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21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills. Storynory, Free Audio Stories for Kids. Reading Goes Digital – 6 Ways Technology Enhances Reading Practices — Digital Rhetoric Collaborative. Over the past several years, we at Subtext have talked to and observed teachers in schools at all different stages of technology integration.

Reading Goes Digital – 6 Ways Technology Enhances Reading Practices — Digital Rhetoric Collaborative

While some teachers have class sets of iPads or Chromebooks, others have only a few classroom computers, or access to a school computer lab. Despite these differences, we would submit a simple principle that helps teachers be successful in their efforts: When literacy instruction goes digital across the curriculum, reading can be transformed as it becomes more impactful, engaging, and effective for students. Here, we’ll share what this looks like when technology extends 6 tried-and-true reading practices, whether your classroom is fully digital or just exploring technology. Highlighting Becomes Metacognitive When students can explain “why” they are highlighting specific text, their thinking while reading becomes metacognitive but they also become more engaged readers.

Differentiation Becomes Real Time Support Gets Personalized. The International Dyslexia Association Promoting literacy through research, education and advocacy. Reading Journals — Jimmie's Collage. I’ve started using reading journals with Sprite.

Reading Journals — Jimmie's Collage

It’s a way to encourage her independent interactions with the novels she’s reading. Lincoln Novel, Bookmark, and Journal I printed and laminated these bookmarks and made a simple single fold book for her Abraham Lincoln biography (shape template). It seems that the bookmarks linked there have disappeared from the web. Here is another, less colorful, option from Busy Teacher Cafe. Jericho’s Journey and Reading Journal Here’s another one for Jericho’s Journey with a covered wagon image. Of course, she already interacts with text but generally in discussions with me when I tend to pull things out of her. Reading Response Prompts Minioffice She can also use the reading journal to make notes about the plot or about new vocabulary words which may be helpful for notebooking pages or a writing assignment. She does both narrations and reactions in her journal. I’ve not given this reading response minioffice to Sprite yet. Children's Literature arranged by Book Title - FREE Presentations in PowerPoint format, Free Interactives and Games.

Digital Booktalk. Printables. Improving literacy outcomes for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and limited speech – Webcast. Magic Spoons. Why hello there my fellow blogger buddies!

Magic Spoons

Were you wondering if I fell off the face of the Earth? If I did not, in fact, survive the madness of the holiday season? If a pack of rabid kindergarteners ate me alive??!! DON'T FRET!! I'm back. :) Not only am I back, but I have a great little somethin' to share! So this little phonemic awareness activity is called Magic Spoons. When my teacher friends were sharing this idea with me, I immediately envisioned shiny, glittering, golden spoons that were oh-so-magical.

Anywho, I found these packs of golden spoons at Party City for cheap (AND was able to walk out of there with ONLY the spoons - yay for self control!). Next, I wrote on my spoons. Finally, I created three sheets to use with my magic spoons. For a PDF file of these three sheets, click on the image below. All4mychild. Reading Journals — Jimmie's Collage.

The 2011 CYBILS Literary Awards – Seven iPad Book Apps to Make the Cut. Improving literacy outcomes for individuals with complex communication needs. Challenge Literacy skills are tremendously important in today’s society; they provide a means to enhance education, improve employment opportunities, develop social relationships, access the Internet, foster personal expression, and provide enjoyable leisure activities.

Improving literacy outcomes for individuals with complex communication needs

Literacy skills are even more important for individuals who have complex communication needs and have limited speech. Literacy skills allow individuals who require AAC a means to communicate anything they want. Unfortunately most of literacy curricula require students to provide oral responses; these programs are not appropriate for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other special needs who have limited speech. There is an urgent need to develop effective, research-based interventions to teach literacy skills to individuals with complex communication needs. Research Activities. Download Word Shape Worksheet Maker 1.07f Free - Easily create work sheets to help with handwriting skills. Make your own printable word shapes worksheets.

Word Wall Shapes - Printable Word Walls from Big Ideas in Beginning Reading.