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Creating a love to read, write, speak, listen, view, and above all--think
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Rescooped by Jennifer Hurley-Coughlin from Eclectic Technology

Click and Clunk-A 5 Step Reading Strategy for Students

Via Beth Dichter
Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 19, 2014 10:43 PM

This one page infographic provides a five step reading stategy for students using super heroes to help them become enaged. The five steps are:

Step 1: Preview the text for two to three minutes.

Step 2: Grab a pencil and read the passage aloud.

Step 3: What "clicked?"

Step 4: What "cluncked?"

Step 5: Put fix-up strategies into play.

Suggestions are provided in all but Step 2. Consider printing a copy of this out and using it as a poster in your room...or perhaps sending a copy home with students whom might need additional support!

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, March 20, 2014 8:25 AM

In our pursuit to make literacy skills accessible, this quick, 5-step infographic has appeal.  

Reading Power's curator insight, March 23, 2014 10:15 AM

This certainly infuses power in reading. What are some of your favorite strategies?

Rescooped by Jennifer Hurley-Coughlin from CCSS News Curated by Core2Class

Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories | Middle  School  English and Reading | Scoop.it

AwesomeStories is a gathering place of primary-source information. Its purpose - since the site was first launched in 1999 - is to help educators and individuals find original sources, located at national archives, libraries, universities, museums, historical societies and government-created web sites.

Sources held in archives, which document so much important first-hand information, are often not searchable by popular search engines. One needs to search within those institutional sites directly, using specific search phrases not readily discernible to non-scholars. The experience can be frustrating, resulting in researchers leaving key sites without finding needed information.

AwesomeStories is about primary sources. The stories exist as a way to place original materials in context and to hold those links together in an interesting, cohesive way (thereby encouraging people to look at them). It is a totally different kind of web site in that its purpose is to place primary sources at the forefront - not the opinions of a writer. Its objective is to take the site's users to places where those primary sources are located. 

Via Deb Gardner
Deb Gardner's curator insight, March 27, 2013 6:23 PM

Excellent digital resource when teaching with CCSS, particularly in science and social studies!

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What Kids Are Reading - 2013

What Kids Are Reading - 2013 | Middle  School  English and Reading | Scoop.it

"Have you ever wondered why students choose the books that they do? Renaissance Learning explored this question in the fifth-edition What Kids Are Reading report, which lists the top 40 books read by students in grades 1-12 in the 2011-2012 school year. Rankings are based on the Accelerated Reader database, the largest of its kind, which houses reading records for students who read 283 million books."

Via Beth Dichter
Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 11, 2013 10:29 PM

This post links to a page that will provide you access to the full report, the infographic (part of which is above), and a report summary. The full report also includes:
* Required high school reading from 1907 to 2012

* Caldecott and Newbury winners from 1922 to present

* A selection of the Common Core State Standards exemplars

There have been many shifts in reading over the last 100 years, and one shift is that the complexity of required reading has decreased. To learn more check any of the resources found through this link. If you prefer an oral version from NPR you can listen to (or read) a short piece aired on June 11th, 2013 called "What Kids are Reading, In School and Out" at http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2013/06/11/190669029/what-kids-are-reading-in-school-and-out.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, June 12, 2013 9:40 AM
Looks fascinating. Thanks.