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How Does Electronic Reading Affect Comprehension? | DMLcentral

How Does Electronic Reading Affect Comprehension? | DMLcentral | Literacy | Scoop.it

"Although electronic texts have been with us for many decades, in the past few years electronic reading has become increasingly popular. The ready availability of mobile, connected devices like smartphones and tablets, along with dedicated ereaders like the Kindle and Nook, have moved electronic reading out from behind a desk into the environment. This change has brought increasing attention to the differences between reading in print and reading via digital devices."

 


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Mary Starry's curator insight, November 8, 2013 10:23 AM

At our college of pharmacy, many of the textbooks are available to students as online versions through Pharmacy Library or AccessPharmacy.  Few students actually purchase the textbooks to read. While some in education are arguing there is a benefit of paper over electronic, others question that conclusion.  


Is there a benefit in terms of comprehension and retention of the information if it is being read on paper versus on an electronic device? That is an excellent question we need more research on!!

 

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Technology no substitute for reading time: Mem Fox

Technology no substitute for reading time: Mem Fox | Literacy | Scoop.it
Leading children's author Mem Fox finds it ''heartbreaking'' to see small children left alone with smartphones and tablets to entertain themselves.

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The misuse of Common Core (ELA) tests

The misuse of Common Core (ELA) tests | Literacy | Scoop.it

The Fordham Institute

 

By E.D. Hirsch

 

"In the domain of reading comprehension, the value-added approach to teacher evaluation is unsound both technically and in its curriculum-narrowing effects. The connection between job ratings and tests in ELA has been a disaster for education."


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, September 8, 2013 6:09 PM

Key point:


While math tests are based on the curriculum, reading tests are based on general knowledge that students have gained over their life span from all sources and are not based on what a teacher has done in a single school year. Therefore, VAM are "ill conceived and unfair" in evaluating teachers.

Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, September 9, 2013 9:34 AM

Agree: High Stakes tests should not be used to measure teacher efficacy. However, I like the organization of the PARCC Blueprints and if the organization is followed, all the #CCSS are met. From that perspective, usinsg the assessment design to guide instruction will be valuable.

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ELA/Literacy Lessons Published by Achieve the Core

ELA/Literacy Lessons Published by Achieve the Core | Literacy | Scoop.it

What it is: A library of almost 300 free, teacher-developed Common Core-aligned lessons for grades 3-10. (Grades K-2 coming soon).

 

Why it matters: Teachers can use these Common Core-aligned lessons immediately in the classroom or for professional development.

 

Who creates these materials? Hundreds of teachers worked collaboratively to develop these materials, followingdeep training on the Common Core by Student Achievement Partners. Each lesson has been authored, edited and reviewed by a team of teachers.


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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, September 30, 2013 11:44 AM

A reliable resource for teachers working to meet the content and rigor of the Common Core Standards.

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The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture

The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture | Literacy | Scoop.it
Overview of a model of learning based on the experiential learning cycle....
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The 27 Characteristics of A 21st Century Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 27 Characteristics of A 21st Century Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Literacy | Scoop.it

RT @GoVocab: The 27 Characteristics of A 21st Century Teacher ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/LydElRvxHJ

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Nine Ways the Common Core Will Change Classroom Practice ...

Nine Ways the Common Core Will Change Classroom Practice ... | Literacy | Scoop.it

While the Common Core State Standards share many features and concepts with existing standards, the new standards also represent a substantial departure from.


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The Elements Of A Literacy-Rich Classroom Environment

The Elements Of A Literacy-Rich Classroom Environment | Literacy | Scoop.it

"Literacy-rich environments, as endorsed by the International Reading Association, have a significant impact on what goes on in the classroom and set the stage for interactions with a wide variety of genres...

 Perhaps we should begin by focusing attention on the classroom environment and making certain that it is a place that supports and encourages literacy learning. A literacy-rich environment not only supports the standards set by the Common Core, but also provides a setting that encourages and supports speaking, listening, reading, and writing in a variety of authentic ways – through print & digital media."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 8, 2013 10:10 PM

This post includes an infographic that looks at the top ten characteristics of a literacy-rich classroom as well as a range of suggestions and links to additional resources. Many great ideas!

PGI- VBCPS's curator insight, January 9, 2013 8:28 AM

This post includes an infographic that looks at the top ten characteristics of a literacy-rich classroom as well as a range of suggestions and links to additional resources. Many great ideas!

Nicole Schutter's curator insight, March 27, 2014 11:25 PM

Great ideas!

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Strategic Reading: What the Mind Needs to Do to Read Nonfiction

Strategic Reading: What the Mind Needs to Do to Read Nonfiction | Literacy | Scoop.it

By Nancy Akhavan

 

Many children are not strategic readers of nonfiction text; they dive into reading nonfiction the same way they approach a story or a novel. But if students are to become literate readers in a world filled with an abundance of information, they need to be good readers and strategic readers. Strategic readers

establish goals for reading;select reading strategies appropriate for the text they are reading;monitor their reading to determine if they are comprehending or not; andhave a positive attitude toward reading.
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Dyslexia Today's curator insight, November 10, 2013 8:13 PM

A good overview of what reading instruction really is, it is not about decoding text. When people argue that text to speech is not reading, we at Dyslexia Today argue that for a dyslexic it is all about getting to what this article is about. Learning about different types of text and how to handle each one.

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Text to Text: A Strategy for Common Core Close Reading

Text to Text: A Strategy for Common Core Close Reading | Literacy | Scoop.it
A CCSS strategy for comparing two written texts that speak to each other. Includes graphic organizers and 3 sample lessons. Links to more

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Ideas for Implementing Literacy Common Core in the Non-ELA Classroom

Ideas for Implementing Literacy Common Core in the Non-ELA Classroom | Literacy | Scoop.it
For those of us who work in states where the Common Core is already being implemented, we all must address the Common Core Standards, even if we are not English language arts or math teachers. Howeve

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 24, 2013 10:48 AM

These are great ideas to have in your back pocket when working with the teachers in your building. While some may seem very basic, creative librarians will take this list and run with it (if you haven't already...)!

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LW4K Picks: Best Apps for Reading Comprehension - LearningWorks for Kids

LW4K Picks: Best Apps for Reading Comprehension - LearningWorks for Kids | Literacy | Scoop.it
Apps for reading comprehension that we think stand out. (LW4K Picks: Best Apps for Reading Comprehension http://t.co/hubKJExJO6)

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7 Things Teachers Need to Know about The Relati...

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7 Things Teachers Need to Know about The Relation between The Brain and Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on The 21st Century curated by Susan Bainbridge (7 Things Teachers Need to Know about The Relation between The Brain and ...

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11 Ways to Make an Inquiry-Based Classroom | Le...

11 Ways to Make an Inquiry-Based Classroom | Le... | Literacy | Scoop.it

11 Ways to Make an Inquiry-Based Classroom (11 Ways to Make an Inquiry-Based Classroom | @scoopit via @TDOttawa http://t.co/Sqi3FV7lcx)

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Lincoln Street Elementary School Book Review Blog ...

Lincoln Street Elementary School Book Review Blog - Screencast presentation to 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Teachers on the Book Review Blog: getting students excited about reading and writing. - Link to...

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