Author Jeffrey D. Wilhelm

Book Study Resources




Bell Work...AKA while-you-eat-work

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  • Silent Discussion Thread: Respond to your question. Pass to the left...again...again...
    1. What is your favorite method for teaching vocabulary? Explain.
    2. What tech tool do you utilize the most? Why?
    3. Why should the English Department choose a professional read on which to focus?
    4. At what level are you comfortable teaching the argumentation mode of writing? Explain.
      1. NOW, how should the students utilize these responses?

Powerful Questions?

  • Teacher-Selected....Good questions = powerful hook!
  • Student-Centered...What is the connection between posing questions and being able to read?

Authorial Reading

  • "...highly engaged readers were also motivated by taking up relationships with authors."
  • "...every text is constructed by someone who is trying to manipulate them into noticing, believing, or doing something."
  • "I want students to respect the intelligence behind the text."
  • "...every author we read is our teacher."

Three Keys Moves...Sound Familiar?

  • Essential Question
  • Final Project = Summative
  • Backwards Plan

Then...(we will focus on the highlighted topics)

  • Before Reading Activities
    • Secret Prompts: Page 77
      • Teacher provides prompt.
      • Student responds privately.
      • Connects student to text.
    • Controversial Statements/Questions: Page 90
  • During Reading Activities
    • Radio-Show Drama Technique: Page 78
      Frasier Crane
      Frasier Crane
      • Students assume role...may not call in as themselves.
    • What?/So what?/Now what?
      • Sequence of past/present/future
    • Silent Discussion Threads: Page 91
      • See above.
    • Gallery Walks/Walkarounds: Page 93
    • Mirroring Questions: Page 94
    • Entrance Tickets: Page 95
  • After Reading Activities
    • Mantle of the Expert: Page 82
    • Correspondence Drama: Page 83
    • Exit Tickets: Page 96
    • Enactive Questions: Page 97
      • Meant to move students from the factual and interpretive to the applicative
    • Problem Simulation/Drama Frame Questions: Page 99
    • Critical Review Responses: Page 99

Questioning Schemes

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  • reQuest: Page 114

    • On the Lines
    • Between the Lines
    • Beyond the Lines
      • Students answer before reading...then return to after reading.
    • In the Text Questions
      • Simple Implied Questions
      • Complex Implied Question
    • In the Head Questions
      • Author and Me Questions
      • On My Own Questions
  • Questioning Circles - Page 124

    • Pure Questions
    • Shaded Questions
    • Dense Questions

Considering the Intelligence Behind the Text

  • Authorial Reading =
    • QtA = Questing the Author - Page 135
    • Hillock's Qustioning Hierachy - Page 141

Lists of Question Prompts

  • Page 85
  • Page 140