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Reading Proficiency

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Reading Proficiency
By Ji Ye (Betty) Kim & Naomi Signo
Our School
Kempsey South Public School
Stage 1
Strategies
Our Vision

Introduce a Reading program: 'Readers Theatre'
Implement a 'Peer Reading' Program
Weekly book reviews/summaries
'Ready Set Read'
Family literacy workshop program
Reading Proficiency

Students below reading proficiency are at risk of school absence and lower levels of school retention
(Delaney-Busch, 2013)
3 Factors affecting Low Reading Proficiency:
School readiness

Learning resources

Quality teaching in the home, community and school setting
Lack of:

- share literature
- read aloud
- perform with a purpose
(Cornwell, 2014)







Readers Theatre helps to...
Develop fluency through repeated exposure to text

Provide a purpose for reading

Increase reading motivation and comprehension

Integrate reading, speaking and listening in an authentic context

(Kimbell-Lopez, 2003)
Cooperation between higher level (older) readers to lower level (young) readers.
'Reading buddy'
Prior to program, training (error-correction procedure, praise and feedback)
Students record progress on recording sheet
Benefits of Peer Reading:
Increases fluency

Challenges reading level

Builds oral skills

Allows teachers to identify need for intervention
(Simon, 2014)
70% of enrolments are Indigenous students
ICSEA (Index of Community Socioeconomic Advantage)
National average: 1000
Kempsey South PS: 698
Poor attendance rate
Students identify forms and features of texts

Student motivation

Develops computer literacy
Interaction between family involvement and early literacy intervention leads to greater student success

Ongoing awareness develops community accountability to school success

Increases teacher morale

Hope to increase student retention rate
Students write, draft and word process a book summary each week

Record summaries in a personal 'Review Book'

Display review book at the end of each term
Family plays a vital role in student academic achievement

The program:
Educates families of the importance of early literacy development
Provides information and learning tools to families
Involves families in developing young childrens' love for reading
'Ready Set Read'
References
Delaney-Busch, S. (2013). 5 Factors Contributing to Third Grade Reading Proficiency. Retrieved October 16th, 2014 from http://readingpartners.org/blog/5-factors-contributing-to-third-grade-reading-proficiency/

Cooper, D. & Kiger, N, D. (2003). Literacy: Helping Children Construct Meaning. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Copii 6-11 ani | Copilul.ro. [Image]. 2014. Retrieved from http://www.copilul.ro/copii-6-11-ani/

Dearing, E., Kreider, H., Simpkins, S., & Weiss, H. B. (2006). Family involvement in school and low-income children's literacy: Longitudinal associations between and within families. Journal of Educational Psychology, 98(4), 653.

Peer Reading. [Image]. 2009. Retrieved from http://www.dunoon.ps.education.nsw.gov.au/peerreading.htm

Cornwell, L. (2014). Scholastic.com for Librarians l What is Readers Theater. Retrieved October 16th, 2014, from http://www.scholastic.com/librarians/programs/whatisrt.htm

Kimbell-Lopez, K. (2003). Just think of the possibilities: Formats for reading instruction in the elementary classroom. Reading Online, 6.

Rose, D. (2008). Teaching Reading and Writing to Aboriginal Children. In N. Harrison (2008). Teaching and Learning in Indigenous Education. Sydney: Oxford University Press (Chapter 4).

Simon, C.A. (2014). Using Paired Reading to Increase Fluency and Peer Cooperation. Retrieved October 16th, 2014 from http://www.readwritethink.org/professional-development/strategy-guides/using-paired-reading-increase-30952.html
[Image]. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.

Parents reading workshop [Image]. (2009). Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/klru/sets/72157608039226387/

Peer reading [Image]. (2013). Retrieved from www.kurrajong-p.schoolwebsites.com.au

Readers theatre [Image]. (2011) Retrieved from http://broadwayeducators.com/?p=1154

Volunteer readers [Image]. (2014). Retrieved from http://qctimes.com/news/local/education/reading/volunteer-reader-brings-unique-style-to-classroom/article_7839fba5-b4b1-5a71-bd9b-0d46accaf7ba.html
Online Resource - TikaTok
https://www.tikatok.com/
Benefits of Weekly Reviews :
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