[MOSAIC] questions for Dave, Joy, others on textmapping
phoenixone at sbcglobal.net
Sun Aug 26 16:14:39 EDT 2007
You don't say what grade you are teaching but as someone who has done
some textmapping in the past, if you want to do this on the first day
of school I would say read the story first, then do a "whole group"
textmapping activity with the scroll up on the wall and having student
volunteers come up to highlight things. I don't know what those things
would be.... that's up to you.
That's what I'd do. :-)
On Aug 26, 2007, at 11:40 AM, Olga Reynolds wrote:
> 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.
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