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Literacy-Rich Hodgepodge: Motivation, Poetry, Sharing Ideas April Focus Group Presented by: Tonya Kepner

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  • Literacy-Rich Hodgepodge: Motivation, Poetry, Sharing Ideas April Focus Group Presented by: Tonya Kepner
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  • Perks of attending today ACT 48 hours if you combine todays hour with two more focus group hours this year.
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  • Discover ways to increase motivation to read NOTE: To change images on this slide, select a picture and delete it. Then click the Insert Picture icon in the placeholde r to insert your own image. $25 Gift Card Drawing!!!
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  • Ways to motivate students to read Poetry ideas (National Poetry Month) Share ideas with colleagues Agenda for today:
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  • Children who are motivated to read spend more time reading than those who are not motivated, and reading motivation has been linked to the development of lifelong readers.
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  • Factors that contribute the most to reading motivation: Self-selection/choice Personal interests Access to books Social interaction Series books Varied texts Modeling/Scaffolding Read-alouds Time to read Meaning/Purpose Appropriate level of difficulty Feedback
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  • So, what are some ways to tap into intrinsic motivation?
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  • INCREASING MOTIVATION: Provide a purpose for reading (to perform, to search for facts, to locate the authors purpose) POCKET CHART WITH STRIPS
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  • Providing purpose, continued
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  • Optional: Students fold a paper into 4 squares, writing one word in each box. After reading the story, students then draw a picture to help them remember the new word. read I read the newspaper. page Please turn the page. word I know that word. say What did she say?
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  • INCREASING MOTIVATION, continued: Share your reading life with your students (Mrs. Kepner is currently reading (title/picture of book). Students read on camping chairs, stools, hot seats, chair pads, bath mats in laundry baskets *** Share Chair - - - students sign when done sharing if made out of canvas*** Survey interests or allow students to nominate books for read alouds or the class library (Drop box for a student to say, Mr./Mrs.____, our library needs more _genre/ series books.) Staple a page that says, This book was read by on the last page of the book for students to sign.
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  • INCREASING MOTIVATION continued: Provide a variety of reading material (50% fiction, 50% nonfiction) and a variety of reading variations - Take Turn Days - Ask Question Days - Sticky Note Days . or You Decide Days For those who love a series, provide a list of all the books in the series so the student can check them off as they are read.
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  • Variation example:
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  • Variety of genres example:
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  • INCREASING MOTIVATION continued: Print many Flat Stanleys on a half sheet with this saying on the back of the paper for students to finish: Flat Stanley took a journey through this book. His favorite part was _________. With a pretend hamburger and two pieces of pretend bread, teach students the sandwich-style approach of feedback. One student listens to another student read. Then, the listener gives a positive, a negative, and another positive while building a burger.
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  • INCREASING MOTIVATION through retells: Have a Book Commercial time in which students get behind a TV screen prop, retell a story, and/or make recommendations for good reads. Ex: Oprah Winfrey Strategy: 1. Several students read the same book. 2. Teacher plays the role of Oprah (initially) and interviews them about their lives and roles. 3. Invite the students to appear on your show. 4. Arrange chairs and welcome them. 5. Begin with broad questions (tell me a bit about yourself). 6. What seemed to be the problem? 7. Ask others if they agree with her. 8. You may even ask the audience questions.
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  • Retells, continued: Story Bits or Souvenir Bits Clever Tom and the LeprechaunPebble sprayed gold or a piece of red ribbon CliffordDog biscuit in the shape of a dog bone Clocks and More Clocks2 construction paper clock hands joined with a brad, a clock stamped on paper CorduroyButton
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  • INCREASING MOTIVATION continued: Author/Genre Studies (area with artifacts in room) The goal of an author study is to make a connection between a book and an author's life. This shows children that authors are real people & develops motivation to seek out other work by the same author. Book Clubs
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  • Book Clubs, continued
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  • INCREASING MOTIVATION continued: Provide time for silent reading daily and give it an interesting name: D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) U.S.S.R. (Uninterrupted Sustained Silent Reading) D.I.R.T. (Daily Independent Reading Time) The purpose of SSR is to encourage a lifelong habit of reading through interest, choice, and a community of readers.
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  • SSR, continued:
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  • Roll the dice Name a motivation factor you would like to address or that you address well. Which did you like best for purpose and why: pocket chart with strips, beachball, anticipation guide, guess yes or no, RIVET? Name a way a teacher could encourage reading a variety of books. Discuss what you like about SSR, book clubs, or author studies. Do you like using poetry, rhymes, or songs in your classroom? Discuss a way students could tell a fact about a story or retell a story.
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  • Benefits of poetry in the classroom: Poetry is motivating and builds phonemic awareness, while enhancing the alphabetic principle, vocabulary, fluency, expression, and writing skills, and the genre also has the potential to make reading a positive learning experience (Parr & Campbell, 2006).
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  • Poetry example: A Poem to Read, A Song to Sing Begin each day with a poem and a song Introduce a new poem and song each Monday The students can reread the poems and sing the songs throughout the week
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  • Nursery rhymes as poetry: html ***Nursery rhymes in good format @ Poems with simple rhymes (or to the tune of familiar songs): gemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id= 30&MMN_position=20:20 ***Poems to the tune of songs in good format in Alan Katz books.
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  • Poetry Journals: Could be a weekly poem introduced on Monday and filed in a 3-ring binder or glued into a composition book After the poem is introduced, students could have opportunities to reread it throughout the week One activity for the students to independently complete could be a craft for creativity See this website for a large amount of K,1,2 poetry journal ideas ideas.html
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