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Reading in the Secondary Classroom
Presented by Shelly Smede
Five Fingers: I could teach this.Four Fingers: I know a lot about this.Three Fingers: I have heard of this.Two Fingers: This is new to me.
Coloring, Cutting, and Pasting
A College Prep Curriculum
Independent Level of Reading:
95% word recognition; 90% comprehension without teacher assistance
Instructional Level of Reading:
90% word recognition; 75% comprehension
Frustration Level of Reading:
Students recognize fewer than 90% of words and comprehend less than 50%
At this level, students are too frustrated by the text to learn from it.
(Beers, 2003, pg. 205)
Scientists use models to refer to a d____ or d____ of something, s____ one which can be used to make ____ that can be tested by ____ or ___. A h___ is a c___ that has been neither well supported nor yet ruled out by e___. A theory, in the context of science, is a l___ self-c___ model or f___ for d___ the b___ of certain n___ p___. A theory t___ d___ the b___ of much broader sets of p___ than a h___ — c___, a large number of h___ may be l___bound together by a single theory. A p___ law or law of nature is a s___ g___ based on a s___ large number of e___ o___ that it is taken as fully v___.
Estimated Number of Words Read per Year
51,000Relationship between Time Spent Reading and Reading Achievement
from Anderson et al., 1988, Table 3, N = 155.
An inference is the ability to connect what is in the text with what is in the mind to make an educated guess.
“He put down $10 at the window. The woman behind the window gave $4.00. The person next to him gave him $3.00, but he gave it back to her. So, when they went inside, she bought him a large bag of popcorn.”
“The procedure is really quite simple. First you arrange things into different groups depending on their makeup. Of course, one pile may be sufficient depending on how much there is to do. If you have to go somewhere else due to lack of facilities that is the next step; otherwise you’re pretty well set. It’s important not to overdo any particular endeavor. It is better to do too few things than to do too many….”
Before Reading After Reading
1. TV viewing is a major cause of health problems.
2. TV should supply pleasure rather than moralize.
3. Television is more beneficial than harmful.
NanniesAmerican FamilyPTA MeetingsPrejudice
Title: “Barbie to Baby Einstein: Get Over It”
Answer questions here using bullets and dashes to organize ideas:Q Notes
Chapter 11 Subheadings
The Pearl Buyer
To feel 11 on her birthday
to return the sweater to its rightful owner
She is humiliated when her teacher forces an old sweater on her.
she doesn’t know who owns it
She feels helpless as she bursts into tears at her desk.
she mistakenly makes Rachel take it and even put it on.
3. Think about what you know about that information.
4. Combine what the text says with what you know to come up with the answer.
1. Read the Question.
2. Find information from the text that will help you answer the question.
3. Sometimes when I am really surprised or unhappy, I can’t think of anything to say to help change the situation.
4. I think that Rachel wasn’t prepared to have her teacher treat her like this on her birthday. So when it does, she doesn’t have the words to protest.
2. In the story, she says that when she opens her mouth to say the sweater isn’t hers, that nothing comes out.
This is an easy formula for making inferences!
Catcher in the Rye
Term: My Understanding 1 2 3 4
Words to Describe the Plot
Good pacing plodding
Satisfying ending Frustrating ending
Subplots connected well Confusing subplots
Well-developed ideas Sketchy ideas
Words to Describe Characters
Multi-dimensional Static/stays same
Words to Describe the Theme
Important Message Unimportant message
Words to Describe Author’s Style
Descriptive/use of metaphors Boring, no imagery
Original Filled with clichés
Lively, full of action Slow-moving
Poetic or lyrical Clodding, jumpy
“Becoming a reader shapes who we are, how we see the world, and how we see ourselves in the world. Tragically, failure to become a reader shapes our perceptions as well.”
Kylene Beers, 2003