Presentation on theme: "Engaging All Children in the Reading Process: Strategies that Motivate Wednesday, May 7, 2008, 2:00 to 4:45 pm Dr. Kathryn Bauserman Dr. Kathryn Edmunds."— Presentation transcript:
Engaging All Children in the Reading Process: Strategies that Motivate Wednesday, May 7, 2008, 2:00 to 4:45 pm Dr. Kathryn Bauserman Dr. Kathryn Edmunds Dr. Marilyn Izzard Justin Bauserman, MA (Email addresses on last slide)
Introductions Poll the Audience: Who are our guests this afternoon? Small Group Brainstorm: Share one idea that you think motivates your students.
Research Base Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice by Howard Gardner Multiple Methods (Strategies) IRA Position Statement Best Practices: Todays Standards for Teaching Americas Schools by Zemelman, Daniels, & Hyde
IRA Position Statement (2007) We believe that there is no single method or single combination of methods that can successfully teach all children to read. As a result, teachers must be familiar with a wide range of instructional methods and have strong knowledge of the children in their classrooms in order to provide the most appropriate instruction for all learners (IRA, 2007).
Librarians Unleashed 1.Collect a large basket of books (from SSR or the library return basket) 2.Have students sort the books based on 5 categories they create. Ex: Books that Make me Laugh 3.Place the books in baskets with their new labels and let students read and explore by creative topics.
3 Piece Kits Create literacy kits using examples from a variety of texts on the same content/subject area: –Narrative text (fiction) –Expository text (non-fiction) –Poetry Kits can be used for small discussion groups, for SSR, or for take home reading
Self-efficacy Activities: Surveys to Measure Motivation READERS: Assessing motivation to read Gambrell, Linda B; Palmer, Barbara Martin; Codling, Rose Marie; Mazzoni, Susan. The Reading Teacher; Apr 1996; 49, 7; Research Library p. 518 EMERGING or NONREADERS: Garfield Elementary Reading Attitude Survey Shanklin, Nancy, & Rhodes, Lynn K. Windows into Literacy: Assessing all Learners k-8, 1993.
Self-efficacy Activities Value of Reading Buddies www.funlessonplans. com/reading_less on_plans/buddies. pdf Independent Reading: DEAR and SSR (model by teacher & choice of reading material) Five Finger Strategy or Thumbs-Up Sample from Clockwork Orange
Collaboration Activities Click or Clunk: variation of partner reading –www.readwritethink.orgwww.readwritethink.org Genre Gurus: variation of literature circles (Edmunds & Bauserman, Reading Teacher, Feb. 06) Readers Theatre: –Aaron Shepherds website: –www.aaronshep.comwww.aaronshep.com Tips on scripting Tips on reading –Poetry Theatre www. poetry teachers.com/ poetrytheater / theater.html
Click or Clunk Students pair up and take turns reading an assigned text to each other. After each section of reading, they say click if they understand what was read and clunk if they dont. Any clunks need to be discussed and clarified before moving on to a new passage.
Genre Gurus Students participate in discussion groups based on genre not book, Ex: 5 students have read different fairy tales –How did each book fit into the genre? –How are the books alike? –How are the books different? –What did we learn about fairy tales by reading these books? Students can create a visual/ poster or presentation to share
Mastery Goal Pursuit Cubing (for narrative text with expository text variation) 50 Literacy Strategies: Step- by-step, by Gail Tompkins, Prentice Hall 2008 Story Grammar for narrative text, Ex: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Expository text: focus on text structures, Ex: The Statue of Liberty
Mastery Goal Pursuit KABLOOIE (variation of BANG), Using the 5 pillars of reading: –Phonemic awareness –Phonics –Fluency –Vocabulary –Comprehension www.canteach.ca/elementary /beginning11.html www.canteach.ca/elementary /beginning11.html
Concluding Thought: The greatest gift we can give our students is the love of reading. K. Bauserman, 2008
Contact Information Kathryn Bauserman firstname.lastname@example.org Kathryn Edmunds email@example.com Marilyn Izzard firstname.lastname@example.org Justin Bauserman email@example.com