- First tweet of my first EdChat! First thing's first - instroduce myself to all the other tweeters!
- — Liz (Dunford) Franco (@Liz_Dunford)Wed, Apr 01 2015 23:42:38
- — Liz (Dunford) Franco (@Liz_Dunford)Wed, Apr 01 2015 23:47:38A2. Gather all the clues you can! Cover, Blurb, ToC, Title page. Figure out the story before you even begin to read. #tcrwp
- I think having students look at all the aspects of the book (cover, table of contents, title page, etc.) before they delve into the book is a great attention grabber. Have students predict what they think is going to happen in the book, write it down, and see if they are right by the end!
- — Liz (Dunford) Franco (@Liz_Dunford)Wed, Apr 01 2015 23:51:43Q3. Building a literal foundation is KEY. Don’t rush it! What are ways you help readers build meaning as they read? #tcrwp
- Having students collaborate is key! It is so interesting to hear what students come up with when they are actually given the opportunity to express themselves. Having them talk also allows for idea building - one student says something and another adds on...the domino effect!
- I would love to figure out activities where my students could use ALL of their senses to make connections to what they are reading. What do you think the character SEES, SMELLS, HEARS, FEELS, TASTES? Fun!!!
- — Liz (Dunford) Franco (@Liz_Dunford)Thu, Apr 02 2015 00:08:26Q5. Determining importance. What are some ways we can help readers retell with KEY details, not every detail? #tcrwp
- Now there's a productive use of Twitter! Character count = reducing the amount of "fluff" in your writing!
- — Jessie Miller (@jessiebmiller)Thu, Apr 02 2015 00:26:37Studying how the other characters talk and feel about a character. How does this match how the character sees themselves? #tcrwp
- Teaching students to understand that what goes on AROUND the character has such a huge impact. Tell students that what happens around them has an effect on who they are... so in turn, what happens around a character has an effect on the character. Connections!
- — Liz (Dunford) Franco (@Liz_Dunford)Thu, Apr 02 2015 00:23:35Q7. Stretching kids toward interpretation. How can we help young readers think about the lesson an author aims to teach? #tcrwp
- Making the connection to the real world is what is often overlooked in education. Some things can be difficult to make connections with, but if we take the time to do it, students will be more engaged and will see a purpose in what they are doing.
- — Liz (Dunford) Franco (@Liz_Dunford)Thu, Apr 02 2015 00:36:23Thanks to everyone for joining and sharing your ideas! Cheers to wonderful adventures with your kids & characters! #tcrwp
- I really enjoyed participating in this chat! It was great to interact with educators from all around :)
EdChat: Teachers College Reading Writing Project
Teachers College Reading Writing Project Chat (#TCRWP) - Wednesday, April 1, 2015 @ 4:30 pm. Today's topic: characters.
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