Embedded Reading

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Ideas for Goal #1

The students are primarily reading vocabulary and structures that they have seen and heard before. That doesn’t mean that they have mastered them, but they aren’t completely unknown or perplexing. We can use a variety of types of text:
1. Reading based on PQA:
It could be a reading about a class or an individual. It doesn’t have to be exactly what was talked about in class, but it could be a spin-off from a conversation. Michele’s example was based on PQA. Once I was PQA’ing “woke up” and a student told us about a time at camp that he woke up in his cot, on a raft, floating in the lake. I used that to create an embedded reading. “woke up” was a fairly new phrase, but everything else was very familiar.
2. Reading based on familiar story:
It could be a story asked in class, the plot of a familiar novel, television show or movie, or a video used in Movie Talk (see Michele’s blog!)
3. Reading created from students’ writing:
There are a number of ways to make this work…I think it might take a post of it’s own….
4. Reading adapted/created by the teacher:
We find a text that we know that our students could read, with a little encouragement. So we use that text and create an Embedded Reading. Or, we write one!!! These are a great way for teachers to collaborate and divide up the work. We have done this several times in our department. One teacher will get an idea and write it up, then share it with others.

There are other options…but that is a good start.

 

 

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