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Four Teaching Moves That Promote A Growth Mindset In All Readers

Four Teaching Moves That Promote A Growth Mindset In All Readers | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Learning to read doesn't stop after third grade. Students will continue to encounter difficult texts and having a growth mindset about struggle, paired with
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Great article and video content for role modelling reading in the younger grades.

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Classes, Communities Across US Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Influence On Literacy

Classes, Communities Across US Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Influence On Literacy | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
In the midst of Read Across America Week, thousands of schools, libraries and community centers will participate in Read Across America Day, an annual reading celebration on March 2 — Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
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Read Across America day celebrates Dr Seuss Birthday!

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 2, 2017 3:36 PM
Dr. Seuss had an influence on literacy. His books are also a great way to introduce children and adults to social justice and equity.
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How to Help Students Develop a Love of Reading

How to Help Students Develop a Love of Reading | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Parents have several tools to enable kids to develop a love of reading books, including not being controlling over what kids read.
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Tips to ensure a love of reading in your students!

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Oxford Owl free e books, phonics and writing.

Oxford Owl free e books, phonics and writing. | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Oxford Owl is packed with expert advice, top tips and activity ideas so you can help your child with reading and maths.



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Whether your child is a pre-schooler looking for a new favourite picture book or an independent reader looking for a challenge, there are some great reads in this free eBook library.  Phonics lessons and activities complement this British site.

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10 Tech Hacks to Help a Struggling Reader

10 Tech Hacks to Help a Struggling Reader | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
By Belinda Luscombe Kids who struggle with reading get an early lesson in one of life’s more sucky realities; the earlier a person falls behind,…
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Excellent tips to help your struggling reader!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 7, 2015 8:48 PM

Reading challenges and how to address them with creative solutions.

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Tips on helping your struggling reader!

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Five Clever Ideas to Spark Independent Reading by Kids

Five Clever Ideas to Spark Independent Reading by Kids | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Letting kids choose what and how they read without judgment is a great way to get them hooked. Joining a "Somewhat Virtual Book Club" can also help.
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Great ideas to implement in your learning commons with #studentvoice and #edtech.  

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Literacy Learning on the Author's Corner - buncee blog

Literacy Learning on the Author's Corner - buncee blog | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The new Author's Corner features dynamic ways to teach literacy learning by featuring key authors and songwriters.
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Have fun with Buncee and summer reading and authors!

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ReadWorks.org | Black History Month 2015

ReadWorks.org | Black History Month 2015 | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
You’ll love this research-based reading comprehension curriculum. Check out ReadWorks.org!
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Reading passages on Black History Month for all grades!  Thanks ReadWorks.org

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Fun reading comprehension activities on Black History month.

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Educational Leadership:What Research Says About Reading:Creating Fluent Readers

Educational Leadership:What Research Says About Reading:Creating Fluent Readers | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Assessing fluency is an ongoing strategy for teachers.  This article shares some assessment tools for teachers.

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What We Really Need To Learn To Be Successful In Life - Part I

What We Really Need To Learn To Be Successful In Life - Part I | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
If there were no schools and traditional academic curriculums, and one had the option to question and rethink a human being learning curriculum what would be in it? If we suspend momentarily the reasoning and goals that went into
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Critical thinking and cognitive skills needed for life!

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Publishing: we can't see the right track for all the digital platforms

Publishing: we can't see the right track for all the digital platforms | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Robert McCrum: More young people are reading books now than they were 10 years ago. And despite all the talk about electronic devices, content remains king
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Reading is still hot but the choice of how we read will still dominate and divide.  

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Is This the Future of Reading? MIT's Experimental Sensory Book - KQED (blog)

Is This the Future of Reading? MIT's Experimental Sensory Book - KQED (blog) | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Is This the Future of Reading? MIT's Experimental Sensory Book
KQED (blog)
This new invention from the MIT Media Lab will no doubt be controversial.
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A different kind of reading experience with augmented reading.  Future calling?

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Inspiring Kids to Read – 10 Simple Tips

Inspiring Kids to Read – 10 Simple Tips | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
      Before my children were even born, I kn… (Inspire your kiddos to read with these 10 steps via @urthmama: http://t.co/jo6r2L4xuh #literacy #reading #ece #homeschool)...
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Good reminders about the reasons we need to role model reading with our kids!  

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Bookopolis

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Bookopolis is a safe online community for young readers to share their favorite books and discover new ones
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Share your favourite books and connect online with other young readers.  This fun online community allows students to learn about other book reviews and genre.  Teachers can set up classroom accounts to monitor student reading and sharing.

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Executive Skills and the Struggling Reader

Executive Skills and the Struggling Reader | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Learn how executive skills—like working memory and cognitive flexibility—play an essential role in reading.
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What skills are required for successful reading.

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READING GUIDE Gr 3-6

This PDF guide will help teachers and parents of students in gr3-6 understand some of the complexities of reading in the early years.

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PDF guide for teachers and parents wanting extra resources and teaching guidance for students in grades 3-6.  This guide was put together by Stenhouse Publishers.  

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Some Ideas for Personalizing Learning in the Younger Grades

Some Ideas for Personalizing Learning in the Younger Grades | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
"Mom, you have to see this...?" Thea hands me her science project, her very first in in 1st grade, and she is so excited she has a hard time standing still. "I have to do this thing and I get to ch...
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Great ideas for sharing personalized learning in the younger grades. 

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37 Ways to Help Kids Learn to Love Reading

37 Ways to Help Kids Learn to Love Reading | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Edutopia article on finding ways to support literacy in the classroom and in the learning commons!  Lots of great ideas.

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Google Lit trips developed as part of Google Certified Teachers program allows students to enjoy higher level thinking with some downloadable files placing readers directly in the stories!

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Steps for Cultivating a Love of Reading in Young Children

Steps for Cultivating a Love of Reading in Young Children | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Daniel Willingham's new book is full of advice for parents and teachers hoping to nurture a love of reading in kids.
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Reading advice for families of younger children.

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Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Classroom Edition

Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Classroom Edition | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Research-based curriculum adapts beautifully to fun, easy-to-use app
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New reading app for younger students!

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New reading app for classroom teachers and homeschool families!

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Educational Leadership: Giving Students a Reaso...

Educational Leadership: Giving Students a Reaso... | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
I believe educators need to change how we reach struggling readers and learners.
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Developing a strategy for literacy will empower your student and precent drop out!

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Essential Books for Kids and Teens | Common Sense Media

Essential Books for Kids and Teens | Common Sense Media | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The absolute best kids' books, chapter books, and teen reads to help you raise a lifelong reader.
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Essential lists of reading materials for students of all ages.

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From screen to page: Using pop-culture to encourage reading - Innovate My School

From screen to page: Using pop-culture to encourage reading - Innovate My School | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A recent report on the reading habit of the nation’s children has revealed that British kids aren’t adequately challenging themselves with books. While some might see children’s affinity for movies and videogames has a distraction from reading, James Bell of Renaissance Learning is convinced that teachers, librarians and parents can use this passion to get kids onto the page.

Via Elizabeth Hutchinson
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Yes to finding ways to encourage reading and tying it into movies and or culture.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 14, 2014 8:35 AM

Some nice ideas on encouraging reading for pleasure. 

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The Reading Train: A Common Core Early Literacy Tutor

Get The Reading Train: A Common Core Early Literacy Tutor for Reading, Phonics, Spelling, Science, Animals, Math, Music, Numbers, Shapes and Colors. on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

Via Kathleen McClaskey
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This looks like fun and educational for pre-primary students.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, November 30, 2013 11:46 AM

So glad to share this new app to help kids learn to read by a local NH teacher, Libby Curran

 

"Books kids LOVE to read.
Children are naturally curious, so encourage them to explore our leveled books on numbers, colors, animals, geometry, and science that will give them the foundational knowledge they need to succeed later in school. In between reading stories they can play the train quiz game, explore the FREE audio dictionary and listen to song books.

Give your kids the tools to succeed.
Stuck on a word? With tap to listen functionality, an audio dictionary filled with hundreds of words, and a fun game at the end of every book to assess learning, The Reading Train is packed full of tools to help children succeed, all on their own.

Read to learn
Kids read through leveled books on numbers, colors, animals, geometry, and science to build foundational knowledge, while improving reading comprehension and improving skills that prepare students for Common Core standards."