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Literature Circles – resources

Literature Circles – resources | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

I just logged into edmodo and saw a teacher asking for resources for starting Literature Circles. We introduced Literature Circles at my school about three years ago. I’ve had great success w...


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Reading increases empathy, a high demand skil

Reading increases empathy, a high demand skil | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

Education is broadening its focus from main academics to include emotional and social skills. Empathy is a skill that is increasingly sought after, not just in classrooms, but also in professional spaces.

 

But how does one learn empathy?
Read. Read more.

 

Research shows that reading literature helps readers understand characters, their thoughts, motivations, and feelings.

 

Readers also predict what will happen next to characters, and link actions to consequences. These skills translate to the real world, where readers can understand the motivations and feelings of people they interact with, as well as predict what they may do next.

 

Why are employers emphasizing empathy?

 

by Bryan Green:

 

image source: Youth reading, Persian miniature by Reza Abbasi, 1625-6

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reading_(visual_activity) ;


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I used novel studies and we explored the interactions, the conflicts between characters i.e. Philip and Timothy in The Cay. Students enjoyed the books and found themselves identifying in various ways with the characters as they matured.

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INTERACTIVE POSTERS! Glogster EDU - 21st C. Multimedia Tool for Educators and Students

INTERACTIVE POSTERS!  Glogster EDU - 21st C. Multimedia Tool for Educators and Students | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

Glogster.com - Make your interactive poster easily, and share it with classmates, teachers and friends. For a polished and dynamic presentation style, mix images, text, music and video. It's a creative and engaging way to summarize and share your information and ideas!

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Read! Write! Think!

Read! Write! Think! | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

Engage kids in online literacy learning with these interactive tools that help them accomplish a variety of goals—from organizing their thoughts to learning about language—all while having fun!  (Resources for students in grades K-12)

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Rosanne M Lammey's comment, May 21, 2012 8:23 PM
I like the Flip a Chip interactive game where students learn affixes, roots and words in context.
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Bitstrips: Create your own comic strips starring YOU and your friends!

Bitstrips:  Create your own comic strips starring YOU and your friends! | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

Bitstrips is an engaging media tool that can help accommodate different learning styles and motivate kids to think, create and express story-writing skills. 

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Classroom Integration Ideas for Frames | Tech4Learning

Classroom Integration Ideas for Frames | Tech4Learning | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

 Create original animated movies! "With 'Frames,' students can create animated stories using illustrations they have created with the drawing tools, pictures they have taken with a digital camera, or stop-motion pictures they have captured from a DV or USB camera. Explore lessons, NETS Standards, samples, and articles to learn how you can integrate Frames into your classroom curriculum."  Kids can also use this resource outside of school to further explore their hobbies and personal interests, while simultaneously building their media literacy skills! 

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Organize your resources in an online binder - LiveBinders

Organize your resources in an online binder - LiveBinders | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

LiveBinders is your 3-ring binder for the web.  You can also upload your own documents to this dynamic e-Resource. Encourage your students to create their own "Live Binders" to motivate them to read, write and organize their ideas and information in a visually appealing and professional way.

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Storybird - Artful Storytelling

Storybird - Artful Storytelling | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

"Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print. Read them like books, play them like games, and send them like greeting cards. They’re curiously fun."

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ZooBurst: "Pop-up Book" Creation!

ZooBurst:  "Pop-up Book" Creation! | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

ZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that lets anyone easily create his or her own 3D pop-up books.

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Interactive Graphic Organizer

Interactive Graphic Organizer | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers is a  free site that allows you to download and
edit a wide variety of graphic organizers that can be saved, printed and
photocopied. These graphic organizers can also be brought up on a SMARTBoard screen, where information can be typed directly into the graphic organizer during a
whole-class discussion OR they can be used by students at home to plan/generate/organize their ideas and information.

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Reading Ahead - Ontario Secondary School Literacy Practice Test

Reading Ahead - Ontario Secondary School Literacy Practice Test | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

A free OSSLT practise test. This interactive practice test was created for Ontario students studying for the OSSLT.

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Teaching Kids the News - Current event news articles for kids, parents and teachers.

Teaching Kids the News - Current event news articles for kids, parents and teachers. | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

Teaching Kids the News offers kid-friendly current event news articles and teaching curriculum for teachers, parents and kids. Canadian site. Teachers and journalists contribute and update regularly.

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Newseum | Today's Front Pages | Map View

Newseum | Today's Front Pages | Map View | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

"Newseum" is a website that helps teachers to download and view with students the front pages of newspapers from around the world. This media tool helps teach critical literacy as it can be used to support rich discussions and comparisons. For instance, the Superbowl was featured on the front pages of American newspapers when it aired, but a scan of the front pages from around the globe helps put things in perspective; elsewhere,  it was generally not front-page worthy news.

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Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds

Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

"Wordle is a TOY for generating 'word clouds' from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes."

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Donna Brown's comment, May 23, 2012 5:06 PM
Love this idea! Thanks!
Lisa M. Snyder's comment, June 8, 2012 10:42 PM
You can embed these into websites, on your facebook page, etc. They are very fun and the students love making them!
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READ, WRITE, ROCK!

READ, WRITE, ROCK! | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

A free educational video game for grades 9-12.  This game encourages students to develop and practice their literacy skills, while participating as part of a 'virtual rock band.'  It has the added bonus of helping students prepare to write the OSSLT.

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Easily Publish Gorgeous Magazines | Scoop.it

Easily Publish Gorgeous Magazines | Scoop.it | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

Collect e-resources for your favourite topic(s)! Create a "zine" format for your annotated

  e-resources, and share them with a community of learners! It's a great way to organize and consolidate ideas and information, while incorporating graphic design.  While composing the description of each entry, you can practice summary skills!

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Qwikstory.com - a Collaborative Writing Experience

Qwikstory.com - a Collaborative Writing Experience | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

"Qwikstory.com is a new social media site where people come together to create and write a story about a particular topic. Here's the catch - once you start a story, you have only 1,000 characters to tell your part of the story and you can't continue the story until at least one person has added to your Qwikstory." It's a great resource for Writer's Craft!

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Learn English through Music: inglishteacher.com

Learn English through Music:  inglishteacher.com | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

"Watching and listening to music videos with subtitles is a fun and motivating way to learn English. "

 On Inglishteacher you can:

*watch and listen to the music videos with the subtitles turned on or off

*make a request for a song of your choice

*make and share your own tasks from the song lyrics

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Skqueak | Every Picture Has a Story

Skqueak | Every Picture Has a Story | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Every picture has a story. Skqueak is a free, easy to use, fun iOS App that adds audio, sketches, pan-zoom and text to your pictures, to create short animated vignettes. What are the stories behind your pictures?

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Adolescent Literacy Toolkit

Adolescent Literacy Toolkit | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

English Lesson Plans, Narratives, and Literacy Q&A

 

"The goal of the sample lesson plans is to show content-area intermediate/ senior teachers how they can use literacy strategies to help their students learn core content and concepts. The lessons are accompanied by narrative explanations that describe the lessons in action."

 

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http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com

http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

"Google Lit Trips are free downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth. At each location along the journey there are placemarks with pop-up windows containing a variety of resources including relevant media, thought provoking discussion starters, and links to supplementary information about 'real world' references made in that particular portion of the story. The focus is on creating engaging and relevant literary experiences for students....Google Lit Trips '3-dimensionalize' the reading experience by placing readers 'inside the story' traveling alongside the characters; looking through the windshield of that old jalopy in The Grapes of Wrath"


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Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Style!

Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Style! | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

"Tagxedo turns words...speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters - into a visually stunning word cloud." This tool provides a creative way to display the written word with visual pizzazz!

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iEARN-Canada: International Education and Resource Network

iEARN-Canada: International Education and Resource Network | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

iEARN Canada is the world's largest non-profit global network that enables teachers and youth to use the Internet and other technologies to collaborate on projects that enhance learning and make a difference in the world.

 

According to PROFESSIONALLY SPEAKING (March 2012), "iEARN matches classes, provides a facilitator, and gives teachers step-by-step instructions and help with lesson planning.   The customizable projects cover many different subjects...Students work on common assignments, exchange research, share work and chat in forums...video conferences."

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Comics in the Classroom: 100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teachers

Comics in the Classroom: 100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teachers | Literacy  and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

You will find links to many websites detailing the implementation of comics and graphic novels into the classroom. At-risk students who are struggling readers may find comics easier to access than standard books. 


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