Presentation on theme: "Books for Struggling Readers Grades 5-12 IRC Conference 2012"— Presentation transcript:
1 Books for Struggling Readers Grades 5-12 IRC Conference 2012 Studies and Research CommitteeThursday, March 15, 1:45-2:45, Center B 4WChair: Elizabeth Goldsmith-ConleyBoomer CrottyPamela GodtKatie LudesKaren Walker
2 Agenda Introductions Handouts Picking Appropriate Books 2 Book ListsBook Rating Form Conversion TableWiki Directions Evaluation FormAudience Book SuggestionsDefining struggling versus reluctant readersStrategies for picking appropriate booksWiki - sample pageBook presentationsFilling out Audience Suggestion Form/ Audience suggestionsEvaluation/ Book Rating Form
3 Finding Appropriate Books for the Struggling Reader Choosing the right levelIndependent LevelBooks students can read on their own with noadult helpInstructional LevelBooks students can read with a little adult help3. Frustration LevelBooks that are too hard
4 Independent LevelThe text is relatively easy for the reader.Student can read 99% of the words successfully.No more than approximately 1 in 100 words are difficult for the reader .Students can comprehend 80% of the content.
5 Instructional LevelThe text is challenging but manageable for the reader.No more than approximately 1 in 20 words are difficult for the reader.Students can read 95% of the words successfully.Students can comprehend 75% of the content.
6 Frustration LevelThe text is too difficult for the reader.At least 1 in 10 words are difficult for the reader.Students can read less than 90% of the words successfully.Students can comprehend less than 60% of the content.
7 Richard AllingtonAt a 99% accuracy rate, students will still make errors on about 4 or more words per page. If there are 300 pages in the book, this means they will make 1200 errors during their reading of the book—this will cause a loss of comprehension and confusion/dis-traction/poor understanding.
9 How is a text's Lexile measure determined? Lexile LevelHow is a text's Lexile measure determined?Sources:
10 semantic difficulty (word frequency) Lexile measures are based on two well-established predictors of how difficult a text is to comprehend:semantic difficulty (word frequency)syntactic complexity (sentence length).
11 Examples: Second Grade Shorter Sentences and Frequently Repeated Words Lexile = 370LLexile = 380LLexile= 370L
12 Examples: Upper Grades Longer Sentences, More Complex Words 880L-950L13001410
13 Lexiles do not give any information about age appropriateness
14 Many other factors affect the relationship between a reader and a book, including its content, the age and interests of the reader, and the design of the actual book.The Lexile text measure is a good starting point in the book-selection process, with these other factors then being considered.
15 Source: Renaissance Learning ATOS LevelsATOS Factors = Average Sentence Length + Average Word Length + Vocabulary Grade Level + The Number of Words in a BookSource: Renaissance Learning
17 If you do know your student’s lexile The suggested range of texts you give them should be between 50L above their lexile measure and and 100L lower
18 The Five Finger Rule Choose a book Open it anywhere Make a fist Start to read a pagePut a finger up for each hard word1 finger = too easy, try another book2-3 fingers = just right, try another page to be sure4-5 fingers = too hard
19 Professional Books That Can Help You Make a Difference
20 100 Cupboards by N.D, Wilson Interest Level: Grades 6 –8 Reading Level:Grade 3.7Lexile 650 L
21 Blood on the River: James Town 1607 by Elisa Carbone Interest Level:Gr 6 – 8Reading Level:Gr 4.8Lexile 820LGenre:Adventure, Science Fiction and Fantasy
22 Breathing Underwater by Alex Finn Interest Level:GrsReading Level:Gr 7.1, Lexile 510, Guided Reading NR
23 Chicken Boy by Frances O’Roark Dowell Interest Level:Grade 6 – 8Reading Level:Grade 5.1Lexile 860L
24 Crank by Ellen HopkinsInterest Level: Gr Reading Level: 6.8 Genre: Realistic fiction, drugs, teenage pregnancy,
25 Crossing the Wire by Gary Hobbs Interest Level:Gr 6 - 8Reading Level:Grade 4.4Lexile: 670L
42 Supplemental Bibliography Book Lists and Sites Found in Course of Doing Research for this Workshop Principle of Selection Upper Grades Interest Level Low Lexile Rating
43 To see summariesGo to Google and type in “struggling readers wiki” or go to ircstrugglingreaders.wikispaces.comTo be able to add your own suggestions and/or comments join our wiki.If you do not already have a wiki account, you will need to create an account with a user name and password that remains private and is never used for spam. You will then be able to join our wiki and add to our pages.
49 Book Suggestions Forms What books have you used that work with struggling readers?We will add it to our inventory and place results on the Wiki.Thanks for your help!
50 Sharing Your Suggestions What books have you used?- Title- Author- Audience the book is recommended for.- Why do you recommend the book?We will add it to our inventory and place results on the Wiki.Thanks for your help!