The Teacher's Tool Kit For Literacy

The Habits and Behaviours of Good Readers

Episode Summary

Literacy experts Sharon and Phil Callen talk about why the habits and behaviours of readers are important, which are the most useful and how to activate them into the classroom.

Episode Notes

In this podcast, Sharon and Phil Callen explain:

Learning about what good readers do makes reading accessible to every child, every day.

GOOD READERS READ A LOT OF JUST RIGHT BOOKS:

GOOD READERS ARE MOTIVATED TO READ AND TO GROW AS A READER (GROWTH MINDSET):

Interest, confidence and dedication.

Classroom practices: 

GOOD READERS USE PROBLEM SOLVING, WITH A RANGE OF STRATEGIES:

Good readers are active readers - they have an extensive range of strategies they draw on as they are reading. 

Classroom practices that establish these behaviours:

Modelling good reader strategies includes:

GOOD READERS RESPOND TO FEEDBACK

Good authentic teaching means good teachers will learn a lot about the needs of their readers by listening to them read and providing next steps to developing reading behaviours whilst they are reading continuous texts. 

GOOD READERS TALK ABOUT THEIR READING

Good readers love to talk about and share what they are reading. Reading is a very social experience - afterall books are published so that more than one person can access the story! So our experiences with story and books are meant to be shared.

Classroom practices that give readers opportunities to talk about their reading include:

In summary – the themes today have been:

Key questions:

SH: Going to the Volcano by Andy Stanton and Miguel Ordonez

PH: Going off with Jane-o to look at the volcano! 

SH: Going off with Jane-o to look at the volcano!

PH: Walking down the lane-o to look at the volcano!

SH: Walking down the lane-o to look at the volcano!

PH: Riding the Great Dane-o to look at the volcano!

SH: Riding the Great Dane-o to look at the volcano!

PH: Sitting on the train-o to look at the volcano!

SH: Sitting on the train-o to look at the volcano!

PH: Jumping on the plane-o to look at the volcano!

SH: Jumping on the plane-o to look at the volcano!

PH: Flying off to Spain-o to look at the volcano!

SH: Flying off to Spain-o to look at the volcano!

PH: Splashing through the rain-o to look at the volcano!

SH: Splashing through the rain-o to look at the volcano!

PH: Going up the crane-o to look at the volcano!

SH: Climbing down the chain-o to look at the volcano!

PAUSE 3, 2,1 

PH and SH: BOOM!

PH: In a lot of pain-o because of the volcano!

SH: In a lot of pain-o because of the volcano!

PH: NEVER do it again-o. STAY OFF THE VOLCANO!

SH: NEVER do it again-o. STAY OFF THE VOLCANO!

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The Teacher’s Tool Kit For Literacy is the free podcast for motivated teachers and school leaders who want the latest tips, tricks and tools to inspire their students and school community in literacy learning. 

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