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Glenda's Assistive Tech Information & more: Reading with Older Students

Glenda's Assistive Tech Information & more: Reading with Older Students | Dyslexia | Scoop.it

"Do you read aloud to your students? Is there ever a time when students are too old to be read to? Many teachers are firm believers in reading aloud -- even at the upper grade levels."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 21, 2013 11:57 PM

This post describes why it is valuable to read to older students as well as a wide variety of resources. There are many reasons to continue to read to older students (and not just those students whom have access to assistive technology). A few of those reasons are below.

* "Reading aloud to children helps them develop and improve literacy skills -- reading, writing, speaking, and listening..."

* "...children listen on a higher level than they read, listening to other readers stimulates growth and understanding of vocabulary and language patterns."

Resources are available in two categories:

* Beyond Instruction that includes a link to a post of Audio books and publications, Information on optical character recognition,Text-to-speech and Variable speed tape recorders

Sites to explore includes links to about 10 websites. Some are free and some will cost.

Adrianna Castelo's curator insight, February 19, 2014 11:13 PM

I thought that this was quite interesting because you never early think to read to students as they get older. It has always been pretty routine that when you learn how to read you do it yourself.For myself, having something read out loud to me is not the best. I never pay attention when it's being read aloud only when I read it for myself. However, it could be beneficial to other students who really do have learning disabilities without them knowing. 

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A Beautiful Classroom Poster on Close Reading | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Beautiful Classroom Poster on Close Reading | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Dyslexia | Scoop.it

Close reading is definitely a "survival skill" particularly in a world drowned in information. Close reading is all about reading differently, it is reading for deep understanding through paying attention to what others would normally oversight. Being a close reader entails focus and dedication to your reading material. It empowers readers to delve deeper into the latent meanings of text searching for cues that make the reading  a totally different experience one that resembles the detective wok. Close reading is also about critical reading, reading that does not take things at face value but rather investigates for what is hidden between the lines.


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Emma Greengrass's curator insight, January 27, 2014 4:44 AM

Close reading is an essential part of developing critical thinking skills for students at all levels....

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Partner Reading | Classroom Strategies | AdLit.org

Partner Reading | Classroom Strategies | AdLit.org | Dyslexia | Scoop.it

The practice of partner assisted reading is described here for use in L1 classrooms, which is also used in L2 reading classrooms. It is necessary that this cooperative learning strategy is used during a re-reading of text that learners have worked with previously through in-class activities. The overall objective/purpose of this activity in an ESL classroom is to encourage reading fluency.


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