Keep ‘Em<br />Reading!<br />       (Grant Award)<br />Kathy Lester, MLIS, MA	     lesterk@howellschools.com<br />School Li...
Three Fires Middle School<br /> Grades 6 – 8<br /> 878 students<br /> approx 17% SE<br /> Teams (Core)<br /> Encore Classe...
Howell Reading Apprenticeship<br />2009-2010 <br /> 20 Teachers @ TFMS Trained in Reading Apprenticeship Program<br /> Som...
SRI Scores – 2009/2010<br /><ul><li> 446 students tested
 all SE tested
 1 class per RA teacher</li></ul>- 232 students below proficient<br />
Purchase High-Interest Low-Level Books<br />For Students Reading Below Grade Level<br />Will be used during Sustained Sile...
 Support Adolescent Readers in the Content Areas<br /> Focus on comprehension and metacognitive conversation<br /> A clima...
Overview of Reading Apprenticeship©<br />
Metacognition<br /> Thinking about Thinking<br />Thinking about thinking and <br />thinking about reading gives us access ...
Strategies<br /> Develop list of “Good Readers Tool Kit” with your class for your content area<br />
Pillars of Reading Apprenticeship©<br />Metacognitive<br />Conversation<br />Extensive Reading<br />
Sustained Silent Reading (SSR)<br />An instructional practice with the goal of increasing student reading ability as well ...
Sustained Silent Reading (SSR)<br />Typically:<br />Self – selected books<br /> Not graded <br /> Does not include assigne...
Sustained Silent Reading (SSR)<br />Builds: <br /> Stamina<br /> Fluency<br /> Motivation<br /> Comprehension<br /> Vocabu...
Student Choice<br />Builds: <br /> Motivation<br /> Knowledge of authors, genres, topics<br /> Identity as a reader<br />
Accountability<br />Keep Simple<br /> Support to Motivate Students<br /> Can embed in social dimension<br />
How is it going?<br />Teams coordinating on SSR<br /> Increased visits to library<br /> Peer recommendations best<br />
SRI Scores – 2010/2011<br />Sept 2010<br />Feb 2011<br />
“The single factor most strongly associated with reading achievement – more than socioeconomic status or any instructional...
“The average higher-achieving students read approximately three times as much a week as their lower-achieving classmates, ...
“Books in the home as important as parents’ education level in determining level of education children will attain.”<br />...
Students from 17 high-poverty schools, who received 12 free books (they chose) to read for three consecutive summers, had ...
Resources<br />WestEd Strategic Literacy Initiative<br />Reading Apprenticeship Program<br />http://www.wested.org/cs/we/v...
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  • Presentation for 41st Annual MAMSE Conference, Friday, March 18, 2010Coopersville, Michigan
  • MAMSE 2011

    1. 1. Keep ‘Em<br />Reading!<br /> (Grant Award)<br />Kathy Lester, MLIS, MA lesterk@howellschools.com<br />School Library Media Specialist Three Fires MS<br />
    2. 2. Three Fires Middle School<br /> Grades 6 – 8<br /> 878 students<br /> approx 17% SE<br /> Teams (Core)<br /> Encore Classes<br /> 50 Teachers<br />
    3. 3. Howell Reading Apprenticeship<br />2009-2010 <br /> 20 Teachers @ TFMS Trained in Reading Apprenticeship Program<br /> Some Students Take SRI Test<br /> 2010-2011<br /> All Teachers @ TFMS Trained<br /> All Students Take SRI Test<br />
    4. 4. SRI Scores – 2009/2010<br /><ul><li> 446 students tested
    5. 5. all SE tested
    6. 6. 1 class per RA teacher</li></ul>- 232 students below proficient<br />
    7. 7. Purchase High-Interest Low-Level Books<br />For Students Reading Below Grade Level<br />Will be used during Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) component of the Reading Apprenticeship Program<br />Will be using the SRI Test to monitor student reading scores<br />Grant Award From MAMSE<br />
    8. 8. Support Adolescent Readers in the Content Areas<br /> Focus on comprehension and metacognitive conversation<br /> A climate of collaboration<br /> An emphasis on student independence<br />Overview of Reading Apprenticeship©<br />
    9. 9. Overview of Reading Apprenticeship©<br />
    10. 10. Metacognition<br /> Thinking about Thinking<br />Thinking about thinking and <br />thinking about reading gives us access to our own reading processes<br />
    11. 11. Strategies<br /> Develop list of “Good Readers Tool Kit” with your class for your content area<br />
    12. 12. Pillars of Reading Apprenticeship©<br />Metacognitive<br />Conversation<br />Extensive Reading<br />
    13. 13. Sustained Silent Reading (SSR)<br />An instructional practice with the goal of increasing student reading ability as well as showing value of reading and creating life-long readers.<br />
    14. 14. Sustained Silent Reading (SSR)<br />Typically:<br />Self – selected books<br /> Not graded <br /> Does not include assigned work<br />Reading is valuable in itself<br />
    15. 15. Sustained Silent Reading (SSR)<br />Builds: <br /> Stamina<br /> Fluency<br /> Motivation<br /> Comprehension<br /> Vocabulary<br />
    16. 16. Student Choice<br />Builds: <br /> Motivation<br /> Knowledge of authors, genres, topics<br /> Identity as a reader<br />
    17. 17. Accountability<br />Keep Simple<br /> Support to Motivate Students<br /> Can embed in social dimension<br />
    18. 18. How is it going?<br />Teams coordinating on SSR<br /> Increased visits to library<br /> Peer recommendations best<br />
    19. 19. SRI Scores – 2010/2011<br />Sept 2010<br />Feb 2011<br />
    20. 20. “The single factor most strongly associated with reading achievement – more than socioeconomic status or any instructional approach – is independent reading”<br />-- Stephen Krashen, The Power of Reading<br />
    21. 21. “The average higher-achieving students read approximately three times as much a week as their lower-achieving classmates, not including out of school reading.”<br />-- Richard Allington, What Works for Struggling Readers<br />
    22. 22. “Books in the home as important as parents’ education level in determining level of education children will attain.”<br />-- Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 2010<br />
    23. 23. Students from 17 high-poverty schools, who received 12 free books (they chose) to read for three consecutive summers, had significantly higher reading scores and experienced less of a summer slide.<br />-- Allington, 2010<br />
    24. 24. Resources<br />WestEd Strategic Literacy Initiative<br />Reading Apprenticeship Program<br />http://www.wested.org/cs/we/view/pj/179<br />Adolescent Literacy<br />http://www.adlit.org/<br />Metacognitive Strategies<br />http://www.benchmarkeducation.com/educational-leader/reading/metacognitive-strategies.html<br /> Reading Next<br />http://www.all4ed.org/publication_material/reports/reading_next<br />
    25. 25. Contact Information<br />Kathy Lester<br />lesterk@howellschools.com<br /> 517-540-8395<br />
    26. 26. Resources<br />The Book Whisperer<br />By Donalyn Miller<br />Readicide<br />By Kelly Gallagher<br />Reading Reasons<br />By Kelly Gallagher<br />What Works for Struggling Readers<br />By Richard Allington<br />The Power of Reading<br />By Stephen Krashen<br />

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