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  • Session 8Lumberton High PLCTuesday, May 17, 2011Literacy Training: Assisting Struggling Readers

  • Think AloudHelps readers think about how they make meaning (Davey, 1983).As students read they:Pause occasionally to think aloud about connections they are making , as well as make predictionsCreate images to visualize the eventsActivate prior knowledgeFind ways to fix problems with understandingHelps teachers target problems.Allows students to analyze how they are thinking

  • I HaveWho Has?This activity will help teachers evaluate information and reading skills. It is a review in motion, with literacy built in. This activity will work across the curriculum! Directions:Give every student a card.The first person will read aloud only the bottom half of his/her card which is the question that the other students should answerThe student that has I Have (the answer) will stand up and respond next and read their Who Has question.The game continues until all are matched and all students have read their card.

  • I HaveWho Has?A different variation:Give everyone a card.Let children walk around and find their matches. They must come to you to see if it is correct. Once they finish, in pairs they have to write how they knew it was correct. Example: I know it is correct because the first amendment includes the establishment clause which states I cannot create a state sponsored church.

  • 5x 6 = 3x - 8Who HasI Have: x = -5

  • Who Has 2x 1 = 5I Have: x = -1

  • Who Has 5x + 2x 4 = 10I Have: x = 3

  • Who Has X + 16 = 5xI Have: x = 2

  • 4x + 8x = -60 I Have: x = 4

  • Who hasthe type of cell in humans most similar to pollen in plants? I Have: to determine the genotypes of the parents

  • Who Hasthe biological organic compounds by which enzymes are classifed?I Have: the sperm cell

  • Who Hasthe organelles that have their own DNA that is distint from the cells nuclear DNA?I Have: proteins

  • Who Hasthe purpose of a test cross in genetics research?I Have: mitochondrion

  • Wikis

  • Wikispaces.comUseful Site:Benefits of using a Wiki? Increase student motivationGreat tool to monitor studentsCreativity and easy to useCommunication between students, teachers and parentsWritingA new way to facilitate learning

    Creating a WIKI: Visit the site Teacher Examples: Teacher 1 Teacher 2

  • Blogs

  • Why use Blogs?Share materials, news, downloads, links, videos, podcasts, slideshows, multimedia presentations, and more. Information can be shared from school and from home. It is also easy to manage access.Facilitates online discussion and collaboration. Students can respond to blog posts and discuss topics through comments on forums. Allows you to collect feedback and input.Create a class publication. Easily edit and collaborate on online publishing.Parents can be involved. Post information, news and eventsShare your lesson plans. Allows you to reflect and collaborate with other teachers.Create blogs for clubs, student groups, events, sports teams.

  • Popular Blog SitesKidblog.orgEdublogs.orgEdmodo.com

    There are also tons of blogs related to educational themes that students can read and be involved in.