DID YOU KNOW? As adults, 95% of daily reading and writing is devoted to non-fiction or informational materials and tasks. Over 1.9 billion readers and writers are now on the Internet; 96% of the sites on are expository in form. Futurists predict that by 2020 the amount of information will double every 73 days. Statistically, students are spending a range of 7-15% of their reading time engaged with informational text. Common Core mandates a shift to 50/50 informational text by fourth grade.
Informational vs. Non-fiction What is the significant difference between Informational text and Non-fiction? Why does it matter? What did you read that added to or clarified your understanding? How might this impact teaching and learning?
Integrating Informational Text Into Literacy Routines Incorporate informational text daily Teach non-fiction reading strategies through high interest and relevant resources Read aloud non-fiction Think aloud as you read informational text, modeling Use diagrams and/or pictures to help students comprehend text Model using text features to add to comprehension
Let’s Explore Common Core Standards for Informational Reading
Planning: Essential Question What might we do to help students notice something about the text that would cause them to go deeper into the text and into themselves?
Stage 1: Topic, Big Idea, Enduring Understanding: Understanding: What Makes a Strong Team? What can get do when we work in a team? team? Weekly Theme: Helping Others Essential question: Why is it a good idea to work together to solve idea to work together to solve problems? problems?
Stage 2: Assessment Evidence Choose a topic related to cleaning up your community Decide on the best way to present your information Present their work to their peers or another group Stage 3: Learning Plan (WHERE TO) Selection title: A Solution to Pollution Close Reading using TDQ & Again and Again
Image, word, situation that is repeated Image, word, situation that is repeated learn more about the plot, the characters, the theme learn more about the plot, the characters, the theme Might serve as a symbol Might serve as a symbol Question: Why does the author repeat the situation again and again?
Learning Experience REAL WORLD READING: “A Solution to Pollution”
Read A Solution to Pollution! 1. Discuss with a partner how this story adds to the theme: TEAMWORK 2. How does it add to what we know about the importance of working in a team? 3. How can teamwork benefit our community or environment? The Lesson
Let’s reread to go deeper. Consider the following questions: What text features does the author use to help us understand the importance of working together to solve problems?
The Lesson What were some of the Again and Again moments/situations the author used to help us notice the importance of working together to solve problems? What can we predict about the benefits of teamwork on a community?
Leadership What systems can principals put in place to support teachers in the planning and teaching of the CCSS?
Leadership What do the experts say: According to School Leader’s Guide to the Common Core Schools need TIME for collaboration!
Leadership 1. Lead by Example 2. Provide Sound Professional Development (include Theory, Demonstration, Practice and Coaching) 3. Embrace PLCs
Common Core Resources: escwest.net Treasures Snap-ins & resource books (grades 3-6) theteachingchannel.com (videos from Stacy Brewer and Jenna Ogier) smarterbalanced.org http://www.achievethecore.org School Site PD and Grade Level Planning