Teaching Reading: 3-5 Workshop
New Literacies of the Internet Before You Watch | New Literacies of the Internet
To prepare for this workshop session, you will review the key terms, identify the strategies that you already use, and then read two articles on the role of technology in literacy instruction.
What Do You Do?
Most classrooms now have one or more computers to enhance student learning. Think about how you use the Internet to support your literacy instruction and improve student learning. Now jot down your answers to the following questions and, if you are taking this workshop for credit, save them for your Literacy Practices Portfolio:
- How do you use the Internet in your curriculum and teaching?
- What skills and strategies do you teach students for using the Internet effectively?
- What practices are in place to ensure safe use of the Internet by your students?
- How comfortable are you in navigating and evaluating Web sites?
- How do you teach students to determine the credibility of the Web sites they visit?
Examine the Literature
Print out two copies of the Examine the Literature Response Chart (PDF). Then read each article listed below, recording your ideas on the charts during and after reading. When you have finished, save your charts to submit as an assignment.
Reading Comprehension on the Internet (PDF)
This article examines how Internet reading requires new comprehension strategies and new literacies.
Coiro, J. “Reading Comprehension on the Internet: Expanding Our Understanding of Reading Comprehension to Encompass New Literacies.” The Reading Teacher 56, no. 5 (February 2003): 458-464.
Integrating Literacy and Technology in the Curriculum: A Position Statement of the International Reading Association (PDF)
This position statement from the International Reading Association discusses the importance of broadening our understanding of reading to include new literacies of the Internet.
Newark, DE: The International Reading Association, 2001.
5.2 Analyze the Video | New Literacies of the Internet
Watch the video, "New Literacies of the Internet," taking notes as you watch. After you watch, jot down your answers to the questions below. If you prefer to watch the video in segments, pause the video when you see the next chapter heading.
Workshop 1 Creating Contexts for Learning
This session examines how classroom organization, routines, and grouping practices can enhance literacy skills in the middle grades. Literacy expert Jeanne Paratore discusses teaching strategies that foster reading and writing skills. Classroom examples illustrate the research.
Workshop 2 Fluency and Word Study
This session focuses on how students in the middle grades develop vocabulary and reading fluency. Literacy expert Richard Allington discusses specific teaching strategies that help build fluency and vocabulary, illustrated by classroom examples.
Workshop 3 Building Comprehension
Comprehending text is one of the main goals of reading. In this session, literacy expert Nell Duke discusses what good readers do and strategies teachers can use to help students build comprehension skills. Classroom footage provides examples of comprehension strategies.
Workshop 4 Writing
This workshop examines the relationship between reading and writing in the middle grades. Literacy expert Nadeen Ruiz discusses the connections, conventions, and inventions that provide a framework for teaching writing, illustrated by classroom examples.
Workshop 5 New Literacies of the Internet
This workshop focuses on the evolving use of networked technology in education. Literacy expert Donald Leu discusses strategies that help students effectively read, write, and communicate on the Internet. Classroom examples illustrate strategies for using Internet resources in the classroom.
Workshop 6 Teaching English Language Learners
Changing classroom demographics call for a range or teaching strategies. In this session, literacy expert Robert Jim�nez discusses strategies teachers can use to create a successful learning environment for all students, while supporting English language learners. Classroom examples illustrate the research.
Workshop 7 Teaching Diverse Learners
In this session, literacy expert Dorothy Strickland discusses how teachers can meet the diverse needs of readers and writers in their classrooms. Classroom examples and teaching strategies address different aspects of diversity, including culture, language, background, ability, and learning approaches.
Workshop 8 Assessment and Accountability
This session explores assessment, standards, and outcomes. Literacy expert Kathy Au discusses the strategies teachers can use to assess students' understanding in reading and writing. Classroom examples illustrate how students can participate in their own assessment.
Supplementary Workshop 6 - Teaching English Language Learners
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