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USC to open brand new charter high school in Downtown

USC to open brand new charter high school in Downtown | Literacy for at-risk students | Scoop.it
Hybrid High School will blend face-to-face, personalized teaching with digital coursework, according to the school. Their goal is to graduate 100 percent of its students.

 

All kinds of awesome. A university opening a charter school? Now that's interesting. My extended goal at my school is to partner with the local university on a similar effort, but to get lots of teacher candidates and volunteers in to work with students, too. Looks like I have a good reason for a jaunt to LA. I wonder what their curriculum and instruction will look like.

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Free apps list

A list of free apps recommended by the STaRT Education Department...

 

For the techie kids, or for the ones who want to do some individual work on their devices, and for teachers who want to integrate smart technology into the classroom. Let's try it.


Via Mollie Koniers, Jennifer Corum
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WHAT WORKS IN YOUTH LITERACY AND WHY?

Our neighbors to the north have similar issues with literacy achievement and engaging at-risk youth. They have some good ideas, too, regarding building resilience via creative means. 

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Reaching Out to At-Risk Teens: Building Literacy with Incarcerated Youth, Stephanie Guerra

Reaching Out to At-Risk Teens: Building Literacy with Incarcerated Youth, Stephanie Guerra | Literacy for at-risk students | Scoop.it

I don't work with incarcerated youth, but the suggested literature for that population may very well appeal to the at-risk population at my school. Imagine this: something realistic that reflects the life they live, or want to live, draws them in. 

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Building Youth Literacy In Mentoring Programs

A presentation for mentors and lay people working with youth in literacy. Useful for when partnering with community volunteers in modeling lteracy for students. 

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Reading Skills and Strategies

Reading Skills and Strategies | Literacy for at-risk students | Scoop.it

Reading (and some writing) skills through wacky pictures. I can dig it. 

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Summit on Childhood Literacy seeks to brighten future for at-risk youths

Summit on Childhood Literacy seeks to brighten future for at-risk youths | Literacy for at-risk students | Scoop.it
The adult illiteracy rate in Washington County is estimated to be at 17 percent, which poses economic and cultural problems for the community’s future, the director of the Washington County...

 

They're doing something about it. I want on board.

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Golems: A potent symbol of teenage emotion in recent YA literature - Jweekly.com

Golems: A potent symbol of teenage emotion in recent YA literature - Jweekly.com | Literacy for at-risk students | Scoop.it
We’ve always loved golems. The notion of a soulless husk suddenly given life is deliciously resonant. First there was Adam, formed from dust and given breath by God. Then there were a thousand variants, from the monster in Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” to Mickey’s manic brooms in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” to the computer in “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

Via Eric Bateman
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I first learned of this on The X-Files. So of course I want to know more.

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Landmark Plan Aimed At Reaching At-Risk Readers - Education News Story - WRTV Indianapolis

Landmark Plan Aimed At Reaching At-Risk Readers - Education News Story - WRTV Indianapolis | Literacy for at-risk students | Scoop.it
INDIANAPOLIS -- A first-of-its-kind plan is in the works to give at-risk Hoosier children a better chance of learning how to read. Thursday, June 7, 2012.

 

A citywide reading intervention? It's for elementary students but it's a fascinating plan.

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Can Online Education Help At-Risk Students?

Can Online Education Help At-Risk Students? | Literacy for at-risk students | Scoop.it

We've secretly replaced this student's regular education model with Folgers Online Education Crystals. Let's see if they notice. 

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Lisa M. Snyder's comment, June 8, 2012 10:29 PM
There are some very useful and interesting links in this resource.
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Adolescent Literacy and the Achievement Gap: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go From Here?

A review of the literature around the achievement gap in adolescent literacy based on ethnicity and poverty factors, with programmatic suggestions. Bonus: co-authored by a professor at the University of Oregon. I emailed her once about the education doctorate there. She was helpful and informative. Now I get to read her paper. 

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Comics in the Classroom: 100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teachers

Comics in the Classroom: 100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teachers | Literacy for at-risk students | Scoop.it

Included for its links to many websites detailing the implementation of comics and graphic novels into the classroom. At-risk students who are struggling readers may find comics easier to access than standard books. 

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Effective Literacy Practices and Challenging Curriculum for At-Risk Learners: Great Expectations

An academic paper focusing on literacy for at-risk students. for an academic paper, it's quite a fetching read. 

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Middle School Journal - AMLE Journal

Middle School Journal - AMLE Journal | Literacy for at-risk students | Scoop.it
Middle School Journal is a refereed journal published five times per year. The Journal is an official publication and membership benefit of the Association for Middle Level Education.

 

Duuuude, I subscribed! Lots of articles about literacy and interventions. 

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A handy starting point

A handy starting point | Literacy for at-risk students | Scoop.it

Loads of links and info. This page starts with a definition of at-risk, description of risk factors, and offers links to resources for literacy improvement.

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