F44: Venturing Beyond Novel Studies! Using Literature to Reach ALL Children / Caroline Pennelli
(recorded during the PITA Fall Conference Oct 08 in Kelowna)
Engaged/active listening
Look at cover, back, table of contents, etc. (infer)
Read aloud: modeling, ask key questions
IRP’s: address various text media, internalize, self-correct, thinking skills
Teacher model: explain, demonstrate, think about
3 Types: read aloud / shared / guided
Reading Strategies: checking it out / finding the facts / what’s the order / connecting / thinking ahead / using clues / giving an opinion / getting the point
Synthesis: ex. movie synopsis
Select information + share
Guided reading while others silent read, journal, etc.
Choice: chance to read a small section allows child to decide on their own, teacher suggestions and background information
Pick a quote: what does this make you think of? / what questions does it raise?
Independent work precedes group work
Front load

F64: Poetry, Patterns and Scripts / Helen Raczuk
(recorded during the PITA Fall Conference Oct 08 in Kelowna)
Authentic purpose: ex. buddy-readers
Close: access prior knowledge
Scholastics, Rhyming Dictionary
Rhyme + rhythm: help in learning language, sound it out, clap it out
Reworking words, condensing, specific language
Group work
Stories: point of reference, condensing story, theme or topic
Book in a can: anticipatory set, introduces language, pairs, presentation, objects as memory aids, like note taking
Role playing as characters: perspectives, display of knowledge
Story worksheet: get kids to reference page numbers
Book review (bookmark): inform peers
Response journals: during reading, thoughts/feelings/questions
Character development organizer: graphing/charting dynamics of traits
Character web: connecting lines – how a character feels about another