Higher-level comprehension

1:02pm 10/23/2010

Higher level reading skills • influence of CCSS • bands of text complexity 1. What happens in books that are n,o,p,q? R,s,t? • where do the bulk of my kids fall? • look deeply at our units of study. • if kids fall above what your UOS studies, then up the ante • conferences • methods to improve retelling • retelling should match complexity of book • informal reading clubs right away and not waiting till Feb. •reading partners Common Core State Standards • key ideas and details • crafts and structure • integrating across texts • text complexity

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Key ideas and details • events • character • settting Details • theme/moral/message Development

1:09pm 10/23/2010

Craft and structure • POV Mood/tone • multiple perspectives Figurative Lang • literary devices • fiction and NF, not just poetry! • logic

Integrating across texts • Author • series • theme • craft

Text complexity • levels/band

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1:17pm 10/23/2010

CCS say we want our students to read AND think! • can't just be plot junkies • miss the impact of the book • at higher levels they are just consuming, not reading • may as well turn on tv • what do we focus on in conferences now? •accuracy, retelling, inferring (about characters) • we have them retelling too much bc we haven't read the book • reconsider why we have them retelling • what way would we retell • assume I have read the book, so don't tell me what the book is about, I know that, I want to know about your thinking • this is not hard for them anymore • • • • what should we focus on? Synthesizing craft and structure relating across texts

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1:21pm 10/23/2010

What we should be thinking of when we start to conference Integrate across Texts

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1:24pm 10/23/2010

Retelling- taking it to the next level • kids are trained to retell.....in excruciating detail

• small group lesson • how to prepare for book club, partner work, conferences • move from talking about my book to talking about my thinking about the book

• Types of retelling 1. Sequential-pays off in complex texts, confusing texts, multiple perspectives (example, Franzen's Freedom). What do you think happened? 2. Accumulating retelling- what is happening now, and what led up to this. Combines retell and analysis/thinking 3. What the story is starting to be about.....(eg when Katniss takes Prim's place, saves Peeta, saves Peeta again. I feel like this book is starting to be about love and what it means to love someone.) Then move to I used to think......but now I think..... 4. Favorite, important, or connected parts and what the author does in those parts to get my attention. (life)

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1:35pm 10/23/2010

Inquiry clubs and social groups • series • author (start with picture books). • themes • character • craft • change • literary tradition/genre • HG didn't come from nowhere....look at the books that came first • ladders, definitely! Way to intro canon lit • fiction/NF

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KLM • character traits • how prob goes • strong emotion/causes • • • RST • complications/multiple persp emotions • getting to know char • kind of place

1:39pm 10/23/2010

NOPW • traits vs emotions • changing emotions and causes • parts of prob • • • • • • • • UVW character resp to trouble infer ahead of char multiple probes what's not solved

Do this with the. Read aloud! Have diff kids focus on diff things