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Adolescent Literacy | Alliance for Excellent Education

Adolescent Literacy | Alliance for Excellent Education | AdLit | Scoop.it

American youth need strong reading and writing skills to succeed in school, work, and in life. Most students are able to "decode" or sound out words on a page, but far too many then fail to master critical reading and writing skills that include the ability to comprehend the meaning of what they read, understand the use of increasingly complex vocabulary, or to write for various purposes. Yet these are skills they desperately need if they are to succeed in college or work after high school.

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Some Excellent Writing Prompt Generators to Trigger Students Creative Thinking…

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Some Excellent Writing Prompt Generators to Trigger Students Creative Thinking
February 1, 2016 Looking for some great writing prompt generators to awaken… - Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - Google+
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What If ‘Dyslexia’ Meant ‘Smart’?

What If ‘Dyslexia’ Meant ‘Smart’? | AdLit | Scoop.it

Dyslexia | Dyslexic Advantage One of the world\'s largest dyslexia communities with resources for students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Simple dyslexia test - Are You Dyslexic ?


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Young writers are invited to reflect on the complexity of friendship in Write…

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Young writers are invited to reflect on the complexity of friendship in Write the World's February competition. The form is fictitious short story. The… - National Writing Project - Google+
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9 Steps to Making Your Writing Extra Engaging (A Guide for Bloggers)

9 Steps to Making Your Writing Extra Engaging (A Guide for Bloggers) | AdLit | Scoop.it

You know how sometimes you start reading an article, but you quickly find yourself skimming the rest?


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Penelope's curator insight, February 3, 3:22 PM

 

I've read many of these writing tips before, but they are worth repeating. Some of the best:

 

1) Write to one person

2) Don't forget about yourself

3) Use stories

 

Read the rest for some other tips on how to engage and not be a big bore!

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://www.violetanedkova.com/blog/9-steps-engaging-writing-guide

 

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How Rereading The Great Gatsby Will Turn You Into a Superfan

How Rereading The Great Gatsby Will Turn You Into a Superfan | AdLit | Scoop.it

Although we think of revision as a writer’s act, it may be helpful to think of it as an act of reading. It was said of Max Perkins, who edited some of the greatest writers of the 20th century, that he had the ability to read a text and “see its unrealized potential,” a necessary prequel to persuading the writer to revise.

 

This leads me to the conviction that revision is not reserved for authors and editors. It is also a power that belongs to all readers, especially ones who undertake multiple readings of a text over time.


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Why we should not hesitate to reread favorite books

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Review of Connected Reading: Teaching Adolescent Readers in a Digital World | Oakland Schools Literacy

Review of Connected Reading: Teaching Adolescent Readers in a Digital World | Oakland Schools Literacy | AdLit | Scoop.it
Review of Connected Reading by @hickstro & @teachKHT http://t.co/zoB9ohsnSd A great book for tech savvy teachers. @ncte #engchat #mschat

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Reading resources for the #commoncore state standards

Reading resources for the #commoncore state standards | AdLit | Scoop.it

The resources and links on these pages are a collection of web tools and resources that have been either created or identified as useful in supporting adolescent literacy. They are websites that will identify student's literacy STRENGTHS, support literacy growth, and provide learning strategies that allow students to have greater access to content area knowledge.

The purpose of Mission Possible is to establish a statewide literacy initiative that will improve student achievement, graduation rates, college readiness rates for middle and high school students. To empower 21st century life long learners.


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A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Reading like a Professional - Dave Stuart Jr.

A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Reading like a Professional - Dave Stuart Jr. | AdLit | Scoop.it
Last time, I shared how to read (and enjoy) more books this year; this time, I’d like to share my own simple rules for reading. I guess you could say this is how I avoid...
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How to Use Visual Storytelling in the Classroom

How to Use Visual Storytelling in the Classroom | AdLit | Scoop.it
A high school teacher's ideas for effectively using visual storytelling, such as presentations and infographics, in the classroom

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The Present (Video)

After a very successful festival circuit, running on over 180 film festivals and winning more than 50 awards, we’ve decided that it’s finally time to…

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Improve Your Writing With Contrast and Concession

Improve Your Writing With Contrast and Concession | AdLit | Scoop.it

In order to communicate in English at an academic and professional level, it is important to be able to compare and contrast different ideas. Bring your speaking and writing to a higher level with these helpful adverbs.


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Helping Young Readers Become Independent - Choice Literacy

Helping Young Readers Become Independent - Choice Literacy | AdLit | Scoop.it

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10 Short Story Ideas

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Use these 10 short story ideas to write your first 10 stories, one per week. I promise you're life will look totally different if you do.

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Young Storytellers: The Tale Begins

Young Storytellers: The Tale Begins | AdLit | Scoop.it
Engaging children in the storytelling arts can easily enhance curriculum and social-emotional learning while building confidence and strengthening the school community.
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Marleen Spierings, this week’s Educator of the Week, inspires her students to…

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Marleen Spierings, this week’s Educator of the Week, inspires her students to be global readers by introducing them to English literature lessons and… - National Geographic Education - Google+
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Doing Literary Criticism

Doing Literary Criticism: The Cultivation of Thinkers in the Classroom

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In War & Peace, Paul Dano Brings One of Literature’s Most Moving Characters to Life

In War & Peace, Paul Dano Brings One of Literature’s Most Moving Characters to Life | AdLit | Scoop.it
Dano’s Pierre plods around in a jabot and tails, peering through his round spectacles like a sad, frightened owl, bumbling from drawing room to ballroom to icy dueling ground. His abundant charm is naturally lost on the Russian aristocracy, but of course not on Natasha, played here with appealing, doe-eyed vulnerability by Lily James (Downton Abbey). Dano said the trick with Pierre, whose foibles can seem so funny—he is a hoot in the book, a fat boozehound who is always saying the wrong thing at parties—is to play him straight, to resist the temptation to turn him into a purely comic figure. “It’s a fine line to walk,” he told me by phone. “I do think Pierre is very funny, but you also can’t play it too funny or make fun of him. Pierre is such a beautiful soul. He’s an open vessel in a society that was so close-minded. And that’s part of what made him sort of awkward, his truthfulness.”

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Review of Connected Reading: Teaching Adolescent Readers in a Digital World | Oakland Schools Literacy

Review of Connected Reading: Teaching Adolescent Readers in a Digital World | Oakland Schools Literacy | AdLit | Scoop.it
Review of Connected Reading by @hickstro & @teachKHT http://t.co/zoB9ohsnSd A great book for tech savvy teachers. @ncte #engchat #mschat

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Faulkner Poetry: Books | Adolescent Literacy In...

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“Faulkner Poetry: Books on Adolescent Literacy Instruction curated by bobbielaine”


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A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Reading like a Professional - Dave Stuart Jr.

Last time, I shared how to read (and enjoy) more books this year; this time, I’d like to share my own simple rules for reading. I guess you could say this is how I avoid...
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Interactive Textbooks Revolutionizing the Classroom Text

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The Interactive Capabilities in iBooks are Taking Digital Text Books to the Next Level Tablet technology has permanently changed the way people consume and

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This is Not Close Reading (But we’ll tell you what is)

This is Not Close Reading (But we’ll tell you what is) | AdLit | Scoop.it
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The article from Instructor (Winter 2014) offers advice for implementing close reading in the classroom. Topics discussed include the introduction of the Common Core State Standards in the U.S., the difference  between close reading and other reading approaches that schools have promoted in the past, and shows how close reading helps students understand the author's message, his tone or perspectives, and the implications of the author's word choices. Found in EBSCO’s Professional Development Collection offered at no cost to Ohio educators through INFOhio.

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Speed reading claims discredited by new report

Speed reading claims discredited by new report | AdLit | Scoop.it

Despite the wishes of all those of us with a teetering to-be-read pile, companies and apps that promise to rapidly increase reading speeds are on a hiding to nothing, according to new research.

A review paper, which has just been published in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest, analyses the latest research into the reading process, and what it means for speed-reading programmes and apps. The authors of So Much to Read, So Little Time find that that there “is a trade-off between speed and accuracy”, and that “it is unlikely that readers will be able to double or triple their reading speeds (eg from around 250 to 500–750 words per minute) while still being able to understand the text as well as if they read at normal speed”.

There is, they conclude, no “magic bullet” to help us “read more quickly with excellent comprehension, ideally without much effort or training”.

The research analyses everything from speed-reading courses to programmes that offer up words one at a time on a computer screen, a technique known as rapid serial visual presentation, which claims to increase reading speed by freeing us from the need to move our eyes. But the scientists say that only about 10% of reading time is spent moving the eyes, and the inability to reread previous sentences when using rapid serial visual presentation will result in a failure to understand the text.

Speed-reading courses, meanwhile, can take the premise that “it is possible to use peripheral vision to simultaneously read large segments of a page, perhaps even a whole page, instead of one word at a time”, they write. “However, such a process is not biologically or psychologically possible,” the scientists say.

Readers move their eyes when reading, they write, because “visual acuity is limited”, with acuity much higher in the fovea at the centre, which is “roughly equivalent to the width of your thumb held at arm’s length from your eye”.
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“At the extreme, it is claimed that speed readers can zigzag down one page and up the other page, processing the information in the text much more efficiently than normal skilled readers do,” they write. “The evidence that we have reviewed on normal reading challenges these claims. First, what limits our ability to process text is our capacity to recognise words and understand text … It is highly unlikely that we can increase this ability by learning to make eye movements differently. Second, processing words out of order from the sensible sequence of the sentence ... or when some of the words are removed … as would happen when a speed reader uses a zigzag movement – impairs the ability to process and understand the words.”

Speed-reading courses, they write, can also claim that speed readers “can increase reading efficiency by inhibiting subvocalisation” – the speech we hear in our heads when we read. But they say that “research on normal reading challenges this claim that the use of inner speech in silent reading is a bad habit”, because “there is evidence that inner speech plays an important role in word identification and comprehension during silent reading”.

Elizabeth Schotter, one of the authors of the report and a psychologist at the University of California, San Diego, said the academics decided to write the paper “because speed reading is an appealing thing that many companies claim to be able to help you achieve”.

“However, the scientific field of reading research has discovered a lot about the process of reading over several decades (even over a century) and that knowledge has important implications for these speed reading techniques,” she said. “In fact, many of the claims of speed reading aren’t accurate, given what we know about how reading works. We felt it was important to communicate this to the general public so that they can make informed decisions before they enrol in speed reading classes or buy a speed reading app.”


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» Plan Meaningful Classroom Discussions to Increase Student EngagementASCD Inservice

» Plan Meaningful Classroom Discussions to Increase Student EngagementASCD Inservice | AdLit | Scoop.it
Questioning and discussion are two important components of real student engagement that work in tandem to move students from passive participants to active

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