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My academic year has begun, and while the dust settles as I learn about my new workplace, my new environment and the changes of teaching approach, I think about learning and my students. Learning is not a straight-forward process.
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by Mike Fisher
"Too much close reading is boring, say these ELA experts. Invite students to read & write digital microstories. It's fun and they'll strengthen key CCSS skills."
Jim Lerman's insight:
Good strategies here along with excellent resources as well as samples demonstrating useful apps.
Thanks to Sarah Tantillo
Love this idea! Especially in the middle grades, short attention spans make it difficult to do longer pieces again and again. Poor readers are also helped by working with microstories. Even slow readers see the piece as "readable" and reading and writing it several times does improve their skills.
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