Reader’s Notebook – Deepening Comprehension through Authentic Response.

$120.00

What: Access to the 3 x1 hour workshop recordings and all related readings and PDF files to complete the workshop.

When: Available Now! (You will have access to all resources up until December 2021)

Where: Once you purchase this PD, you will receive an email with a PDF with all information on how to access the recordings and all associated supporting documents to complete the workshops.

Time: 3 x 1 hour workshops (3hrs in total)

Cost:  $120 + GST

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Description

Do you find yourself wondering what else you need to be doing to get your students to deepen their understanding and response to reading? 

  • Are you concerned your students need to be understanding what they read at a deeper level?
  • Wondering about the purpose of a reader’s notebook and how you would use notebooks in your classroom?
  • Looking for practical ideas and examples of authentic notebook entries?

Teaching comprehension strategies are a means to an end.  Not an end in themselves.  Teaching comprehension strategies is not enough.  We need to teach our students to take the written word and construct meaning based on their own thoughts, knowledge and experiences.  When a reader understands a text at a deep and meaningful level, they think, they feel, they react and they respond authentically.

A Reader’s Notebook is an integral part of a reading workshop.  It is a place that students can deepen their ability to think, and write about their reading.  It is a place that students can authentically respond to how a text has made them think, feel, react and or respond.  Reader’s Notebooks reflect the reader and should be individualised to show this.

In this online workshop, we will:

  • Look at why teaching our students to connect to their thinking, feelings and reactions when reading is critical for a deeper level of comprehension.
  • Explore what ‘Reader’s Notebooks’ are, and how they can be used by the reader as a place to authentically respond.
  • Work through some practical ideas and strategies that you could use with your students to enhance your use of reader’s notebooks.
  • Concerned your students need to be understanding what they read at a deeper level?
  • Wondering about the purpose of a reader’s notebook and how you would use notebooks in your classroom?
  • Looking for practical ideas and examples of authentic notebook entries?

 Session 1: Authentic Response

What is next after comprehension strategies?

How can you teach your students, to think at a deeper level, by connecting to their authentic response?

Session 2: Reader’s Notebooks – Set Up

What is the purpose of a reader’s notebook and what can you do to encourage student ownership and voice?

Session 3:  Reader’s Notebook – Practical Ideas

Practical ideas and examples of the different ways you can respond authentically in a reader’s notebook.