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Rhondda Powling

10 Podcasts That Promote Reading - The Tech Edvocate - 0 views

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    "These iPod-based audio broadcasts encompass a wide variety of subjects, such as entrepreneurship, politics, history, to entertaining series on serial killers. These downloadable series can be subscribed to, so you automatically get the next installment. However, podcasts can be utilized in the classroom, especially to promote literacy.
    By using podcasts in conjunction with their transcripts, or by finding engaging podcasts that discuss books benefit students' different learning styles. Podcasts bring together reading, writing, analysis, listening, language and many other ELA Common Core Standards (source). Here is a list of 10 podcasts that promote reading."
Rhondda Powling

Building Choice Into Your Students' Reading | Edutopia - 0 views

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    Make the goal for a literacy-rich classroom and expose students to as many different types of books as possible in order for them to continue to grow in their love of reading or to find an entry point for reading. Lots of ideas mentioned here
Camilla Elliott

From weeds to high ATARs: The super principals fixing underperforming schools - 1 views

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    The Education Department had to act, and asked Ms Major, a principal at the high-performing Mount Waverley Secondary College, if she would take over the struggling Scoresby Secondary College. She agreed. Students read for 10 minutes at the beginning og every English lesson.
Rhondda Powling

7 Tips to Read Faster (and Still Understand What You Read) | Mental Floss - 0 views

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    The seven tips here offer some advice if you want to read faster while maintaining reading comprehension. "Whether you skim a blog post, peruse files for work, or browse through a book, you most likely do some type of reading every day. But slogging through dense passages of text can be time-consuming, mentally exhausting, and hard on your eyes."
Rhondda Powling

NAPLAN 'meaningless' as a test of creative writing skill, says 65-Storey Treehouse auth... - 0 views

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    Two of Australia's best-selling children's book authors Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton question the value of the NAPLAN testing. They wonder why attributes such as creativity are not considered. They doubt the NAPLAN testing can offer any offer valuable insights into kids' reading and writing skills. They also make a final statement about the importance and value of teacher librarians.
Rhondda Powling

Free Technology for Teachers: Teach Your Monster to Read - 1 views

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    Teach Your Monster to Read is a great series of online games designed to help students improve the speed and accuracy with which they recognize letters and sounds. The website gets its name from the friendly monster avatars that students help learn to read through the course of the games.
Rhondda Powling

Upper Elementary Snapshots: Reading Strategies that Work! - 0 views

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    "6 simple strategies that we can teach our students to drastically improve reading comprehension." Link to downloadable posters
Rhondda Powling

Teaching literacy is more than teaching simple reading skills: it can't be done in five... - 0 views

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    A good article about developing literacy skills. "All Australian children and young people becoming literate I believe it is vital we understand and define the complexity of literacy. Literacy encompasses the knowledge and skills students need to access, understand, analyse and evaluate information, make meaning, express thoughts and emotions, present ideas and opinions, interact with others and participate in activities at school and in their lives beyond school. "
Rhondda Powling

Make a Book Map with Google Maps - Reading By Example - 0 views

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    "A nice class activity when the books being read by the students have specific locations for the settings. You can create a book map using My Maps from Google to highlight the settings in which these texts took place."
Rhondda Powling

TEEN ZONE - Book Lists - 0 views

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    Some useful loists for YA literature. Grouped under various topics and each book given a short description.
Rhondda Powling

The Best Places To Get The "Same" Text Written For Different "Levels" | Larry... - 0 views

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    Having the "same" text written for different levels of English comprehension can be a life-saver for a multi-level class of English Language Learners or for a teacher with a mainstream class that includes some students that are facing other challenges. They can be an important tool for differentiation.
    Listed here are a few sources where you can get these different versions other than creating them yourself.
Rhondda Powling

Crafting Connections: Four-Star Reading Responses - 0 views

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    "An anchor chart that shows the progression from a 1-star Post-it note to a 4-star Post-it note for upper elementary students based on the Say Something Post-it Note reading strategy."
Rhondda Powling

Learn2Earn | Whooos Reading - 0 views

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    This online, gamified reading log rewards kids for reading and motivates them to read more. After logging their most recent reading, they answer a CCSS-aligned comprehension question. They earn Wisdom Coins for logging their reading and answering the questions, which can be spent in the Owl Store where they buy virtual accessories for their Owlvatar. The reward system motivates kids to read more every day and gives teachers a chance to monitor what students are reading outside of the classroom.
    different priciing options
Rhondda Powling

Studio Pango | Funny apps for smart kids - 0 views

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    Young reader are in control with this reading app. It allows them to be directly involved in the story. They are encouraged to explore what's going on, find hidden objects, move characters from one place to another, and more. The reading levels progress as the student improves so the app allows kids to move onto more complex texts when they are ready.
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