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SJS EA CPD
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Reading Strategies- USA
Reading Comprehension Strategies
support variety of approaches
student specific and driven
learn, about and through language
inviting and engaging
Organised e.g. rotations/carousels
for Educational Assistants
Learner Profile- heart of PYP...
Convention- along with grammar
Consequence of writing
Expression following receiving when reading
Range- theme words, from own writing, interest words, CMW
Spelling is for the reader NOT the
'lists'- it is what we DO with the words that enables the child to LEARN them: explore the word, highlight the PART of the word they got wrong, word clines, inquire into sounds...
Strategic Spelling and First Steps resources
First Steps... slides
Data Based- TORCH, PM Benchmarks, ISA...
Vygotsky's Constructivist theory- big picture-sub-skill-big picture
Balance- inquirers AND proficient readers and writers (not either/or)
Definition of literate (Short)- being able to THINK and read
Importance of parents as partners
Marie Clay's approach to strategy teaching- breeds independence!
Range of resources from all over the world- UK, NZL, Australia, USA...
Talk, role-play, connect to their lives, draw/sculpt, write, create
Lets have a go... big book example and storm what we can do...
think...'listening/speaking and viewing/presenting' too (FS examples to ponder)
form, function, connection, change, responsibility, causation, reflection, perspective
Transdisciplinary Skill: communication
Explicit teaching of strategy
Reading Carousel (board)
2 groups daily sessions
Just ONE way... need a balanced programme: cooperative reading, SPB study, literacy circles...
Skim and Scan
Reading Carousel Ideas
IWB- flipcharts that students add their reponses to collaboratively
Laptops- web based activities that are interactive and creative (share)
Pre-reading- activities that engage the children in discusisons either theme or strategy based, preparing for their session with you/teacher
Read Around the Room- pointers (metre rulers) and graffitti
De Bono Hat response
LITERACY CIRCLE (can lead into Author's Circle)
First Steps inquiry-based experiences- with you/teacher first then can become a part of the rotation
Newspapers- read, discuss and summarise...
LINKS TO WRITING- spelling activities, phonics related to class big book or reader, personal inquiry...
Focus on Oral and Visual Text
Children encouraged to THINK and INQUIRE through discussion of the text and bringing it back to them!
Let's have a go!
Words inside words
write out each piece
cut up each letter
find other words they know
Consult an Authority
good speller in class
spell checker on computer
'Teaching is like my friends name Teagan'- highlighting the onset!
'Each teacher is teaching'
draw around the word
draw the word- 'word world'
demo on whiteboard...
Give loads of examples and ask the child if they can see a pattern
'piece'- i before e except after c
pie, lie, tie, believe... and then receive, conceive...
'teaching' (word to learn)
find out the meaning of the word
look at the context it was used in
discuss other contexts (e.g. verbally)
parts of the word- e.g. 'ing'- find out what it means!
Inquiry into SOUNDS
'long e sound'
...do example on whiteboard together...
Extension- find out why!
Class Big Book!
Class Big Book!
Share my example...
add each strategy to the
Class Big Book!
Link spelling to writing... where it belongs!
... use the Class Big Book!
Writing using First Steps
Questions so far?
Lets try it!
- book and A5 paper
- CONNECT and RESPOND
* Literacy Activities
* scroll down... Character Analysis
A B C
Teacher reads aloud- pause from time to time for students to discuss (20 minutes)
Students move into team, set goals, read and discuss text (while teacher assists with focussed intervention)- group roles!
Team members reflect on goals and share
Text Participant- Discussion Manager
Code Breaker- Code Breaker
Text Analyst- Investigator
Text User- Illustrator
- can use when reading with and/or intervention section
Simplify group roles
in small groups