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Picture Books in the Middle School

Picture Books in the Middle School | Reading and literacy | Scoop.it
I feel like a broken record lately.  Always replying with the same answer as if I cannot think of anything else to say.  Yet it is not because my brain is broken or because I do not know enough about teaching English.  The truth is that when most people ask me how to teach something…
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Starting Out With iPads: The First Week - Zig Zagging

Starting Out With iPads: The First Week - Zig Zagging | Reading and literacy | Scoop.it
Lately I’ve had several people ask me about how I get started with iPads in my classroom each year. Specifically, about the first week. So I thought I’d write about some procedures and activities that I find work really well to get our 1st grade classroom started creating and collaborating.

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Digital Storytelling: What it is... And... What it is NOT - Langwitches

Digital Storytelling: What it is... And... What it is NOT - Langwitches | Reading and literacy | Scoop.it
I was lucky to have shared my childhood bedroom for a few years with my grandmother, when she had come to live with us after an illness. At bedtime, she would tell me stories of her parents and three brothers and growing up in East Prussia, fleeing to the West after WW2 and the things that occupied her mind. I was hooked on storytelling. The fascination grew when technology became available and opened up possibilities that were just not possible before. I would give anything to have been able to record my grandmother’s stories and have shared them with my own children years later.

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Zoe Campbell's curator insight, August 24, 2015 3:35 AM

This infographic shows that digital storytelling has the potenial to be both interractive and collaborative. Rather than passive learning/listening, it becomes a platform for discussion.

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School Libraries play a huge part in pupils' education

School Libraries play a huge part in pupils' education | Reading and literacy | Scoop.it

Recent research emphasises this importance. A study by the Institute of Education (2013) found reading for pleasure ‘to be more important for children's cognitive development between ages 10 and 16 than their parents' level of education.’  Similarly a study by Oxford University (2011) found ‘16-year-olds who read books at least once a month were significantly more likely to be in a professional or managerial job at 33 than those who didn’t read books at all’.


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Imagistory | Wordless Picture Book App

Imagistory | Wordless Picture Book App | Reading and literacy | Scoop.it

A wordless picturebook app for iPad that inspires your child to become the storyteller.


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Al Post's curator insight, October 18, 2014 11:28 AM

This looks cool!! Now imagine hooking this to a projector in your class and using it as a story starter. Would be interesting to see how many different stories emerge.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 25, 2015 2:57 AM

This looks like an interesting app. I'm wondering how it would work for assessment?

Rebekah Crouch's curator insight, August 4, 2015 10:21 PM

This looks like an interesting app. I'm wondering how it would work for assessment?

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Keep Up With Your Kids: Back-to-School Reading for Parents

Keep Up With Your Kids: Back-to-School Reading for Parents | Reading and literacy | Scoop.it
Local school teachers and librarians offer their picks for books that kids and parents will enjoy reading together.
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Read Slowly to Benefit Your Brain and Cut Stress

Read Slowly to Benefit Your Brain and Cut Stress | Reading and literacy | Scoop.it
At least 30 minutes of uninterrupted reading with a book or e-book helps.
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Gazette » 12 Ways to Motivate Reluctant Readers

Gazette » 12 Ways to Motivate Reluctant Readers | Reading and literacy | Scoop.it

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 23, 2014 11:11 AM

My absolute favorite is number 2: Let Them Choose Their Own Books. Wow - what a novel (no pun intended) idea in a world where school libraries are being pushed to level their holdings and teachers tell them they need to pick "one on their level and one for fun." Really? We're still doing that? Share this article with your building admins and teachers.

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Out of print, or, You can't squash a sandfly with an e-book - Booknotes Unbound

Out of print, or, You can't squash a sandfly with an e-book - Booknotes Unbound | Reading and literacy | Scoop.it
Award-winning writer and journalist David Hill champions the humble yet extraordinary printed book.
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The Mobile Native: 30+ QR Code Resources

The Mobile Native: 30+ QR Code Resources | Reading and literacy | Scoop.it

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John Evans's curator insight, May 6, 2014 10:52 AM

If you don't know anything about QR Codes you will after checking out these resources!

Character Minutes's curator insight, May 7, 2014 10:00 AM

This surely will have answers to my questions about QR codes.

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Let's Read Together: 10+ DigiTools for Growing Readers - Getting Smart

Let's Read Together: 10+ DigiTools for Growing Readers - Getting Smart | Reading and literacy | Scoop.it

"Next year will be a full-out iPad year for me (as opposed to the BYOD work-around I’ve been employing) , so I’ve been thinking a lot about the reading tools I can use to help my middle school students develop fluency and critical thinking skills. I want to continue to develop their love of reading through sharing with other readers, and I want to reinforce their capacities for comprehension, inference, and interpretation. Until now, I’ve only had those students who can bring their own devices to school to test some of these tools for use in the classroom. Next year, I look forward to having everyone on the same digital page."

 


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10 Ways To Get Students Excited About Reading - Edudemic

10 Ways To Get Students Excited About Reading - Edudemic | Reading and literacy | Scoop.it
Here are a few tips and tricks to help you improve reading skills for a variety of students at different levels.
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Children’s reading ‘improves faster with ebooks’

Children’s reading ‘improves faster with ebooks’ | Reading and literacy | Scoop.it
Researchers have come up with a solution to one of the thorniest problems in the education world - the poor reading standard of boys, A study for the National Literacy Trust shows a remarkable improvement in reading ability amongst boys who do their reading online through ebooks. The researchers studied the boys’ reading performance for an average of 4.2 months - and found that their reading age improved by 8.4 months during that period.
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Worried about boys and their reading?  Check this out!

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Beautifully designed physical books create incomparable reading experiences - Quartz

Beautifully designed physical books create incomparable reading experiences - Quartz | Reading and literacy | Scoop.it
The best-looking books of the year.
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School Libraries Vital to Literacy Rates Among Students

School Libraries Vital to Literacy Rates Among Students | Reading and literacy | Scoop.it
Libraries present an interesting conundrum to policy makers and patrons alike. A Pew Internet study, for example, showed just how mixed-up the sentiments

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, February 10, 2015 12:51 AM

Evidence, again...

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 10, 2015 9:12 AM

Interesting research results cited here.  "The report went on to investigate commonalities such as the link between highly trained library staff and student success, digital adoption in the schools and book checkouts, and more. Interestingly, mobile device use and after-school access to the libraries’ digital materials played a key role in this year’s findings."

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Smart Reading Strategies Students Should Develop

Smart Reading Strategies Students Should Develop | Reading and literacy | Scoop.it

Smart reading is a skill that students develop through using a set of robust strategies in their reading and analyzing of texts.


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Ken Morrison's curator insight, December 30, 2014 8:40 PM
Don't read everything Prioritize Understand the Concept Hierarchies of importance Leave enough time
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Good Question: Why Are We Reading More Books? - CBS Local

Good Question: Why Are We Reading More Books? - CBS Local | Reading and literacy | Scoop.it
With all of the media available to us via television, smartphones and the Internet these days, reading books is still a favorite pastime. According to surveys, how much we read books has remained constant over the years and, in some cases, increased.
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What happens to literacy when the internet turns into a giant TV station?

What happens to literacy when the internet turns into a giant TV station? | Reading and literacy | Scoop.it
Video is the future of the web. You can no longer launch a new smartphone, inaugurate a Kickstarter campaign, or even announce a business partnership without accompanying it with a slickly produced...
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Study reveals online literacy gap

Study reveals online literacy gap | Reading and literacy | Scoop.it
The reading achievement gap between lower-income and more affluent students extends beyond the classroom to the online arena, according to a recent study.
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School libraries: using data to boost student literacy

School libraries: using data to boost student literacy | Reading and literacy | Scoop.it
Librarian Adam Lancaster explains how his school used tracking data and reading quizzes to support reluctant readers
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17 Bookstores That Will Literally Change Your Life

17 Bookstores That Will Literally Change Your Life | Reading and literacy | Scoop.it
And all you have to do is visit them!
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14 Apps for Telling Stories - Class Tech Tips

14 Apps for Telling Stories - Class Tech Tips | Reading and literacy | Scoop.it

"Storytelling is such an important skill and there are plenty of ways to turn your students into storytellers using a mobile device.  These apps are perfect for kids of all ages and can be tailored to a wide range of activities and tasks.  Search through this list to see which app is the best fit for your class."

 


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