“Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?” "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." (William Butler Yeats) Game Plan • Incorporate real life stories and quotes • Relate techniques to all concentrations • Apply to current events • Engage with questions What Works? • Why am I doing this? • Is this activity authentic? • Consider what strategies we use in reading. • Design curriculum. • Use students ideas to spark lessons. • Ignite interest and kindle activities with text sets. • Clear goals. • Model learning. Strategize • So What?: Double-entry diary Aids students in connecting with the text. • Comprehension Constructors Helps students zone-in on concepts to explore. • Reading Log Respond to personal reading selections. • Charts Activate group work by posting ideas. • Marking the Text Write questions or thoughts on text. • Conversation calendars Develop dialogue with Q & A between teacher and student. http://professionallearning. typepad.com/files/dmstovani-handouts.pdf Groups & Assessments • Review what they have covered. • Share an opinion supported by text. • Discuss something interesting. • Assign to evaluate. • Offers brief conferences. • Provides individual instruction. • Illustrates possible grading system. Across Content Areas • Advocate disciplinary literacy instructional programs • Understand how to apply comprehension to specialized texts • Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) Three Part Method of Analyzing Language 1) Experientially: Who, What, Where, When, Why? Look at the content of the text to see what is happening. 2) Interpersonally: Relationships among people and attitudes. Style or voice of text. Opinion. 3) Textually: The way info. is organized. Theme/rheme and cohesion. "Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty." (Albert Einstein) “So What?”: Double-entry Diary • http://myhero.com/go/hero.asp?h ero=mattiestepanek • http://www.pandora.com/music/ song/billy+gilman/about+things+ that+matter After we read the article we will fill-out the “So What?”: Doubleentry Diary.