WHAT DOES A LITERATE ENVIRONMENT LOOK LIKE?<br />A good variety of Books<br />Fully engaged , Happy students<br />Fully En...
The Elements of a LiterateEnvironment <br />KNOWING OUR LITERACY LEARNERS<br />SELECTING TEXTS<br />PERSPECTIVES<br />INTE...
Assessment<br />Non Cognitive<br />Observation in pairs activities, small and large group<br />Attitude<br />Motivation<br...
Reading Readiness Activities<br />Dr. Donald Bear suggests:<br />Teach a ditty:<br /> Sam, Sam the baker man, washed his f...
Selecting Texts<br />Literacy Matrix<br />Dr.  Douglas Hartman taught us to chart text characteristics and compare student...
LITERACY PERSPECTIVES<br />
INTERACTIVE PERSPECTIVE<br />Characteristics of the Interactive Perspective Include:<br />Age and ability of the students<...
Other Interactive Activities:<br />Read Aloud<br />Shared Reading<br />Emphasis on the Five Pillars<br />Teacher Models re...
Shared Reading<br />Word plays<br />Alphabet Books<br />Predictable Texts<br />Rhymes<br />Good Reader Behaviors<br />Acti...
CRITICAL AND RESPONSE PERSPECTIVE<br />
Critical Perspective <br />Ask Questions –<br />Who created the text?<br />What perspective might the author have?<br />Wa...
RESPONSE PERSPECTIVE<br />METHODS OF RESPONDING TO TEXT<br />Journaling<br />Dramatic Response<br />Artistic Response<br /...
Change the approach to change the perspective!<br />Consider our students when  choosing a perspective to focus on.<br />
MY GOALS<br />MY GOAL FOR MY STUDENTS IS THAT THEY WILL: <br />* 	Develop the ability to use reading and writing for enjoy...
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Our literate environment

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Our literate environment

  1. 1. WHAT DOES A LITERATE ENVIRONMENT LOOK LIKE?<br />A good variety of Books<br />Fully engaged , Happy students<br />Fully Engaged and Happy Teacher<br />Many and Varied <br />Opportunities to Learn<br />Parent Participation<br />
  2. 2. The Elements of a LiterateEnvironment <br />KNOWING OUR LITERACY LEARNERS<br />SELECTING TEXTS<br />PERSPECTIVES<br />INTERACTIVE<br />CRITICAL <br />RESPONSE<br />
  3. 3. Assessment<br />Non Cognitive<br />Observation in pairs activities, small and large group<br />Attitude<br />Motivation<br />Conversation<br />Behaviors during reading (following along with the finger, fidgeting, nervousness…)<br />Cognitive<br />Reading skills<br />Vocabulary<br />Phonemic Awareness<br />Phonics<br />Fluency<br />Comprehension<br />Writing<br />
  4. 4. Reading Readiness Activities<br />Dr. Donald Bear suggests:<br />Teach a ditty:<br /> Sam, Sam the baker man, washed his face in a frying pan. (or one like it).<br />Memorize it<br />Students follow along and read words as teachers repeats it<br />Students show that they know where they are!<br />(Laureate Education, Inc., 2010)<br />Success in this activity indicates that the student is ready to progress.<br />
  5. 5. Selecting Texts<br />Literacy Matrix<br />Dr. Douglas Hartman taught us to chart text characteristics and compare students abilities to the text characteristics.<br />I can chart characteristics of books-<br />In a continuum that shows:<br />Linguistic (word oriented) to Semiotic (Picture oriented)<br />Narrative (story) – Informational (Subject Text)<br />Difficulty level<br />(Laureate Education, Inc. 2010).<br />
  6. 6. LITERACY PERSPECTIVES<br />
  7. 7. INTERACTIVE PERSPECTIVE<br />Characteristics of the Interactive Perspective Include:<br />Age and ability of the students<br />Working on word skills<br />Vocabulary<br />Spelling<br />Phonics<br />Sight Words – Word Bank/ Word Wall<br />
  8. 8. Other Interactive Activities:<br />Read Aloud<br />Shared Reading<br />Emphasis on the Five Pillars<br />Teacher Models reading behaviors<br />Emphasis on words <br />Emphasis on sentence making sense<br />
  9. 9. Shared Reading<br />Word plays<br />Alphabet Books<br />Predictable Texts<br />Rhymes<br />Good Reader Behaviors<br />Activate Prior Knowledge<br />Review Cover<br />Make Predictions based on the title of the book<br />Dr. Katherine Stahl, (Laureate Education Inc., 2010).<br />
  10. 10. CRITICAL AND RESPONSE PERSPECTIVE<br />
  11. 11. Critical Perspective <br />Ask Questions –<br />Who created the text?<br />What perspective might the author have?<br />Was the author male or female?<br />What is the race, ethnicity or social status of the author?<br />
  12. 12. RESPONSE PERSPECTIVE<br />METHODS OF RESPONDING TO TEXT<br />Journaling<br />Dramatic Response<br />Artistic Response<br />Multi sensory Response<br />Provide quiet time to respond.<br />Use multisensory experiences.<br />Dr. Janice Almasi (Laureate Education, Inc., 2010)<br />
  13. 13. Change the approach to change the perspective!<br />Consider our students when choosing a perspective to focus on.<br />
  14. 14. MY GOALS<br />MY GOAL FOR MY STUDENTS IS THAT THEY WILL: <br />* Develop the ability to use reading and writing for enjoyment and to learn and remember information.<br />*SEE THEMSELVES AS SUCCESSFUL LIFELONG LEARNERS AND READERS<br />

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