Teaching Reading and Writing : Teaching Reading and Writing D. Deubelbeiss
http://eflclassroom.com/david Icebreaker: Lastonestanding : Icebreaker: Lastonestanding ASK ME…. : ASK ME…. Today’s Agenda : Today’s Agenda What’s it like for your students?
Teaching reading and writing
-- some background / some theory
Activities / Resources that work! Transl8it! : Transl8it! rEDN & writiN R purpose fiLD activitEs.
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b mo thN 2 fiL ^ claS tym. DzIN tasks so dat d
students fEl a real purpose 2 thR rEDN & w
ritiN– dey shud rED 2 sumbody, wrte 2
sumbody. We rED & wrte 4 a purpose. Ther
shud b continual sharing & publishing of rEDN
& writiN production. How to teach writing – Jeremy Harmer Transl8it.com : Transl8it.com Digital Natives / Immigrants
Residents / Tourists Slide 8: Reading and Writing “Like writing, reading is an act of composition. When we write, we compose thoughts on paper. When we read, we compose meaning in our minds. Thoughtful active readers use the text to stimulate their own thinking and to engage with the mind of the writer.”
Stephanie Harvey, Strategies That Work, 2000, 14. Slide 9: What are “reading” and “writing”? Reading is the process of acquiring information from the text.
It is social (conventional) and learned.
Writing is the process of putting information into text.
It is social (conventional) and learned. Slide 10: Stories Strategies Guided Writing Online Spelling Graphic
Organizers K W L
SQ3R word searches Journals Extensive reading Book Making Comics Scanning Phonics Prediction Cloze Oral Reading Running Dictation Slide 11: If you can read this
thank a teacher. Slide 12: COW Try being a student : Try being a student First fo all, eht nole qushes its sharq mose niot eht soil ot test it. To quass eht test, eht sild nist de loose os eht nole cam big niot easily. Ih T harb working nole them shoves eht birt ot ome sibe with its dig forfeet. Them it qushes it’s doby agaimst eht sibe and roof. Not easy, it is? : Not easy, it is? First of all, the mole pushes its sharp nose into the soil to test it. To pass
the test, the soil must be loose so the mole can dig into easily. Then the hard working mole then shoves the dirt to one side with its big forefeet. Then it pushes its body against the side and roof. Read naturally. What do your mistakes mean? : Read naturally. What do your mistakes mean? The boys arrows were nearly gone so they sat down on the grass and stopped hunting. Over at the edge of the wood they saw Henry making a bow to a small girl who was coming down the road. She had tears in her dress and also tears in her eyes. She gave Henry a note which he brought over to the group of young hunters. Read to the boys, it caued great excitement. After a minute but rapid examination of their weapons, they ran down to the valley. Does were standing at the edge of the river. Slide 16: Better Way of Improving English
I’m writing in response to a January 22 Korea Times article “Speaking to Get More Weight in English Class”. I believe Korea is making a very serious mistake in emphasizing speaking in English class.
Research done over the last 3 decades has shown that we acquire language by understanding what we hear and read. The ability to produce language is the result of language acquisition, not the cause. Slide 17: Better Way of Improving English
The best way to improve speaking is therefore to increase the amount of comprehensible listening and reading that students do, and the easiest and most cost effective way to make this happen is to develop libraries of interesting and comprehensible English books and recordings to supplement English class.
Setting up libraries would be far more efficient than bringing in expensive foreign teachers and setting up English camps. Slide 18: Better Way of Improving English
I hope policymakers will consult the extensive research on second language acquisition, some done by Korean scholars, and consider easier, better and less costly ways of improving English in Korea.
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firstname.lastname@example.org Discuss : Discuss What do you think about Krashen’s approach and view that reading and reading alone can dramatically improve the acquistion of a second language?
What are the pluses / minuses of an extensive reading program? A few examples of EFL student writing : A few examples of EFL student writing These students were asked to write and introduce themselves and say something about Korea.
What “grade” would you give them?
What else can you say about their writing? Slide 24: Evaluation
Let’s also think of how we might complete a rubric to grade the student writing.
What criteria should we use? What modifiers should we use?
What weight should we use give each? Slide 25: Criteria 1 2 3 4 FLUENCY Word Choice Voice IDEAS Organization BASIC LOW ADV. HIGH NONE A LITTLE MUCH ALL NONE A LITTLE MUCH COMPLETE POOR FAIR GOOD EXCELLENT POOR FAIR GOOD ADV. EVALUATION : EVALUATION EVALUATE READING BASED ON ENJOYMENT AND UNDERSTANDING AND NOT JUST PHONEMIC AWARENESS
USE A BASIC RUBRIC TO GUIDE THE EVALUATION PROCESS. An Overview : An Overview Reading Strategies Writing Traits Slide 28: All strategies and traits are used before, during, and after reading or writing. Slide 29: Reading Strategies Accessing Prior Knowledge Questioning Predicting Clarifying Summarizing
Retelling Identifying Text Structure Scanning / Skimming Prioritize Visualize Slide 30: Writing Traits Ideas Voice Word Choice Organization Sentence Fluency Conventions Slide 31: The Writing Process Pre writing - brainstorming First Draft Final Draft Revision Publication Slide 32: rinciples
of Reading and
Writing Instruction Slide 33: aPPlause Purpose Peers Practice Predict Preview Publish Present Produce Prepare Pronounciation Personalize Possibility Pleasure Slide 34: Student interests
involvement Personalize Slide 35: PRODUCE Student NOT Teacher Centered Slide 36: Purpose Reading / Writing Development : Reading / Writing Development Vocabulary growth – testing hypothesis. Experimental spelling.
*Students may get stuck at this level Phonemic awareness – Letter to sound connection. Physical writing skills. Unconscious reading / writing acquired. Knowledge of genre / schema. Luposlipophobia:The fear of being pursued by timber wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a newly waxed floor. : Luposlipophobia:The fear of being pursued by timber wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a newly waxed floor. Slide 39: IDEA How many words / collocations / chunks? What is a word? What happens to our learning? Use it or lose it! : What happens to our learning? Use it or lose it! time knowledge The Forgetting Curve The Forgetting Curve... 1st grade Dolch Sight Board : 1st grade Dolch Sight Board The Top 100 Words : The Top 100 Words OF TO AND A IN IS IT YOU THAT HE WAS FOR ON
ARE WITH AS I HIS THEY BE AT ONE HAVE THIS
FROM OR HAD BY HOT WORD BUT WHAT SOME
WE CAN OUT OTHER WERE ALL THERE WHEN UP USE YOUR HOW SAID AN EACH SHE WHICH DO
THEIR TIME IF WILL WAY ABOUT MANY THEN
THEM WRITE WOULD LIKE SO THESE HER LONG
MAKE THING SEE HIM TWO HAS LOOK MORE DAY COULD GO COME DID NUMBER SOUND NO MOST PEOPLE MY OVER KNOW WATER THAN CALL FIRST WHO MAY DOWN SIDE BEEN NOW FIND THE Slide 46: Pg. 91 Grammar Poems : Grammar Poems Pre Reading Activities / Ideas : Pre Reading Activities / Ideas Brainstorming, Graphic Organizers
Word Games, decoding exercises
Scanning and Skimming
Picture Prompts, Videos
Powerpoints / Flashcards Graphic Organizers : Graphic Organizers MIND MAPS / Brainstorming : MIND MAPS / Brainstorming COMPARING : COMPARING K – W - L : K – W - L Slide 54: Word
Games WHAT’S THE FIRST WORD YOU THINK OF WHEN I SAY _____________________? : WHAT’S THE FIRST WORD YOU THINK OF WHEN I SAY _____________________? Wordchain
APPLEARNOLDESTORMAYBEGINTONICELYOGHURTERRIBLENDEREMEMBERRIESUMMERRYCHRISTMASSAGELESSUREND. Pictures as Prompts : Pictures as Prompts Pictures scaffold learning
Today’s learners are “imageators” Slide 59: Construction worker Blue collar worker Slide 60: www.transl8it.com Production Activities / Ideas : Production Activities / Ideas Oral Reading, Finish it off
Story Frames, Slideshows
Karaoke, ebooks, SSR
Running Dictation, Jigsaws, Sentence strips
Guided Reading and Writing
Free writing, Story tag A Good Story! : A Good Story! Guided writing / reading : Guided writing / reading Slide 64: Pg. 45 Presonalizing Activities / Ideas : Presonalizing Activities / Ideas Storybook making, comics
Reading; groups, circles, response
Text to Speech, chat rooms, SN
Journals, Diaries, Portfolios
D.E.A.R. , Reading buddies
Authentic materials, presentations
Library time, Reading rewards
Word walls, Graffiti, Text Messaging Mr. _______’s Day : Mr. _______’s Day SLEEP GET UP SHOWER GET DRESSED Slide 75: BREAKFAST LEAVE ARRIVE READ Slide 76: SWEET DREAMS!
GOOD NIGHT! PLAYS DINNER GO TO BED Ereader / AspireReader : Ereader / AspireReader http://www.aequustechnologies.com/trial/getitnow BEST Websites : BEST Websites Share your writing/reading : Share your writing/reading Class and Student Portfolios : Class and Student Portfolios WORD WALLS : WORD WALLS Slide 84: The End Recommended Online Sites / Resources : Recommended Online Sites / Resources COLORIN COLORADO
PAUL NATION / ROBERT WARING
GAMES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING
HOT FOR WORDS
VOCABULARY RELATED RESOURCES
BEEBO’S ZOO TARHEEL READER