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ERIC Number: ED565240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar-18
Pages: 109
Abstractor: As Provided
Summer Literacy Unit for Elementary Students
Bahrenfuss, Diane M.; Weih, Timothy G.
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This paper contains an instructional unit designed for teaching elementary students who struggle with reading comprehension. The literacy strategies that comprise the unit are grounded in the relevant research-based literature that is cited and referenced in the paper. Methods for instructional delivery are included as well as detailed lessons. Literacy strategy lessons were developed to connect fiction and non-fiction mentor texts with written responses. Discussion of multicultural literature is suggested as an engagement strategy to encourage voluntary summer reading. Student access to high-interest reading material as well as free-choice were major components affecting elementary students' reading development and growth during summer months. The following are appended: (1) National Council of Teachers of English Standards; (2) Materials List; (3) "Scholastic News" Article: A "Titanic" Anniversary; (4) Literacy Strategy Lesson Plan: Reader Response Journal (Serafini, 2010); (5) "Scholastic News" Article: Cell Phones in Schools; (6) Literacy Strategy Lesson Plan: Fishbowl (Facing History and Ourselves, 2015); (7) Literacy Strategy Lesson Plan: KWL (Ogle, 1986); (8) Literacy Strategy Lesson Plan: Writing a Letter (ReadWriteThink, 2010); (9) Literacy Strategy Lesson Plan: Quotable Quotes (Vasquez et al., 2013); (10) Sample Book List; (11) Meal & Grocery Planning Sheet (Teacher Synergy Inc., 2015); (12) Camping Food Article (Teacher Synergy Inc., 2015); (13) Feasibility of Camping Food (Teacher Synergy Inc., 2015); (14) "Scholastic News" Article; (15) Literacy Strategy Lesson: Marking Text (AVID); (16) Literacy Strategy Lesson: Reader Response Journal (Serafini, 2010); (17) Reader Response Log (Serafini, 2010); (18) Reader Response Notebook Form (Serafini, 2010); (19) Literacy Strategy Lesson Plan: Think Aloud (Lysaker, 2011); (20) Literacy Strategy Lesson: Debate It ("Scholastic News"); (21) Sample Book List; (22) "Autumn" (Emily Dickinson); (23) Frost Poetry; (24) Literacy Strategy Lesson: Visualizing (McLaughlin & Allen, 2002); (25) Whitman Poetry; (26) "I Hear America Singing" (Walt Whitman); (27) Literacy Strategy Lesson Plan--Comparing Two Books (; (28) Sample Book List; (29) Target, Bully, Bystander, Friend (Vasquez et al., 2013); (30) Literacy Strategy Lesson: Turn and Talk (Stanulis, 2013); (31) Sample Book list; (32) Literacy Strategy Lesson Plan--Using Venn Diagrams (Venn, 1880); (33) Sample Book List; (34) Sample Book list; (35) Literacy Strategy Lesson: Acting Out a Scene and Role Playing (Christie, 2014); and (36) Sample Book List.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa