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Define deeper
Sat Nov 22, 2014 16:00 (XFF:

Yes. I would say that if it gets them to form connections, infer, start a discussion, or just about anything appropriate outside of just answering a classroom question from a teacher would be my definition. I think that this is a subjective thing. I just really want the students to be able to use reading as a catalyst for something in their lives instead of an activity to get finished.

  • Real World Interaction - Rachel Yakey, Sat Nov 22 10:16
    I really like the topic of your research study. I have been trying to get my student to make specific connections with text that are above surface level as well. One of the things I have used this... more
    • Deeper Connection - Ashley Carter, Sun Nov 23 18:19
      Yes, I agree with Stacy. Our definition of making "real-world" connections just refers to the ability to think about what you are reading and make inferences about feelings of characters, cause and... more
    • Define deeper - Stacy, Sat Nov 22 16:00
      • Re define deeper - Rachel Yakey, Sun Nov 23 13:34
        Stacy, I wonder when students either become a "reader" or a "nonreader'? There are so many factors that would seem to influence it, but sometimes I think it just comes down to finding a book they... more
        • Re: Rachel - sellewc, Mon Dec 1 20:49
          That's a very interesting question, because if a student has decided that they are a "non-reader" then many of the interventions that include student motivation may not work as well. I see this alot... more
        • self-concept - Response to Rachel - Stacy, Sun Nov 23 18:30
          What you wrote reminds me of what Tavia (I think) was talking about in the discussion on your presentation. I think she is right. Self-concepts are so strong, but I do think that students will read... more
          • re: self-concept - Emily Fox, Sun Nov 23 19:00
            Stacy, Listening to you speak (or reading what you type) about those precious moments with students makes me want to be a student in your classroom. My senior AP English class was the first time I... more
            • response to Emily - Stacy, Sun Nov 23 19:23
              Every school year, I agonize over whether or not I have done a good job in leading them to what is really important in reading. I believe that there is still so much work to do to get the students to ... more
              • Technology and Reading - Rachel Yakey, Mon Nov 24 07:18
                Stacy, I also wonder if a key might be getting students to realize that even though a lot of what they do is technology based it is still steeped in the fundamentals of communication: reading,... more
            • That moment... - Rachel Yakey, Sun Nov 23 19:05
              You both put it so beautifully that we, as teachers, want our students to connect to something as a human experience shared by others for the joy of the connection. :) Love it.
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