Docstoc

Literacy 10 Effective Literacy

Document Sample
Literacy 10 Effective Literacy Powered By Docstoc
					 10 Effective Literacy Strategies
               for
Sixth through Eighth Grades

              By
          Joanne Czap
               SQ3R

                                  Recite
         Question


Survey                  Read
                                        Review
The SQ3R literacy strategy helps enhance
comprehension & retention of information.
               K-W-L




The KWL strategy lets teachers demonstrate
to students that their interests are important…
Students’ questions guide the learning, placing
the students in control of their learning.
 DISCUSSION GROUPS
    Facilitator                      Clerk



 Recorder
                                         Manager




Students are given specific duties for each role, and
the duties are reviewed and practiced during the
introductory phase of the small group participation.
   VISUALIZATION



In guided imagery activities, students construct an image
in their minds based on some input (e.g., a scene
described verbally by the teacher). Guided imagery
allows students to attach their own background
information to the topic at hand, thereby helping them
improve their concentration.
     THINK ALOUD




The Think Aloud is a literacy strategy designed to
help students monitor comprehension and direct
their thinking as they work through the problem
solving process.
 CONTEXT PUZZLE
EXAMPLE:
Look up a word from the reading that will fit in the blank spaces below. Fill in
the missing letters and read the word.

1. _E___IT_
2. G__NE
3. _OM__AN_

Now, complete the following sentences with the words from above. The word
numbers match the sentence numbers.

1. Red hair, blue eyes and freckles are my traits. My mother has red hair &
blue eyes. My father has red hair & freckles. I have these traits because of
________________.

The Context Puzzle strategy is a fill-in-the-
blank type vocabulary-reinforcement activity.
Students are given sentences that contain
blanks and are asked to insert the correct
word.
                   Road Map
  Location         Speed              Mission
  Food Chain/Web   Read Slowly   1) Place examples of each kind in the
  pp. 542-544                    chart below:
                                 Consumer              Producer

                                 2) What’s the difference between
                                 a consumer & a producer?




An instructor directs students through activities
in order to accomplish specific curricular research
goals.
  CONCEPT GUIDES
EXAMPLE:
This concept map will help you learn the characteristics of
each of the five kingdoms.

Place the appropriate letter in front of the
characteristics listed below. Some characteristics may
apply to more than one kingdom. *Besides using the table
on the previous page, you must also refer to Chapter 9.2,
pages 180-181 of your textbook.

     A Animals
     F Fungi
     M Monerans                                 Concept guides allow
     Pl Plants
     Pr Protists                                teachers & students to
________ Many-celled
________ Includes mushrooms
                                                organize concepts &
________ Can move about                         determine the
________ The most species, 1,000,000+
________ Includes molds and yeasts              relationships between
________ Can photosythesize food
________ Single-celled
                                                those concepts.
   DIRECTED READING-
   THINKING ACTIVITY

The Directed Reading-
Thinking Activity engages
students in a step-by-step
process that guides them
through informational
text. It is designed to
move students through
the process of reading
text.
                               WORD WALL
                                                       PARTS OF A COMPUTER




                                                                      Computer




                                                                                                    Keyboar d                                  Mouse

           Monitor
                                         Processor




           Icons     Taskbar                                                                                                       Pointer =           Scroll Wheel
Screen                         Memory                  Stor ag e                  Caps Lock Key   Space Bar Key   Back Space Key   Arr ow =
                                                                                                                                    Cursor




                                        Floppy Di sk               Compact Disk
                                                                      ( CD)




         A word wall is a collection of words that can
         span across the curriculum. Word Walls are
         meant to be shared and to promote group
         learning.
                REFERENCES
Variations on a Cybermentoring Theme: Six Literacy Projects
Involving Preservice Teachers and Students Across Grade Levels.
Gerald H. Maring, Erik W. Levey, Jason A. Schmid.
http://www.readingonline.org/articles/art_index.asp?HREF=maring
2/

The National Research Center on English Learning & Achievement.
http://eclass.fdu.edu/wcb/schools/FDU/et/vcohen/3/files/index4
.html

Literacy Strategies –
http://www.litandlearn.lpb.org/strategies.html

Content Area Literacy Strategies –
http://linus.icoe.org/reading/cal/strageties/html

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:9
posted:1/2/2012
language:
pages:12