[MOSAIC] questions for Dave, Joy, others on textmapping

Olga Reynolds ozreynolds at sbcglobal.net
Sun Aug 26 14:40:45 EDT 2007

Hi all,
I just revistited Dave's site and after reading and
thinking about it---I have questions that probably can
only be answered by trying it out----the whole concept
sounds "like it makes a lot of sense".
I am going to try it on the first day of school with a
read aloud (probably about the first day of school).  
Is it stretching it to have the kids "see" the entire
story before listening to it???? How will this affect
their ability to visualize?? 
I am feeling comfortable with the idea that they will
"sense" many of the feelings they will experience
throughout the day and start to develop a sense of
comfort that they will be ok???  

Dave, Joy anyone help me out with this.

--- Kukonis at aol.com wrote:

> As a follow up to David's email... when he talked
> about scrolls being a  
> conversation starter, I would also like to add that
> another conversation that  
> scrolls provide much faster than books is the
> conversation the student  has using 
> his inner voice. Scrolls help to explicitly teach a
> kids how to  listen, 
> monitor, and adjust thinking. My first graders used
> scrolls for the last  two 
> years and they have told me as much....Strugglers 
> confirm my classroom  
> observations as well. In fact,  some strugglers do
> not even come close  to 
> metacognition until we start scroll work. I usually
> begin just with  picture walks as well.
> When the kids get really good at responding to text
> in written format,  
> scrolls once again  are helpful in fostering 
> powerful thinking, book  talks, and 
> literature circles.  In fact when we do reading
> cycle  centers, scrolls are our 
> link from level to level,  from genre to genre, 
> from topic to topic, or from 
> author  to author. I can't say enough  good things
> about scrolls and how they 
> reveal story to a reader.
> David is correct. Scrolls can become tedious in
> their creation.... but  in my 
> opinion, well worth the time and effort. Be sure to
> laminate them and keep  
> them in your collections in the library. They are as
> readily used as books and  
> in certain periods during the year most often chosen
> by my kids  themselves.
> Pam 
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