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Using Technology to Support Struggling Elementary Readers


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This presentation was given at the 2009 NSTA National Conference in New Orleans, LA.

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Using Technology to Support Struggling Elementary Readers

  1. 1. Using Technology to Support Struggling Elementary Readers March 22, 2009 Kimberly Lightle, Ohio State University Lois McLean and Rick Tessman, McLean Media
  2. 2. <ul><li>Students need literacy support outside of reading and language arts! </li></ul><ul><li>Content area reading </li></ul><ul><li>Use of informational text </li></ul><ul><li>Explicit strategy </li></ul><ul><li>instruction and modeling </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Activate prior </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Build knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>of key concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Engage and </li></ul><ul><li>motivate </li></ul><ul><li>students </li></ul><ul><li>Support fluency </li></ul><ul><li>and comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiate </li></ul><ul><li>instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Clarify content </li></ul><ul><li>and facilitate </li></ul><ul><li>visualization </li></ul><ul><li>of concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate </li></ul><ul><li>understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><li>comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>strategies </li></ul>BEFORE DURING AFTER Technology can help support students…
  4. 4. an online magazine for k-5 teachers <ul><li>Funded by the National Science </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporates polar science </li></ul><ul><li>and literacy into the </li></ul><ul><li>elementary science curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Content knowledge, lesson plans, </li></ul><ul><li>bookshelf, researcher profiles, </li></ul><ul><li>misconceptions, and more! </li></ul>Copyright Greg W. Lasley,
  5. 5. an online magazine for k-5 teachers
  6. 6. <ul><li>NSDL project site </li></ul><ul><li>Free collection and simple tool to organize clips </li></ul><ul><li>from different sites into dynamic presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Register to save what you find and assemble </li></ul><ul><li>Clips focus on life science. Tool is open-ended. </li></ul><ul><li>Use multimedia resources build knowledge of </li></ul><ul><li>vocabulary, concepts, and connections among them </li></ul>What is Content Clips?
  7. 7. the Content Clips recipe F IND published clips in the Clips Collection A DD personal clips from other sites M IX and organize clips to make sets and activities SERVE clips, sets, and activities
  8. 8. FIND CLIPS - images
  9. 9. FIND CLIPS - video
  10. 10. FIND CLIPS - e-books Tip: limit search to “e-book”
  11. 11. FIND SETS - topic-based
  12. 12. ADD Make your own clips to add to your personal collection
  13. 13. add your own clip link
  14. 14. MIX Mix published and personal objects to create sets and activities Arctic Mammal Set
  15. 15. MIX View in list or in this presentation view
  16. 16. MIX
  17. 17. MIX - create an activity Search results or Set Contents Items added to activity
  18. 18. SERVE Assign to Clip Zone Need to replace screenprint (left) with one showing new Clip Zone tab
  19. 19. <ul><li>Activate and assess prior knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Build vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Address diverse needs </li></ul><ul><li>Use images, audio, </li></ul><ul><li>and video to engage </li></ul><ul><li>and motivate </li></ul>Using Content Clips for pre-reading
  20. 20. Mystery Sounds (BLACK) Can you match the animal to the mystery sound?
  21. 21. Mystery Sounds
  22. 22. Mystery Sounds
  23. 23. Mystery Sounds
  24. 24. Mystery Sounds
  25. 25. Mystery Sounds
  26. 26. Mystery Sounds
  27. 27. Mammal Sort Link on Arctic Mammal ezine issue “misconceptions” page
  28. 28. Content Clips in classroom video
  29. 29. Content Clips in classroom video
  30. 30. <ul><li>Reflects issue’s science </li></ul><ul><li>content </li></ul><ul><li>Available at three grade </li></ul><ul><li>levels: K-1, 2-3, and 4-5 </li></ul><ul><li>Available in three </li></ul><ul><li>formats: text-only, </li></ul><ul><li>illustrated book, </li></ul><ul><li>and e-book </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy templates </li></ul><ul><li>designed for use </li></ul><ul><li>with the articles </li></ul>Informational Text
  31. 31. Grades K-1 e-book
  32. 32. Grades 2-3 e-book
  33. 33. Grades 4-5 e-book
  34. 34. Help students visualize concepts. Could also be used before reading to build background knowledge. Video Clips
  35. 35. Integrated Science and Literacy Activities Help develop the science content knowledge from the text.
  36. 36. Literacy Strategy Focus on listening comprehension Teacher uses article as a read aloud, assesses understanding through use of templates.
  37. 38. Use Content Clips to create your own interactive post-reading activities Identify similarities and differences Sequencing and retelling Note-taking
  38. 40. Thank You! Kimberly Lightle: [email_address] Jessica Fries-Gaither: [email_address] Lois McLean and Rick Tessman: [email_address]