Creating an Engaged Reading environment Angie Grove March 2013
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Agenda for today: • Create a definition for engaged reading • Learn the purpose for engaged reading • Learn examples of engaged reading • Practice engaged reading
Anticipation Guide • Read each statement • Mark agree or disagree 1. Students should be allowed to choose the books they read. 2. All students should spend the same amount of time reading per day to get the same benefits. 3. Teachers need to allow time during the school day for students to read every day. 4. Asking students to talk about what they have read will increase their comprehension. 5. Teacher read alouds are important in the primary grade, but lose their effectiveness in intermediate grades.
What is Engaged Reading? • With your partner, create a definition of what engaged reading looks like in the classroom. • Pass definition, Read and Revise • Group Discussion and Definition • YOU JUST DID ENGAGED READING!!!
What is Engaged reading? • Revisiting text • Accountable • Visible • Has a purpose • Students create meaning/synthesize • Engaged • Teacher is visible and available- circulating
Why do we do engaged reading?: • Students need to take ownership of their learning activities • Talking to the text+ Talking about the text = ownership • Deepens and assesses student knowledge and understanding • Quick formative assessment- you know right away who is not understanding the text • Helps them to remember and make meaning • They can connect to the text • Keeps students on task and ENGAGED! • It is getting students ready of the rigorous standards of the Common Core
Setting a Purpose • Tell kids why they are reading the text • Will they have to answer questions about it? • Will they have to share a connection? • Will they have to take a vocabulary test on it? • TELLING STUDENTS WHY THEY ARE READING HELPS THEM TO RECOGNIZE WHAT IS IMPORTANT!
Transacting • Highlighting • Post its • Sheet protector • Coding/ Marking
Your purpose: To talk to the text • Read the article. • As you read mark the text for things that help you to understand the statements on the anticipation guide. (highlight, post its, mark the text)
Return to the Anticipation Guide…. • Do you want to change any of your answers? • Find evidence to support all of your choices. • Share with a partner.
How will you engage your students in literacy??? • Based on what you read and heard today, write 3 things you: • Want to try in your classroom OR • Want more information about OR • Have tried and liked OR • Still have questions about • Thanks for attending! • I am always here to help!