I really enjoyed our class last night. I love hearing about what you are all learning about in the first few years of classroom teaching!
For tonight’s online session we are focusing on the question: “What does it mean to teach reading?” Admittedly, this is a huge topic. I hope you will be asking it of yourselves for years to come. In order to start the conversation, I’m posting here a few resources for you to take a look at. Below you will find links to each resource.
Key questions to guide your thinking and discussion
- How can we learn about our students lives and personal interests? How can we leverage that information to support their reading?
- What are we willing/able to change about the reading practices of our students? Can we re-think what or how they read in ways that make our students feel valued as individuals? In what ways might that shift promote academic achievement?
Please read/watch/listen to Dr. Ernest Morrell’s presentation at the Literacy Summit 2014 (video) and at least 2-3 of the other links provided. and then post a comment in which you a) pose a question that has popped into your mind, b) reflect and/or connect on how the resources relate to your own teaching experience, and/or c) respond to a classmates’ comment or question. These comments and questions will serve as preparation for our Twitter chat tonight from 8-9PM (#hunterlit). If you would like to check out another Twitter chat that already happened, search for #WhatsnewAERA. By typing this hashtag into the search bar in the upper right-hand corner on the Twitter homepage, you will see all of the tweets that were posted using that hashtag.
Everyone please watch:
- Dr. Ernest Morrell at The Literacy Summit 2014 (video – you should watch the whole speech, but particularly minutes 24-30).
Select 2-3 of the following:
- Dr. Gregory Michie: “If a parent who reads to her child is ‘good,’ is one who doesn’t ‘bad’?”
- Podcast: “How motivation, engagement, and reading achievement are related among adolescents with Dr. John Guthrie”
- Academic article: “Popular Culture and Critical Media Pedagogy in Secondary Literacy Classrooms,” by Dr. Ernest Morrell & Dr. Jeffrey Duncan-Andrade
- “Using comics and graphic novels in the classroom”