HOW do after reading strategies assist in Putting the Pieces Together? . The purpose of after-reading strategies is to extend the reading experience by helping the reader to: . Reinforce the concept that reading is for understanding the meaning of the text and making connections Model ways of th
1. Putting the Pieces Together February’s Literacy Focus:
After Reading Strategies
2. HOW do after reading strategies assist in Putting the Pieces Together? The purpose of after-reading strategies is to extend the reading experience by helping the reader to:
3. WHY should it be done? Effective reading does not end with a reader's arrival at the last word of the text.
If mastery is not evident, teachers can use this type of feedback to modify strategies for mastery.
After Reading strategies
letting teachers evaluate comprehension
helping provide feedback for teachers
deciding if students can demonstrate evidence of mastery for the task at hand.
4. WHAT are follow- up behaviors? For students to feel a sense of closure, readers engage in the three complementary follow-up behaviors:
5. Why are these essential for after reading? Retelling:
(essence, condense, meaning)
(distinguish, determine, detect)
6. WHO is Involved? TEACHERS
Most after reading strategy activities will have to be modeled by teacher for students to learn the procedure.
In short, spend the time to show them how and they will need less support the next time. STUDENTS
Often students need a little push to get them to think outside the box, use their imagination, or fully wrap their brains around what they have just learned.
After reading strategies allow students creative ways to explore beyond the text.
7. Have you tried these… Circle of Learning
3 Facts and a Fib
Four Corners Activity
Learning Wheels WHIP
Save the Last Word
Inside/Outside Review Circles
8. Let’s Try One!
9. Works Referenced Billmeyer, Rachel and Mary Lee Barton. Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: If Not Me, Then Who?. :McRel, .
Learning Focused Strategies Notebook
Forsten, Char, Jim Grant, and Betty Hollas. Differentiating Textbooks. Peterborough: Crystal Springs Books, 2003
Harste, Jerome C., Cathy Short, and Carolyn Burke. Creating Classrooms for Authors and Inquirers. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 1996.
Wormeli, Rick. Summarization in Any Subject.
Instructional Strategies Online:
Reading Instructional Handbook: http://smasd.k12.pa.us/pssa/html/Reading/rihnd22a.htm