Presentation on theme: "ARI Strategies. What is the Alabama Reading Initiative? a statewide K-12 program The goal of the ARI is to significantly improve reading instruction and."— Presentation transcript:
What is the Alabama Reading Initiative? a statewide K-12 program The goal of the ARI is to significantly improve reading instruction and ultimately achieve 100% literacy among public school students. Offers training for teachers helps them teach reading in proven and effective ways.
Characteristics of Skillful Readers according to ARI Skillful readers demonstrate Accuracy Fluency Active building of meaning Self-regulation
Three Targets Strengthen reading instruction in the early grades Expand students comprehension levels Intervene with struggling readers
Eight Modules for Teacher Training 1.Language development and vocabulary 2.Phonemic awareness and phonics 3.Concepts of print 4.Comprehension strategies 5.Reading/writing connection 6.Formal assessment 7.Informal assessment 8.Effective intervention
What is MMGW: Making Middle Grades Work? 1. Read the equivalent of 25 books per year across the curriculum. 2. Write weekly in all classes. 3. Use reading and writing strategies to enhance learning in all classes. 4. Write research papers in all classes.
Pre- Assess When we catch fish, we bait the hook with what the fish like not what the fisherman likes.
Anticipation Guides Daniels Story Agree Disagree Power eventually corrupts the people who have it. Killing someone is always wrong. One must take a stand against injustice, even if the personal cost is great. Moral courage is more difficult to accomplish than physical courage. Evil often spirals out of control. help to engage students in thought and discussion about ideas and concepts that they will encounter in the text.
Conversations Across Time helps students to develop deeper insights by making connections between and across texts from different time periods in response to a common topic, theme, or essential question.
Conversations Across Time Is the world a fair and just place? Squirrel: Dogs Life Romeo and Juliet:Parvana : Breadwinner Your Experience Jackson Pollock Monet Andy Warhol Your Experience What is art?
Frame of Reference - (KWL) TOPIC What I know….. How I know….. Vietnam War
Frame of Reference - (KWL) What I know….. How I know….. Vietnam War America got involved, but it was an unpopular war and divided our country more and more as time passed; a major peace movement was born (began in colleges & universities) My dad was a college student at the Time Participated in the peace movement
3 Truths and a FIB Edgar Allan Poe was in the military for a short time. Edgar Allan Poe married his cousin, Virginia Clemm. Edgar Allan Poe died mysteriously while wearing another mans clothes. Edgar Allan Poe was named after a character in Hamlet.
Most Important Word We the People of the United States, in Order to form a perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
R.A.F.T. for Romeo & Juliet ROLEAudienceFormatTOPIC JulietSelf Diary Entry Was Romeo Really the right Guy for Me? Traveling Minstrel Whomever will Listen Song Tragic Tale of Romeo & Juliet
Are we asking the right questions?
Blooms Taxonomy (Revised)
Complexity vs. More Difficult Question: Name all of the Presidents of the U.S. ?
Differentiation Complexity vs. More Difficult More Difficult Question: Name all the Presidents of the U.S. and the years they served and their wifes name and their birthday and their pets, and what was their favorite meal? (You may have to use the computer to find the answers)
Differentiation Complexity vs. More Difficult More Complex Question: Choose your favorite U.S. President and read his inaugural address. What is the single most important word in the speech? Why? How does that word relate to the nation at the time of the address? How does it relate to our world today?
Write a 4-6 sentence paragraph identifying the rising action, climax, and resolution in the story. Why do you think the author wrote this book? Write a 4-6 sentence paragraph explaining what you think the authors main purpose for the story is. Pretend you are a real estate agent. Create a brochure that describes the location where the story takes place, in a way that would convince people to move there. Create a new character for the story. Describe what the character is like. Write at least three ways the story would be different if that character were in the story. Create a project idea of your own. Check with your teacher before starting. Choose two characters from the story and one choice that each of them made. Write a paragraph or create a diagram to demonstrate the differences in how the two characters make decisions. Write a script for a scene in the story that you consider to be the most important part. With a partner, use your script to act out the scene (2-4 minutes). After youve finished reading the book, predict what will happen in the future for five of the characters. Name five characters and write one or two things that you think will happen in the future for each one. Write a letter from the point of view of one character, explaining the conflict in the story. Write the letter to an imaginary pen pal, someone who wouldnt know the other characters or the situation. THINK- TAC- TOE
Interactive Notebook The right side of the notebook is used to record notes on a mini-lesson, lecture, reading, class discussion, etc. The left side of the notebook is used solely for the purpose of the students individual interaction with the information on the right page.
What about Math? Real World Applications Situations in the real world where I may encounter this concept My Understanding of This Concept Solve this problem and explain your answer thoroughly in a written statement. MATH CONCEPT Is means… Vocabulary Words and meanings that are needed to understand this concept OR its applications Paul has a bag with 8 cubes all the same size: 1 red, 4 yellow, and 3 blue. He chooses a blue cube without looking and does not put it back in the bag. What is the probability of choosing a yellow cube after the blue cube has been removed? Write and solve your own problem. The Futures Channel