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

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  • Literacy for Children in an Information Age Cohen & Cowen Chapter 1 A New Definition of Literacy
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  • Literacy: 3 Questions What is Literacy? What are the different approaches to teaching literacy? How can you integrate technology into a literacy classroom?
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  • Defining Literacy State & National Standards Visual Literacy Higher Order Thinking Skills Technological Literacy Global Literacy
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  • Higher Order Thinking Skills 1.Recall 2.Comprehension 3.Application 4.Analysis 5.Synthesis 6.Evaluation
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  • Approaches to Teaching Literacy 1.Bottom-up Approach 2.Top-Down Approach 3.Basal Series 4.Balanced Approach
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  • English Language Learners (ELLs) 1.oral practice 2.tutoring & individual support 3.native language 4.Individual differences count! 5.Constant assessment 6.Home-school connection
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  • Special Education Inclusion (45%)* Dyslexia (more than 50%)* (of all special ed students)
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  • NRP Findings* 1.Phonemic awareness 2.Phonics 3.Fluency 4.Vocabulary 5.Text Comprehension *National Review Panel
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  • Five Other Pillars 1.Classroom organization 2.Matching pupils and texts 3.Choice, interest & collaboration 4.Daily reading & writing across curriculum 5.Expert tutoring
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  • Bottom-Up Approach Decoding (Phonic approach) /k/ C - a - t cat The cat is small.
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  • Top-Down Approach Whole language bbegins with text comprehension cchildren learn to read by reading and enjoying text ppredictable books ddiscussions ddemonstrations
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  • Bottom-Up . Top-Down Decoding Vocabulary Sentence Comprehension Paragraph Comprehension Text Comprehension Paragraph Comprehension Sentence Comprehension Vocabulary Decoding
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  • Basal Series Comprehension Reading Program Contains texts for all grade levels Anthology Teachers Guide Daily lesson Plans All support materials
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  • Balanced Literacy Approach All aspects of literacy taught in the classroom, centered on student needs, and using research and practice: Readingwritingspeakinglistening and viewing (Language Arts)
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  • Website Evaluation* 1.Ease of use 2.Visual layout 3.Readability 4.Accuracy 5.Links--valuable? * Evaluation Form p. 28-29
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  • Two Valuable Resources IRA International Reading Association NCTE National Council of Teachers of English
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  • Textbook Website cohen* cohen* Back cover
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  • Technology Incorporate into Literacy Classroom
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  • Evaluate Internet Websites 1.Is literacy promoted? 2.Is the site age appropriate? 3.Does it reflect current research? 4.Are additional literacy resources available?
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  • And finally .
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  • Definition of literacy includes: Changing profile of students Technological and global impact Latest research National standards Higher Order thinking skills