What role do digital texts have in my literacy workshop?
● Do I choose to read aloud only texts from traditional books or do I share digital texts, audio books, blog posts, etc. during read aloud?
● Do we use web resources such as author websites and book trailers to help us dig deeper into the book we are reading?
● Do I read aloud from websites and blogs?
● Do I utilize keyword tags, comments, links, and search features while reading aloud?
● How do we connect with authors whose work we read?
● How do we connect with other classes who are reading/have read the same text?
● How do we track our thinking during read aloud? Do I rely on easel and chart paper or do I use a variety of tools such as Notability, Kindle Annotations, Corkulous and other digital tools that help readers respond in different ways to reading?
● Do we connect with the authors of any of the things we read to extend the conversation?
Independent Reading/Reading Conferences
● Do we use online resources for book previewing and book selection?
● Do I limit students' independent reading to traditional books or do they have a variety of options for their reading time? Do I place equal value on reading on e-readers, reading websites, reading short pieces, etc. as I do on reading traditional books?
● Do I help my students use online tools to support their lives as readers? Do I value annotation tools, bookmarking tools, RSS feeds, etc. as part of my readers lives? Do I model these tools in minilessons?
● Do I introduce digital pieces and discuss digital reading when conferring with students?
● Have I updated my reading interview to include questions about digital reading?
● Do students have ways to add a social component to their lives as readers? Are they connected to others because of their reading?
● Do students have connections inside and outside of the classroom?
● Do students know where to go to find information?
● Are students intentional as reader or are they passive consumers?
● What habits are students developing beyond those of traditional readers?
● Do I value all of the reading that students do both at school and at home?
● Do I use digital pieces, as well as traditional texts when teaching minilessons?
● Do I rely completely on traditional text or do I use film clips, blog entries, podcasts, etc. when planning minilessons?
● Do I share process in my minilessons? Do I tend to share process only as it relates to creating text-based pieces?
● Do I teach minilessons that are universal, regardless of format of piece?
● Do I share my own process, consuming and composing in several types of media?
● Do I use minilesson time to demonstrate tools tools that support deeper reading with a variety of texts?
● Do my minilessons focus on content or also behaviors and strategies that digital readers have?
● Have I reflected on the resources I rely on for Shared Reading?
● Do I include web reading and viewing when thinking about Shared Reading experiences?
● How can I include a variety of texts for students to process through together?
● What tools to we use in shared experiences?
● How do I model and invite students in on trying my own reading strategies?
● Have I found sources for content reading that go beyond textbooks and traditional text?
● Do I rely on traditional newspapers for talk around current events or do I tend to focus more on sites like DOGONews, Time for Kids, and other sites that combine text and visual features?
● How am I supporting the importance of visual information in the content areas?
● How do we build understanding across different forms of media?
● How do we connect information to synthesize understanding?