Building better readers
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- 1. Building Better Readers Through Strong Minilessons Presented by Betsey Kennedy-Olotka Elizabeth.Ken[email protected] Elizabeth Marsili [email protected]
2. Essential Questions What are the key components of a strong minilesson? How do I design minilessons that impact readers in brief amounts of time? 3. Daily 5 Schedule/ Reading Workshop Schedule Daily 5 Intermediate Schedule Minilesson Reading Workshop Schedule Work Session Closing Focus Lesson Focus Lesson Work Session Work Session Closing 4. The Structure of Reading Workshop Place the words and phrases in the appropriate sections of the Reading Workshop Instructional Framework. MinilessonClosing Work Session 5. The Structure of Reading Workshop: Work Session MinilessonClosing Work Session 40+ minutes Independent Reading Guided Reading or Strategy Groups Conferencing Response to Reading Daily 5 Literacy Stations 6. The Structure of Reading Workshop: Closing MinilessonClosing Work Session 5-10 minutes Review of Minilesson Partner Share or Book Clubs 7. The Structure of Reading Workshop: Minilesson MinilessonClosing Work Session 5-10 minutes Whole Class Teacher-led Specific Teaching Point Read-Aloud/Think-Aloud Develop Teaching Charts/Anchor Charts 8. The 5 Ws of Minilessons Who? When? Where? What? Why? Explicit instruction Authentic Learning Attention Spans Community Gradual Release 9. The Big Question: 10. Minilesson in Action 11. Minilesson Observations 12. A Closer Look at the Architecture of a Minilesson 1. The Connection 2. The Teaching Component 3. Active Involvement 4. The Link 13. The Connection First 2-3 minutes Connect to previous lessons Intimacy and Immediacy Personal Stories/Student Examples Work is important today and everyday Specific Teaching Point & Procedure Today Im going to teach you ____, by ________. 14. Teaching Component Focus on something that is universal in reading Revisit familiar read-alouds Demonstrate (Think Aloud) Teach small Have students think along with you Remind students that they should try this too 15. Active Involvement 2-3 minutes of practice Use a specifically chosen portion of a shared text Every child is actively involved, not just listening 16. The Link Restate what children should have learned Remind students that this will always be important for reading Add teaching point to compilation chart Quickly review previous lessons Off you go. 17. Minilesson in Action Check off the elements you see included in this minilesson as you watch. 18. Minilesson Observations 19. How do I know what to teach? Think about your own reading 20. How do I know what to teach? Read and think about teaching points 21. How do I know what to teach? Listen to your students 22. How do I know what to teach? Consider other resources Units of Study for Teaching Reading: A Curriculum for the Reading Workshop, Grades 35 Frank Serafinis Reading Workshop Books Guiding Readers and Writers, Grades 36, Fountas and Pinnell 23. Creating Minilessons Time to try your hand at this!