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Blc Read 09


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Session entitled "Bringing the Outside In" shared at BLC 09 in Boston

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Blc Read 09

  1. 1. Bringing the Outside In
  2. 2. Youth practices with digital media involve: Authentic Audience Knowledge Creation Multimodal Representation Interest-Driven Participation
  3. 3. What skilled readers do... Activate and connect to prior knowledge Ask questions Make inferences Visualize Summarize Synthesize
  4. 4. Instructional Challenge #1: Find readers.
  5. 5. Instructional Challenge #2: Book Talks and Book Reviews
  6. 6. “In here, we’re supposed to use the computer to get stuff out...not put stuff in...” - Doug, 2nd period, 11 on-level
  7. 7. Example book trailer here
  8. 8. Example book trailer here
  9. 9. Instructional Challenge #3: Summarizing
  10. 10. Somebody Wanted But So
  11. 11. Instructional Challenge #3: Engaging the Text
  12. 12. “Say Something Silently” Make a prediction. Ask questions. Clarify. Make a comment. Make a connection.
  13. 13. Instructional Challenge #4: Think Alouds
  14. 14. “Visualizing, making meaning by means of mental images, is the paradigm of all acts of mind. Students who learn to look and look again are discovering their powers.” - Anne Berthoff (1980) The Making of Meaning
  15. 15. Reciting Voice Reader’s Voices Conversation Voice - Chris Tovani (2004) Do I Really have to Teach Reading?
  16. 16. “Without a visual model, there will be nothing for students to think with, nothing to think about.” - Jeff Wilhelm (1995), “Reading is Seeing,” Journal of Reading Behavior
  17. 17. Category of Activity Strategy Instructional Time Teacher modeled think aloud Day One - 20-30 minutes Pre-Reading Class discussion of strategies Day One - 20 minutes Begin reflective reading log Day One Homework Sparks Collection Day Two - 45 minutes Evaluate Questions (thick/thin) Day Two - 10 minutes During Reading Think-Pair-Share Discussions Day Three - 55 minutes Storyboard and Gather images Day Three and homework Script Writing Day Four - 40 minutes Arrange and Sequence Images Day Four/Five - 10 minutes Construction Record Narration Day Five - 90 minutes available Special effects, transitions, etc. Day Six - 90 minutes available Culmination Screening and Discussion Day Six/Seven - 90 minutes available
  18. 18. What is next?