EPISD: Power Up
Exploring Interactive Read Alouds: 4C's
``Use various types of reasoning (inductive, deductive, etc.) as appropriate to the situation
Use Systems Thinking
``Analyze how parts of a whole interact with each other to produce overall outcomes in complex systems
Make Judgments and Decisions
``Effectively analyze and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims, and beliefs
``Analyze and evaluate major alternative points of view
``Synthesize and make connections between information and arguments
``Interpret information and draw conclusions based on the best analysis
``Reflect critically on learning experiences and processes
``Solve different kinds of unfamiliar problems in both conventional and innovative ways
``Identify and ask significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions
On their own, my kids determined who was going to talk (everyone), when the talking was to occur (constantly), and just exactly WHO was going to do WHAT (no one).
Idea Design and Refinement
Openness and Courage to Explore
Work Creatively with Others
Creative Production and Innovation
Self-regulation and Reflection
Why the Read Aloud?
13 Good Reasons to Read Aloud with Older Readers is and excerpt from Reading Aloud and Beyond by Frank Serafini and Cyndi Giorgis.
1: Reading aloud increases test scores.
2: Reading aloud introduces readers to new titles, authors, illustrators, genres, and text structures.
3: Reading aloud builds a sense of community.
4: Reading aloud provides opportunities for extended discussions.
5: Reading aloud with older readers is pleasurable.
6: Reading aloud connects readers with content area subjects.
7: Reading aloud demonstrates response strategies.
8: Reading aloud increases readers’ interest in independent reading.
9: Reading aloud provides access to books that readers may not be able to experience on their own.
10: Reading aloud provides demonstrations of oral reading and fluency.
11: Reading aloud helps readers understand the connection between reading in school and reading in life.
12: Reading aloud provides demonstrations of quality writing.
13: Reading aloud supports readers’ development.
Digital Learning Gear
Active Learning Centers
1. Students will watch the video on Comanche lifestyle.
2. Collaboration: as a group, students will map out the information on an Expository Pillar
3. Students will select a main idea (example: traditions, clothing, food...) and write down details for each idea.
4. optional: using Chatterpix app, students will present their facts to the class.