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Martin Burrett

Pupils Writing Memoir : A Great Literacy Topic by @Lit4Pleasure - 12 views

    "As you may have read, this half term we focused on the teaching of memoir.

    In our first week we discussed the genre using our genre-booklets and this created a buzz for the rest of the project. Focusing on the genre and why people write memoir allowed the generating of ideas to happen fairly quickly."
Mac Jackson

Digital Is - 21 views

    What qualifies as "text" is shifting every bit as much as our ever-changing definition of literacy. This resource expands our definition of texts, relying on John Greene's central principals that stories are: a). about communication, b). acts of empathy, c). opportunities to think critically and thoughtfully, thereby connecting us with each other, and d). springboards to learn more about others, our world around us, and ultimately, ourselves.
Nigel Coutts

Emoji vs Language - 22 views

    Apple in its next release of its iOS operating system for mobile devices will introduce a new feature called 'Emojification' that aims to make this new style of communication easily accessible to all. So, what does this mean for the language arts and how might the emojification of language alter the way in which we communicate.
Tim Cooper

TEDxGeorgiaTech - Mark Guzdial - 21st Century Literacy includes Computing for Everyone ... - 16 views

    Interesting outlook on why teaching computer science is applicable and needed for everyone. Guzdial does a lot of work with Squeak (which is a forerunner of Scratch).

Before Coffee, Facebook: New Literacy Learning for 21st Century Teachers - ProQuest - 35 views

  • we might start with our own experiences-developing digital insider perspectives so we can envision new pedagogy for our classrooms
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      teachers role
Glenn Hervieux

Unite for Literacy library - 25 views

    Unite for Literacy is a project that provides online books that include audio in multiple languages and ASL videos, celebrating different cultures and providing language support for English Language Learners. Wonderful project!

Enhancing Literacy Instruction Through Infographics - 75 views

    As contemporary learners continue to connect to iconography and visual data in our daily lives, making sense of and creating infographics will become an essential skill. The design features of infographics are listed as critical tools for supporting specific ELA/Literacy standards at all levels.
    As contemporary learners continue to connect to iconography and visual data in our daily lives, making sense of and creating infographics will become an essential skill. The design features of infographics are listed as critical tools for supporting specific ELA/Literacy standards at all levels.

The NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies - 53 views

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      Which of these practices do you do in college and in your life?
    • Develop proficiency and fluency with the tools of technology;

    • Build intentional cross-cultural connections and relationships with others so to pose and solve problems collaboratively and strengthen independent thought;

    • Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes;

    • Manage, analyze, and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information;

    • Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multimedia texts;

    • Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments.
Sean Nash

Aligning Philosophy and Practice - nashworld - 34 views

    One of my foundational rules of classroom engagement is simply this: never be the first one to open your mouth and start talking about any topic. Twenty years in the classroom taught me that one. Never assume. Never take prior knowledge for granted. Listen first, then act. Never presume to know what the students in front of you are capable of. They'll show you if you are bold enough to listen.
Sharin Tebo

Creating a Culture of Inquiry | Edutopia - 77 views

  • Inquiry
  • creating a culture of inquiry takes constant work. Teachers need to establish it from the first day in the classroom, and work to keep it vital throughout the year. Here are some important things to know about creating that culture, and some ideas that you might consider.
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  • Questioning
  • When we make a change or set an expectation for how a classroom will operate, we begin to affect the climate. It takes time for something to become a part of the culture
  • culture of inquiry
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  • A culture of inquiry will not happen overnight, but the right climate for it is much easier to establish.
  • Teachers should use a variety of strategies, such as structured protocols and question starters and stems, to support students in asking effective questions.
  • One great tool for building a culture of inquiry is essential questions that drive learning.
  • Rather than focusing on the answer, they should focus on the process of inquiry that begins when the question is asked.
  • we have to make sure that our assignments also mirror and honor inquiry
    • Do our assignments focus on complexity and justification?
    • Do we honor student voice and choice in these assignments? Are students allowed choice in what they produce and voice in what the assignment will look like?
    • Do we create assignments and assessments that allow students to investigate their own questions aligned to the content that we want them to learn?

  • A culture of inquiry can only become the classroom norm if there is commitment from all stakeholders -- parents, students, teachers, administration, and more. Simply saying that we are an inquiry-based classroom and doing an occasional inquiry-based activity is not indicative of a culture of inquiry.
Sharin Tebo

5 Reasons Why Reading Conferences Matter - Especially in High School English | Three Te... - 57 views

  • Reading Conferences
  • Every child needs one-on-one conversations with an adult as often as possible.
  • One way to show our adolescent students that we care is to talk with them. And face-to-face conversations about books and reading is a pretty safe way to do so, not to mention that we model authentic conversations about reading when we do.
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  • The more we grow in empathy, the better relationship we’ll have with our friends, our families and all other people we associate with — at least the idealist in me will cling to that hope as I continue to talk to students about books and reading.
  • circles about engagement.
      • Try questions like:

        • How’s it going? (Thanks, Carl Anderson)
        • Why did you choose this book?
        • Do you know anyone else who has read this book? What’d she think?
        • How’d you find the time to read this week?
        • What’s standing in the way of your reading time?
      • Try questions like:

        • What character reminds you of yourself or someone you know?
        • What part of the story is the most similar/different to your life?
        • Why do you think the author makes that happen in the book?
        • What does he want us to learn about life?
        • How does this story/character/conflict/event make you think about life differently?
  • when I take the time to talk to each student individually, and reinforce the skill in a quick chat, the application of that skill some how seeps into their brains much deeper.
      • Try questions like:

        • Tell me about _____ that we learned in class today. How does that relate to your book/character?
        • Remember when we learned _____, tell me how/where you see that in your book.
        • Think about when we practiced ___, where does the author do that in your book?
        • You’ve improved with ___, how could you use that skill for _______?
  • We must provide opportunities for our students to grow into confident and competent readers and writers in order to handle the rigor and complexity of post high school education and beyond. We must remember to focus on literacy not on the literature
  • We must validate our readers, ask questions that spark confidence, avoid questions that demean or make the student defensive, and at the same time challenge our readers into more complex texts.
      • Try questions like:

        • On a scale of 1 to 10 how complex is this book for you? Why?
        • What do you do when the reading gets difficult?
        • Of all the books you’ve read this year, which was the most challenging? Why?
        • How’s it going finding vocabulary for your personal dictionary?
        • Tell me how you are keeping track of the parallel storyline?
  • I ask students about their confidence levels in our little chats, and they tell me they know they have grown as a readers. This is the best kind of reward.
      • Try questions like:

        • How has your confidence grown as you’ve read this year?
        • What do you think is the one thing we’ve done in class that’s helped you improve so much as a reader?
        • How will the habits you’ve created in class help you in the reading you’ll have to do in college?
        • Why do you think you’ve grown so much as a reader the past few weeks?
        • What’s different for you now in the way you learn than how you learned before?
        • Describe for me the characteristics you have that make you a reader.
  • What kinds of questions work for you in your reading conferences?
Nigel Coutts

Visual Literacy - Metalanguage & Learning - 59 views

    An increasingly significant aspect of literacy is an awareness of the visual elements that fall beyond the traditional components of written text. Termed 'Visual Literacy' this is the ability to read and create communications that use visual elements. It combines the skills of traditional literacy with knowledge of design, art, graphic arts, media and human perception. It takes literacy further beyond a decoding of text to a decoding of the complete package around the communication.
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