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Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen

Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Ah, listening, the neglected literacy skill. I know when I was a high school English teacher this was not necessarily a primary focus; I was too busy honing the more measurable literacy skills -- r
Louise Robinson-Lay's insight:

There are some great strategies here to get students listening more attentively in class. We have all been guilty of repeating things in class and this article shows us why we shouldn't do so. I particularly like the paraphrasing to a partner strategy as it allows time for understanding to develop and for students to fully come to grips with information.

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Help for the Struggling, Reluctant Reader

Help for the Struggling, Reluctant Reader | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
This article explores the challenges of reluctant, struggling readers and effective ways the author has found to overcome those challenges, both in his personal life and in the lives of families and children he's influenced.
Via Heather Stapleton
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Reading Battle Over – Boys and books

Reading Battle Over – Boys and books | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Boy vs Beast will hook reluctant readers and build their reading skills – and their enjoyment of books.

Via Alison Hewett, Heather Stapleton
Louise Robinson-Lay's insight:

Boys do read differently; that does not mean that they can't love reading. It just means that we have to select more careully.

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Katie Frank's curator insight, January 3, 2013 1:25 AM

So important to engage those boys!