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SEEL presentation from ISB4


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This is the presentation about the Systematic Engaging Early Literacy (SEEL) project presented at the International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB4) in May, 2003

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SEEL presentation from ISB4

  1. 1. Barbara Culatta Richard Aslett Richard Culatta Using Meaning to Teach Reading and Writing
  2. 2. overview <ul><li>I. The project </li></ul><ul><li>II. Activities </li></ul><ul><li>IV. Texts </li></ul><ul><li>V. Technology </li></ul><ul><li>V. Evaluation and Results </li></ul>
  3. 3. the project <ul><li>Provide systematic and direct phonological awareness and phonics instruction in engaging activities </li></ul><ul><li>Use varied contexts and activities, interesting hands-on materials </li></ul><ul><li>Read and write for many purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Create personalized and computerized phonetically-controlled texts </li></ul>
  4. 4. the project <ul><li>Setting: Dual-language kindergarten </li></ul>Participants (Year I) : Spanish-speaking children with all literacy activities conducted in Spanish (1 classroom) Participants (Year II) : Spanish and English-speaking with literacy activities conducted in English and Spanish (2 classrooms)
  5. 5. instructional sequence <ul><li>Introduce theme or story; tell dramatically </li></ul><ul><li>Enact the story </li></ul><ul><li>Read a decodable version of the story </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in follow up extension activities </li></ul><ul><li>Re-read using computerized books </li></ul>
  6. 6. Manipulate hands-on materials activities <ul><li>read to take turns, make choices </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Make contrasts </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight the target pattern with hands-on examples </li></ul>Game-like phonics activities activities
  8. 8. activities Shared and guided reading
  9. 9. activities Dramatize and enact <ul><li>Participate in shared reading before, during and after enacting the story </li></ul>
  10. 10. activities <ul><li>Story enactment </li></ul>
  11. 11. Shared Social Events activites
  12. 12. activities Scripted Play Papá nada. Mamá nada. La vaca nada. La mamá nada en la caja (tapa, taza, lata)
  13. 13. activites Make and do <ul><li>Follow directions, make decisions and choices </li></ul>
  14. 14. texts Teacher-created or adapted
  15. 15. <ul><li>Read and write about personal experiences </li></ul>texts Story frames
  16. 16. <ul><li>Cinco monos lado a lado. Un mono jala la cola del otro mono. </li></ul>texts Songs, poems, and finger play
  17. 17. texts <ul><li>Hay una rata, hay una vaca, hay una rana </li></ul><ul><li>Una rata salta en la lata </li></ul><ul><li>Una vaca salta en la lata </li></ul><ul><li>Una rana salta en la lata </li></ul><ul><li>La mamá pone una tapa </li></ul><ul><li>La rana bate la tapa </li></ul><ul><li>y salta de la lata </li></ul>Songs, poems, and finger play
  18. 18. texts <ul><li>Social notes </li></ul>¿Qué hay en su cubby?
  19. 20. creating texts <ul><li>Pick target pattern </li></ul><ul><li>Pick target words </li></ul><ul><li>Select a theme </li></ul><ul><li>Identify actions and events that fit the theme </li></ul><ul><li>Write a text with target words, pictures, sight words, repetitive elements </li></ul>
  20. 21. cava text <ul><li>Target words: cava, rana, rana, vaca, mamá, lata, caja, taza, tapa, caja, lata, caja, taza, tapa, lava, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Theme: cava (digging) </li></ul><ul><li>Story: Una vaca (o rana, rata, etc.) cava con pata Mamá dice: que susio Mamá dice: vas a lavar Mamá lava la vaca en la caja </li></ul>
  21. 22. pollo feliz text <ul><li>Pasa la papa para Papá </li></ul><ul><li>Pasa la papa con la pala (o papel) </li></ul><ul><li>Pablo pasa la papa con la pata (paw) </li></ul><ul><li>Papá pasa la pasa </li></ul><ul><li>Papá paga por la papa </li></ul><ul><li>(read to decide what to pass, what to pass with, who to pass to) </li></ul><ul><li>Possible target words: pato, papá, papa, pasa, para, pala, paga, pata, por, pala, papel, mozo, tomate, mesa, da, bebe, papa, toma, bebe, va, sopa, sal, pan, mas, lleno, saca, cada, tapa, copa, cena, cola, paga, pollo, todo, sopa, poco, caro, lata, mala, para, nada, llava, pero, cosa, saco, talla, vaso, boca, toma, toca, comer, catar, poco, llevar, pide, malo, dedo </li></ul>
  22. 23. technology Digital Books • Additional repetition for students (movie day / shared) • Adjusting to fit (dino book / frog) • Personalizes the materials (casa dormir - read) • Allows for interactivity (casa dormir - write)
  23. 24. technology Other technology integrations ¿Qué hay en su cubby?
  24. 25. evaluation <ul><li>Crossover design </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s level of engagement (otra vez) </li></ul><ul><li>Co-construction of reciprocal, interactive texts </li></ul><ul><li>Parent, teacher and child satisfaction </li></ul>
  25. 26. Barbara Culatta Richard Aslett Richard Culatta Using Meaning to Teach Reading and Writing