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1 Deepening Literature Response Through Engagement in Online Activities Denise Johnson The College of William & Mary

2 What is your favorite book or author and why?

3 The Giver changed the way I think. It changed who I am.

4 Reading Response The central premise of the reading process is that the literary work exists in the transaction between the reader and the text. The active participatory role of readers encompassesin conjunction with comprehensiondiscovering meaning, responding emotionally, developing interpretation. Readers are not passive spectators of the text but are active performers with the text. (Karolides, 1997, p. 8)

5 What Factors Influence Reading Response? Background knowledge and experiences including cultural factors InterestsGenre Self-selected or assigned What can teachers do to ensure meaningful transactions with text?

6 Integration of Content & Pedagogy Start with a knowledge of subject matter, then Integrate your knowledge of the best methods for teaching and learning the subject An important aspect underlying pedagogy is the teachers philosophy of how children learn.

7 Who has the biggest book club on Earth? Oprah!Why?

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9 Live chat with Newbery author Shannon Hale, May 22.

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20 Teaching Dilemmas: Blogs or Journals? Journals are bedrocks in my teaching practice. On the first day of school I give each child a composition book …Every week or so after this the children write to me in their journals and I write back. These letters are about personal stuff, thoughts that arise out of our literature discussions (e.g. Who is heroic in Charlottes Web?), responses to prompts related to the curriculum, suggestions on how to resolve classroom problems, and about their independent reading. * (Monica Edinger, 12/6, 2006)

21 Blogs or Journals, contd Last week, instead of writing me, they wrote to the class. And now, instead of my writing back to them, they are all writing back to each other. And duh I realized that Id just had them do paper blogging. Those responses they are writing to each other a form of commenting, of course! And so I began thinking about having them move from their composition books to the computer to start them on blogs. (Monica Edinger, 12/6/2006)

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30 Podcasting Literary Salons A favorite weekly event in my classroom is Literary Salon. A couple of kids bring in baked treats, I provide juice, and a bunch of the kids do prepared readings from books they are reading or have recently finished. * One lovely result is that children become intrigued by the readings and eagerly go off to find the books in question to read. The cross- pollination is delightful! With the introduction of our blogs weve been able to podcast these events. (Monica Edinger, April 14, 2007)

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34 I returned to the books wikipedia entry and replaced the old plot summary with ours. When I showed the children that it was on the wikipedia page for all to see, the result was applause and Awesome! I returned to the books wikipedia entry and replaced the old plot summary with ours. When I showed the children that it was on the wikipedia page for all to see, the result was applause and Awesome! ours

35 One of my students came in today and said, "I Googled that book trailer that you showed us about Greetings From Nowhere and showed my mom. Now she wants to read it!"

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38 Mrs. Newinghams Third Grade

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45 Integration of Technology with Pedagogy and Content Understanding the manner in which reading response can be changed by the application of different technologies, alone and in combination; Knowing the affordances and constraints of a range of technological tools as they relate to reading response and DAP designs and strategies; Develop flexibility with available tools in order to repurpose them for specific pedagogical purposes.

46 When we teach well and deeply, students engage more and are more likely to become lifelong learners.

47 Thank You! blogspot.com

48 Internet Sites Monica Edingers blog: Mrs. Cassidys Class: Lois Lowrys blog: Shelfari: Good Reads: Greetings From Nowhere book trailer: U2UEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKj4y_- U2UE The Turnursttimes: Sara Holmes blog: Google for Educators: Mrs. Newinghams website: The Yggyssey: John Greens Nerd Fighters Ning: Reader Girlz: For More Information Reader Response: Technology tools for teachers:


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