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Slides from session Oct 12, 2013

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  • 1. Tyson Seburn@seburnt4C http://fourc.caca
  • 2. 1. Reason for collaborative reading circles2. What the reading circles are and my adaptations to traditional roles3. Practical example of each role4. In-class discussion interactions5. Hands-on sample
  • 3. Daniels (2002) & Furr (2004) literature circles Need for interactive, intensive reading practice for academic-type sources, not fiction Adaption to roles required for context
  • 4. Theory Individual rolesBy focusing on individual reading Discussion leadertasks on a text, when sharing whattheyve discovered, learners gain a Contextualiserdeeper, interactive understanding ofthat text than they could have Visualiserindividually. Summariser Connector Highlighter
  • 5. Timeline Sample timelineConsiderations: Mon, May 7 Assign main text and Time to do main individual roles reading once over Wed, May 9 Source and make individually extended readings Time to do main available reading intensively using assigned role Fri, May 11 In-class reading circle Time to do extra work discussion associated with roles Wed, May 16 Report due (e.g. research, create handouts, extended Mon, May 21 Assign next main text and readings, etc.) new individual roles
  • 6. A Memony blablen got a miggleloth boop thatlirfed blable nammered $201,000. It was nofizzle. The blablen has blablens two zexison her rippy.How many zexis does the blablen have?Do you know these words?
  • 7. A Memony blablen got a miggleloth boop thatlirfed blable nammered $201,000. It was nofizzle. The blablen has blablens two zexison her rippy.Do you know these words?
  • 8. 1. What two physical challenges do the zexis have?2. How do they more easily fojoop?3. Is that usually a premp? Why or why not?4. Where were they cacciling?5. What quent them $2000? Why?6. In the end, what did T-Miggleloth do to the blablens boop?7. How long did they give the blablen to sevo?8. Why is it easiest for the zexis to text?9. How would nekling to a plodderith rippy have solved this problem?10.If the boop was eefizzle, why do you think T-Miggleloth spacked the boop down?
  • 9. Contextis important.
  • 10. People, places or events that the author mentionsbut doesnt elaborate much for the reader. 1. Identify contextual references 2. Separate useful from irrelevant 3. Learn more info to understand authors point
  • 11. Occupy Wall Street: what would Gandhi say?What two references does Gupta mention thatsupport her point, are not elaborated on andwould be useful for students to learn more about?
  • 12. ... Here are just two of hundreds of acts that could be opened up aspublic possibilities. Vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan often saythey just want to be listened to and know their experience is honouredby attention at home. ... Shelters for the homeless are often so dirty anddangerous that the street is preferable. This would be a lot less possible if neighbourhoods or corporations or colleges organized their membersto clean and monitor a shelter for a few hours each week. These actions at the bottom may seem small right now. Gandhis Salt March to the sea when he defied the English salt-making monopoly by leading thousandsto collect and make their own salt must have seemed small then. Rosa Parks refusing to change her seat on a bus must have also seemed small at that time.
  • 13. Occupy Wall Street: what would Gandhi say?What two references does Gupta mention thatsupport her point, are not elaborated on andwould be useful for students to learn more about?Maritime museum seeks funds for gunboat study1. Useful references for 2. Irrelevant info forbetter comprehension comprehension would be found
  • 14. Maritime museum seeks funds for gunboat study1. Useful references for 2. Irrelevant info forbetter comprehension comprehension would be foundSpitfire Vermont Public TelevisionThe film itself Art CohnBenedict Arnold New York (boat)The battle of Valcour
  • 15. Organise information from the reading graphically to help others understand it in a different way. This can be taken from other sources (if cited) or created originally.Good ones PitfallsPhotos that encapsulate key ideas Photos, photos, photos!Videos that show the reality of the situation Lack of explanationSatirical cartoons that demonstrate the key concepts Forgetting the sourceTimelines that show events in chronological orderCharts or graphs that put stats into a visual
  • 16. Arab Spring Timeline
  • 17. A multitude of pathways to youth addictionSeveral reasons for becoming an addict, not just playingPersonality, physical, psychologicalCharacteristics of youth gamblers compared to other youthOther problems that exist before gamblingSupporting pointYoung gambling addicts are found to be more impulsive, excitable, extroverted,anxious, self-blaming and emotionally unstable than young non-gamblers.
  • 18. Schlesinger discusses connections between Arbenz and communistsSchlesinger refers to a time in in terms of a guilty by association concept (par. 6), which means thatGuatemalas history when who you know or have some72% of its land was owned by connection to, no matter how2% of the population (par. 4). minor, influences others opinionsIn what way does this ratio of you, either positively or morelook familiar? often negatively. Where else do we see this type of false logic when dealing with the opinions of others?
  • 19. A series of extended, thematically-related texts for student choice Student-sourced extra readings A devils advocate reading Show significance to lecture topics Relate it to personal experience
  • 20. Highlighter role tasksUnknown Choose 7 10 key words that are unknown; learn them and compose a creative way of teaching them to your partnersTopical Group words used in the text by meaningful categoryFamily Find word families that authors use in the text, create a chart with them and fill in the gapsCollocation Identify collocated phrases in the textBias Look for words that demonstrate author biasDiscourse Highlight discourse markers and identify their antecedents
  • 21. There has been a curious bout of revisionist history inrecent weeks criticizing the U.S. decision not to "finish thejob" during the 1991 Gulf War and overthrow the Iraqigovernment of Saddam Hussein. With such a lopsidedvictory in the six-week military campaign, these right-wingcritics argue the U.S. could have easily marched into thecapital of Baghdad and ousted the dictator.Zunes, Stephen. Why the U.S. did not overthrow Saddam Hussein. Foreign Policy in Focus. November 1,2001. Available at http://www.fpif.org/articles/why_the_us_did_not_overthrow_saddam_hussein [last accessedMarch 3, 2012].
  • 22. There has been a curious bout of revisionist history inrecent weeks criticizing the U.S. decision not to "finish thejob" during the 1991 Gulf War and overthrow the Iraqigovernment of Saddam Hussein. With such a lopsidedvictory in the six-week military campaign, these right-wingcritics argue the U.S. could have easily marched into thecapital of Baghdad and ousted the dictator.Zunes, Stephen. Why the U.S. did not overthrow Saddam Hussein. Foreign Policy in Focus. November 1,2001. Available at http://www.fpif.org/articles/why_the_us_did_not_o