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1 Literacy for Children in an Information Age
Cohen & Cowen Chapter 1 A New Definition of Literacy

2 Literacy: 3 Questions What is Literacy?
What are the different approaches to teaching literacy? How can you integrate technology into a literacy classroom?

3 Defining Literacy State & National Standards Visual Literacy
Higher Order Thinking Skills Technological Literacy Global Literacy

4 Higher Order Thinking Skills
Recall Comprehension Application Analysis Synthesis Evaluation

5 Approaches to Teaching Literacy
Bottom-up Approach Top-Down Approach Basal Series Balanced Approach

6 English Language Learners (ELLs)
oral practice tutoring & individual support native language Individual differences count! Constant assessment Home-school connection

7 Special Education Inclusion (45%)* Dyslexia (more than 50%)*
(of all special ed students)

8 NRP Findings* Phonemic awareness Phonics Fluency Vocabulary
Text Comprehension *National Review Panel

9 Five Other Pillars Classroom organization Matching pupils and texts
Choice, interest & collaboration Daily reading & writing across curriculum Expert tutoring

10 Bottom-Up Approach Decoding (Phonic approach) /k/ C - a - t cat
The cat is small.

11 Top-Down Approach “Whole language” begins with text comprehension
children learn to read by reading and enjoying text predictable books discussions demonstrations

12 Bottom-Up …. Top-Down Decoding Vocabulary Sentence Comprehension
Paragraph Comprehension Text Comprehension Text Comprehension Paragraph Comprehension Sentence Comprehension Vocabulary Decoding

13 Basal Series Comprehension Reading Program
Contains texts for all grade levels Anthology Teacher’s Guide Daily lesson Plans All support materials

14 Balanced Literacy Approach
All aspects of literacy taught in the classroom, centered on student needs, and using research and practice: Reading…writing…speaking…listening and viewing (Language Arts)

15 Website Evaluation* Ease of use Visual layout Readability Accuracy
Links--valuable? *Evaluation Form p

16 Two Valuable Resources
IRA International Reading Association NCTE National Council of Teachers of English

17 Textbook Website Back cover

18 Technology Incorporate into Literacy Classroom

19 Evaluate Internet Websites
Is literacy promoted? Is the site age appropriate? Does it reflect current research? Are additional literacy resources available?

20 And finally ….

21 Definition of literacy includes:
Changing profile of students Technological and global impact Latest research National standards Higher Order thinking skills

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