ping-pong reading (texts that overemphasize reading for details) O Glance at a question → skim for the answer → check the next question → move back to the text for more skimming O Read to “get done” rather than to learn O Claim to be poor test takers even when successfully completing homework
  5. 5. Ineffective Use of Literacy Strategies O Mindless reading (seeing the words without comprehension) O Missing the strategies of proficient readers O Teachers lose confidence in students’ ability to read independently → teacher resorts to lecture or class presentation to share the important information → students learn reading not necessary O Students remain dependent on the teacher
  6. 6. Ineffective Use of Literacy Strategies O Forgetful reading (superficial reading) O Not connecting to personal knowledge, posing questions as they read, predicting, inferring, and synthesizing O Knowledge never proceeds beyond “working memory”
  7. 7. Integrating Effective Reading Strategies Phases of Reading and Learning Pre-Reading – Preparing to Learn • Activate prior knowledge • Focus attention on what’s important During Reading – Processing New Learning • Select what’s most important • Organize new learning for understanding After Reading – Consolidating New Learning • Integrate new learning into memory • Apply new learning to meaningful situations
  8. 8. Sample Reading Lesson