English 341: It’s Like This

Google+ Community

We will share most of our work in a Google+ Community. We can upload images, respond to each other’s ideas, and share links and artifacts here.

Calendar

Course calendar can be found above and HERE.

Remember: Teaching Reading

Remember: Teaching Reading

Some givens…things we want to remember about teaching reading:

  • Discussion, discussion, discussion. Talk about books with students.
  • Relatable choices; build community to discover choices
  • It is okay to put books down
  • Choice
  • Know students enough to offer them choices
  • Read whenever there is downtime; Reading habits
  • Use resources like Goodreads, Twitter, award winning sites (like American Library Association: Caldecott and Newbery)
  • Reading for meaning; various purposes
  • Formative assessments in a non-standardized way; genuine learning
  • Space. How classroom is set up to create an environment that promotes reading?
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