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Response: Helping Students Develop a Desire To Read At Home

Response: Helping Students Develop a Desire To Read At Home | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
(This is the first post in a three-part series on this topic) Elizabeth W. Rivero asked: If teachers assign reading as homework and the students are not completing the reading at home, what do you do to get them to do it, other than assign questions?
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The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools| Pew Internet & American Life Project

Part I: Introduction | Pew Internet & American Life Project
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Lots of information about writing, information, and reading.

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Readers of literary fiction are more creative and exercise better judgment, claim scientists

Readers of literary fiction are more creative and exercise better judgment, claim scientists | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Reading literature may result in greater creativity and less rigid thinking, according to new study by University of Toronto scholars.
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Some more great reasons to read fiction!

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What Close Reading Actually Means

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What Close Reading Actually Means
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Detailed description of how to do close reading, especially with regard to collge readiness.

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A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Close Reading & the Common Core | Teaching the Core

A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Close Reading & the Common Core | Teaching the Core | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Here, Dave Stuart and Erica Beaton share their approach to close reading (R.CCR.1) and a non-freaked out approach to the Common Core State Standards.
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close reading slows us down and allows us to interpret difficult passages;it keeps us focused on our purpose for reading (e.g., finding a claim to argue with);it leaves us “bread crumbs” with which we can find our way back to our thinking later on, like when we’ve got to write a paper or prepare for a discussion.
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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
This year, I admitted a hard truth to myself. I wasn't having my students write enough. In an attempt to follow Kelly Gallagher’s advice that students should write more than we can assess, I decided
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Terrific, authentic means of having students write regularly! ALL of our students should be blogging, for lots of reasons. This particular assignment not only gets them writing every week, and reading their peers' posts (collaboration), but it also validates their personal interests and boosts their intrinsic motivation to learn. Let's do this!

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Complex Texts and a Non-Freaked Out Approach to the Common Core, Part 2 | Teaching the Core

Complex Texts and a Non-Freaked Out Approach to the Common Core, Part 2 | Teaching the Core | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
How do we incorporate the Common Core's complex texts in a way that students will read, engage with, debate, and discuss? Join us as we explore non-freaked implementation.
Deborah Owen's insight:

"the average complexity of assigned reading in high school has been decreasing over the years, while the average complexity of required reading in college/career settings has been increasing)."

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YALSA App 'First of Its Kind' for Discovering Teen Books - The Digital Shift

YALSA App 'First of Its Kind' for Discovering Teen Books - The Digital Shift | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it

A tool designed to enable access to the best literature for teens will debut for Apple devices next month. A project of YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association), the Teen Book Finder lets users discover titles from the past three years of the organization’s lists and awards, all from their smartphones. Read More›››

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A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core Writing | Teaching the Core: Write, write, write!

How do we incorporate simple yet powerful writing activities that will not only prepare our students for college/career, but also help with content acquisition?
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Great insights on the connection between writing, reading, and comprehension.

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Study: Reading Fiction Makes People Comfortable With Ambiguity

Study: Reading Fiction Makes People Comfortable With Ambiguity | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
New Canadian research finds reading a literary short story increases one’s comfort with ambiguity.
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Read fiction! :-)

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Common Core Assessment: When Teaching Gets In The Way Of Reading Comprehension

Common Core Assessment: When Teaching Gets In The Way Of Reading Comprehension | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A look at how well-intentioned teaching can confuse students during reading comprehension assessment.
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Grant Wiggins looks at assessment, reading comprehension, marking up a text, author's point of view vs. reader's point of view.

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Michael Hyatt | Intentional Leadership - Reading Non-Fiction

Michael Hyatt | Intentional Leadership - Reading Non-Fiction | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Michael Hyatt’s thoughts on leading with purpose, personal productivity, book publishing, and social media.
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I love to follow this blogger; he has all sorts of great ideas for many aspects of life! This is a really good article/podcast about reading. Think about sharing some of these tips with your friends and students!

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
reading, neuroscience, literature, psychology, cognitive science, engineering, iPad, Kindle, e-reader, tablet, user interface, fiction, nonfiction, journalism

Via Anu Ojaranta
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As we head more and more toward all-digital, we need to ask ourselves what difference it makes in learning.

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, April 15, 2013 2:27 AM

An interesting article about how the devices change our reading.

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A Non-Freaked Out, Focused Approach to the Common Core -- Part 1 | Teaching the Core

A Non-Freaked Out, Focused Approach to the Common Core -- Part 1 | Teaching the Core | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
What are the most important Common Core State Standards? In this post, Dave explains his top picks from the CCSS.
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Great intro to a promising series.

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Common Core: What Is A "Complex Text" Anyway?

Common Core: What Is A "Complex Text" Anyway? | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Last month I attended a training focused on teaching "complex texts" to address the Common Core Standards.
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There three aspects of a text that the Common Core measures to determine its “complexity” are:

Quantitative QualitativeReader and Task
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People-for-Education-report-on-students-reading-enjoyment-Reading-for-Joy.pdf

Report shows decline in students who enjoy reading (in Ontario). I was going just to send this to the Literacy Action Team, but then thought that all of us could learn a thing or two from this report.

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