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Kelly Faulkner

Reading Comprehension Worksheets - 8 views

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    some free resources, as well as purchasable booklets/individual activities.
Cara Whitehead

Reading Comprehension - 12 views

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    Great article on relationship of reading and spelling
David Wetzel

Warning: Flipping Your Classroom May Lead to Increased Student Understanding | Teaching... - 15 views

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    Flipping a classroom is not a teaching technique, it is more in line with a philosophy or way of teaching. It involves using technology as a tool, not the main focus, for helping students increase their understanding of science or math concepts.
Toni Olivieri-Barton

Compare & Contrast Map - ReadWriteThink - 14 views

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    Map to writing a compare and contrast essay
Suzie Nestico

Differentiated Instruction Strategy Raft - 33 views

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    Great presentation on how to use RAFT for writing across the curriculum
Roland O'Daniel

Strategies for online reading comprehension - 17 views

  • Colorado State University offers a useful guide to reading on the web. While it is aimed at college students, much of the information is pertinent to readers of all ages and could easily be part of lessons in the classroom. The following list includes some of the CSU strategies to strengthen reading comprehension, along with my thoughts on how to incorporate them into classroom instruction: Synthesize online reading into meaningful chunks of information. In my classroom, we spend a lot of time talking about how to summarize a text by finding pertinent points and casting them in one’s own words. The same strategy can also work when synthesizing information from a web page. Use a reader’s ability to effectively scan a page, as opposed to reading every word. We often give short shrift to the ability to scan, but it is a valuable skill on may levels. Using one’s eye to sift through key words and phrases allows a reader to focus on what is important. Avoid distractions as much as necessary. Readbility is one tool that can make this possible. Advertising-blocking tools are another effective way to reduce unnecessary, and unwanted, content from a web page. At our school, we use Ad-Block Plus as a Firefox add-on to block ads. Understand the value of a hyperlink before you click the link. This means reading the destination of the link itself. It is easier if the creator of the page puts the hyperlink into context, but if that is not the case, then the reader has to make a judgment about the value, safety, and validity of the link. One important issue to bring into this discussion is the importance of analyzing top-level domains. A URL that ends in .gov, for example, was created by a government entity in the U.S. Ask students what it means for a URL to end in .edu. What about .org? .com? Is a .edu or .org domain necessarily trustworthy? Navigate a path from one page in a way that is clear and logical. This is easier said than done, since few of us create physical paths of our navigation. However, a lesson in the classroom might do just that: draw a map of the path a reader goes on an assignment that uses the web. That visualization of the tangled path might be a valuable insight for young readers.
Kim Yaris

Interrogating Texts: 6 Reading Habits to Develop in Your First Year at Harvard - Resear... - 2 views

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    Got this from Goudvis and Harvey's Strategies that Work. Harvard puts it out to incoming freshman but I think it's great advice for anyone who reads to learn
Roland O'Daniel

Magma - 9 views

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    Magma provides video aggregation capabilities from any source on the net.
Kelly Faulkner

QlipBoard - Voice anything. Share anywhere. - 21 views

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    Multimedia online note taking tool. Students can capture screen images, make audio recordings for notes, or write text notes to accompany drawings. These different media can then be organized into videos!  I envision it being similar to Evernote with more interaction capabilities and with the great addition of being able to create videos of the information gathered. I like this tool!
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    make screencasts and save as wmv, free
Roland O'Daniel

Smithsonian Libraries : Digital Library - 5 views

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    he Smithsonian Library's 'Digital Library' contains digital publications, collections and objects including online exhibitions, webcasts, digital editions, bibliographies and fact sheets, and finding aids/inventories for collections such as our trade literature collection and artist files.
Dean Mantz

Free music, free books, free games, free poems and free puzzles that help teach childre... - 15 views

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    Multiple resources for educators to use in teaching reading and literacy to elementary and special needs students.
Victor Hugo Rojas B.

Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas: 18 Literacy Strategies for Struggling Readers - Defining,... - 19 views

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    "This pdf includes 18 lessons organized in two ways: by comprehension strategy - defining, summarizing and comparing and by target reader - non-reader, word caller and turned-off reader. "
Angela Maiers

Asking Questions - The Trump Blog - 0 views

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    Donald Trump on Asking Questions
Angela Maiers

Mosaic Listserve Tools - 0 views

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    Great resource for teachers working on comprehension strategies.
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