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Literacy Backpack
Autobiography in Short Chapters - Student Thoughts
The Third Teacher
Summarizing Ways
Why Facebook Makes Us Miserable

The more we use Facebook, the worse we feel.
That's what social psychologists at the University of Michigan report after tracking how 82 young adults used their Facebook accounts over a two-week period. During that time, the researchers texted them at two-hour intervals five time a day to ask how they felt about themselves and how much time they had spent on Facebook. The more time people spent on Facebook during a single two-hour period, the worse they felt.
"Maybe when you're looking at Facebook, you're engaging in a lot of social comparisons. Maybe you're not engaging in other kinds of activities that may be good for you, like getting outside, exercising and interacting with people in daily life", says study author Ethan Kross.
While it might seem that engaging with a social network would make people feel more supported, social media can have an isolating effect. Users compare themselves with their peers, and often feel inferior as a result. With millions of people interacting online, understanding how these relationships influence our well-being can better inform experts on how to advise people about when to turn to Facebook - and when to just say no.

Summarizing Ways
Literacy Backpack:
Developing a Rich and Varied Collection of Literacy Strategies
Rachel Cooke
Teacher of English and Curriculum Leader- English/Literacy Silverthorn Collegiate Institute
Toronto District School Board
AQ Instructor/ OISEUT
Author of McGraw-Hill
iLit: A Revolution of Text Forms
iSkills: Constructing Meaning: Skills for Understanding Contemporary Texts
Teacher Guide Material

multiple approaches to strategies
applied to multiple types of texts
in a short period of time
The learning environment is “the third
teacher” that can either enhance the kind of learning that optimizes our students’ potential to respond creatively and meaningfully to future challenges or detract from it. Susan Fraser, for example, writes:
“A classroom that is functioning successfully as a third teacher will be responsive to the [student's] interests, provide opportunities for [students] to make their thinking visible and then foster further learning and engagement.” (2012, p. 67)
Capacity Building Series, July 2012, The Third Teacher
3 comparisons/contrasts
2 most/least important
1 sentence summary
Summarizing Ways
Word Lists
Write a summary of the text using all of the words in the word list.
Whip Around
read and identify one sentence or phrase that speaks to you
in turn speak your selection aloud whipping around the classroom
gather with others who spoke the same selection
discuss why you chose it/ why is it important to the text?
list all of the lines chosen and write a summary of the text based on the lines
Summarizing Ways
3 comparisons/contrasts
2 most/least important
1 sentence summary
What people notice first when they meet someone/contrasts
Almost half of people notice a smile more than any other physical feature
Eyes are 3 times more noticeable than smell
Clothes are more noticed than hair

The most important
feature people notice is a smile
The least important
feature that is noticed is hair

- Almost half of people notice the smile of someone they meet before noticing their eyes, smell, clothes or hair.

Annotating a Text
Annotate conventions of the text
Annotate reading strategies
Graphic Novel
Portia Nelson’s Autobiography in Five Short Chapters.

Chapter One
I walk down the street. There’s a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost. I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It still takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter Two
I walk down the same street. There’s a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don’t see it. I fall in again. I can’t believe I’m in the same place! But it isn’t my fault and it still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter Three
I walk down the same street. There’s a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it there. I still fall in. It’s a habit! My eyes are open. I know where I am. It is my fault. I get out immediately.

Chapter Four
I walk down the same street. There’s a deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it.

Chapter Five
I walk down a different street.

I can't believe I'm in the same place!
It's a habit!
It is my fault.
I walk around it.
I walk down a different street.
Whip Around
Some Statements for Summarizing
Thank you for attending and
enjoy the rest of the P.A. Day!
Contact me at rachel.cooke@tdsb.on.ca
for materials used today or to share your stories!
Rank It
Determine Importance for Planning a Hike
Topic Notebooks
Completion Chart
Critical Thinking
What is missing?
Whose interests are being
served by this text?
use all the words
in one sentence
choose your own words
from the text
identify main idea
identify thesis statement
identify topic/theme
Informational Graphic Text
decide which topics relate to the text
select a topic notebook
write about the topic
flexibility of thought - there is only one notebook per topic
compare & contrast writing
Find topic cards related to:
An Autobiography in 5 Short Chapters
Why Facebook Makes Us Miserable
the relationship between the two texts
tracking assessment (and some evaluation) of students
data for students
data for parents/administration
data for report card - learning skills
Rank It & Fix It
embedding quotations
thesis statements
introductory paragraphs
concluding paragraphs
Read the article and pay attention to the information included under each heading.
Rank the information in terms of importance when planning a hike.
The most important information will get a 1 and the least important information will get a 5.
Use the stickers attached.
Be ready to defend your choices with evidence from the text and your prior knowledge.
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