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Trevor Cunningham

Perceived Usefulness: 17 Keyboard Shortcuts You Must Know - 289 views

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    Keyboard shortcuts are a great time saver and anyone can learn these... there are only 17 of them after all!
Grace Kat

Global Words - 5 views

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    "The twelve units of work in Global Words have been produced by World Vision Australia and the Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) to integrate the teaching and learning of English and global citizenship education."
brianarusso410

Storyline Online - Where Reading Is Fun! - 39 views

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    A collection of stories read by actors - could be used as a reading center, an alternative to read alouds, or a home alternative for students.
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    A website made in conjunction with the Screen Actors Guild thaf has famous actors reading a range of picture story books with accompanying pictures from the book. Includes activities to do in class as well.  Needs Flash but you can just go to the YouTube channel to access the stories themselves. http://www.youtube.com/StorylineOnline
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    Storyline is a website that brings stories to life, it helps that each one is told by a great storyteller.
Mr. Eason

Educational Leadership:Reading: The Core Skill:The Challenge of Challenging Text - 131 views

  • The new standards instead propose that teachers move students purposefully through increasingly complex text to build skill and stamina.
  • higher-order thinking in reading depends heavily on knowledge of word meanings.
  • Students' ability to comprehend a piece of text depends on the number of unfamiliar domain-specific words and new general academic terms they encounter.
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  • If students are to interpret the meanings such complex sentence structures convey, they need to learn how to make sense of the conventions of text—phrasing, word order, punctuation, and language.
  • Students who are aware of the patterns authors use to communicate complex information have an advantage in making sense of text.
  • maintaining understanding across a text.
  • Students' background knowledge, including developmental, experiential, and cognitive factors, influences their ability to understand the explicit and inferential qualities of a text.
  • building skills, establishing purpose, and fostering motivation.
  • even students who have basic decoding skills sometimes struggle to deploy these skills easily and accurately enough to get a purchase on challenging text. To help these students develop reading fluency, teachers should give them lots of practice with reading the same text, as well as instruction to help them develop a stronger sense of where to pause in sentences, how to group words, and how their voices should rise or fall at various junctures when reading aloud.
  • A final determinant of text difficulty, however, depends on the reader's prior knowledge.
  • pair repeated readings of the same text with questions that require the student to read closely for detail and key ideas.
  • Ongoing, solid vocabulary instruction
  • also on general academic words.
  • also explore the connections among words,
  • In contrast, in reading history and literature, readers need to be concerned with not just the causes of events, but also the human intentions behind these causes.
  • teachers should not convey so much information that it spoils the reading or enables students to participate in class without completing the reading; rather, they should let students know what learning to expect from the reading.
  • Teachers may be tempted to try to make it easier for students by avoiding difficult texts. The problem is, easier work is less likely to make readers stronger.
  • You need to create successive successes.
  • Students experience success in the company of their teacher, who combines complex texts with effective instruction.
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    What makes text difficult and how to teach skills for successful comprehension.
anonymous

The Center for Fiction - 114 views

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    Literature for adults, YA, and kids--videos on interviews with authors, sections on For Writers and Audio & Video, and more for booklovers of all ages.
Patricia Christian

Building a Collaborative Online Literary Experience - 140 views

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meldar

Blooms Cards for Rings - 6 views

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    Wow, this is a great literacy resource!
Prakash Dheeriya

Teach finance to elementary, middle and high school children using stories - 6 views

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    Disclosure: I am the author of these children's books.
Trevor Cunningham

Playfic - 124 views

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    This is an interesting site that feels like a cross between coding and story writing. Make branching stories where readers choose what happens next.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
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    Gameification: develop interactive fiction pieces to reinforce literacy skills, develop process charts to reinforce skills, etc.
Martin Burrett

Vocabulary Pinball - 137 views

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    A great pinball English word game. Collect the letters using your pinball skills developed from your misspent youth and guess the meaning of the word.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Stephen Bright

Literacy in the Digital Age - Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - 25 views

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    collection of digital literacy links using the 21st. C. literacies model to organise them into categories e.g. visual literacy, critical literacy, tool literacy etc. 
Martin Burrett

BBC English - Vocabulary - 3 views

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    An interesting interactive resource from the BBC about the importance of using interesting vocabulary and adding 'bling' to writing.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Mark Gleeson

LendMeYourLiteracy » Create. Collaborate. Celebrate. - 2 views

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    Lendmeyourliteracy.org is a unique online resource base for teachers and students of Literacy.A one stop website for examples of good pieces of literacy work written by children and not just models written in a text book.Teachers can use these pieces of work for moderation purposes and an aid to good teaching, inspiring children to believe…"If they can do it, I can too!"
Martin Burrett

Progressive Phonics - 80 views

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    This site has a great set of downloadable PDF books and resources to help emergent readers with phonics. Free sign up is required.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Kirstie Truluck

Literacy defined - 60 views

  • Literacy represents the lifelong, intellectual process of gaining meaning from print.
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      in addition to gaining meaning, this line should add MAKING meaning with print.
      And, print should be expanded to 'texts' thereby meaning digital, visual, auditory texts - not just print
Martin Burrett

Daily Writing Tips - 125 views

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    A useful blog with a new daily writing idea to try out in your class.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
Steve Ransom

Why Students Don't Read What is Assigned in Class - YouTube - 7 views

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    A great example of the importance of choice, relevancy, and joy in any literacy program
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