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Purpose : To create a failsafe system of literacy so that all students have equal access to a standards based curriculum Result: Joyful, independent readers, writers, and content learners!
The Challenge is for… – teachers to move from compliance to commitment and – students to move from compliance to engagement.
Align daily work with reading & thinking expectations of assessment. Non-fiction reading =non-fiction on assessment Levels of questions=levels of questions on assessment
Literacy is listening, viewing, thinking, expressing through multiple symbol systems, speaking, reading, and writing.
Schools that improve literacy… Research-based intervention is consistently implemented, monitored, and evaluated. All teachers consistently teach, model, practice literacy strategies before, during, and after reading.
Commitment to Literacy is…… integrated language arts & content print & literacy rich classrooms arts, and technology used as tools accessing, deepening & communicating reading to and with students daily students reading independently with accountability daily writing about reading daily teaching, modeling, practicing strategies aligning learning tools with belief of literacy
Science Venn Diagram & Compare and Contrast Paragraph
Daily Literacy Non-negotiables Use processes of literacy: reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, thinking, expressing through multiple symbol systems Read to and with students Read by themselves with accountability Teach, model, practice strategies of expert readers and writers Literacy rich, print rich environment
Periodic non-negotiables Word study Strategic test preparation
Strategies of Expert Readers Predicting: What is it about? What will happen next? Visualizing: picturing the story Connecting:self, text, world Questioning: asking/answering Clarifying: answering own questions with context clues, pictures, rereading, etc. Evaluating: before, during, after reading
Strategies of Expert Readers Using graphic organizers Monitoring comprehension Recognizing text structure Summarizing
Question Answer Relationships QAR – Helps students know where to find the answers. – Helps students comprehend what they are reading. – Gives students a purpose for reading. – Helps students monitor comprehension. – Encourages higher level thinking. – Helps students to know that all questions are not answered by looking in the text.
4 Levels of Questions Right there! Answer is found in one place in the text. Who? What? When? Where? How? List. Think & search! Answer if found in more than one place in the text. Summarize. Compare. Contrast, What caused? Retell. Explain. Find 2 examples. For what reason? Author & you! Answer is not in the text, but you must read the text and apply what you read. On My Own! Questions are answered with information you have read from the text and/or from other places. You must think to answer it.
Steps to Implement QAR 1. Become an expert & consistent questioner. 2. Teach students the 4 levels of questions. 3. Create expert question recognizers and answerers. 4. Students ask 4 levels of questions.
Resources Moxley, D. & Taylor, R. T. (2006). Literacy Coaching: A Handbook for School Leaders. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press; Reston, VA: NASSP. Taylor, R. & Gunter, G. (2005). K-12 Literacy Leadership Fieldbook. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. Taylor, R. & Collins, V.D. (2003) Literacy Leadership for Grades 5- 12. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. Williams, R. D. & Taylor, R. T. (2003). Leading With Character to Improve Student Achievement. Chapel Hill, NC: Character Development Publishers. 919.967.2110