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Camilla Elliott

Flipgrid. Ignite Classroom Discussion. - 1 views

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    Tool to share, record and assess reading and comprehension
Camilla Elliott

ReadWorks - 1 views

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    Reading groups to support reading skills. US based, free for full version (charity based)
Rhondda Powling

Great Kid Books: Audiobooks for teens: June is Audiobook Month (ages 13-16) - 1 views

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    Some ideas here to get you started. "What draws teens into a story more than anything? Voice. They want to read about a teen that's going through intense experiences--whether it's realistic fiction or fantasy. There are many brilliant YA audiobooks. The author shares a few of their favorites.
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Do students lose depth in digital reading? - The Tech Edvocate - 0 views

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    An interesting article comparing the ways in which we read in print and onscreen. The author discusses the results he gathered between 2013 and 201. He obtained data from 429 university students drawn from five countries (the U.S., Japan, Germany, Slovenia and India).

    The students in my study reported that print was aesthetically more enjoyable, saying things such as "I like the smell of paper" or that reading in print is "real reading." What's more, print gave them a sense of where they were in the book - they could "see" and "feel" where they were in the text.
Rhondda Powling

Finding Age Appropriate Books for Gifted Readers - 1 views

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    Some ideas about where to find age-appropriate reading materials for gifted children.
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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."
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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
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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. "
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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.
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