5 Mini-Lesson Refresher 5 – 15 minutesMini-lessons- introduce a comprehension strategy, skill, or concept- think aloud- apply strategies to text- students share/participate- based on student NEED &curriculumBook Talks (optional)
6 5 Types of Mini- Lessons** Skills and Strategies that ALL students at your grade level should know or learn.Procedures and OrganizationStrategic Reading BehaviorsComprehension StrategiesLiterary Elements and TechniquesVocabulary**Kids who struggle with these skills then get more supported practice during small group instruction so they can practice these skills with text at their reading level. “training wheels”Look through the handouts of ML from FP. Look over the ML checklist on the wiki.
7 Video Clip TDC – Mini-Lesson (Angel for Solomon Singer) What did you notice about the level of thinking from the students?
8 Think Aloud as a model Make your thinking “visible” to kids. Demonstrate the thoughts that might come to your mind while reading.How would this help you?See Think aloud notes in handout p
9 Give One – Get OneShare ideas of great mentor text ideas for the comprehension strategies.Give one idea and get one idea from as many people as you can.1 hour 20 min.
12 Sharing Make share time purposeful Not all students will get to share every dayShare time is a form of assessmentSharing optionsWhole classTurn and talkIn small group
13 VideoTeaching for Deep ComprehensionClip on Authors Study Share time
14 Sharing DiscussionShare ideas about how you structure share time in your workshop.What ways could you take informal assessment information during the share time?
15 Independent Reading and Journals “Our understanding is enhanced when we communicate with others about our thinking. It is a way for readers to construct knowledge, generate new ideas, clarify their own thinking…”-Fountas and PinnellTeaching for Comprehending and Fluency p. 438
16 Learning to write about reading “Writing makes thinking visible and more tangible, thus promoting conscious awareness and deeper comprehension.” - Dorn
17 Important Points Carnegie Report 2010 The evidence is clear: writing can be a vehicle for improving reading.In particular, having students write about a text they are reading enhances how well they comprehend it. The same result occurs when students write about a text from different content areas, such as science and social studies.Important PointsCarnegie Report 2010
18 Differentiation through Independent Reading and Journals What should they be reading?How often do they read?What if they aren’t choosing the right books?What do they write about?How often do they write?
19 Purpose of the journal Writing about reading improves comprehension. Moving beyond just “retelling” what is happening.Use writing to develop ideas about the story or the characters.Connect the story to their own lives and make predictions.
20 Gradual Release – From Demonstration to Informed Choice Teaching these forms using interactive read aloud as a common text experience.Writing for students – writing with students – supporting students with writing – writing independentlyp. 26 – modeling and demonstrations
21 Good beginnings.. Teach students to “hold their thinking” Informal notes, phrases on sticky notes or notebooksYounger students take less formal approaches
22 What to expect……Primary (K-2) – Begin with shared and interactive writing. Group compositions to independent drawings and letters or words.Intermediate (3-5) – Some shared writing with overheads and charts. Graphic organizers begin to support. Increasing sophistication of independent writing.
23 Responding options Look at some samples Mark ideas that are interesting and discuss with a friend.
24 Journal Discussion Strategy entries ideas Deeper comprehension entries P. 37 – 38 (primary)P. 45 – 56 (2+)Deeper comprehension entriesP. 36, 44 (primary)P. 39 – 43 (2nd – 3rd)How often do they respond in their journal?Strategy entry ideas – p. 37 – 38, 45 – 56Deeper comprehension ideas – p. 36, 39 – 40,
25 Reflect and discuss…. Look through p. 36 – 58 Write a --- ! -- ? – VIP. Share with neighbor.
26 Sections in the notebooks - ideas Reading Log – lists of booksMy Thinking – student responsesGenres and Strategies – mini-lesson topicsPowerful Language – word studyGoal Setting“Less is Best!”
27 Journal Discussion Strategy entries Deeper comprehension entries How often do they respond in their journal?
28 J0urnals Get into grade level teams. Share ideas for structuring your students’ reading response journals.Keep in mind…less is more in terms of sections.p are ideas for journal stems…..3 hours 45 minutes.