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1 International Reading Association World Congress Kathy Brashears, Ed.D. Assistant Professor Curriculum and Instruction Tennessee Technological University July 28, 2008

2 Reading and Reaching Out in a Diverse World: Reading and Reaching Out in a Diverse World: Using Reading Strategies and Childrens Literature to Foster Empathy and Appreciation for Different Perspectives

3 As the student shares through literacy the emotions and aspirations of other human beings he can gain heightened sensitivity to the needs and problems of those remote from him in temperament, in space, or in social environment (Rosenblatt, 1983, p. 261). As the student shares through literacy the emotions and aspirations of other human beings he can gain heightened sensitivity to the needs and problems of those remote from him in temperament, in space, or in social environment (Rosenblatt, 1983, p. 261).

4 What do you believe about reading? I believe… students learn best by doing. the social element is an important factor in reading. reading is most effective when writing is involved. Routman, Regie (2000). Conversations: Strategies for teaching, learning, and evaluating. Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann. Cambourne, Brian (2000). Observing literacy learning in elementary classrooms: Nine years of classroom anthropology. The Reading Teacher, 5(6), pp. 512- 515. Smith, Frank (1998). The book of learning and forgetting. New York, New York: Teachers College Press. Au, Kathryn (1997). Literacy for all students: Ten steps toward making a difference.The Reading Teacher, 51 (3), pp. 186-194. students learn best by doing. the social element is an important factor in reading. reading is most effective when writing is involved. Routman, Regie (2000). Conversations: Strategies for teaching, learning, and evaluating. Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann. Cambourne, Brian (2000). Observing literacy learning in elementary classrooms: Nine years of classroom anthropology. The Reading Teacher, 5(6), pp. 512- 515. Smith, Frank (1998). The book of learning and forgetting. New York, New York: Teachers College Press. Au, Kathryn (1997). Literacy for all students: Ten steps toward making a difference.The Reading Teacher, 51 (3), pp. 186-194.

5 How do we begin fostering an appreciation and understanding for others?

6 Social interactions and reading can change our perspectives!

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9 Petoskeys Adapted from the work of Dr. Yetta Goodman Petoskeys Adapted from the work of Dr. Yetta Goodman

10 The boy was looking for petoskeys. The boy was looking for petoskeys.

11 He was walking slowly to make sure that he wouldnt miss them.

12 Each time he looked, he found a number of them.

13 Petoskeys are not easy to find because they are almost the same color as the sand.

14 The boy enjoyed looking for petoskeys on the beach; his mother used them in her work.

15 She was an artist and made jewelry with them.

16 When petoskeys are polished, they turn deep shades of brown gray.

17 A pattern of six-sided figures shows up on them.

18 Petoskeys are found only on the shores of the Great Lakes.

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20 Combining childrens literature with reading strategies is a powerful combination in fostering an understanding and appreciation for others!

21 Pre-ReadingDuring ReadingPost Reading Sketch to Stretch xx Anticipation Guide xxx Splash and Sort xxx Rivet xxx

22 The Wolfs Story by Toby Forward Sketch-to-Stretch

23 Anticipation Guide Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting

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25 Splash and Sort Baloney by Jon Scieszka zimbolis deski razzo piksas Splash and Sort

26 What does the book Baloney have to do with diversity? The highlighted words are actually words from different languages. zimbolis - pencil deski - desk razzo - rocket piksas -

27 Rivet – Vocabulary Development ___ ___ ___

28 Read stories from different perspectives. Cinderella is the best known and the most copied of the fairy tales, with as many as 700 variants… (Optiz, M., 1998, Literacy Instruction for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, p. 246). More ways…

29 Little Red Riding Hood Yo, Hungry Wolf by David Vozar

30 The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig By Jon Scieszka Write a familiar story from a different perspective. The True Story of the Big Bad Wolf by Eugene Trivizas

31 Other great books for different perspectives… Stellaluna by Janell Cannon Stellaluna by Janell Cannon The Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting Thank You Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

32 More great books… The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq by Jeanette Winters First Day Jitters & Last Day Blues by Julie Danneberg Dont Laugh at Me by Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin The Diary of a Spider & The Diary of a Fly & The Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin

33 Write the same story from different perspectives. This story has four voices. Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne

34 Last but not least… Lets consider how we can use poetry to encourage students to see different perspectives! Poetry for Two Voices Lets consider how we can use poetry to encourage students to see different perspectives! Poetry for Two Voices

35 Being a bee is a joy. is a pain. I m a queen Im a worker Ill gladly explain. I ll gladly explain. Upon rising, I m fed by my royal attendants, Being a bee is a joy. is a pain. I m a queen Im a worker Ill gladly explain. I ll gladly explain. Upon rising, I m fed by my royal attendants, Honeybees by Paul Fleischman and Eric Beddows

36 Im up at dawn, guarding the hives narrow entrance Im bathed Then I take out the hives morning trash then Im groomed. Then I put in an hour making wax, without two minutes time to sit still and relax.

37 Then I pack combs with pollennot my idea of fun. When I ve done enough laying Then, weary, I strive I retire Then I pack combs with pollennot my idea of fun. When I ve done enough laying Then, weary, I strive I retire

38 to patch up any cracks in the hive for the rest of the day. Then I build some new cells, slaving away at enlarging this [place], dreading the sight of another sunrise, wondering why we dont all unionize.

39 Truly, a bees is the Truly a bee s is the worst of all lives. best of all lives. Truly, a bees is the Truly a bee s is the worst of all lives. best of all lives.

40 What will you do to encourage your students to appreciate different perspectives?

41 All pictures are borrowed from the internet under the Copyright and Fair Use Law. Children who develop an appreciation for different perspectives and cultures will make a world of difference in the future of our world.


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