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Chapter 5 – Well Read: Promoting comprehension through read alouds and shared readings Intro Heading/Subheading Read alouds and shared Information of reading both borrowed interest from the developmental reading Doesn’t this take up Reaction of valuable class time? information Reading is important, but reading a whole book… could take a week! What about the student who will fall asleep? That’s what happened to me. Lights go out, my mind wanders when someone reads to me. Of course, the student ‘think’ they aren’t doing anything or learning, so they love it! This is a good, yes! However, does reading out loud bring anyone’s reading level down… they are bored? I feel as if Math is better-learned hands on, to be doing. This is great! Still not for sure ho often I would actually be able to use this in math. But I like the idea, yes.
Enhances literacy for children
Read alouds are a favorite literacy activity Helps students who have reading challenges/disabilities
Text selection can be difficult from the teachers, making sure it is content related. The benefits for English Language Learners How to use read alouds: Steps: 1) select appropriate text 2) practice 3) model 4)engage students
5)stop to ask questions 6) have engaging book discussions 7) make connections Shared Reading Like read alouds, reading but the students have a copy of the text More expensive this way to have several copies of one book. If I have a budget I will need to buy rulers, calculators, protractors, etc. Yes, I agree that it is good for scaffolding This I see might be a challenge for middle school students. Can they really be interested or calm? Very similar to read alouds.
Great for scaffolding How will student interact with teach other?
Steps: 1) chose appropriate text 2) make reading explicit 3) how will student access the text 4) scaffold! 5) help student use their new knowledge. Strategies at work Helps their critical thinking skills
But what about learning content, not just reading strategies? THIS on the other hand is a great way to help students solve word problems This could be modified and helpful with all
DR-TA ask the 3 questions 1) what do I think about this 2) why do I think so and 3)how can I prove it See the DR-TA guide on page 88
teaching Mr. Sage’s math reader’s theatre – using poems – student in groups to share and explain the concepts I like this! Activity, students are engaged, would only take a few classes not very much, and the students learn by TEACHING the concepts. This would be great for math too! Yes! I think showing students that reading for fun is very important. Until this semester, it has been a while since I’ve read a book, just for fun. But I’m going to do my best to continue to be a reader. It does have important. You have to read MATH word problems! But I also agree, this idea of reading aloud or shared readings could take a lot of time and would have to be planned precisely to make sure that the book can teach a variety of things. Not just reading comprehension skills.
Peer tutoring for electives, another great strategy Conclusion 2nd to last paragraph talks about not to spend too much time, and how you still should show the students reading for leisure.
Summary: I am still not totally comfortable on how I would use this in my classroom. I did like Mr. Sage’s idea of using Math poems. I feel as if those
poems, which are shorter and teach different math concepts, would be valuable to my classroom. I think teaching the students on how to properly read word problems are a good reading strategy. To be honest, reading word problems out loud or in a shared reading style would be helpful to those that are struggling. Overall I do like the idea of reading out loud. But when you only have 40 minutes to settle a class, get their attention, teach a lesson, help on homework, and get them read to move doesn’t always allow a lot of time to read. Perhaps if I was in a middle school that had pods (something we are learning about in EDUC 412) then I would have more time to work with a variety of text and make it apart of my everyday math routine. This idea will for sure be something to keep in the back of my mind. Not for sure how much time and text there is to realistically use this method on a regular basis.