june furr's in school and out of school literacy project

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My In School and Out of School Literacy Project

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Literary Practices : 

Literary Practices In School And……… Out of school

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In School Literary Observations How many students are in this class? There are 24 students in this class: 12 boys and 12 girls What types of books are currently featured in the classroom library?

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How much of the classroom library consists of nonfiction? Less than 20% How are books displayed ? Stored in labeled bins Easily accessible to children How are books organized? What kinds of areas are provided where children - can read independently -Carpeted area How do students independently find books in the library that are the right match for their reading levels? The books are organized by reading level

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How much time is set aside for independent reading per day? 20 to 40 minutes Do you agree or disagree with this statement? The library reflects the multicultural nature of American society, featuring authors from different culture/countries and containing a wide range of multicultural subject matter. Agree How much of the environmental print in the room is commercially produced? (posters, word walls, bulletin boards, pocket charts, banners, etc.) Less than 20% How much of the environmental print in the room is teacher produced? (posters, word walls, bulletin boards, shared writing texts, etc.) 20-39%

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How much of the environmental print in the room is student created? (word walls, student writing, shared writing texts) 40% or more How many computers are in the room? Less than 1 for every 5 children Techno savvy

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What are the types of materials students are accessing? Chapter books, Children’s books, Math word wall, alphabet strip, rules posters Access to three types of journals: math, seed, readers response What is the role of the teacher in literacy events? During read-aloud, Ms. Stephan reads with the students. She also asks questions before, during, and after the read-aloud. Read aloud and independence is strongly promoted so that the students are able to see what it is that they are capable of. What are the roles of the students? The students are encouraged to use their imaginations They are also encouraged to think for themselves They read along and on their own with Mrs. Stephans

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What is the role of the curriculum? Standardization Curriculum is essential for EOG, ensuring that NC Standard Course of Study is met for all classes

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Student Examples

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Observations every 5 minutes 8:00- Teacher and student read aloud using connections: text to self’ text to text and text to world 8:05- Teacher and students discuss the instructions of what is expected for the art project 8:10- Students listen as teacher explains what can be expected based on the instructions provided 8:15 Teacher begin to give a sample presentation as student listen and try to comprehend the material by helping them get ideas to construct a picture 8:20- Students watch as teacher lists ideas and then folds her sheet along the edge 8:30- Teacher answers any questions encouraging them from students to better understand project 8:35- Students begin their projects 8:40-8:50- Students continue to work on their projects as the teacher circulates and assists but promotes independent creativity such that the students form their own ideas 8:55 Teacher gives students the opportunity to share their work

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Interview of a student How often to you do art projects? -As often as I can. It allows me to express what I am thinking in an easier way Why do you do art projects? I like knowing that I am capable of doing things that are different and art projects help me think of stories to write. Who helps you with your art? My teacher gets me started but she tells us to come up with our own ideas. What do you do when cant come up with an idea? My teacher has taught me to just explore in my own way and always try my hardest. What do you like to create? I like all types of projects. I especially like using scissors. How do you decide what kind of project you want to do? Sometimes we are given ideas but sometimes we are just given supplies and she lets us make whatever it is that we want.

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In School Literary Participation Activity #1: Art Project What does it mean to do literacy in this activity? - In this activity by seeing and demonstrating this for the students it promotes an expression of creativity within their mind which promotes expression in other literary activities in the classroom including the written and read word. Explain the activity? The students are given a piece of paper with a line drawn down the middle. The students are then asked to construct a story on the page. This is the use of their imagination. What did the teacher do with this project? She gave the students an idea of what she had in mind but allowed each student to create their own. How did the students express new ideas The students glued pieces of construction paper to make a piece of art that they would be able to tell a story from and then they shared their story.

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What Skills are necessary for the student to be successful? To be successful at this students need to be open to listening and not afraid to try new things What do you need to know to be successful at this activity You must be open for trying things You must be willing to stop and rethink ideas What motivates your students Encouragement Positive feedback What someone might say id they participated in this project? - “This was fun” “ I learned that I am capable of more things than I thought I was.

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What does it mean to do literacy in a group? Each student is given a copy of the text and a set of questions The teacher reads aloud with the group so that she is their with them if they do not understand. How do you code break? You rely on the picture to understand what is going on in the story. You then use context clues to better understand and figure out what the vocabulary word is. Vocabulary Thoughts Evidence Prediction Cover When Why How Polite Embarrassed Olivia The Read Aloud: In School Project #2

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In School Theory The in school project is based upon the needs theory. For a child to be successful in school they have needs that must be satisfied to be successful. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs consist of physiological needs, safety needs, love and belonging, and self actualization. What Mrs. Stephan has done in her classroom is set up a system that allows three of these basic needs to be met. They have an understanding of what they need to know, they have their self esteem needs met and with the groups their need for belonging is met

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Out of school Literary Practices HOUSE What is the focus group in the program House? The focus group is a group of doctors that are attempting solve difficult case loads. How many doctors are solving this case? There are four doctors working on the case that form their own group. What type of brainstorming activities do they use? They form charts They do discussion Use each other as sound boards to find ideas

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What is the typical way that they find out if they have formed the right diagnosis? They use trial and error to realize if they are on the right track Are they always successful? No they spend most of each episode using the knowledge that they have gained to figure out what they are doing right. This leads the way to show the route to success in any occupation. In House there is a path of failures and attempts that can eventually lead to success. By not giving up lives are saved including the lives of those attempting to save others. Why is this show so popular? * House brings terms that the average person is not familiar with such as “dystonia” and uses both visualization and context description in a group discussion setting for the audience, and the viewer to understand.

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House also brings the medical field and these doctors to more of a human level. House, the main doctor is injured and imperfect. Still he is relied on and trusted to make miracle diagnosis because he obtains the knowledge and skills that are needed. By doing this it also promotes the importance of both life experiences and schooling. Also brilliantly House debunks the idea that any disease is different. Society has slowly changed and it makes it such that diseases and other abnormalities that may have been looked at as so different now seem normal. The viewer walks away with a better understanding of the diversity of society. House: "You own a disease? Well, I'm sorry I missed the IPO on dengue fever."

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House in Five minute increments

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Out of school theory

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What about house sparks your interest? I've been disabled for 20 years now. There are terms on House that are specific to my condition, but nearly no one else that I know is literate in this language. One day when I was watching House I heard the word Dystonia. My curiosity was piqued. See; Dystonia is the condition I live with , but I had never heard that word outside the doctor’s office. On this epidode Dystonia was decoded, explained, and explored along with a myriad of other obscure medical terminology, and suddenly diseases that everyone used to find incomprehensible were being exposed and the world informed included in this textual mystery. After that I was hooked because House makes Medicine interesting, and it is no longer about the disease but the textual literacy of the condition. Are you able to understand all of the language of the show? Did I go to medical school??? No!!... so I don’t know all the terms but the show makes a good attempt to put the obscure diseases, disorders, and conditions like mine into a literacy friendly context so that the viewer can figure it all out. Interview with Holly

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In School literary Out of School literary

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In conclusion……

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Bibliography Flint, Anne Seely “Literate Lives, Teaching, Reading & Writing in Elementary Classrooms.” John Wiley and Sons, Jossey Base Titles2008