Literacy in the Middle Years with Faye Brownlie. Webcast October 7, 2004 Host: B.C. Ministry of Education in Coquitlam SD #43. Part 2: Innovations in Professional Growth Public Education and Webcasting in BC: Oct 2004 to May 2005. What Helps Students Learn? 1. Classroom Management
October 7, 2004
Host: B.C. Ministry of Education in Coquitlam SD #43
Part 2: Innovations in Professional Growth
Public Education and Webcasting in BC:
Oct 2004 to May 2005
1. Classroom Management
- active participation
- students’ ability to plan with, monitor, and use learning strategies
3. Background Knowledge
- building cognitive development
– how much you know influences
how much more you learn
4. Home Environment/Parental Support
- ensuring completion of homework
5. Student/Teacher Social Interaction
- positive student response to teacher and
to each other
Hundreds of Romanian schoolchildren walked out of classes on Wednesday for the second day running and thronged government offices to denounce the inclusion of mathematics as a compulsory subject.
The protesters were pupils in the final year of high school studies specialized in chemistry, physics and biology who say their workload is too heavy to study mathematics properly.
Officials said they had no intention of changing curricula.
“The 6 ‘T’s”
Allington, R. (2002). What I’ve learned from about effective reading instruction – From a decade of studying exemplary elementary classroom teachers. Phi delta kappan. 83(10)
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Allows students to…
• comprehend texts
• monitor their understanding
• determine meaning of words
• read with fluency
• the skills and strategies of reading
Social and Emotional Confidence
Allows students to…
• be willing and active participants in a community of readers
• read for enjoyment and information
• have a positive attitude toward reading and other readers
• readers who read
Allows students to…
• develop the stamina to continue reading difficult texts
• find authors and genre that interest them
1. Activating background knowledge and making connections between new and known information.
2. Self-questioning the text to clarify ambiguity and deepen understanding.
3. Drawing inferences from the text using background knowledge and clues from the text.
4. Determining importance in text to separate details from main ideas.
5. Employing fix-up strategies to repair confusion.
6. Using sensory images to enhance comprehension and visualize reading.
7. Synthesizing and extending thinking.
Do I Really Have to Teach Reading? Chris Tovani adapted from P. David Pearson, 1992
Jeroski(1992), Harvey (2004)
-before handing student text back teacher writes a compliment on it about the student’s reading.
Adolescent Literacy: A Position Statement
5. Reading specialists who assist undividual students having difficulty learning how to read.
6. Teachers who understand the complexities of individual adolescent readers, respect their differences, and respond to their characteristics.
7. Homes, communities, and a nation that support their efforts to achieve advanced levels of literacy and provide the support necessary for them to succeed.
Allington, Richard and Peter H. Johnston. Reading to Learn. Guildford Press, 2002.
Beers, Kylene. When Kids Can’t Read What Teachers Can Do. Heinemann, 2003.
Brownlie, Faye and Catherine Feniak. Student Diversity. Pembroke Publishers, 1998.
Harvey, Stephanie. Nonfiction Matters. Stenhouse Publishers, 2000.
Tovani, Chris. I Read It, But I Don’t Get It. Stenhouse Publishers, 2000.
Tovani, Chris. Do I Really Have to Teach Reading? Stenhouse Publishers, 2004.