Beyond the Book:
Matching Reading Standards &
Technology-Rich Thematic Projects
 
Annette Lamb
alamb@eduscapes.com
 
Some kids love to read and others would rather be biking. Promote a love of reading. There are all kinds of reading. Even for bike riders… Sometimes you need to read the map or manual.
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Reading Standards & Tech-Rich Themes
  • Reading Goal
  • Technology Goal
  • Not isolated skills
  • Applies reading & technology strategies independently and flexibly
The Basics: Reading Comprehension
Officer Buckle and Gloria, Peggy Rathmann
Demonstrate Understanding
  • Write, Draw, Retell, Demonstrate
Learn the Tricks
 
Apply the Skills
 
Communicate Ideas
 
Start with Reading Standards
  • Understand complexity of the text: ideas, insights and reflections
  • Comprehends beyond the literal, to the personal, critical and/or evaluative responses.
  • Connects to experiences, texts, concepts, issues, cultural settings.
Add in Technology Standards
  • Information Skills
  • Evaluation Skills
  • Communication Skills
Add in Content Standards
Book as Focal Point
  • English: Fables
  • History: Depression, Railroads, Communication
  • Music: Jazz
  • Science: Rocks
Christopher Paul Curtis, Bud, Not Buddy
Check out the example at http://eduscapes.com/reading/bud/
 
Locating Standards
Standards & Matching Lessons
 
Reading Purposes
Reading for:
Reading for Literary Experience
Read: novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays
The Arthurian Legend
  • English
  • Social Studies
  • Geography
  • Art
The Standards
 
Reading for Information
  • Read: magazines newspapers, texts, encyclopedias, catalogs, books
  • Interpret features:headings, tables, graphics
  • Skim for information
The Chicago Fire
  • History outcome
  • Reading outcome
  • Evaluation, Critique, Comparison, Debate
The Great Fire, Jim Murphy
 
Reading to Perform a Task
Reading Stances
 
The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
High Level Connections
 
Why Read?
  • Pedaling for Performance
  • Pedaling for Pleasure
  • Match Standards & Resources
Selecting Web-based Narratives
  • Text structure
    • idea organization, sequencing, headings
  • Vocabulary
    • labels for ideas and concepts
  • Helpers
    • visuals, typography, structure
  • http://Kids.MysteryNet.com/
 
Use Story Maps
  • Setting -when and where
  • Characters -people or players
  • Initiating event -establishing action
  • Conflict/goal -the focal point
  • Events -attempts to address goal
  • Resolution -goal outcome
  • Theme -the main idea
Kidspiration
Selecting Web-based Informational Texts
Kidspiration
 
Thematic Approach: Irish Potato Famine
  • Combine: Narrative & Info Text Reading
  • Combine: Paper-based Computer-based
Nory Ryan's Song, Patricia Reilly Giff
 
Technology & Reading Instruction
  • Before Reading
    • Anticipate meaning
  • During Reading
    • Construct meaning
  • After Reading
    • Refocus, reflect reconstruct, extend
Big Machines, Karen Wallace
 
A Dozen Ideas: Get headed in the right direction
Find Help
 
Online Book Reviews
 
Publisher Websites
 
Online Literature
 
Simple Comprehension
 
Personal Experience
 
Culture Connection
 
Reading Collaboration
 
Connect to History
 
Varied Readings
 
Standards and Themes
 
Web-Based Reading
  • Reading
  • Printing
  • Copying
  • Note taking
  • Visual mapping
Women's History
Remember the Ladies: 100 Great American Women, Cheryl Harness
 
People Theme Projects
 
Reading and Technology - Why web-based reading and online activities?
Read, Read, Read - The more you read, the better you get.
 
Collaborate - Reading is more fun when you share!
 
Make it fun - Students become more involved in personal stories.
 
Do It Daily - Build vocabulary through ongoing, online activities
 
Create with Online Tools - Storymakers, Poetry creators, Puzzlemakers
 
Address Info Overload - Focus attention
 
Challenge Students
  • Skim
  • Use menus
  • Use dictionaries
  • Use visuals
Beyond the Book - CD-Audio, KidPix, HyperStudio, Web
Polka Bats and Octopus Slacks, Calef Brown
Wear Your Helmet
  • Anticipate Problems, Be Prepared
    • preselected websites, activities
Balance Activities
  • On computer
  • Off computer
  • Individual
  • Team
Match Reading Standards
  • Content Standards
  • Technology Resources
  • Thematic Learning
Focus on Fun

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Created by Annette Lamb, 6/01