What a fantastic R.I.S.E cycle this has been, being my third time participating in the initiative I found this time a lot easier. I found that I was able to critically reflect on myself and my partner much easier than normal. I was extremely lucky to be pair with Tiff as she is on the English PLT she was the perfect person to help enhance my teaching in regard to reading detectives. From last session to this one I had made an array of changes as discussed with my last partner, I found these very valuable and they have improved the efficiency of this session reflecting on the last video to this one.
This process is the second term of us doing reading detectives, this is evident as students are more comfortable with roles.
More praise! I need to really express how proud of the students I am
I need to stop talking. I intend to slowly release this group but I am finding it so hard to let go!
Strong link to text type - Narratives
Still guided through prompts in text
Students are able to access all comprehension strategies through discussion. eg: visualising, questioning, clarifying etc.
From the last rise session to this one the major change I have made has been the fact that students do not read the text aloud. I found that this has worked well but students found it a bit harder to make some of those connections e.g defining words using the clues in the text normally they do this with ease but now as they rely on reading themselves they are not making these connections.
After a long discussion with Tiff we came to these goals:
The task to be student-led - My goal for this term is to improve my reciprocal reading sessions by slowly releasing my involvement in the group. Now that the class has had ample experience with teacher-led sessions I would like to gradually release my role allowing the students to take on all the roles themselves, in particular, the chief role. Acting more as an observer rather than participating.
As the task how now become a read to self-activity, I would like to focus on teaching students on ways to read with a reading voice. I find that the students’ are not using the comprehension strategies as much as they were before.
The different reading voices
1. Reading voice - The voice you hear reading the words
3. Distracting voice - The voice that you hear as you get distracted