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Storyline Online - Where Reading Is Fun!

Storyline Online - Where Reading Is Fun! | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

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Judith Morais's curator insight, March 27, 3:13 AM

There's a good range of books here that, unlike some ebooks I've used, fill up the whole screen so that we can use it for whole class work easily. Unfortunately, the videos don't have the words from the books. There is a link to purchase the books though, and that may be worth it, considering how good the videos are.

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Red Apple Reading - Help for Your Struggling Reader! - YouTube

The Red Apple Reading program is designed for children ages 3-9 who are reading below a 3rd grade reading level, the essential years for learning how to read...
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Top 10 ways to use technology to promote reading

Top 10 ways to use technology to promote reading | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

 "I am updating my workshop on how technology can be used to promote Voluntary Free Reading - the only undebatably fool-proof means of both improving reading proficiency and developing a life-long love of reading in every student." - Doug Johnson


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Beyond English, best way to teach reading may vary - Futurity

Beyond English, best way to teach reading may vary - Futurity | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Phonemic awareness is a common part of teaching children to read English, but researchers say it may not be ideal for other languages, such as Spanish.

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, February 11, 4:24 PM

An interesting article on how we teach reading and, perhaps, how we might need to rethink that.

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For the Love of Reading

For the Love of Reading | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

http://www.thebookchook.com/2014/02/for-love-of-reading.html


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BookChook's curator insight, February 13, 4:01 PM

February 14 is a special day to celebrate reading and books. 

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Why Should Teachers Use Infographics? - Edudemic

Why Should Teachers Use Infographics? - Edudemic | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
The handy infographic below takes a look at infographics. A sort of self-evaluation, of sorts. What are infographics? Why bother using them? How do they fit into education? Keep reading to learn more!

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, February 7, 4:55 AM

Infographics are a great way of encouraging deeper learning. They allow students to make links, research, synthesize knowledge and be creative among other things.

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Common Warning Signs of Dysgraphia in Children Pre-K to Grade 2

Common Warning Signs of Dysgraphia in Children Pre-K to Grade 2 | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Learn common symptoms and warning signs of the learning disability dysgraphia in children pre-kindergarten to grade 2.

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How to teach… reading for pleasure - The Guardian

How to teach… reading for pleasure - The Guardian | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

"The link between reading for fun and educational success is well established, but how can teachers get reluctant readers into books?"


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Heather Stapleton's curator insight, December 17, 2013 10:41 PM

Links to resources from the Teacher Network, The Guardian.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 18, 2013 2:05 AM

This is full of useful ideas and resources. 

Sunflower Foundation's curator insight, December 18, 2013 10:16 PM

An excellent resource for teachers as it focuses on reluctant readers and those from illiterate or non reading homes.

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Reading with the family

Reading with the family | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

"Top tips for parents from the Centre for Youth Literature...

 

We know that some children's interest and enjoyment in reading declines once reading programs are instituted and competition for attention increases.  So what is the solution?

Here are some practical ideas to help your child read for pleasure as they get older."


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Heather Stapleton's curator insight, January 8, 6:30 AM

Excellent tips from Adele!

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Enjoy A Book: Remedies for Reluctant Readers

Enjoy A Book: Remedies for Reluctant Readers | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

"A book review blog with a literacy lean. Contemporary young adult, middle-grade, nonfiction, literary fiction--there's something here for everyone!"


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Heather Stapleton's curator insight, January 16, 9:21 PM

Great posts on promoting reading, literacy, book reviews, readers advisory and more!

Sunflower Foundation's curator insight, January 18, 12:41 AM

I love reading yet I have grandchildren who don't enjoy it. And I know there are children and adults everywhere like that. So this blog might be of help. Also those wishing to improve their English and looking for books that will reward their effort.

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Why Picture Books Are Important by Tomie dePaola

Why Picture Books Are Important by Tomie dePaola | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
There was an article in December, 2012, on the opinion page of The New York Times regarding “What’s ‘Just Right’ for the Young Reader.” Eight professionals discussed this subject, but only Deborah ...

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The 10 Most Popular Teacher Tools Being Used Th...

The 10 Most Popular Teacher Tools Being Used Th... | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
What are some of the most popular teacher tools being used this year? You may not know them all ... but hopefully you recognize at least some of them! (Great list.

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Stressing words in spoken English | British Council Voices

Stressing words in spoken English | British Council Voices | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Brita Haycraft, who shared her 'tricks and techniques for better spoken English' at one of our seminars for teachers in the UK yesterday, tells us that one often overlooked, but very important element to being understood in English is stressing the...
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Feeding Our Students' Reading Interests with RSS

Feeding Our Students' Reading Interests with RSS | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

Guest blogger Troy Hicks, an associate English professor with a technology focus, presents RSS as an essential tool for bringing students reading material that interests them, and how to use it for leveraging critical reading practice.


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Les Howard's curator insight, March 24, 2:35 PM

Great idea from Troy Hicks

Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, March 24, 10:32 PM

Many adults do not know how to use RSS as a tool to sift through the mass of information available on the web. Great idea for supporting the Standards and teaching kids how to acquire digital information quickly and efficiently.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 30, 11:55 AM

After reading the blog I realized the article is not what I expected. However, the idea of using  RSS to feed students' reading interests does seem interesting.

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3 Reasons to Keep Children Reading | Red Apple Reading Express

3 Reasons to Keep Children Reading | Red Apple Reading Express | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Continued reading throughout the school years is vital for developing fluency, comprehension and vocabulary.
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Reading is a crucial skill for continued school success. Unfortunately, many kids begin to lose interest in reading as they become older. Some parents assume that since their child has already learnedhow to read, daily reading is unimportant. However, being able to read does not automatically assumefull literacy. Continued reading throughout the school years is vital for developing fluency, comprehension and vocabulary.

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Learn, teach, and share online video lessons

Learn, teach, and share online video lessons | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Join Curious.com for free online video lessons, how-to DIY projects, and community. Find or become a student in baking, photography, math, and more!

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, January 16, 6:13 AM

Cursos de todo un poco. También puedes colgar los propios.

Katherine Francis's curator insight, January 28, 9:54 AM

for adult students ?

Met Kous's curator insight, February 1, 6:03 PM

Μαθήματα online με ποικιλία θεμάτων, πολύ καλά κυρίως  για μαθητές.

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Boys Literacy - Engaging Boys in Reading

"A boy's mind is full of thoughts about race cars, video games, sports, technology, and social networking -- so how do you get them focused on literacy?"


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10 Trends in Hybrid Homeschooling

10 Trends in Hybrid Homeschooling | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

Homeschooling has been around for most of recorded history, but hybrid homeschooling is a fairly new phenomenon. For hybrid homeschoolers, education takes on multiple dimensions, combining elements of both homeschooling and traditional schooling to take advantage of the best aspects of both. That means many hybrid homeschooling families study at home, with tutors, take classes with certified teachers, and even pursue outside educational activities to complete their curriculum. It’s a fun and enriching approach to education that is picking up steam, and we’ve noted several telling trends that say a lot about where hybrid homeschooling is today, and where it’s going.


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Susan Critelli's curator insight, March 18, 2013 11:35 AM

It’s estimated that there are between 1.7 and 2.1 million children homeschooled in the U.S. today, and that number is in an upward swing, with a growth rate of 7 to 15% each year, particularly over the last two decades. Much of this may be thanks to the proliferation of hybrid homeschooling, allowing families many more options when it comes to customized home education as they bring in a combination of private tutoring, educational programs, group classes, and even online courses.

 

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Put Away the Workbook and Actively Engage in Early Literacy Learning

Put Away the Workbook and Actively Engage in Early Literacy Learning | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Creative ways to stretch a child’s early literacy learning muscles.

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Comic Master

Comic Master allows you to create your own short graphic novel. Brought to you by 'Reading for Life'

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The Gamification of Reading | ALSC Blog

The Gamification of Reading | ALSC Blog | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

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Stacey Edmonds's curator insight, June 10, 2013 11:47 PM

We can be so creative and insprational now in how we provide learning to our children.  My son experiences the joys of Transmedia Storytelling when interacting with Ninjago, whether it be the cartoon, the games or his own world of Ninjago Lego.


It is hard as a parent to navigate between the whole 'Play Screen Time' v's 'Learning Screen Time' guidelines...especially when my son is also reading and writing words well above his offical 'grade' at school as he wants to create his own world in MineCraft, which means he needs to follow instructions and name his creations.


Actually, the insights in this article also takes me back to my early 20's when I was working with young men with learning difficulties and through the provision of computers they were motivated to read and write so they could search the 'world wide web' (what they were searching for was another matter!).


As Jennifer asks, If an app/game can inspire a child to read and become a lifelong reader, shouldn't we find ways to embrace the technology rather than condemn it?


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Helen Teague's curator insight, October 19, 2013 8:44 PM

Transmedia Storytelling

BookChook's curator insight, October 20, 2013 6:57 PM

Interesting article with thought-provoking comments. I believe we need to be open to all sorts of media and opportunities with our kids, to help them find the reading that works for them. 

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This Is What Happens When A Kid Leaves Traditional Education

This Is What Happens When A Kid Leaves Traditional Education | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Logan Laplante is a 13 year-old boy who was taken out of the education system to be home schooled instead. Not only was he home schooled, but Logan had the ability to tailor his education to his interests and also his style of learning, something traditional education does not offer. As Logan has mentioned, when he grows up he wants to be happy and healthy. At a TEDx talk in 2013, he discussed how hacking his education is helping him achieve that goal.
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Deborah Fillman's curator insight, January 16, 12:38 PM

How awesome is this?

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Can Knowledge Level The Learning Field For Children?

Can Knowledge Level The Learning Field For Children? | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

by Esther Quintero, Shanker Blog

 

How much do preschoolers from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds know about the world and why does that matter?


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The Gamification of Reading | ALSC Blog

The Gamification of Reading | ALSC Blog | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

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Stacey Edmonds's curator insight, June 10, 2013 11:47 PM

We can be so creative and insprational now in how we provide learning to our children.  My son experiences the joys of Transmedia Storytelling when interacting with Ninjago, whether it be the cartoon, the games or his own world of Ninjago Lego.


It is hard as a parent to navigate between the whole 'Play Screen Time' v's 'Learning Screen Time' guidelines...especially when my son is also reading and writing words well above his offical 'grade' at school as he wants to create his own world in MineCraft, which means he needs to follow instructions and name his creations.


Actually, the insights in this article also takes me back to my early 20's when I was working with young men with learning difficulties and through the provision of computers they were motivated to read and write so they could search the 'world wide web' (what they were searching for was another matter!).


As Jennifer asks, If an app/game can inspire a child to read and become a lifelong reader, shouldn't we find ways to embrace the technology rather than condemn it?


See what you think!


Helen Teague's curator insight, October 19, 2013 8:44 PM

Transmedia Storytelling

BookChook's curator insight, October 20, 2013 6:57 PM

Interesting article with thought-provoking comments. I believe we need to be open to all sorts of media and opportunities with our kids, to help them find the reading that works for them. 

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How to Get Boys Reading Perhaps

How to Get Boys Reading Perhaps | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

"Today I was asked how I get my boys reading, and while I am not an expert, and some of them still don’t read as much I would love them to, I do have a few ideas.  (And yes, many of these apply to the girls as well)."


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Heather Stapleton's curator insight, November 16, 2013 12:41 AM

Excellent tips from Pernille Ripp on encouraging boys (and girls) to read.