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Teaching resources related to reading comprehension for esl and students with learning difficulties
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Read Beyond the Lines: Transmedia has changed the very notion of books and reading - The Digital Shift

Read Beyond the Lines: Transmedia has changed the very notion of books and reading - The Digital Shift | Reading comprehension resources | Scoop.it

"What many ultra-wired kids needed was a pathway back to books. They needed someone to take two steps toward them before they could take one step in the direction of reading."


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Pixar’s 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pixar’s 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC] | Reading comprehension resources | Scoop.it

We've said it before: we love Pixar. Their stories are original, funny, and appeal to all audiences. They're masters. That's why Jess and I got excited when we saw Pixar's 22 rules to storytelling.


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Stu, PB&J Publishing's comment, July 13, 2012 2:41 PM
Jekaterina, thanks so much for scooping! We hope it inspired you. We're going to be making a few more as we gear up to launch our Hansel and Gretel app, so please keep in touch with us at pbjpublishing.com!
Xavier Schreder's comment, July 13, 2012 4:00 PM
Thanks to you guys, for your efforts and the great work :)
Also i'm a big Pixar's fan,
i'm thrilled to try the french version of the app !
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Thanks Xavier! We'll let you know when it comes out. Please keep in touch in the meantime.
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iPad Best of the Best – 50 Essential Children’s Book Apps (Part 3: Elementary School) |

iPad Best of the Best – 50 Essential Children’s Book Apps (Part 3: Elementary School) | | Reading comprehension resources | Scoop.it

Children’s book apps have been around now for over two years and we have seen a lot of wonderful titles at Digital-Storytime.com over this time. What follows is the third of a four-part series, listing the best 50 iPad books for kids, broken down by age. You can see our first list (for toddlers) here: http://digitalmediadiet.com/?p=1645. Our second list (for preschoolers) is here: http://digitalmediadiet.com/?p=1683

 

This list is of apps that are appropriate for kids aged six to nine, although many are also quite enjoyable for children a bit younger and older than this range. We’ve selected the very best titles we’ve found for elementary school aged kids in 2012. We have not included any of the titles that made our list in 2011, so please also check out: iPad Best of the Best – 25 Essential Children’s Book Apps.


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Bloom’s Taxonomy: The 21st Century Version

Bloom’s Taxonomy: The 21st Century Version | Reading comprehension resources | Scoop.it

The following article is a summary and a fruit of my long painstaking research in the field of Bloom’s taxonomy. The purpose is to help teachers grow professionally and provide them with a solid informational background on how to better understand and apply Bloom’s taxonomy in classrooms in the light of the new technological advances and innovations.

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Tips on Encouraging Kids to Read in the Digital Age – Guest Post by Michel Kripalani | The Digital Media Diet

Tips on Encouraging Kids to Read in the Digital Age – Guest Post by Michel Kripalani | The Digital Media Diet | Reading comprehension resources | Scoop.it

Dr. Seuss was right. Reading opens up our minds to new experiences and knowledge. For children, it can be a magical time. Today’s story telling has taken on a new dimension with the introduction of books on digital devices. Kids can now interact with stories, touching the screen and exploring the different features a particular book app has to offer.

 

 

If you have a reluctant reader, encouraging them to read can be a bit of a challenge. So can finding the right level of interactivity in children’s book apps so that it doesn’t distract from the reading experience. Parents, myself included, want to have their child immersed in the story for the right reasons.

 

There are added benefits to reading on a digital device. Interactivity, when used the right way, can be helpful for a number of kids, from beginning and reluctant readers to English language learners. For instance, if a child is stuck on a word, they can tap the screen and have the word repeated until they are able to pronounce it.

 

So how do we encourage kids to read in the digital age? Creating good literacy habits starts young and to ensure that children have a wonderful reading experience, here are 10 helpful tips on keeping reading fun and educational in the digital medium ...


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Tristan Bancks | Australian Children's Author | Children's Books: Story Scrapbook

Tristan Bancks | Australian Children's Author | Children's Books: Story Scrapbook | Reading comprehension resources | Scoop.it

Tristan Bancks | Australian Children's Author | Children's Books: Story Scrapbook


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Aesop's Quest

Get Aesop's Quest on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Bringing the Outside In

Bringing the Outside In | Reading comprehension resources | Scoop.it
The reading that we value in school is becoming further and further distanced from the literacy students experience in their outside lives. Inside the classroom, we ask our students to immerse themselves in print texts and write purposefully.
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The Literacy Shed

The Literacy Shed | Reading comprehension resources | Scoop.it
A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.
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Scholastic's listen and read: free non- fiction ebooks for primary students

Scholastic's listen and read: free non- fiction ebooks for primary students | Reading comprehension resources | Scoop.it

54 non fiction read alongs


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Top 100 Children's Books of All-Time

Top 100 Children's Books of All-Time | Reading comprehension resources | Scoop.it
From the classics to the brand new books, see the top 100 children's books of all-time. See the best children's books to get your kids!
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Bloomin' Apps

Bloomin' Apps | Reading comprehension resources | Scoop.it
Includes all the Bloomin' versions in one place!

This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place!
Each of the images has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for
iPad, Google, Android, and Web 2.0 applications
to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.

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Teachers' Quick Guide on The Use of Games in Education

Teachers' Quick Guide on The Use of Games in Education | Reading comprehension resources | Scoop.it

Several studies have proved that some characteristics of games have a positive role in learning settings to the point that an entire new model of learning has seen the light under the name Digital Game-based Learning ( GBL ).

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Free Apps to Create Digital Portfolios for Students and Teachers

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Amazon.com: Reading Comprehension: Assisting Children with Learning Difficulties (9789400711730): Gary Woolley: Books

Amazon.com: Reading Comprehension: Assisting Children with Learning Difficulties (9789400711730): Gary Woolley: Books | Reading comprehension resources | Scoop.it
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A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers

A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers | Reading comprehension resources | Scoop.it
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