Balanced Reading AREA Advanced Reading Enhancement Approach Guided Reading Center Guided Reading- The teacher works with a small group of students who are at about the same level in reading ability. The teacher selects and introduces stories. Vocabulary development and comprehension strategies are incorporated in the lessons. Student Student Student Student Student Teacher Teacher Teacher Teacher Teacher Paper Markers Small White Boards Magnetic Boards Books Types of Literature Poetry Prose Nonfiction Fiction Traditional Fantasy Realism Informational Biography Types of Mini Lessons 1. Management issues 2. Literary Craft 3. Conventions 80% of adult reading is in short texts. In schools, 80% of reading is in long texts. Teacher’s job • Look at the individual student’s need/s • Every student book that you read decide how that book can help the student • Match student with a book that is within their “zone of proximal development” • Understand that learning is a process • Knowledge about books and reading skills Continual Assessment • Running Records • Observational Records • Check Sheets • Rubrics Blackberries Page 3 Father Bear Father Bear and Mother Bear and mama bear and Baby Bear and Baby Bear went to look for w-went to look for blackberries. blackberries Blackberries Page 3 Father Bear and mama bear and Baby Bear w-went to look for blackberries Blackberries Baby Bear, Baby Bear, Page 11 where i(short i sound) are “Baby Bear, where are you?” you shouted Father Bear. T - Teacher(shouted) Father Bear “Baby Bear, where are you?” Where, Baby(sc) is, Baby shouted Mother Bear Bear(sc on the repeat) shouted, where (sc) are you Shouted, shouted Mother Bear Blackberries Page 11 Baby Bear, Baby Bear, where i(short i sound) are you T - Teacher(shouted) Father Bear Where, Baby(sc) is, Baby Bear(sc on the repeat) shouted, where (sc) are you Shouted, shouted Mother Bear Three Reading Cue Systems Story sense Prior Natural language knowledge Knowledge of Meaning Structure English Text Does it make Does it sound Grammatical sense? right? patterns and Illustrations language structure Visual Print conventions *Directionality Sounds and Does it look *Words/spaces symbols right? *Letters Analogies *Beginnings/endings *Punctuation Plan Strategies What support does the student need • before they read • during their reading • after they read Strategies Like: • Story Maps •Word Walls • Visualization •Picture Walks • Reader’s Theater •Retelling •Modeling • SQ3R •Summarization • Graphic Organizers • Clozure • KWL Story Map Title: Arthur’s Mystery Envelope Author: Marc Brown Setting: Characters: Arthur D.W. School and Home Buster Binky Francine Prunella Muffy The Brain Problem: Mr. Haney, the principal, gave Arthur a sealed envelope to take to his mom. Arthur thinks the envelope has bad news about his school work. Events: Friends suggest ways to get rid of the envelope. The envelope falls in the trash before Arthur’s mother sees it. D.W. teases Arthur about the envelope. Resolution/Conclusion: Arthur gives the envelope to Mom, who opens it. Mr. Haney’s tax papers were in it. Arthur learns that putting off something doesn’t make it get any better and sometimes it makes it worse. New Strategy Two Word Strategy First Word Second Word I chose these words because…... Connections Between Reading & Writing • Reading Aloud • Shared Reading •Shared Writing • Guided Reading •Interactive Writing • Independent •Guided Writing • Literature Study/ Literature Circles •Independent Writing Teacher Child Writing Center Writing Emphasis Writing help students’ reflect on what they are reading and hearing. Reading stimulates students’ writing. Students need to have periods of time to write every day. Topics I Can Write About Writing Exploration with Literature Exploration Poetry Prose Nonfiction Fiction Traditional Fantasy Realism Informational Biography Writing Assessment • Writing Process • 6+1 Writing Traits Make Word Language and Word Study • Letter/Sound Relationships • Vocabulary • Spelling 3 Block Plan Self-Selected Reading Teacher Read-Aloud Becoming a Nation of Readers “reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for creating the motivation and background knowledge essential for success in reading. It is hard to imagine any other activity that is so simple to do yet has so many benefits” Types of Literature Poetry Prose Nonfiction Fiction Traditional Fantasy Realism Informational Biography Literature Center • big books • magazines • class-authored books • informational books • books by a particular author • taped books • computer CD-ROM books Literature Center Teacher conferences with students about the books they selected. (3 to 5 minutes) • Why did you choose this book? • Have you read any other books by this author? • What do you think will happen next? • What did you learn from this book? Assignment • Copy this PowerPoint. • What elements of the AREA reading do you consider new information? • What aspects of AREA reading are you incorporating into the classroom where you are student-teaching?