This week we have talked about non-traditional texts and the ways we can support students in reading them closely. We have been pushing ourselves to consider what falls into this category of “non-traditional texts” and have come up with the following ideas:
Video clips of sporting events
The dynamic between two people
An animal’s posture
We wonder what other ideas you can come up with to extend this list. As we think about reading these “texts” with students, we love the idea of connecting these texts, with some actual print material thrown in, across different instructional contexts. For example, refer to Monday’s post with the Geico commercial. Imagine first engaging students in a shared reading about Christopher Columbus and then “reading” the commercial together (or vice versa). The possibilities and permutations are endless!
We love to hear new ideas. What lessons have you done using non-traditional text?