Reading is to Success!

Reading is
to Success!
Which TV for Me?????
I want that Panasonic 103-inch TV. My wife says
that’s too big. Is she right??
Optimal viewing distance at 1080p=diagonal screen
size divide 0.84, maximum OVD for 103-inch screen
=122.619 inches
Recommendation: If seat to screen distance >122.619
inches: Purchase TV;
If <122.619 inches: Construct home theatre space
of necessary size; purchase TV.
Non-fiction engaging kid-friendly short articles
called “One-page wonders”
Explicit, step-by-step lessons
Real-life examples for students
Allows for efficient practice of comprehension
and discussion strategies
Provides text set lessons on one topic, student
choice, and the option to jigsaw content
For example, the lesson can be on invasive species, but includes 5 different critters:
Asian carp, Burmese pythons, killer bees, fire ants, and zebra mussels
Aligned to NJ Common Core State Standards
Interesting and relevant to kids
Surprising, puzzling, funny, quirky, or weird
Invites the reader to visualize places, faces, and
Feature people you can interested in
Are complex enough to justify time and thought
Offers background knowledge in your content area
Contains open-ended or debatable issues that
invite lively discussions
Monitor their comprehension
Visualize and make sensory images
Connect to their background knowledge
Ask questions of the text
Draw inferences
Determine what’s important
Synthesize and Summarize
* The book contains 33 lessons and each strategy will
be practiced repeatedly
See Handout-1 (pages 14-15 in book)
How Proficient Collaborators Think and Act
Provides two charts
What Social Strategy Use Looks and Sounds
Each article provides the following:
Title, Time needed, Introduction, Groupings,
Materials Needed, Steps & Teaching Language,
Article/One page Wonder, Web Support, and
Tips & Variations
*See Sample Handout-2
Pgs. 18-19 in book
MRS Strategy: Turn & Talk
Grouping: Pairs and Whole Group
Article/One Page Wonder: Chicago Tribune, School’s Lesson
Plan: No More Homework
Step One: Close Read, Annotate/Mark the text, Turn & Talk
with partner or Try written turn-and-talks
Differentiate according to student needs: Students can read
independently, paired, in groups, or with teacher support
Teacher circulates throughout the room. What do pairs talk about?
Step Two: Whole Group Sharing and Discussing
What are your concerns or questions?????