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Meghan sharp & melaine rickard literacy first presentation

  1. 1. Literacy First: Year 2Incorporating Reading Strategies in the math classroom<br />Meghan Sharp & Melaine Rickard<br />Turrentine Middle SchoolMarch 2011<br />
  2. 2. Introductions<br />Meghan Sharp<br />Melaine Rickard<br />18 years experience<br />Certification in science, ELA, & social studies<br />AIG certified<br />NBCT in science<br />Working towards Masters in Science Ed.<br />10 years experience<br />Certification in math and social studies<br />AIG certified<br />Working towards NBCT in mathematics<br />
  3. 3. What is Literacy First?<br />Three year program purchased by the district to improve reading levels of students who are multiple grade levels behind<br />Extensive training for content area teachers for one year and then we “fly solo” incorporating strategies into our disciplines<br />Monthly visits to evaluate progress<br />Strategies used are proven to increase student success rates<br />
  4. 4. Focus Strategies <br />Visualization/Picture Walk<br />Word Sorts<br />SQ3R/SQRP2<br />
  5. 5. Visualization<br />Talk about what are the key words that help you “see” text<br />Color<br />Texture<br />Shape <br />Size<br />movement<br />Read text<br />Create a sketch of what they see from the text<br />
  6. 6. Look at the pictures and tell me what math you “see”<br />
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  10. 10. Picture Walk<br />Same skill as visualization but the opposite order<br />Find some interesting pictures that can have mathematical implications.<br />Students view each picture and write what math they “see” in the picture.<br />Great for an opening activity for a unit, bell ringer activity, assessment piece, or student assignment.<br />Low tech-print pictures or draw pictures and hang around room for silent discussion<br />High tech-make a graffiti wall in Smartboard<br />
  11. 11. Word Sorts<br />Used to help students identify patterns <br />Used as pre assessment, drill and practice, and assessment.<br />Can be whole class using the Smart Board, small group using cards, individual using cut/paste papers <br />
  12. 12. Word Sort<br />Take the sort out in front of you and let’s try it<br />I use it for:<br />Rational and irrational<br />Vocabulary<br />Equations and answers<br />Graph and the equation<br />3 D shapes<br />
  13. 13. SQ3R<br />Non fiction text strategy<br />Survey-look over the section<br />Question-using the headings, write some questions that the reader has and thinks are going to be answered in the text<br />Read-just do it!<br />Record-write down any notes or answers to the original questions<br />Review-review your notes, check to see if questions were answers<br />
  14. 14. Reading to learn mathematics text more efficiently to understand the information better<br />SQRP2(SQ3R for math)<br />
  15. 15. Survey<br />Read any introductions, titles, subheadings, captions, examples, vocabulary terms, and problems at the end of the chapter<br />Ask yourself:<br />What is the title of this chapter?<br />Are there any subheadings? <br />What does it say I will learn?<br />Is there any new vocabulary?<br />Are there any key concepts?<br />Are there any study tips, graphs, or charts?<br />
  16. 16. Questions<br />Formulate some questions you have about the topic or any of the “stuff” you surveyed<br />Use the basic signal words!<br />Examples:<br />Who is this theorem/formula named after?<br />What basic math skills do I need in order to apply this new information?<br />When am I ever going to use this?<br />Where would I see this formula/theorem used?<br />Why is this important?<br />How do I do this? <br />
  17. 17. Read<br />In order to do this you should have already<br /> looked up or learned the vocabulary<br /> learned any symbols<br /> formulated questions that you are going to search for answers <br />Make sure to write down any thing you find that will help answer your questions that you formulated<br />
  18. 18. Problems<br />Look back at the sample problems in the section<br />Put the sample problems in your own words<br />Draw diagrams and add labels<br />Ask your self:<br />What concepts, formulas, and/or rules were applied?<br />What method (s) were used to solve the problem? Why?<br />What was the first step? Second step? Third step? Etc.<br />Have any steps been combined?<br />What differences or similarities are there between examples in the sample problems and the practice problems?<br />
  19. 19. Practice<br />Try some problems on your own!<br />Use the notes you took when you worked on problems <br />Ask yourself:<br />What method, formula, or rules should I apply?<br />What method should I use? Why?<br />How do I begin?<br />Can I do this problem another way? Should I?<br />Can this answer be simplified?<br />What other kind of problems have I seen that this one is like?<br />
  20. 20. They’re Going Steady<br />Use the SQRP2 strategy to evaluate the text<br />Walk around the room and post your brainpower! <br />
  21. 21. Thank you for coming!<br />Please visit my website for more information or this presentation:<br />http://sharp-8th-grade-math.tum.abss.k12.nc.us<br />Or e mail questions:<br />Meghan_sharp@abss.k12.nc.us<br />

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