Literacy for Children in an Information Age

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Literacy for Children in an Information Age. Cohen & Cowen Chapter 1 A New Definition of Literacy. Literacy: 3 Questions. What is Literacy? What are the different approaches to teaching literacy? How can you integrate technology into a literacy classroom?. Defining Literacy. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Literacy for Children in an Information AgeCohen & CowenChapter 1A New Definition of Literacy

  • Literacy: 3 QuestionsWhat is Literacy?What are the different approaches to teaching literacy?How can you integrate technology into a literacy classroom?

  • Defining LiteracyState & National StandardsVisual LiteracyHigher Order Thinking Skills Technological LiteracyGlobal Literacy

  • Higher Order Thinking SkillsRecallComprehensionApplicationAnalysisSynthesisEvaluation

  • Approaches to Teaching LiteracyBottom-up ApproachTop-Down ApproachBasal SeriesBalanced Approach

  • English Language Learners (ELLs)

    oral practice tutoring & individual supportnative language Individual differences count!Constant assessmentHome-school connection

  • Special Education

    Inclusion (45%)*

    Dyslexia (more than 50%)*

    (of all special ed students)

  • NRP Findings*Phonemic awarenessPhonicsFluencyVocabularyText Comprehension

    *National Review Panel

  • Five Other PillarsClassroom organizationMatching pupils and textsChoice, interest & collaborationDaily reading & writing across curriculumExpert tutoring

  • Bottom-Up ApproachDecoding (Phonic approach)

    /k/C - a - tcatThe cat is small.

  • Top-Down ApproachWhole languagebegins with text comprehensionchildren learn to read by reading and enjoying textpredictable booksdiscussionsdemonstrations

  • Bottom-Up . Top-DownDecoding VocabularySentence ComprehensionParagraph ComprehensionText ComprehensionText ComprehensionParagraph ComprehensionSentence ComprehensionVocabularyDecoding

  • Basal SeriesComprehension Reading ProgramContains texts for all grade levelsAnthologyTeachers GuideDaily lesson PlansAll support materials

  • Balanced Literacy ApproachAll aspects of literacy taught in the classroom, centered on student needs, and using research and practice:

    Readingwritingspeakinglistening and viewing

    (Language Arts)

  • Website Evaluation*Ease of useVisual layoutReadabilityAccuracyLinks--valuable?

    *Evaluation Form p. 28-29

  • Two Valuable ResourcesIRAInternational Reading Association

    NCTENational Council of Teachers of English

  • Textbook Website*

    Back cover

  • Technology

    Incorporate into Literacy Classroom

  • Evaluate Internet WebsitesIs literacy promoted?Is the site age appropriate?Does it reflect current research?Are additional literacy resources available?

  • And finally .

  • Definition of literacy includes:Changing profile of studentsTechnological and global impactLatest researchNational standardsHigher Order thinking skills