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Digital Literature Group
Mon Nov 23, 2015 16:12

I am in the process of doing this now with a group of 4 struggling readers. The article talked about how these college students read a book and completed a literature group role based on the book. My students are reading a chapter night and they are choosing a literature group job and asking or answering a higher level discussion director question(s) on a discussion board in Haiku. They a posted their completed job on the discussion board for others to see and comment on. The roles that they can choose from are Artful Artist, Word Wizard, Mapper, Summarizer, and Connector. I may decide to add more but I would have to explicitly teach the new role for a few weeks until they could handle doing it digitally. That was an important point from the Calvert article that said you must explicitly teach the content and the technology before assuming the students can do it. I learned my lesson early on with that. Just recently I started recording me reading part of the chapter to expose them to fluent and accurate reading of the same text and posting it on the assignments for the group. This was it helps take the burden of so much text to read and serves as a model to learn by. Haiku has really impressed me in this venture. This also allows for differentiation within the small group. Student has different expectations based on their ability level.

  • Literature Circles Go Digital - byrdaw, Thu Nov 19 22:17
    This meets the standards required throughout the common core curriculum. I would like to apply this strategy to my students with a text that none of my students have read. A couple of text options... more
    • Digital Literature Group - shannonsilver, Mon Nov 23 16:12
      • Lit Circles - megangouge, Mon Nov 30 21:24
        I love this idea and would love to see your Haiku page. Being focused more on the lower elementary, these things are much harder to accomplish! Most of my third grade groups would be able to learn... more
        • Haiku and Educreations - walshjm2, Tue Dec 8 17:11
          I know Haiku is a huge resource for our school system. Haiku is a great place to use different apps. that model how to's for students. In math you could record yourself working through the steps of a ... more
        • Haiku page - shannonsilver, Mon Nov 30 22:57
          I will send you an invite so that you can get on and look around.
      • Re: Digital Literature Group - candithompson, Mon Nov 30 20:31
        I love this!! I want to do more activities like this, but with first grade I can't seem to figure it out. For one, I have 23 students and I feel that it takes me so much time to teach them new... more
        • Digital Literature Group - shannonsilver, Mon Nov 30 22:56
          I think that you could do a simpler version of asking one or two questions that include connections or opinions and have them blog about it. They might be able to dictate their answers into text and... more
          • Re: Digital Literature Group - candithompson, Tue Dec 1 19:59
            Tommie will be with me tomorrow for Scratch, so I will get some ideas from her. What program or app do you use for blogging?
            • Blog - shannonsilver, Wed Dec 2 08:15
              I have used kidblog but I am using the discussion board in Haiku.
              • Re: Blog - candithompson, Thu Dec 3 07:07
                I wish first grade had access to more on Haiku. I met with Tommie yesterday and I am going to work on kidsblog.
                • Planning - shannonsilver, Thu Dec 3 08:28
                  When do you have planning? I can come by and help if you would like.
                  • Re: Planning - candithompson, Thu Dec 3 11:42
                    1:30, I think that is when you have class.
      • Literature groups - haleyferrell, Fri Nov 27 09:00
        Do your student have access to internet at home? And, are they completing this assignment at home? I like the idea but I know most of my student don't have access to internet at home and I wouldn't... more
        • Literature Groups - shannonsilver, Mon Nov 30 22:44
          I sent a letter home that asked about technology and they all had access that's why I went ahead with it. I think that if the student's didn't have technology at home it could easily be a part of... more
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