EDU 845: What I've Learned So Far (READING (Reading as a reader vs…
EDU 845: What I've Learned So Far
Reading "real-world" texts
Reading as modeling
We get to share what we love with our students!
Reading as a reader vs reading as a writer
CCSS expect that students are interpreting and learning through reading in every subject.
All reading is good reading practice. Students need a wide range of genre reading to become lifelong and competent readers.
Leveraging literature and content-area texts
We engage students in our subjects via reading invitations. All content areas require vocabulary and literacy skills to build competency and - maybe - interest.
Varying length and challenge
Writing tasks and challenges can vary to allow student creativity, playfulness, and exploration
Giving students time and space
Importance of modeling
Students become readers/writers if they see us demonstrating lifelong, "real" literacy practices
Importance of being transparent
We MUST model brainstorming, drafting, revision, etc so that students do not always only see polished products.
We need to share goals, standards, process with students instead of just giving them a task that seems distanced from any real application.
We are all literacy teachers!