Supporting Balanced Literacy through the teachers college model

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Supporting Balanced Literacy through the teachers college model. August 21, 2013. Todays goals. Share framework / components of Teachers College Model for Units of Study Begin with Interactive Read Alouds (What is it? How do I plan for it?) Dont freak out!. 90 Minute reading block. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Supporting Balanced Literacy through the teachers college modelAugust 21, 2013Todays goalsShare framework / components of Teachers College Model for Units of Study Begin with Interactive Read Alouds (What is it? How do I plan for it?)Dont freak out!

90 Minute reading blockInteractive Read AloudWord Work / Word Study Readers WorkshopModel a variety of strategies Teach students how to talk about books (accountable conversations)Develop reading partnershipsVary texts and lessons to support unit of studyProvide exposure to vocabulary, concepts and text structuresTeach phonics, spelling and vocabularyBase instruction on spelling inventory (see Words Their Way)Provide mini-lesson followed by skill based, small group work and independent practice

Mini lessonStudent Reading time with Conferring and Small Group WorkMid-Workshop Teaching PointTeaching Share/Partner/Book Clubs

How will we get where we need to go?August / September Interactive Read AloudsOctoberInteractive Read AloudsNovember / DecemberMini lessonsJanuaryMini lessonsFebruaryConferringMarch ConferringAprilWord Work?May/JuneAssessments?Professional Development will support elements of Teachers College ModelBook StudiesPlanningPD sessionsInteractive read aloudsAim for 20-30 minutes daily.Use quality informational and narrative texts. (Integrate your subject areas and promote intertextual connections!)Deliberately plan which skills and strategies you will focus on with each text.Incorporate think-alouds into your instruction.Build in a day for rereading a text and incorporating skill extension (writing-based retelling, compare-contrast texts).

Goal: engage students in actively using specific reading strategies while teacher guides and coaches. How Do Interactive Read Alouds work?Choose Texts that are:High interest & address standardsFor your target audience (gr. level, length)Diverse and encourage multicultural connectionsClear and accurateCreated by same author or illustrator (create connections)

Choose Vocabulary that is:Functional and meaningfulRich, varied, interesting without compromising texts overall meaningImportant to the storyInteractive Read AloudsBugs! Bugs! Bugs! (K-2)http://vimeo.com/55950927

Gorillas (3-5)http://vimeo.com/55965891 What do you notice about management? Instruction? Students? Teacher?Possible structure for an interactive read aloudBook IntroThink Alouds (at least 2)Turn and TalkThink AloudsTurn and Talk Grand conversation

Lets try it out!Partner Talk Progression12345Partners looking away from each otherPartners conversations running out of steam quicklyOne partner speaks, then the other, then they are doneOne partner engaged and dominating conversationOne partner nudges the other to speakThe other partner may be disengagedPartners only agreeing with one anotherPartners repeating each others ideasPartners talk without referring to textPartners actively listen to one anotherPartners reflect on what the other saidPartners talking about and referring to textPartners repeating each others ideas and using prompts to build new onesPartners grounding all ideas in the textPartners are prepared with questions, ideas, favorite parts markedPartners building on what the other saysPartners keeping the conversations going longer than requiredPartners speaking about books with passionPost Read AloudWritingWhole Group Discussion with accountable talk (Grand Conversation)http://vimeo.com/55950928 Partner workReference strategies again during workshop mini lessons, conferences, small group instructionCreate an anchor chartGathering assessment data(a.k.aWhat do I do with all those darn post it notes?)

What am I assessing?EngagementComprehensionUse of strategies

Collect for quick pulse and to guide small group workUse as journal starter

Your Turn!With your teammates, choose an engaging text that you can use for a read aloud next week.What CCSS will you address?Create post it notes that show your teacher modeling and opportunities for guided student discussion.What should I do from now through the first few weeks of school?Become a reading professional!!Read Unit 1 of Units of Study Review your Yearlong map from time to time (look ahead!!)Continue planning for Read Alouds Be prepared for planning Organize your library

Do you know how to access Intranet resources?What should I do from now through the first few weeks of school?

Get to know your readers!!Interest inventories, conferences, observationsStart individual bags of booksReading Logs (2nd -5th)Reading Response journalsStart building anchor charts to help students visualize strategies

What should I do from now through the first few weeks of school?Create a Reading EnvironmentEstablish reading partnershipsStart individual bags of booksReading Logs (2nd -5th)Reading Response journals (all)Start building anchor charts to help students visualize strategiesInteractive Read Alouds

Resources The Continuum of Literacy LearningBook studiesMe! (available for modeling lessons, co-planning)Any experts in the building??http://readingandwritingproject.com/Elementary Literacy Grade Level Pages (Intranet Departments Humanities Literacy Elementary Literacy)

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