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Ashley Carter
Deeper Connection
Sun Nov 23, 2014 18:19
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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 effect, as well as making predictions. These are skills that students can use past the reading of these texts that are assigned by teachers.

  • 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
    • Define deeper - Stacy, Sat Nov 22 16:00
      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... more
      • 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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