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kbeers@prodigy.net
 OnTwitter:
@KyleneBeers
For speaking:
Michelle.Flynn@heinemann.com
Change the
following to 8
with only 1
symbol:
VII
IX
But shift happens
literacy
 Power
Those who are
literate hold the
power
 Privilege
With that power
comes privilege
Power
Understand
complex
messages
Share those
messages with
others
Rally others
around your
message
--From Frank Smith’s
T...
beers.probst@gmail.com
From “WhatTeachers Grades 4-12
Say AboutTeaching Nonfiction” by
Kylene Beers and Robert Probst,
2013
From “WhatTeachers Grades 4-12
Say AboutTeaching Nonfiction” by
Kylene Beers and Robert Probst,
2013
Literacy is
power
Jot down your answers…
This chart is from
Collaboration
is learning
Literacy is
power
What’s the best predictor of
school success?
VOLUME
Predicts
Success
Achievement
Percentile
Minutes of
Reading per
Day
Words per
Year
90th 40.4 2,357,000
50th 12.9 601,000
10th 1.6 51,000
Rea...
beers.probst@gmail.com
From “WhatTeachers Grades 4-12
Say AboutTeaching Nonfiction” by
Kylene Beers and Robert Probst,
2013
From “WhatTeachers Grades 4-
12 Say AboutTeaching
Nonfiction” by Kylene Beers and
Robert Probst, 2013
How many of you in here
like to read?
Read for 30 minutes
Write a response
Rate what you read (1 liked it; 5 hated it)
Tell why
Make aVenn Diagram
If children need to learn vocabulary,
they should read.
If they need to develop fluency,
they should read.
If they need to...
More is
better
Collaboration
is learning
Literacy is
power
beers.probst
kbeers@prodigy.net
 OnTwitter:
@KyleneBeers
For speaking:
Michelle.Flynn@heinemann.com
Teachers college keynote august 15 2015
Teachers college keynote august 15 2015
Teachers college keynote august 15 2015
Teachers college keynote august 15 2015
Teachers college keynote august 15 2015
Teachers college keynote august 15 2015
Teachers college keynote august 15 2015
Teachers college keynote august 15 2015
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Teachers college keynote august 15 2015

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These are the slides from the keynote I gave at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project on August 11, 2015. The topic is shifts in literacy education

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Teachers college keynote august 15 2015

  1. 1. kbeers@prodigy.net  OnTwitter: @KyleneBeers For speaking: Michelle.Flynn@heinemann.com
  2. 2. Change the following to 8 with only 1 symbol:
  3. 3. VII
  4. 4. IX
  5. 5. But shift happens
  6. 6. literacy
  7. 7.  Power Those who are literate hold the power  Privilege With that power comes privilege
  8. 8. Power Understand complex messages Share those messages with others Rally others around your message --From Frank Smith’s The Literacy Club beers.probst@gmail.com
  9. 9. beers.probst@gmail.com
  10. 10. From “WhatTeachers Grades 4-12 Say AboutTeaching Nonfiction” by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst, 2013
  11. 11. From “WhatTeachers Grades 4-12 Say AboutTeaching Nonfiction” by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst, 2013
  12. 12. Literacy is power
  13. 13. Jot down your answers…
  14. 14. This chart is from
  15. 15. Collaboration is learning Literacy is power
  16. 16. What’s the best predictor of school success?
  17. 17. VOLUME Predicts Success
  18. 18. Achievement Percentile Minutes of Reading per Day Words per Year 90th 40.4 2,357,000 50th 12.9 601,000 10th 1.6 51,000 ReadingVolume of Fifth-Grade Students of Different Levels of Achievement (Based on In and Out of School Reading Logs) Anderson,Wilson, & Fielding, 1988
  19. 19. beers.probst@gmail.com
  20. 20. From “WhatTeachers Grades 4-12 Say AboutTeaching Nonfiction” by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst, 2013
  21. 21. From “WhatTeachers Grades 4- 12 Say AboutTeaching Nonfiction” by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst, 2013
  22. 22. How many of you in here like to read?
  23. 23. Read for 30 minutes Write a response Rate what you read (1 liked it; 5 hated it) Tell why Make aVenn Diagram
  24. 24. If children need to learn vocabulary, they should read. If they need to develop fluency, they should read. If they need to learn about a topic, they should read. If they need to be a person they are not, they should read. If they need to grow, to stretch, to dream, to laugh, to cry, to find a friend, to vanquish a foe, they should read. Kylene Beers
  25. 25. More is better Collaboration is learning Literacy is power
  26. 26. beers.probst kbeers@prodigy.net  OnTwitter: @KyleneBeers For speaking: Michelle.Flynn@heinemann.com

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