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<ul><li><p>Mt. St. Marys Teacher Institute June 24, 2014 Jennifer Klein </p><p>Using Art to Teach Reading Comprehension Strategies: Lesson Plans for Teachers </p></li><li><p>Introduction Authors </p><p>Book Released in January 2013 </p><p>Published by Roman and Littlefield </p><p>Co-published by NAEA </p><p>ISBN 978-1475801538 </p><p>Order on Amazon, NAEA, Roman and Littlefield </p><p>Teaching children reading comprehension strategies through art first, allows them to learn the strategies in a text-free environment before learning to apply them to text. </p></li><li><p>Layout of our book </p><p>Each chapter focuses on a different reading comprehension strategy: </p><p>Chapter 1: Making Connections </p><p>Chapter 2: Questioning </p><p>Chapter 3: Visualizing </p><p>Chapter 4: Inferring </p><p>Chapter 5: Determining Importance </p><p>Chapter 6: Synthesis </p><p>Each chapter includes- a strategy overview, lesson plans in art and reading, handouts, reflections, and resources. </p></li><li><p>We will explore how comprehension strategies can be explicitly taught through art. Using art as a medium allows students to apply comprehension strategies in a text free environment. </p><p>Goal of Presentation </p></li><li><p>Reading Structures </p><p>Surface Structures Deep Structures </p><p> Grapho-phonics - letter/sound knowledge, phonemic awareness </p><p> Lexical - visual, word recognition Syntactic - language structure at </p><p>the word, sentence and text level </p><p> Instructional Strategies: Using context Decoding strategies Cross checking- Does it look right? Sound right? Make sense? </p><p> Semantics - word meanings Schematic - constructing meaning </p><p>at text level Pragmatic - social construction of </p><p>meaning </p><p>Instructional Strategies: Monitoring for meaning Using relevant prior knowledge Determining importance Questioning Visualizing Inferring Synthesizing </p></li><li><p>Research Dole et al. </p><p> strategies need to be taught through explicit instruction </p><p> teacher-directed instruction in comprehension strategies </p><p> the reader constructs meaning through the integration of existing and new knowledge </p><p> children may begin to make inferences from the very beginning not just after literal comprehension is mastered </p><p> What we did </p><p> defined the strategy </p><p> modeled the strategy </p><p> provided guided practice </p><p> showed the application to art </p><p> taught the strategy in art first </p><p> began our work with primary children. </p></li><li><p>Fielding and Pearson What we did </p><p>A successful program for teaching comprehension should include: </p><p> teacher-directed instruction in </p><p>comprehension strategies </p><p> occasions for students to talk to a teacher and one another about their responses to reading </p><p> opportunities for peer and collaborative learning. </p><p> provided explicit instruction </p><p> children worked in partners </p><p> during writing, the teacher conferred with students about their responses </p><p> Gallery walk </p><p> Class reflection </p></li><li><p>What strategy will we discuss today? </p><p>Inferring Questioning Determining Importance </p><p> ART </p><p>Visualizing Synthesizing Making Connections </p></li><li><p>Determining Importance </p><p> Why do readers need to determine what is important? </p><p>To learn to sift through information to determine the details and the big ideas </p><p>To identify what is important and what they want to remember </p><p>To learn to engage with text and locate answers to their questions </p><p>To learn the codes writers use and how to use the codes in their own writing. </p><p>Provide evidence for their thinking </p><p>Why art and determining importance? </p><p>Art is a visual medium </p><p>Artists use codes to show viewers what is important </p><p>Helps children connect with text </p><p>Many children are motivated by art </p></li><li><p>Vocabulary </p><p>Focal Point/Emphasis </p><p>Space (Foreground, Middle Ground, and Background) </p><p>Color (Bright vs. Muted) </p><p>Movement </p><p>Mood </p><p>Style </p><p>Line </p><p>Shape </p></li><li><p>Art and Determining Importance Lesson </p><p>Mastery Objectives Students will be able to determine what is important when looking at works of art. Students will be able to use the elements of art and principles of design to create a work of art with a focal point. </p><p>Timeframe Two-Three 45-minute sessions </p><p>Essential Question How do artists communicate what is important in their artwork? </p></li><li><p>Reading/Language Arts Lesson Mastery Objective </p><p>Students will use text features to determine important information in nonfiction text. </p><p>Time Frame </p><p>Two one-hour sessions. </p><p>Essential Questions </p><p>How do text features help us to determine what is important in text? </p><p>How does asking questions help us determine what is important in text? </p><p>How does determining important information help us change our thinking? </p></li><li><p>Determining Importance Mini Teaching Poster- Text Features </p><p> Directions: After discussing the important ideas in the article, decide on one or more ideas that resonates with your group. Using your knowledge about text features, design a mini teaching poster to communicate your ideas with others. You may use one or more text features in your poster. </p><p>Text Features </p><p>Bold Print Table of Contents Photographs </p><p>Headings Index Fact Box </p><p>Picture Captions Labels Glossary </p></li><li><p>Have children work with partners/small groups to share their teaching posters. </p><p>Have the children identify which text features their partner used. </p><p>Ask students how text features help them determine the essential information in nonfiction text. </p><p>Have students apply the strategy while reading independently or in guided reading groups. </p><p>Closure/Sharing </p></li><li><p>Where to buy our book </p><p>Order on Amazon, NAEA, Rowman and Littlefield </p><p>Title: Using Art To Teach Reading Comprehension Strategies: Lesson Plans for Teachers </p><p>Authors: Jennifer Klein and Elizabeth Stuart </p><p>ISBN 978-1475801538 </p><p>Published by Rowman and Littlefield </p><p>Co-published by NAEA </p></li><li><p>Questions and Answers </p><p>jennyklein@verizon.net </p><p>www.teachreadingusingart.com </p><p>Now booking fall and winter </p><p>workshops. Please see flyer for </p><p>more information. </p>http://www.teachreadingusingart.com/</li></ul>