Functions of Behavior - Mark Weakland Literacy

Functions of Behavior - Mark Weakland Literacy

. Thinking and Reading Strategies For the Environmental Educator Mark Weakland www.MarkWeaklandLiteracy.com

2 Strategies and Activities Anticipation guide I See, I Think, I Wonder Questioning and Answering Vocabulary Word Sorts and Summary Written Summary

3 Anticipation Guide 4 Anticipation Guides Activate prior knowledge

Set a purpose for learning Stimulate a students curiosity in a topic Develop a students ability to respond to a text or a conversation Allow the teacher to gather formative assessment data on prior knowledge. 5

Anticipation guides First: read statements and mark guide Individual With a partner In small groups Next: learn, read, experience Last: read statements and revise guide

During learning, reading, experiencing After Individual, with a partner, in small grp, w/large group 6 Anticipation Guides Teacher made

7 Anticipation Guides Student made 8 9

10 I See, I Think, I Wonder 11 IS IT IW

Activates prior knowledge Stimulates a students curiosity in a topic Develops observation skills Develops communication skills Allows the teacher to gather formative assessment data on prior knowledge. Leads to questioning! 12

I See, I Think, I Wonder 13 14 Ask and Answer

Questions 15 Asking and Answering Questions Good readers do this. Life long learners do this. The heart of science

Critically important for comprehension Question and Answer Relationship / Close Reading Thin and Thick Questions a great place to start! 16 Vocabulary

17 Building Vocabulary Readers must know the meanings for most of the words in a text so they can understand what they read When they know the meanings of most words they hear, listeners can better

understand a conversation 18 Build Vocabulary By Talking Read, read, read! 19

Good: single words Sphere 20

Better: connected words evaporate condense precipitate 21 The Water Cycle Song

Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation all the time! This is called the water cycle And it happens all the time. 22 Vocabulary Riddle

I live in far off Australia Along river banks muddy and green Although you may have seen the most amazing sights Im the strangest sight youve ever seen My warm blood makes me a mammal So does my brown silky fur But I swim like a fish and lay eggs like a bird Confusing you say? I concur!

23 A Platypus! I am a platypus, I am a platypus With a bill instead of a nose Like a strange looking otter I swim in the water With webbing between each of my toes I am a platypus, I am a platypus

I have four stout little legs I am a mammal, just like a camel, But my children all hatch from an egg 24

pinnate palmate heartwood sapwood cambium

leaves bark roots lobed compound 25

Comprehension The ultimate goal Understand both fiction and informational [texts] Understand and remember [what is read] Relate knowledge and experiences[ to the text] Communicate with others [about what is read]

26 Increase comprehension with a Verbal summary Written summary 27

Questions? Answers! A final song 28 Mark Weakland Literacy

Practical literacy solutions for teachers and administrators Childrens books that inspire kids to be readers www.markweaklandliteracy.com [email protected] 29

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