In an Educational Leadership article, author and literacy expert Pam Allyn, who has worked for ten years at a New York City residential school for foster children, suggests ways to get reluctant readers to read.
Storyboard That is a cutting edge Web 2.0 tool for rapidly creating amazing storyboards, no art skills needed. Great for business meetings and in the classroom for students to express their creativity.
Youtube video with images relating to content in the books discussed. Covered in this booktalk are Ann Rinaldi's A Break With Charity, Ann Rinaldi's Girl in Blue, Karen Hesse's Out of the Dust, John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and Richard Peck's On the Wings of Heroes.
A draft framework for common social studies standards is set to be released on Nov. 17.
So what is this document? Early signs suggest that you shouldn't expect something that prescribes the specific issues, trends, or events that students should study, but rather describes the structure, tools, and habits of mind they need in order to undertake an exploration of the discipline, and offers states a frame for the content they choose.
Setting just 20 minutes aside each day to read with your young child, you will foster listening skills, curiosity and give your child a strong foundation for future reading skills. A child who has been read to for 20 minutes each day will enter Kindergarten with over 600 hours of literacy experience. That experience can have a huge effect on future academic performance!
"This post was written for those looking to justify their decision to use technology to support readers and writers. Below you will find a compilation of research that outlines the benefits of technology in supporting readers and writers."
Integrated studies combines curriculum from two or more disciplines, allowing students to see how ideas are connected. Teaching in such a contextual manner promotes collaboration, critical thinking, and knowledge retention.
VIDEO: An Introduction to Integrated Studies (3-minute video)
VIDEO: Common Sense: An Overview of Integrated Studies (10-minute video)
Along the socioeconomic spectrum in New York City’s student population, there is a corresponding vocabulary gap for children beginning in kindergarten.
Education isn't only what happens in the walls of the classroom. So many times parents assistance is the critial factor in making the formal education 'stick.' This was the most jarring statistic fro this article: children of professionals hear 32 MILLION more words by age four than the poorest kids. That is not inconsequential.
Boys Value Reading More with EreadersSchool Library Journal"Whatever is causing them to value reading, we have to do more research, because we want to help those boys who are reluctant to read," says Dara Williams-Rossi, co-author of "Reluctant...
OUR MISSION:To motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF's highest priority is reaching underserved children ...
Pew Internet's latest report on e-reading offers librarians ten valuable lessons on how they can increase the usage and demonstrate the value of their collections.
The executive summary of Pew’s research is available on Slideshare under the title: The Rise of e-Reading and the Changing Role of Public Libraries, presented to the American Library Association on 24 June 2012.