During the week I have been thinking about a specific group of readers I have in the class, they are one of my target groups. What is working for them but also what changes could be helpful.
I've created a chart of my thinking - considering new thoughts around UDL.
Knowing your learner
Chrissie and I have been talking alot around "knowing your learner", what are their interests and passions and how do I deliberately incorporate these into their learning. It's not really captured on the chart below but I really try to hook reading by choosing texts that align to their interests.
Just continuing to have the conversation continues to open up self reflection. I have groups into Star Wars, Sports and rock collecting (just to name a few). Knowing this, what then are some ways I can weave this into our learning.
I'm really keen to hear about others experiences. Has this post sparked any thoughts?
Example of Reading Bookmark
Developing reading processing strategies
Thank you, Linda for sharing your journey and having the courage to ask questions and delve deeper into your practice. The graphic above is from a website called Numeracy in the News: Developing Critical Numeracy Across the Curriculum from Tasmania.
The webpage is about the development of thinking skills. I particularly like the idea of making thinking visible. You have shown us through your stories and your visual graphics how you are thinking about your practice.
As another aspect of 'knowing the learner' I believe it is hugely important to share with our students how we learn. Sharing the process of:
Problem-solving can be incorporated in all areas of learning (reading, maths, and so on) and help model to everyone in the classroom how to be self-reflective.