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Family Literacy Night

Transcript: (Providing,n.d.) Importance of Family Literacy References Parents, it is important that your child sees you engaging in literacy on a daily basis as well. Discuss and read to your child your favorite books when you were their age. Leave books around the house in frequently visited places such as the living room, bedroom, den, kitchen, etc. This shows them reading is a daily part of your life. Join book clubs or even just have designated individual reading time. Don't make it a chore. Enjoy it! Dedicate at least 10-15 mins a day reading to your children. Make it a routine (bedtime, after dinner, bath time, etc.). Read a variety of books. Fiction, non-fiction, short stories, and chapter books all have something to offer. Along with a routine, have a designated reading corner or spot in the house. Show that it is reading time is important and there is a special place where they unwind with a book. Family Literacy Night (Providing,n.d.) Daily Reading Parents and Reading (Clark, 2007) Research has shown that children who are raised in a home that has a strong literacy influence, tend to grow up to be better readers and are more successful in school, compared to children who grow up in a home where literacy is not promoted. When families are involved in the reading and writing of their child(ren), the bigger the difference it makes in academic achievement. A home that places an importance of literacy develops of love of reading, writing, and discovery. Visit the Library By:Candra Cook Writing and Drawing Take your child to get a library card. Make it a special event. Explain to your child what a library is, what a library card does, and how one behaves in the library. Let them pick out their own books as well as family story time reading books. Look at your local library schedule, and see when they are having a children's story time. Most libraries have reading activities for children on a weekly basis. While reading is what we mainly think of as far as literacy, writing and drawing are just as important in literacy development. Get yourself and your child a journal. Jot down or draw daily thoughts. Have them decorate the cover and encourage them to use it often. Display writing and drawings in the home. Frame them, place on fridge, or hang in your room and child's room. Let them know you value their literacy work. Finding Their Likes Bring your child's reading to life. Reinact favorite books through dress up, plays, puppet shows, etc. Visit local theaters, especially if the play is off of a book (Stone Soup, Red Riding Hood, A Christmas Carol). Read the book prior to going. Then ask questions like, what they liked more about the play and what they liked more about the book. Literacy In Daily Life (Literacy, 2014) Theater (Providing,n.d.) (Providing,n.d.) (Providing,n.d.) (Literacy, 2014) As parents, you know that using your child's likes to get them interested in something can really work towards your advantage. Find out what your child likes. If your child likes baseball, find books both fiction and non-fiction about all things baseball. Read to them the sections on baseball in the newspaper. By using their interest, you can open more doors to literacy by leading them to explore a variety of reading material. Show your child that literacy is a part of our daily life. Involve them in cooking dinner. Have them read the recipe and ingredients. Ask them to read signs on the road, especially common signs like a stop sign. Play games in the car like, I'm thinking of an animal that starts with the letter 't'.

Family Literacy Night

Transcript: Family literacy night! Cammy Gaines-Billingslea Module 4 Final Project Family Lit night & CCSS pro/cons FLN can help to improve literacy levels in literacy rich environments outside of the class room. FUN FACT: In the text Best Practices in Literacy Instruction, it states “NAEP’s most recent administrations (reading in 2015 and writing in 2011) illustrate that while students are making gains in literacy, less than 40% of students score at a level considered proficient in reading” (Morrow, 2019) CONS of aligning ccss CONS Non-inclusive (ELL or Special Needs Scholars aren't provided support standards) Teachers lack necessary training and support to understand the CCSS Schools are unequally funded to ensure fidelity PROS PROS OF CCSS 1 Improves accuracy for academic measurements nationwide 2 Curriculum guidance aligned with research-based best practices 3 Supports the mitigation of the achievement gap cons of ccss support PRO/CON SUPPORTING EVIDENCE CLAIM 1: Teachers were not participants in the creation of CCSS The creation of the CCSS was led by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers. The two working groups that comprised the primary writing teams for the grade and subject specific criteria set in the CCSS included six test-makers from the College Board, five from the test publishing company, ACT, and four from Achieve Inc…Unfortunately, the group did not include any classroom teachers” (Matlock 2016) CLAIM 2: TEACHERS DO NOT HAVE SUPPORT IN IMPLEMENTING CCSS In settings where teachers are experiencing PL that is watered down or disconnected from practice, their leaders are choosing to ignore the existing research on effective PL or to ignore the complexities of their schools’ contexts, or both” (Morrow, 2019) PRO SUPPORT pros of ccss support CLAIM 1: State standards don't work CLAIM 3: Prevents discord between instruction and assessment CLAIM 2: CCSS promotes evidence based practice Individual state standards “equates literacy with reading rather than conceptualizing literacy more broadly… this has influenced the ways in which writing instruction is offered by teachers and experienced by students, across the curriculum” (Doubet & Southall, 2017. “An evidence-based practice refers to an instructional practice that has a record of success in improving reading achievement and is both trustworthy and valid.” (Morrow 2019). The practice of integrating the instruction of reading and writing simultaneously is confused by the disconnected structures of state standards and the format of standardized tests; the CCSS has a set of standards for writing and another set for reading (Doubet & Southall, 2017) PARENT RESOURCES Materials / FLN STUDENT RESOURCES 1. GUIDED DISCUSSION QUESTIONS/ANSWERS https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/ 2. ACCESS TO TEACHER LESSON PLANS https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vOy4Gx6ag3hCf6lCnrpxFwoedozG8cNm?usp=sharing 3. AFTER SCHOOL PARENT TUTORING BI-WEEKLY https://cammygaines13.wixsite.com/gaines13/tutoring 4. LITERACY STRATEGY SUGGESTION PACKET https://msdelementary.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/PowerPoint-Reading-Strategies-for-Parents-to-Use-at-Home.pptx 1. SURFACE PRO TABLET 2. WIFI BOX 3. 24 HOUR TECH ASSISTANCE (through the county) 4. EXTENDED LEARNING TIME TWICE A WEEK 5. WEEKLY CONFERENCES WITH SPECIALIST FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT HOW IT WORKS! Arcade Examples: https://www.classtools.net/flingteacher/202001-POETRYINTRODUCTIONVf4YH https://www.classtools.net/arcade/201711_359Jj3 STEP 1 STEP 4 Arcade Game: Students will challenge parents to play their text-based arcade game, and compete for points. STUDENT SMALL GROUP: Students discuss what they learned from the text, points of interest, and general summaries. STEP 2 STEP 5 Parent Focus: Parents ask the groups of students clarifying questions. Score Review: Students will determine which parent had the highest and which parent had the lowest scores. STEP 3 STEP 6 Whole Group: Both parents and students will make predictions for the text to be discussed during next book club. Prizes: Parents with the highest score, earn their student a homework pass. Parents with the lowest score, must complete a chore at home. Teaching Philosophy PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY Students are the focus of education. My style of teaching relies heavily on varied methods of instruction catered to the six language arts. Student-centered classrooms facilitate the generation and challenge of new ideas. Teaching should go beyond the curriculum; students must be prepared for the world they live in. Encouraging diversity and upholding standards, each of my students will prosper. Using knowledge of what interests my students, I will guide them to a world of literacy and comprehension. PHILOSOPHY OF MOTIVATION PHILOSOPHY OF MOTIVATION Excited and passionate towards the process of student learning. Ready to inspire every individual student to pursue a lifetime of learning. Using the tactics of an inclusive classroom

Family Literacy Night

Transcript: Exploring Literacy Agenda Activities Continued *Different graphic organizers **Venn-Diagram **Story Map **Cause/Effect *A Balanced Diet of Books Design a reading menu to encourage variety and to stimulate lifelong reading. Fruit & Veggies - Poetry Soup - Current Events, Fish - Science/Nature Meat - Biography/History Dessert - Fiction/SciFi Milk - Sport/Hobbies After Dinner Mints - Comics Family Literacy Night Logistics Take Home Continued Cookies: $50 Lemonade: $10 Napkins and Cups: $50 Renting Deposit: $50 Total: $110 (with $50 back from deposit) Reading Centers Centers Space Requirements: *Gym *Cafeteria *Families will pick between two options, the purple or yellow paw print ~Purple - Cloudy with a chance of meatballs ~Yellow - Chrysanthemum Attendance: *20 students per teacher, plus family *The students and families will come back to the classroom they were previously in and the other lead teacher will take over *Each table will have copies of the graphic organizer *The teacher will show an example of a completed organizer *The students and families will work on filling out their organizers **During this time the teachers and helpers will circulate around the room and answer any questions and provide support as needed *The teacher will ask for three volunteers to each share one main idea from the story *After the welcome meeting, families will go to the reading center that matches the color they signed up for *Families will go to the room with the book they signed up for Check-In Writing Centers *The teachers will go over what everyone should be listening for during the reading so they are prepared for the writing *There will be two teachers in each room and five helpers 6:00-6:20 Welcome Meeting 5 minute transition time 6:25-6:50 Center 1: Shared Reading Classroom 1 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Classroom 2 - Chrysanthemum 5 minute transition time 6:55-7:10 Refreshments 5 minute transition time 7:15-7:40 Center 2: Writing Caterpillar Graphic Organizer (both classrooms) 5 minute transition time 7:45-8:00 Closing *Next the families will have a 15 minute break for refreshments Max Capacity: *350 in the gym *175 in the cafeteria Books: *Approx. 10 copies of each book and an Elmo and/or projector in each area Parking: *School Parking Lots & Off-Street Parking By: Michelle Neuwirth, Jenni Snapp, Sara Cartney, and Ally Klepper Helpers needed: *1 person for sign ups *2-3 people to help with refreshments *1 person to help navigate people *1 tech person *5 people per area during centers Refreshments: *We will ask the school to make cookies (400) *Teachers will provide lemonade and water Our overall goal for the family literacy night is to build on comprehension of texts, and from there, organize our thoughts of the story line consisting of introduction, details, and conclusion. Our hope is that the 2nd grade students and their families will use these skills at home while reading books outside of school. Take Home Components *This is also where they will receive a handout that outlines the events for the night *Then the families will go back to reading center area to do a writing activity about the book they just read *When they walk in there will be sign up sheets for which book they would prefer to listen to/read with a max of 40 students per book Budget Suggested Books: *The Tree that Time Built by Mary Ann Hoberman *Emma's Yucky Brother by Jean Little *Weather: Poems for All Seasons by Lee Bennet Activities: *Family Library Field Trip Parents and students are guided through the local public library by the librarian. They are shown the proper care of books, how to find a book, how to return a book, and how to access the internet. Families can acquire linrary cards and check out books. Overall Goal Logistics Continued An overview of the Literacy Night *While the teacher is informing the families about the shared reading, the helpers will be passing out the extra copies of the book *Students and guests will come in the cafeteria where lunch tables will be set up

Family Literacy Night

Transcript: Owl Moon by Jane Yolen Somtimes the clues are obvious.... Where to start... Thick Vs Thin Questions Continue through out the book. Prompt So you have successfuly decoded the unknown word.... Now what? hhttps://newsela.com/articles/projectsyndicate-droneprivacy/id/12613/ *Which words in paragraph ___ help the reader know what ______ means? *In paragraph ____, the word ________ means _________. *In paragraph ____, ________ are ________ who _________. *Which words in paragraphs ___ and ____ help the reader understand what ____________ means? *In paragraph ____, what does the word __________ mean? *What does the word _______________ in paragraph ____ mean? *In paragraph _____, the word ___________ is used to let the reader know that ________________. GOAL! Prompt, Praise But Sometimes we have to think a bit harder... Definitions: * Exclaimed, means to say with strong emotion Synonyms (Words that mean the same thing): * The Girl was glad, or happy, that she was chosen for the play. Pictures: * The Iguana climbed across the rocks Watch Beignet Read! REVIEWING THE ELEMENTS OF THE STORY IS A GREAT WAY TO MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD IS COMPREHENDING THE TEXT. 6:00-7:00 If you cannot figure out a word, and the writer doesn't give obvious clues use the other words and sentences to help you! hhttps://newsela.com/articles/projectsyndicate-droneprivacy/id/12613/ PICTURE THIS!! The words that are next to it The sentences around it Titles and headings A glossary in the back of the book Family Literacy Night Approaching an Unknown Word Give opportunities to Self-Correct Work Together to decode Praise efforts and successes Explain why praise is given... USING MENTAL IMAGERY WHILE READING When to use Context Clues in PPPP Christine Kujawa & Matt Kooiker AGENDA We've reached the top! This is your time to try out some strategies. Context Clues Prompting Questions: https://newsela.com/articles/projectsyndicate-droneprivacy/id/12613/ Preview-Pause-Prompt-Praise (PPPP) Context Clues Story Elements and Imagery December 15 Preview, Pause Begin reading- pause after a few sentences that contain good descriptive information. Share the image that you have created in your mind, and talk about which words from the book helped you"draw" your picture. By doing this, you are modeling the kind of picture making you want your child to do. Context Clues Reading Strategies Presentation Practice Reading strategy with child Share books Treats Re-Reading When to intervene and prompt What to do if prompts are not working Try not to spend too much time prompting Thank you Pause So what do I look for? - Making inferences It was late one winter night, long past my bedtime, when Pa and I went owling. There was no wind. The trees stood still as giant statues. And the moon was so bright the sky seemed to shine. Somewhere behind us a train whistle blew, long and low, like a sad, sad song. Tonight's Strategies Context clues are the in-text hints that good readers use to find the meaning of new words hhttps://newsela.com/articles/projectsyndicate-droneprivacy/id/12613/ Use your senses to "draw your picture" of the setting, characters or action. Praise Preview One way to help a child comprehend what he is reading is to encourage him to visualize parts of the story in his mind. These "mind movies" help clarify information and increase understanding. The images can include any of the five senses. PIZZA Let's Practice!

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