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Selective Highlighting: Reading with a Purpose

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Teaching students to read with a purpose can be challenging. See how using the simple technique of selective highlighting will help many students to better understand what they read.
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21 Ways to Use Comics in The Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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The Comic Book Periodic Table of the Elements

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This site contains comic book images linked to the chemical elements via the periodic table. Comics include Uncle $crooge, Metal Men, Metamorpho, Batman, Fantastic Four, Superman, and many more.
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This is Why Critical Reading is Important ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Why Tales2Go

Audiobooks are a proven resource for teaching reading, at all reading levels, which is why they've been used in classrooms for decades.
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Excellent iPad Apps for Reading Disability

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Excellent iPad Apps for Reading Disability

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Using Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom

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Andrew Miller (@betamiller on Twitter) is a National Faculty member for the Buck Institute for Education, an org that specializes in project-based curriculum, and a collaborator with Abeo School C...
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User Friendly Resources Educational Publishers Int

User Friendly Resources Educational Publishers Int | Reading comprehension resources | Scoop.it

We are a leading publisher of supplementary curriculum and teacher support e-books for Primary and Secondary schools. To ensure you are purchasing exactly what you require, you can preview all the pages from any of our e-books using the resource viewer function located on each product information page. Our e-books are sold exclusively as PDF's in A4 format, and can be downloaded immediately following your purchase. Once downloaded, the e-books can be stored and distributed, or printed and copied in any manner within the purchasing school.

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Max and the Metallicans..... it's a world of his own

Max and the Metallicans..... it's a world of his own | Reading comprehension resources | Scoop.it

Max 11, is a published writer. He publishes at kidpub.com and his work is now selling at Amazon.com.


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Energize your base: Tips and tools to raise awareness and build support for library services

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Energize your base: Tips and tools to raise awareness and build support for library services...

Includes Library Videos – New videos from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that showcase work done in libraries which are transforming lives, by changing the way we connect.

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Common Core's Focus on 'Close Reading': Changes how teachers teach

Common Core's Focus on 'Close Reading': Changes how teachers teach | Reading comprehension resources | Scoop.it

by Catherine Gewertz

February 8, 2012

 

*Excerpts are filtered for the benefit of busy school leaders.

 

Drawn together by the Aspen Institute, some chief academic officers hash out how to deliver a profound shift in reading instruction.

 

Essential Question

 

What would happen if English/language arts teachers revolutionized their instruction to focus intently—and exclusively—on the texts students are reading?

 

Close Reading: A Key Shift

 

Close reading represents a key shift in the Common Core State Standards:

Students are expected to engage in "close reading" of complex literary and informational texts.

In contrast to common practice, in which teachers explain reading passages and supply background information before students read, "close reading" confines initial study to the text itself. Students make sense of it by probing its words and structure for information and evidence. Through questions and class exercises, teachers guide students back through the reading in a hunt for answers and deeper understanding.

 

Changes H0w Teachers Teach


Close reading requires profound shifts:

in how teachers teach how districts choose texts how they test what students know how they evaluate teachers.

 

Teachers Lack the Capacity

 

"I'm really worried that we haven't prepared our teachers for this," one chief academic officer said. "The academic and cognitive demand [on teachers] is quite high."


One of the chief academic officers said that such a process represents a more significant change for teachers than they might realize.

 

Significant Professional Development


Moving teachers toward this way of working will require "some significant professional development:"

teachers must learn to refrain from providing quick answers figure out instead how to formulate new kinds of questions that take them and their students back to the text repeatedly in their search for understanding.

 

Gradual Release


Close reading "moves students toward independence:"

by developing their abilities to build vocabulary access a text's structure; grasp a text's meaning and build arguments from it based on evidence in the text itself eventually build the confidence to grapple with tough reading on their own.


Questions Left Unanswered

 

How, for instance, would they build skill among their educators to provide sufficient supports for struggling readers, special education students, and English-learners to tackle text this way? How would teachers respond to a "sea change" that reframes their role from provider of information to facilitator of inquiry? And where would they get deep, focused lessons for such instruction?

 


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Draw!

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Hello I'm Mike Manley, welcome to my daily studio Blog. I'm a long time comic, animation artist and edit Draw! Magazine. This blog is a cronicle of what's happening in my studio daily. Follow as I show some of my process.


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15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension

15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension | Reading comprehension resources | Scoop.it

"Reading comprehension is a matter of decoding, reading speed, and critical thinking about the text, all of which can improve with tiered practice.

So below, in an order of general complexity, are 15 apps for improved reading comprehension, ranging from word and sentence fluency, to recall, to critical thinking skills, to reading speed."


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Bmw's curator insight, September 2, 2013 1:09 PM

thanks John. plenty of ideas for reading.

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, September 5, 2013 7:58 AM

add your insight...

 
Maria Persson's curator insight, September 5, 2013 6:13 PM

Always great to have more than one choice since there isn't one perfect app!

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A History of Reading

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"Writing freezes the moment. Reading is forever."

"A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic," Carl Sagan poignantly obser
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A List of Great Audio Books for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A List of Great Audio Books for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Reading comprehension resources | Scoop.it
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A List of Great Audio Books for Kids

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Tales2Go

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An award-winning audiobook app that streams thousands of popular children's books to mobile devices in the classroom and beyond.
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Noam Chomsky - The Purpose of Education

Noam Chomsky discusses the purpose of education, impact of technology, whether education should be perceived as a cost or an investment and the value of standardised assessment.
Presented at the Learning Without Frontiers Conference - Jan 25th 2012- London

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Find Easy to Read Text for Lower Levels

Find Easy to Read Text for Lower Levels | Reading comprehension resources | Scoop.it

is actually based on Google, but it analyses Google results for readability, so it can help you to find more lower level texts for learners without you having to read through every result from Google to see if it's simple enough.


Via Nik Peachey, Petra Pollum
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Graphic Novels in the Classroom? Why Not!

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"Weaver has had success using elements of Ulysses in conjunction with Ulysses "SEEN"—the strategy Berry and his colleagues intended the comic to be used for—and has converted some of his students to Joyce fans in the process, which is no small feat for such a difficult text as Ulysses."

 

via @whartonag

 

This online graphic novel is now available for the ipad $7.49.


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Resources | Diamond Language

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Speech . language . social skills
American website lists resources and services, web and other related to - Auditory Processing; Language disorders; Language disabilities; Social language (Pragmatics); Speech and language materials.

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The role of the family in the reading habits of children.

The role of the family in the reading habits of children. | Reading comprehension resources | Scoop.it

Earlier this week, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released an interesting report which examined the important relationship between the family and the reading habits of children. This article u...

Data from the LSAC indicates that there are three major influences in the development of a child’s reading habits: having books in the home, visiting the library and reading aloud.


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The Power of Image: presenting with the brain in mind

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The Power of Image: presenting with the brain in mind...

The human brain is wired to respond to images. Scientific studies of the brain are providing powerful insights for designing and delivering presentations that grab the attention of the learner. Once you understand the key concepts of strong visual communication, you can get unstuck from the stale text-and-bullet format of presentation.

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What is Close Reading?

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Common Core State Standards TOOLBOX

 

Doug Fisher defines close reading.

 

"Close reading is an instructional approach that requires readers to re-read a text several times and really develop a deep understanding of the content contained in the text. The purpose is to build the habits of readers as they engage with the complex texts and to build their stamina and skills for being able to do so independently. However, close reading doesn’t mean that you simply distribute a complex reading and then exhort them to read it again and again until they understand it. As part of a close reading, students "read with a pencil" and learn to annotate as they go. In addition, they are asked text-dependent questions that require that they produce evidence from the text as part of their responses."

 

 


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