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Welcome to Language!. Today . . . Why are we in this class? Why does it matter if I can read? So, what will our classes look like? Set personal goals for the first nine weeks . Rationale. or Why are we in this class? Think about your answer for 10 seconds.

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today
Today . . .
  • Why are we in this class?
  • Why does it matter if I can read?
  • So, what will our classes look like?
  • Set personal goals for the first nine weeks
rationale
Rationale

or

Why are we in this class?

Think about your answer for 10 seconds.

Don’t say anything aloud until I call on you.

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On average, the better a person is able to read and write, the more money they will make during their lifetime.

  • Research shows that adolescents with reading problems can master college preparatory material if provided with appropriate, quality literacy instruction. 

Source: Alliance for Excellent Education, Fact sheet December 2004

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Rationale
  • Different people learn in different ways.
  • You need to be taught the way you learn. This class will incorporate all learning styles.
  • You will retrain your brain!!
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Rationale

Phonological Awareness

Angular Gyrus

Context & Meaning Processor

Orthographic Processor

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Rationale

For example:

  • The sky is blue. It is going to be a nice day!
  • My brother is bluebecause he can’t go to the game tonight.
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Rationale

Phonological Awareness

Angular Gyrus

Context & Meaning Processor

Orthographic Processor

jobs of the four processing systems
Jobs of the Four Processing Systems

Context Processor

Meaning Processor

Phonological Processor

Orthographic Processor

how will we do this
How will we do this?

Each day, we will build the following skills:

  • Phonemic awareness and Phonics
  • Word Recognition and Spelling
  • Vocabulary and Morphology
  • Grammar and Usage
  • Listening and Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking and Writing
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Phonemic awareness and phonics are the building blocks of language. Think of them as the foundation of your reading house.

This could not be built

without this

word recognition and spelling are like the bricks in your house
Word recognition and spelling are like the bricks in your house.

You need to know where they go and how to use them correctly

Or this may happen to

your house

vocabulary and morphology

begin to see patterns.

  • These patterns will help you to decode new words and build your vocabulary.
Vocabulary and morphology

Language has a certain structure to it.

As we learn about the morphology of language, you will begin to see patterns.

listening and reading comprehension
Listening and Reading Comprehension
  • In this step, we will apply what we learn to improve overall reading comprehension.
  • This is will help you become college or career ready!
speaking and writing this is where everything comes together
Speaking and Writing This is where everything comes together.
  • Now that your reading house is built, it’s time to add something that reflects who you are.
  • Will it look like this or this?
what will all of this do for you
What will all of this do for you?
  • Your experience while reading and learning will go from this
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What will all of this do for you?
  • And eventually to this
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