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The Thoughtful Classroom: FREE Downloads! Check out Reading for Meaning

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The Thoughtful Classroom: Professional Development - Differentiation, Learning Styles, Research-based strategies for educators & professional learning communities.
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Welcome to Teaching That Makes Sense!

Teaching That Makes Sense offers tools, training, and technology support for K-12 schools in reading, writing, math, test preparation, and assessment.
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NewLits.org

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"NewLits.org is a wiki space created to collaboratively develop a rich range of specialist resources for middle school language arts/literacy educators (typically Grades 5 to 8). These resources focus variously and broadly on new literacies and digital technologies.

“'New literacies' in the sense used here are literacy practices mediated by digital technologies (e.g., blogging, gaming, social networking), or that are newly recognized as literacies due to their increased ubiquity as a practice (e.g., fanfiction writing, live action role-plays)" More...


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Mobile “Help! For Writers”

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“Help!” is Poynter’s first app, its construction the work of a cross-departmental team drawn from Poynter.org staff and our online learning group at News University. It is available for $1.99 from the iTunes store. Think of it as a congenial writing coach for your pocket or purse." via @scmorgan


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All Things Education: Research Papers vs Blogs: Defending "Antiquated" Teaching from 21st Century Education Reform

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New Literacies: What are They and What Does This Mean for Writing?

What are new literacies? How do new literacies differ from old ones? How does this affect how we write and how we teach writing?

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Measures of text difficulty

 

 

Measures of Text Difficulty:

 

Testing their Predictive Value for Grade Levels and Student Performance

 

Jessica Nelson, Charles Perfetti, David Liben, and Meredith Liben

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Adolescent Literacy Glossary | AdLit.org

AdLit.org offers resources (articles, research, teaching strategies, book recommendations) for parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers.
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adolescent%20reading%20whitepaper.pdf

 

What We Know About Adolescent Reading

 

Dr. Willard R. Daggett, International Center for Leadership in Education

 

Dr. Ted S. Hasselbring, Vanderbilt University

 

2007

 

Reading proficiency has historically been valued as

the

fundamental enabling competency in public

education in the minds of parents, educators, and the general public. The study of reading instruction and

 

literacy has been exhaustive, so we will focus on a few broad themes that we have frequently observed in

 

the course of our research and during our school improvement efforts with some of America’s most

 

inspiring and promising high schools and middle schools.

 

The school improvement process approach that the International Center for Leadership in Education has

 

advocated and helped institute is based on three questions:

 

 

 

Why?

 

This first question is key to identifying the issues so we can build consensus around solutions.

 

What?

 

The second question allows us to suggest a plan based on data, research-based models, and successful

practices.

 

How?

 

This final question addresses solutions by looking at proven and reliable models.

 

WHY?

 

1. Reading is

 

the

key enabler of learning for academic proficiency across all subject areas and

over all grades.

 

 

 

If students cannot read, they are hamstrung in all other academic areas, including

math and science. They cannot deal with advanced coursework or pursue lifelong learning. While

 

humans are “hard-wired” for oral language, reading must be taught and learned. And, the process

 

must continue into the middle grades, high school, and beyond.

 

Unfortunately, most reading instruction stops after the elementary grades, although reading

 

development is not complete. Of the more than 16,000 school districts in the United States, fewer

 

than one in five had high school reading specialists in 2003, according to Scholastic’s Quality

 

Education Data. Furthermore, only 58 reading coaches and 987 remedial reading teachers worked at

 

those same high schools in 2005-06, according to the Market Data Retrieval database of buyers at

 

school.

 

The issue: Where can schools find the expertise, instructional time, and resources that many students

 

need to become proficient in reading, because the demands on reading ability increase as students

 

enter the secondary grades?

 

 

 

2. Reading requirements for the workplace are at a higher level than and different from the

 

requirements for higher education.

 

 

Studies by the International Center and other groups have

shown that employability and career success in an increasingly competitive global economy depend

 

on reading to a far greater extent than previously required. The ability to find, analyze, and synthesize

 

written information provides access to lifelong learning in a rapidly changing world. Other studies

 

2

show what many educators already know from experience -- both graduates and dropouts with poor

reading and literacy skills are statistically:

• less likely to find employment, even in low-paying jobs

• more likely to have jobs that do not pay well enough to allow the wage earner to support a family

• more likely to require public assistance

• more likely to serve time in a correctional facility.

People who cannot read with confidence and efficiency are socioeconomically at risk in most adult

roles as consumers, as citizens, and as parents — but especially as wage-earners in an increasingly

literate global economy. Reading and the ability to process documents and text in all forms allow for

the trainings and multiple re-trainings that today’s students will encounter in the workforce during

their careers.

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Best Practices for Adolescent Literacy in Afterschool and Summer Programs | Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z | AdLit.org

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Improving%20Adolescent%20Literacy%20in%20Kentucky-A%20Joint%20Position%20Statement.pdf

A. Literacy Development in Grades 4-12

1. Defining Adolescent Literacy

2. Text Demands

3. Literacy Across the Curriculum

4. Need for Intervention

 

B. Adolescent Literacy: The National Picture

1. National Data on Adolescent Literacy Development

2. National Policy Recommendations

3. Current National Initiatives

 

C. Adolescent Literacy in Kentucky

1. Kentucky CATS Data

2. Kentucky NAEP Results 2007

3. Kentucky ACT Data

4. Existing Strengths, Resources, and Initiatives

5. Existing Statutes and Regulations Regarding Literacy

6. Concerns and Challenges

 

D. Adolescent Literacy Instruction

1. 21st Century Skills

2. Content Literacy Instruction

 

E. Kentucky Adolescent Literacy Policy Recommendations

Recommendation 1: Statewide Coordination

Creating a state literacy office to coordinate efforts•

Training state-level literacy coaches to provide support to districts/schools•

Creating and sustaining capacity through literacy coaches and readingspecialists

Requiring school literacy plansRecommendation

2: Teacher Preparation/Certification

Provide adequate coursework in literacy and content literacy for secondarypre-service teachers and teachers pursuing advanced degrees

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Adolescent Literacy 101 | AdLit.org

Literacy instruction remains every bit as important in grades 4-12 as it is in grades K-3.
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Mrs. Brann's Literacy Blog: Adolescents Deserve...

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Moore, D. W., Bean, T. W., Birdyshaw, D., & Rycik, J. A. (1999). Adolescent literacy: A position statement for the Commission on Adolescent Literacy of the International Reading Association. Retrieved September 24, 2004, ...
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This Time It's Personal: Teaching Academic Writing through Creative Nonfiction

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Designing and Assessing Video Composing Assignments

Presentation: Designing and Assessing Video Composing Assignments Jason Palmeri (Miami University)


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Digital Storytelling: Engage Students in Collaborative Creative Wri...

Powerpoint deck for Catlin Tucker's Discovery Education Virtual Conference: Digital Storytelling: Engage Students in Collaborative Creative Writing in Class & O...

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When the Common Core=Teaching Reading Strategies 2.0 « The ...

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According to its advocates, the Common Core Standards will usher in an era of equal opportunity to higher quality education via better, richer, and more career and college relevant standards. But if the account presented in ...

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Much Ado about Digital Theatre's streaming of Shakespeare

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Liz Shannon Miller: "Whether you spell it "theatre" or "theater," any fan of classic or contemporary theatrical works ought to check out the full-length productions available through VOD site Digital Theatre."


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Text Complexity Rubrics

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Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Vol. 43, No. 1 (Sep., 1999), pp. 97-112

Adolescent Literacy Position Statement by Moore, Bean, Birdyshaw and Ryclik for International Reading Association at http://www.mssunana.com/uploads/5/8/3/4/5834463/position_statement.pdf

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Adolescent Literacy Research & Reports | AdLit.org

Adolescent literacy is a hot topic in education and the amount of good research into effective instruction for older students is growing quickly. The reports gathered here are among the most important and frequently referenced.
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The Knowledge Loom: Adolescent Literacy in the Content Areas

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alr_lrp.pdf

Linking research and practice

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