Ontario and BC education sites have some excellent EAL resource suggestions.
Wondering how to incorporate Reading is Thinking strategies into the Credit Program.
Of course, we would all love our students to be very musically literate. It is interesting to think about the links between literacy in the traditional definition and musical literacy. We would like to explore whether there is a connection between those that struggle with reading written language and those that struggle with reading musical language. Hmmmm.....
Literacy AHA: I started so many books this summer...but didn't finish any!!! I realize that to enagage, there has to be a connection. If the connection wasn't there, I wasn't either!
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Please put the questions back up on the screen....we just logged on!
Excited that the library will be at the heart of the literacy program!
What a great resource! Thanks ladies! I hope the team planning time will provide an opportunity for teachers to discuss literacy strategies that have been really helpful for students when learning material in their subject area.
I got an ereader before summer. Due to limited selection of available books, I tried many new authors this summer and read outside my usual choosings. Much to my surprise, I loved the new technology.
On our summer bike trip, while sharing a tent, I read to Cheryl and managed to put her to sleep!!!! :) A great literacy summer moment!
I attended the New York Public Library's 100th anniversary exhibition this summer. I saw Malcolm X's journal, Charles Dicken's letter opener (made from his dead cat's paw!) and the first Gutenberg Bible to come to North America. It was a great celebration of literacy!
Is there a litercy area to focus on when working with very weak students who have little interst in school?
Thanks Arlyn. Redfern will have something to say about this I'm sure.
I met the Literacy Ladies once and I am still excited!!
I think the phy ed department is going to develop a vocabulary related to fitness for students taking phy ed.
For students who say that they don't like to read I'd say that you just have not found the right book. Encouraging students to develop their interests is a great way to encourage reading.
<A HREF="http://www.ted.com/talks/adora_svitak.html">Great video</A> from a 12-year-old on what adults can learn....
You'll have to cut and paste that link for the vid; or, alternatively, click on my name (should work).
I was able to visit the Cape Town Public Library to see an exhibit of early Bibles. It was incredible!
Z is for suspension?
Great Ted talk, MIke- quite inspiring- I agree our students have a lot to teach us!
Thanks FRC for all your comments -you've gone from the ridiculous to the sublime- as usual, you didn't disappoint! I'm hoping we continue the conversation!
Most of the visitors are here, so please share your experience which you feel practically from your point of view and make everyone aware about this useful website.
First comment of the day!!!!!
I'm curious what new and exciting things people are trying for semester two.
Teaching "reading is thinking" is always changing. All students must set new goals from year to year. This year will be particularily interesting because there can be a focus around the Olympics. This is a great course to accomidate the indivual needs and interests of students.
I'm excited to transfer some of the techniques and approaches I used with my transition students in my biology classroom. I feel that I will be able to recognize the at-risk much more quickly because of my recent experience. I'm walking in with a new set of glasses!
That was uplifting, thanks!
And, I didn't realize you had new glasses! I never notice these things!
I am taking all my classes to sign them up for edmodo today!
Encouraging students to ask more questions and use edmodo for a place they can answer eachothers questions.
In art class, strategies are needed to ensure that grade 10 students think critically about their products rather than see "effort" or "trying hard" as being the desired product.
This is true in other courses. Just finishing a project or assignment ain't good enough. There are better products - what are the characteristics of good work? Completion of tasks is great, but the quality matters.
I plan on incorporating new visual thinking strategies (VTS) to help students to understand how to make meaning of images.
My goal is to use journaling in my math classes.
Trying to have students choose current news articles relating to economics and make connections to concepts being discussed in class.
I've been working a lot with EAL students, so vocabulary (both with daily, regular-se English, and with terms specific to Canadian History) is an issue. To assist with that, I've resolved to keep a running vocabulary list on one of my whiteboards, and not erase it at the end of the day, so that I can refer back to new terms. I've also created a wiki for my classes, where I'll be uploading notes and assignments, making it easier for kids to stay on top of work that they may have missed.
The focus of our conversation was on accommodating EAL students at all levels and in all classes.
Sharing, collaboration, experimentation and reflection in a trusting environment is key to working with students to find success.
-using leveled reading for EAL dtudents has been beneficial.
-reading assessments on computer for kids to do so that they know what theie reading level is Equal amounts of reading, writing and speaking on a daily basis. able to address more concerns with students.
-Instead of teching the same novel, giving students choice of the novel that they read. interesting to see which kids choose which novel.
-Reading log in first language as well as in english
EAL english question: Why are there some exceptions to the a/an before a vowel noun?
I'm going to try adding a unit on Digital Citizenship in my Automated Office.
Awesome! Let's chat about that!
We're discussing aiming some of our lessons toward one or more authors coming to the school this month. This will encourage us to rethink our materials and/or our approaches to our lessons. Hooray to all involved in planning the FRC Writer's (Writers'? Writers?) Festival!!
I'm trying to incorporate the document camera into my Chemistry classes.
Math classes are also going to incorporate this technology. Enjoy testing the camera!
I just read through the comments from 2.5 years ago above. Do these comments get grouped, sorted, and followed up upon? Often products can be lost in the Interwebs never to be seen again.
Jill Seniuk Cicek, Cathy Oresnik and Dawn Knight are members of FRC's Literacy Committee.