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Read Aloud: Treschaun video
Tue Jun 2, 2015 02:59

I also loved this video and agree that it is a great example of a successful reading. I learned different reading methods and techniques that I plan to use in my future classroom. Evette was not concerned about Treschaun answering questions about the content of the book, her goal was to help him make personal connection and interact with the reading. This seems to be an effective way to facilitate reading comprehension with ASD students. Also, in the video Treschaun got distracted with either the people speaking in the background or the person filming; however, Evette was able to quickly bring his attention back to the reading. I was amazed at how easily their communication flowed.

After watching the video, I was left feeling like I should learn sign language.

  • Great Teaching in "Read Aloud Treschaun" - Rachel Caldwell, Mon Jun 1 20:59
    I absolutely loved the video of Treschaun and his teacher reading a baseball book together. I liked how the teacher engaged Treschaun into the subject of the book before reading it, and used sign... more
    • Reply Rachel- Treschaun - Rebecca McVey, Sat Jun 6 22:01
      Rachel, how wonderful is it that the teacher meets Treschaun's communication needs while also getting him so excited about reading. Watching the video, it is clear that her use of sign language,... more
    • Reply to "Read Aloud Treschaun" - Hunter Hastings, Thu Jun 4 20:40
      I didn't watch this video this week, but it sounds like this teacher definitely represents one that cares about students exposure to reading and writing even before they learn how to read. I love... more
    • reply great teaching in read aloud Treschaun - rognstadgr, Thu Jun 4 16:58
      I also really liked this video. I think this teacher did a fantastic job of engaging Treschaun and keeping him engaged. I really liked that she threw in some sign language to go over key words. It... more
    • Reply to Rachel - Maggie Horne, Wed Jun 3 12:14
      Rachel, I completely agree! I loved watching this video with Treschaun and Evette. She chose a topic that he was passionate about and made personal connections to his real life experiences. This was... more
    • Treschaun - Amanda Wallace, Wed Jun 3 11:30
      This video was also my favorite. It was easy to see that he was excited to read this book with his teacher. I especially enjoyed that Treschaun's teacher pointed out the emotions the character and... more
    • Re: Great Teaching in "Read Aloud Treschaun" - hillaryyarbrough, Tue Jun 2 13:44
      These are great strategies used to help engage him in the story being read aloud. I would like to know what type of classroom this is, and how often the teacher is able to do that with him. It seems... more
    • Slightly Troubled - Jean Milton, Tue Jun 2 10:43
      I kind of struggled with this video because Treschaun seemed to be somewhere between the 7th and 9th grade, but the book seemed to be intended for someone in Elementary. Dr. Werts stressed to us... more
      • Question about Treschaun video - Navila Castro, Thu Jun 4 23:58
        While watching this video I couldn't help and ask myself about his transition after high school. I know Professor Koppenhaver mentioned he was a Junior in high school. My question is: When does the... more
      • reply to Jean - Hunter Hastings, Thu Jun 4 20:53
        I agree with you that Treschaun should have been given more of a grade level book to read, but I don't think it is necessary illegal. As long at he is being provided and given access to grade level... more
      • Re: Slightly Troubled - Cynthia Trickel, Wed Jun 3 16:19
        Jean, This is a continuing issue with students who have disabilities. I am always looking for materials which are age appropriate, but yet on an instructional reading level for our students in my... more
      • developmental appropriateness - koppenhaverd, Wed Jun 3 15:31
        I agree and disagree with these ideas and love that you raised them. Let me explain. Treschaun is 16 in the video, a rising junior in high school, who cannot talk and has not been provided a formal... more
        • Developmental Appropriateness in the Classroom - Jean Milton, Sat Jun 6 10:36
          Dr. Koppenhaver I saw this used in an internship in a middle school self-contained classroom. The student was a 7th grade male who was enthralled with My Little Pony and I saw a therapist use it in... more
        • RE: developmental appropriateness - Cynthia Trickel, Wed Jun 3 16:26
          Thank you for your insight. I looked up the website and I am very impressed with the materials. I am certainly going to incorporate these books into our reading program. In fact, I have sent the... more
      • Reply to Jean - Maggie Horne, Wed Jun 3 11:59
        Jean, I completely understand where you are coming from with this. It is extremely important to choose text that is developmentally and age appropriate while being functional, but in this case I... more
      • Re: Slightly Troubled - McKenzi Davis, Tue Jun 2 19:20
        I understand a concern as teachers to make sure that text is developmentally appropriate, age appropriate, and functional when we are reading it to our students or having them read it. At first, I... more
        • reply to McKenzie - Hunter Hastings, Sat Jun 6 22:07
          I totally hear ya. I don't think however that there are books that we can select to use when reading to our students that are developmentally and age appropriate. Let's say we have a 11 year old boy. ... more
        • re: slightly troubled - Stacy Huffman, Wed Jun 3 09:57
          As a teacher in a separate school, using material that is age appropriate is a daily struggle.Our students are significantly behind that of their same-age peers. With regards to reading, you DO need... more
          • Shared reading - tatem1, Fri Jun 5 21:32
            I completely agree. I would like to include that with shared reading a student is more likely to be engaged if the text is interesting to them and is on their reading level. I want to teach the early ... more
          • Baseball and Reading - Rachel Caldwell, Thu Jun 4 16:49
            First thank you for the insight into your classroom and daily struggle. This video stood out to me because the book seemed to make the student so happy. Like you mentioned, he was totally engaged and ... more
    • I agree Rachel - Sara Pappas, Tue Jun 2 10:17
      Agree with this video being a great representation of how to go through a story. It also is perfect for an emergent reader when they don't know to read at first. Treschaun mimicked the teacher when... more
    • A wonderful example of how to teach that individual. It was easy to tell that Treschaun loves baseball and is very excited by the book. The way the teacher lets him actively participate in his... more
    • Read Aloud: Treschaun video - tatem1, Tue Jun 2 02:59
      • Reply to: Read Aloud: Treshaun Video - Angie Helton, Thu Jun 4 22:38
        I also watched this video and was amazed at how his teacher was able to keep him engaged. I liked that he was able to use his sign-language along with his verbalization to get his answers and what he ... more
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