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									Engagement
“Good teaching that improves literacy will
take care of the scores, because those who
read a lot of many kinds of text read
fluently, and reading with understanding
results in higher scores.”

               - Gay Sue Pinnell and Irene Fountas, 1995
The Year of Miss Agnes
    by Kirkpatrick Hill
            Miss Agnes - culture
•   Differentiated – NO one size fits all
•   Meaningful
•   Repetition – interesting
•   Knows her students
•   Gradient of learning
•   Community
•   Equality
•   Access
•   Expectation – successful
•   Connectedness – concern/interest
                    Engagement

                        Keys
                      to Reading
   Practice          Improvement
                                     Access
•Comprehension
•Writing
                                   (Wide Variety)
•Word Study/Vocab
•Fluency
         Practice Cycle

                       More Practice
More Practice

                            Practice
                        •Comprehension
       More pleasure    •Writing
        in reading      •Word study/Vocab
                        •Fluency
Independent Reading Program
• Immersion ~ print rich environment
• Demonstration ~ you are the model
• Expectation ~ expect that your students can and
  will do lots of reading
• Choice ~ must allow kids to choose books
• Time ~ need large amounts of reading time
• Risk Free atmosphere
• Response ~ need various ways to respond (not a
  book report)
     Reading is Thinking!!




The reader can make value judgments about
text, understand and question the author,
read as a writer and write as reader.
                     -Ken Stamatis
     Classroom Environment
• Know the books in your library
• Physical space:
  – Inviting, cozy seating
  – Soft lighting
• Books displayed: “read me!”
• Bulletin board recommendations
  – Ask:
• “What are you reading good?” and
• “What are you going to read next?”
               Websites
• Google “recommended reading lists”

 www.ala.org
 www.haisln.org/HAISLN%20grades%203-
  4%202008.pdf
 www.ucalgary.ca/~dKBrown/lists.html
 www.nancykeane.com/booktalks/
 www.proteacher.net

								
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