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Close Reading Notes - A 40-min. Lesson from LDC

Our 40-minute lesson Close Reading Notes will help your students read and comprehend complex text, while taking concise notes that reflect their comprehension. The assignment is aligned to College and Career Readiness standards with LDC CoreTools

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Reinventing Writing: 9 Ways Writing Has Been Reinvented by @coolcatteacher

This revised presentation based on the book Reinventing Writing by Vicki Davis helps teachers and educators understand the fundamental changes in writing and h…

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iPads for Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning (iCALL)

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CALL Scotland - Provides specialist expertise in technology for children who have speech, communication and/or writing difficulties, in schools across Scotland.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, August 12, 2014 2:48 PM

Another excellent resource from CALL Scotland.


The book includes chapters on:

  • Getting to grips with the iPad
  • Apps to support teaching & learning
  • Accessibility Options
  • iPad Accessories
  • iPad Resources
  • iPad in Assessments and Exams
  • Managing & Implementing the iPad
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Managing Curriculum Materials between Windows and iPads
  • iPad Management using iTunes: some useful tips.


It aims to support readers who are not necessarily technical specialists and who want to use the iPad with children or adults with additional support needs, special educational needs or disability.

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"…And The Truth Behind “We’re All Reading Teachers”" from EricaLeeBeaton.com

... So when school leaders say “We’re all reading teachers,” they’re not say secondary teachers need to teach kids how to decode high-frequency words, nor are they asking teachers to simply add more traditional reading or writing assignments into their curriculum just for the sake of more literacy. Rather, mindful school administrators recognize that those “reading teachers” actually need support revealing the dynamic cognitive processes that make each subject unique and compelling. “Huh?” ...
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7 Great Places to Find Free Literary Works (Thanks @medkh9 for great resources )

7 Great Places to Find Free Literary Works (Thanks @medkh9 for great resources ) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Dean J. Fusto, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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toolkit09e.pdf


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Lindsey Hogan's curator insight, February 13, 2013 9:10 AM

This is an awesome collection of reading strategies. The document begins by describing different types of struggling readers and identifies a grouping of strategies later in the booklet. 

Connie Wise's curator insight, February 14, 2013 5:51 PM
18 strategies to help struggling readers--50 page pdf