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1 11 Tuesday. ELA Kick Off Independent Reading Afternoon Chat

2 2 1 When & Why IR? 3 How will I invest my students in our reading-level test? 2 What reading-level test will I use? Agenda 1 Maecenas faucibus mollis interdum. 3 Maecenas faucibus mollis interdum cras mattis 2 Nullam quis risus eget urna mollis ornare vel eu leo. Donec id elit non mi 4 Maecenas faucibus mollis interdum. 5 ESSENTIAL QUESTION: Why does IR matter so much & how can I prepare to create a culture of IR? DIAGNOSE YOURSELF: How much do you know about the power of independent reading? How much do you know about what it takes to get IR going in your class?

3 3 Quantitative Big Goals: 1. Ss will grow 1.9 years in reading OR 4 points on the ACT. 2.Students read ___ # of books. 3.Students read ____ # of pages. Why IR? If we want students to grow as readers, then we must make time for and foster TONS of independent reading.

4 4 But, there is a high threshold to making IR happen in your class. Finding books! Building a classroom library of at least 300 books that meet your students’ interests & push them to develop more interests Developing a system of accountability Developing a system of book-love NOT TO MENTION… Working hard to get to know your students, unit-designing, writing lessons, grading student-writing, building adult relationships ALL IN THE FIRST WEEKS! Given all of this, we have some recommendations for you!

5 5 Calendaring IR with Students MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday July 28 August 4 August 11 August 18 August 25 September 1 SATURDAY Sept. 6 Kick Off 2– Prepare to share results with Ss & develop IR plan. “Recruit” books for your library: letters to family/friends, used book stores, magazine subscriptions Your 1 st Days! How will you infuse the importance of independent-reading in everything you and your students do? How will you learn what they want to read about? Reading level testing! Invest & prepare Ss for reading level testing Score & track reading levels Build hype about checking out books! Recruit student-library-leaders. Unit 1! Reading & writing with students!   Unit 1! Reading & writing with students!   Unit 1! 

6 6 PRESENTS to help build Independent Reading ! (1)BOOKS for your library! (2)Sample letter! (3)IR Calendar! (4)Sample Amazon Wish List with books with characters of color! (5)Reading level tests & administration guidance 6 EXPLORING GOALS: (10 min) (1)Read the sample letter, and revise it for you & your people. SEE IF YOU CAN FINISH IT! (2)Pick up your reading level tests & review them. What do they test? How long will students have to test? (3)Choose some books! (4)Talk to a volunteer about your IR calendar.

7 7 Curabitur blandit tempus porttitor Morbi leo risus, porta ac consectetu Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus Cras justo odio, dapibus ac facilisis in, egestas Aenean lacinia bibendum nulla sed consectetur. Curabitur blandit tempus porttitor Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus Donec sed odio dui Investing & Empowering Your Students Pretend that you are a student… 1.What did you learn during this mini-lesson? 2.How did the teacher ensure that you have choice and agency with this reading level test? 3.How did the teacher/ classmates make you feel on a mission?

8 888 Gut Check: What are our take-aways?

9 99 BREAK! You only have a little more time to craft your cELebrAtion!

10 10 Curabitur blandit tempus porttitor Morbi leo risus, porta ac consectetu Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus Cras justo odio, dapibus ac facilisis in, egestas Aenean lacinia bibendum nulla sed consectetur. Curabitur blandit tempus porttitor Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus Donec sed odio dui Synthesizing this day WHOA, WE DID SO MUCH. Take 15 minutes… (1)Add IR and other conclusions to your vision. (2)Jot down what you KNOW you don’t know & what questions are on your mind AND share these with someone. (3)Finish your note of affirmation & celebration for your secret, creepy buddy. CIRCLE UP: Choose ONE WORD to share with everyone about your vision right now. Give your note to your person & then hang it up!


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