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Support for Literacy Learning
Personal Word Wall- Word walls for students to document new words
Learning logs - Ways for students to document learning
Content area based learning- Break learning into content so students can focus on one topic
Text Sets- Materials that represent several genres that differ in difficulty
Tiered Activities- Activities that have alternative ways of reaching the same goal. These activities are meant to challenge all types of students.
Inquiry Chart - Teacher asks students questions and they record their findings in a blank I-chart from different sources
Guided Reading Groups- Small group instruction used to develop reading skills.
Literacy Centers- Practice phonics, vocabulary, word cards
Begin with the end in mind
Provide independent and guided instruction
Multimodal learning: Use different modes to support all learners.
Field trips can be an opportunity for the students to bring what they are learning in the classroom to life. For example, Students doing a lesson on life cycle of a butterfly could see the life cycle in real life at a butterfly pavilion
Planning Literacy Development
Double Entry Journals- all subjects
Concept Maps- all subjects but mostly writing
Quick Writing- all subjects
Class Collaboration- all subjects
Centers- all subjects
Web quests-any subject but math
Tiered Activities- All subjects
Projects- All subjects; Murals, charts, collaborative books, etc.
Inquiry Charts: science, math, social studies
Monitoring students in small group work
QAR Strategy: (Question, Answer, Relationship)
observation and questions
Teach comprehension strategies so that students create meaning while they read
Multi-literacies and Multimodal Learning
Different Modes: image, gaze, print, talk, sound, and movement
Sound: singing, volume, tone, sound effects
Talk: can you tell me what you're thinking? or Use your words?
Print: writing stories, scripts,
Gaze: Zooming in and out, eyes
Image: drawing, sketching, draw and then write
Movement: posture, gestures, using body
Multimodal story telling!
Using film in the classroom, can be more than just showing a movie
Breath: take deep breaths
Sensory Experiences: music/sensory tables/imaginative play with play-dough
Guided Imagery: students close their eyes and you talk them through a pretend journey
Personal Connection to Mindfulness: I've seen this in a second grade classroom, she called it flow and it was a rabbit that did guided breathing
Understand your own bias - and then teach and practice empathy
English Language Learners Support: Use Vocab walls for words that would be new for the ELL.
You could also use a bilingual unit for vocabulary words that would be useful in both languages
Understand students experiences and perspectives and incorporate that into lessons
Read books that reflect the students' cultures!
Set expectations related to values and cultures of the students and families
Experience Based Exploration of Literacy Practices
What we have learned in our practicum
Read aloud as a group to help those that are having problems reading
Using technology for students who are having challenges reading and writing
We have used CRP during our lessons at Yorktown by integrating technology
Beliefs and Theories
Students using their prior knowledge to connect the new knowledge and make sense of it
Using constructivism is the belief that students learn through doing.