Reading Part 1
Great Gateways for Educators to share Professional Learning: Twitter, Wikis, Moodle, Ning, Jing, Web, Blog, Smore, Google Docs, Pinterest, Pep talk, RSS Feed.
Moodle and Twitter becoming a great communication and professional development tool in educational institutions.
How can Moodle change a school?
Twitter to be used as educational tool by Hudson school teachers
Comprehension Literacy Program/ Balanced Literacy Program
Transferring Knowledge to Classroom Practice
Balanced reading approach includes: Read Aloud (Modeled Reading) ----> Shared Reading ---> Guided Reading ----> Independent Reading --->Literature Circles ----> Reader's Theatre
Engage students by using Comprehension Strategies: Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Determining Importance, Synthesizing, and Inferring.
Literature Circles is a rich strategy and great for students to share and discuss variety of literature where student conversation is key because the students respond to text using different roles such as Discussion Director, Connector, Summarizer, etc. It encourages students to use learned comprehension strategies.
Literate Learners integrate all 4 roles: Meaning Maker, Code user, Text user and Text analyser simultaneously when they read, write, speak and listen.
Strategies - very interesting and engaging
-Air Traffic Controller: Collective decision-making is smart, easier and faster
-Performance Poetry: Fast and easy way to summarize a paragraph in one word and one sentence
-Turn and talk: It is a great way for students to sharing ideas and also for teachers to listen to the voice of more than one student in the classroom
-Dotmocracy: Great strategy to check the prior knowledge and student's interest
-Diversegories: This is a lovely strategy to begin the year with as we are all learning about each other.
-Name game: amazing memory game for Primary/ Junior learners
-Just Like Me: I will definitely use this strategy in my class because it is great group activity in order to make personal choice or connection to the topic
Reminders: List of assignments due next week
-Sharing Children's Literature
-Article study (PLC's)
-Field trip on Thursday
Field Trip to Another story Bookshop
Thursday, July 11th 2013 at 9:30pm
315 Roncesvalles Ave