Presentation on theme: "Read Aloud Goals To enhance listening comprehension and vocabulary"— Presentation transcript:
1 Read Aloud Goals To enhance listening comprehension and vocabulary To improve comprehension of narrative materials, particularly the ability to predict events, retell events, and summarize using story grammar (literature elements).
2 What are the read-alouds? Picture BooksRead to studentsActively involves studentsStudents retell the contentStudents summarize using “story grammar” (literary elements)Students master 3 vocabulary terms found in story
3 What are the read-alouds? Using Chapter BooksRead a chapter from a novel during after a transition or at the end of the dayPurpose is to end the day in an enjoyable manner, and to increase students’ interest in age-appropriate books
4 Let’s try the procedure “Skippyjon Jones”Introduce book: T read title, SS read title, SS make predictions, T read author and illustrator’s namesWord Sort predictionsUsing some of the vocabulary (familiar and unfamiliar) have students sort the words and discuss what they think will happen in the book
5 Word Sort & Story Predictions self-respectingflocklecturejourneyincognitosecretpasswordoutragedscattereddarkenedlandscapeshimmiedhoveredthrustruckusbritches
6 Word Sort & Story Predictions orderedscoldedexclaimedaskedansweredgrowledwhispereddecreeddeclaredcriedchatteredburst into songspokecalledaddedcontinued
7 Let’s try the procedure “Read the story interactively:QuestionsPredictionsRetellStudents respond with gestures and facial movementsExplain novel words
8 How does Skippyjon feel? Why?Show me how you look when you are feeling restless.How is his mom feeling?Show me how your mom looks when she feels frustrated.What do you think will happen next?How does Skippyjon feel?Show pictureof Momon page 4
9 “You need to think about what it means to be a Siamese cat.” Possible origin is ThailandBrought to U.S. about 130 years agoHave any of you seen a Siamese cat in person, on TV, or in a movie?Siamese CatsNOT Siamese Cats
10 After Reading Discuss the story What did you like? What character did you like best?Did anything surprise you?…make you laugh?…make you sad?
11 Summarize Using the “Story Grammar” Chart TitleSettingMain CharacterOther CharactersProblem/conflict/goalResolution of Problem
12 Explicit Vocabulary Instruction Contextualize the word within the story: “Why the maskito, dude?.” asked Poquito Tito. “I go incognito,” said Skippito.“Say the word incognito.”Student-friendly explanation: “Incognito means that you are trying to look like someone else, so no one can tell it is you. You try to be incognito by wearing a costume or using camouflage.”
13 Explicit Vocabulary Instruction (continued) Non-story examples:Camouflage helps animals be incognito, so they can hide from their enemies and sneak up on their prey.When you wear a costume for Halloween or a party you are incognito.Sometimes famous people will go to restaurants and stores incognito, so they won’t have people bothering them.
14 Explicit Vocabulary Instruction (continued) Active student engagement with the words:Tell a neighbor about a time you pretended to be incognito.Ask questions:Why might a person want to be incognito?
15 Explicit Vocabulary Instruction (continued) c) Examples and Non-examples“If any of the things I say are examples of incognito, say incognito. If not, don’t say anything.”___A student is reading a book in the library.___ Spiderman puts on his “Spiderman” outfit.___ Spiderman (Peter Parker) puts on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt.___A girl puts on her prettiest dress before going to the birthday party.___A snake is wrapped around the branch of a tree the same color as its skin.___You put on your baseball uniform before the game.
16 Explicit Vocabulary Instruction (continued) “Say the word incognito.”Review vocabularyPost the book cover and the words.Incorporate words into daily language.
17 Vocabulary secret – only a few people know incognito – wearing a disguise so others don’t know it’s youjourney – traveling a long distance or over a long period of time
18 Other Vocabulary Focus that could be used with “Skippyjon Jones” Self-respectingFlock of birdsLecturePasswordOutragedScatteredDarkenedLandscapeShimmiedHoveredThrustruckus
19 Other Words to Use for “said” with “Skippyjon Jones” orderedscoldedexclaimedaskedansweredgrowledwhispereddecreeddeclaredcriedchatteredburst into songspokecalledaddedcontinued
20 Other Names that Mom Uses for Skippyjon Kitten BritchesMr. Fuzzy PantsMr. FlutternutterKitty boyMr. Cocopugs
21 Read Aloud Procedure Vocabulary Procedure Read to students Actively involve studentsStudents retell the contentStudents summarize using “story grammar” elementsStudents master 3 vocabulary terms found in storyChoose 3 wordsContextualize the wordsSay word—students echoStudent-friendly explanationDecontextualize the words by using non-story examplesActive student engagement with the words: student conversation, ask questions, examples and non-examplesReview vocabulary: post the book cover and the words, incorporate words into daily language