- — Meenoo Rami (@MeenooRami)Mon, Apr 06 2015 22:56:22
- I was extremely excited to be participating in this chat. I have come to realize that students absolutely loathe reading, so I hoped this chat would bring some new methods to teach reading!
- I completely agree - engagement starts with actually connecting with the text. I LOVE to read, but I didn't always. My passion for reading came when I learned how to make connections with the book, and actually place myself into the story.
- — Molly Tant (@mollym_tant)Mon, Apr 06 2015 23:12:12A2: Ss become disengaged when they see no purpose in what they are doing. The connection to life outside of school is missing. #engchat
- This is one HUGE thing that I have been learning this semester - students are disengaged when they see no purpose in what they are doing. I have often been asked, "Why are we even doing this?" Because I said so? Because the district says so? Because politicians say so?
- I believe there is a lot of truth in this. Let the students actually experience the book. There is always going to be that ONE book that actually speaks to the heart and mind of the reader.
- It's all about getting them talking! If students suggest anything to me - food, music, books - I try and jump on that suggestion. It is a great way to connect with students. I had a student tell me to listen to a band...I did, and let me tell you, this band is pretty amazing. And now I have something to talk about with this student!
- — Sarah Mulhern Gross (@thereadingzone)Mon, Apr 06 2015 23:29:23We also have a class Twitter account, class Instagram, and class Facebook page. All places I can share book trailers, freebies,etc #engchat
- Here you go, Jeff! Someone is actively using Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook in their classroom! :)
- — Teri Lesesne (@ProfessorNana)Mon, Apr 06 2015 23:31:35Q4 Another of Cambourne’s conditions is RESPONSE. How do we ensure Ss have the chance for authentic response? #engchat
- — Ben Kuhlman (@bkuhl2you)Mon, Apr 06 2015 23:33:09A4 - Variety of channels to respond. Blogs, handwritten notebooks, orally in small groups, whole class. Options are nice. #engchat
- It's all about the options! Kids LOVE when you give them choices - it makes them actually want to do something if they have a say in what they're doing. So often in school choice is taken away!
- — Teri Lesesne (@ProfessorNana)Mon, Apr 06 2015 23:34:33Graves said if we grade all Ss write, they are not writing enough, Same applies to reading. Does every book need something? #engchat
- Definitely not. If we place assignments for everything we read, for every chapter, every sentence, students will not learn about the book, they will learn to HATE reading!
- — C Steinbacher-Reed (@christina_coach)Mon, Apr 06 2015 23:35:13A4-Have you ever finished a good book & said, "Hmm-I think I want to do a book report on that." No! we tell a friend about it! #engchat
- Ha, that is a good one! That is totally true though! I often think about writing reviews on books.. perhaps have students chat and write reviews on the book. Would you recommend this book? Why/why not?
- — Donalyn Miller (@donalynbooks)Mon, Apr 06 2015 23:39:29A4. If we cannot offer Ss choice in what text they read for an assignment, we should offer them choice in how they respond. #engchat
- Again, choice! I think this is a great idea as well. Allowing the students to choose how they respond is great! They can respond via writing, art, film, music...whatever suits them best!
- I'm really interested in reading this, and perhaps using it in the classroom!
EdChat: English Teachers Chat
English Teachers Chat: #engchat @ 4:00 p.m. Today's topic - Engaging students with reading.
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