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Tutoring Reading Virtual Class

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Carnival Midway Workshop Tools Previewed in Class














https://www.onenote.com/learningtools  Immersive Reader we all have free in our Microsoft 365 download from UMASS





Week 4 Tutoring Reading


Assignment 3 due Tuesday, September 20 by 4 p.m.






World Read Aloud Day is celebrated every year in February. Do you know about this event?

"Every year, on World Read Aloud Day, people all around the globe read aloud together and

share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people."








Class Opener  Thinking Reading fun or difficulty for you? 



 1. Choose four words to describe YOUR FEELINGS about READING.



 2. Do these four words change when describing assigned readings instead of self-chosen readings? If they change, what are the new words?



 3. What kinds of reading and genres do you enoy?

Maps, graphs of all kinds, rebus text, emojis, clocks, picture directions, comics, sheet music, Tik Tok videos, newspapers, memes, instagram, YouTube, AND?


 4. List 6 things you READ DAILY that have NO words.





View video

  Reading Comprehension from F.A.T. City Workshop.  

               F.A.T. MEANS FrustrationAnxiety, Tension


6. What does the video reveal about understanding the meaning of all the words and the problem of comprehending those words in a text?






Workshop 1  No Word Picture books invite writing



No word books ask readers to to tell the stories. 


Readers create narration, voices, and sound effects.




7.  COMPOSE DIALOGUE--words characters say & DESCRIPTION--describing actions happening or details in the story


for 3 pages of one book you choose from these in the list. 



  Choose ONE book


Book titles are live links to Amazon pages.


Click Look inside to see pages.  




Tuesday by David Wiesner


  If you want to enjoy the entire book, here is a musical version.

 Tuesday Video on Amazon from the Music and Animation Collection of Paul McCartney





Fossil  by Bill Thomson

If you wish to learn more about the book, Fossil by Bill Thomson





 Anno's Counting Book by Mitsumasa Anno

Mitsumasa Anno is a famous Japanese creative thinker, builder, artist, mathematician, writer of picture books. 




Workshop 2  Choice of books invites readers!


Photo credit: Tulane University Public Relations

Photo from Tulane Public Relations

View video

   Why adolescents don't do assigned reading


8. In high school, did you complete all assigned readings? Why or why not?

Did you use strategies similar to students in the video to disguise not doing the reading?


Explain techniques you used and why you used these.










Workshop 3  Radio Reading is all EARS 


Radio Broadcaster in Sudan (2010)/President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933)


Radio Reading enters people's ears!







Choose ONE book from these three to learn how actors perform radio reading.






9. Which story did you hear?

What techniques did you see the actor use to hold-your-attention and make the story interesting to hear?



Radio Reading Workshop directions:

Email Sharon an audio file OR a video of you Radio Reading several pages of a PICTURE BOOK.


Amazon offers free pages of picture books. Choose from titles you find in any of these categories:









Big Idea Closer  Online Resources ENGAGE Radio Reading


10. Do you listen to podcasts of stories or news or information instead of reading these in text?

     What do you listen to and why? 










NOT part of the assignment


Large Vocabulary Knowledge Assists Learning


Having a large vocabulary to use and recognize is an asset for school learning.

Some students start school disadvantaged and remain disadvantaged because of vocabulary knowledge.


Reading aloud in all grade levels, telling stories, listening to music teaches new vocabulary and immerses students in conversations to help them understand and describe ideas.


First Lady Michelle Obama reads Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

First Lady Michelle Obama reads Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss 

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Listen to the podcast OR read the transcript Closing the Word Gap Between Rich and Poor
Here is a transcript of the podcast




8. Identify information from "Closing the Word Gap Between Rich and Poor" explaining why learning lots of vocabulary before entering kindergarten is important to learning for a lifetime.

 Bullet point four reasons why having a large vocabulary before entering kindergarten is important to young learners.


9. Would you have thought of vocabulary as key to school learning success? Why or why not?


10. What course(s) in college have introduced the most new vocabulary words for you to learn?


11.  Of these strategies, which ones do you use when you see or hear new words whose meaning or definition you may not know?

                         a. use the text around the word(s) to understand the meaning

                         b. use a paper or online dictionary to define the word(s)

                         c. ask someone or ask Siri for the meaning 

                         d. ignore the word(s)







The Littlest Voyageur



Books brought by a bookmobile to the migrant camp opened a child to life's possibilities


Did a bookmobile come to your neighborhood in the summer? If you were a kid without books and transportation living on a reservation, in a rural setting, in an inner-city neighborhood without a library, in foster care, or in prison, what might a bookmobile do for you?



Second Virtual Workshop






  • How many pages have you read this past week for your University classes?
  • What is the most challenging reading that you have had to do?
  • Why is that material challenging to you and what strategies do you use to overcome those challenges?

Recalling the Reading Comprehension Video from FAT City just watched, reading is making meaning from text, but when readers lack context, they struggle to make meaning from what they are reading.

Activity 1


Analyze Dwight D. Eisenhower's response to the Soviet Union's launching of Sputnik (1957) and the nation's increased commitment to space exploration and science in education.


NASA Photograph

Hidden Figures Movie Trailer


  'Hidden Figures': How Black Women Did the Math That Put Men on the Moon, NPR Podcast (September 25, 2016)





Third Virtual Workshop






Online Tools for Interactive Vocabulary Learning  




Younger Students' Resources


Older Students' Resources


Thesaurus and Grammar Checkers


Math and Science Resources









Wordless books offer a unique creative reading experience that requires “reader” participation. Informed by their life experiences, young readers observe and interpret the illustrations to create their own stories. These narratives have the flexibility to change with every reading because we are reading pictures, not words. The stories can be told as a descriptive account or from the point of view of different characters.


Wordless books reflect the creativity and imagination of the readers who translate their stories. Multiple readers can also take turns adding narration, voices, or sound effects to each page. 


FOSSIL can be read as a description of the illustrations, or told from the viewpoint of either the boy or the dog. Or for even more challenging narrative possibilities, the story can be told from the perspective of secondary characters like the dragonfly, pteranodon, or fossils themselves. 


Wordless books invite the creativity and imagination of the readers.

Different readers create their own narration, voices, or sound effects to each page. 

Readers write dialogue--the talk of the characters-- and description--words talking about what is happening on the page.



Workshop 3  Engaging Readers Through Surprise










View Video


View Poet's Novel Turns Young Sports Lovers into Book Lovers

2015 Newberry Medal Award Winner choice, 

The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander, poet and author.



12. Would you have predicted that a book of poetry about basketball--communicating ideas and emotions and new vocabulary--would attract adolescent boys as readers?


13. Would a book of poetry telling stories have attracted YOU as a teen reader? Why? Why not?


 14. A class of middle school students is WRITING with Kwame Alexander AS INSTRUCTOR.

What surprises you about the young writers, their writing and the class?





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