Poetry, Patterns and Scripts

Poetry, Patterns and Scripts / Helen Raczuk
(recorded during the PITA Fall Conference Oct 08 in Kelowna)
Authentic purpose: ex. buddy-readers
Close: access prior knowledge
Scholastics, Rhyming Dictionary
Rhyme + rhythm: help in learning language, sound it out, clap it out
Reworking words, condensing, specific language
Group work
Stories: point of reference, condensing story, theme or topic
Book in a can: anticipatory set, introduces language, pairs, presentation, objects as memory aids, like note taking
Role playing as characters: perspectives, display of knowledge
Story worksheet: get kids to reference page numbers
Book review (bookmark): inform peers
Response journals: during reading, thoughts/feelings/questions
Character development organizer: graphing/charting dynamics of traits
Character web: connecting lines – how a character feels about another