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Connecting to Classroom Comprehension Strategies Presented By: Carolyn McNulty, Colleen Manni & Kim Seymour Retelling and the Four Question Types
Agenda 9:00 Relating to DRA-2s and L-Z 9:10 Retelling Strategies with application 9:45 4 Question Types with application 10:45 Wrap-Up and Feedback Form
Todays Objectives 1.To learn to relate comprehension strategies to general education assessments (DRA-2 or L-Z) 2.To improve comprehension through RETELLING strategies 3.To build question answering strategies so that students can demonstrate their understanding of text 4.To recognize that FAST, Reading Apprenticeship and Readers Workshop Model all incorporate nearly the same evidence-based practices for comprehension instruction.
Characteristics of Good Retelling Uses characters names (Characters) Tells where the story is taking place (Setting) Follow the events of a story in order (Problem/Solution/Details) Use time words (first, then, finally, etc.) Use expression Use strategies to improve the retelling Kathy Collins Growing Readers
What impedes Retelling? Poor auditory memory skills Poor visual memory skills Poor attention Poor oral language skills Poor vocabulary
Improving Retelling More details elicited (not a summary) Make into a tactile experience Visuals to represent story elements K-2 K.T.
Modeling of Retelling 1.Listen to Ira Sleeps Over 2.Fill out graphic organizer 3.Story Telling Voice
Active Engagement Break into partners Partner 1 retells using retelling pieces Partner 2 uses retelling checklist and marks on it Switch
Strategies to Improve Retellings Utilize graphic organizers/ retelling rubrics Practice Oral Language required Supply required vocabulary words, often never used in text by author but required for demonstration of deeper comprehension of text Look Back in the Text Paraphrase small chunks of text while reading to improve verbal memory Picture/Visualize while reading to improve visual memory
A Second Type of Retelling: Summary Retelling/Summarizing/Gist More challenging than basic retelling Limits details to most important parts (synthesizing) solution Shape Go! Map theme settingcharacters problem Event 1 Event 2 Event 3Event 4
Scaffolding Summarizing/Paraphrasing How often does your student need to use this strategy?