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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teaching Students to Read Like Detectives (Book) March 12, 2017 This week's featured book is that authored by Frey and Fisher titled "Teaching Students to Read Like Detectives: Comprehending, Analyzing, and Discussing Text " .

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teaching Students to Read Like Detectives (Book)

This is an excellent read packed with interesting insights to help you raise critically aware readers. The authors provide several examples, rubrics, and instructional materials that teachers can use with their students to transform their reading experience and teach them new skills on how to interact with text in deeper and more interactive ways. Fisher and Frey emphasize the importance of students prior knowledge and personal experiences in shaping one's understanding of the text. Drawing on their prior knowledge, students get to explore multiple reading avenues to compare, contrast, validate and extend the materials they are reading. Throughout the entire book, the authors use the word text holistically to refer to newspapers, photographs, video clips, poems, and many other semiotic forms.

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Close Search for Ideas and Resources Filter Results Menu English Explore this section for a huge range of free resources and ideas for all of your English lessons. A Universal Framework For Modern Literacy Pedagogy. A Universal Framework For Modern Literacy Pedagogy by Terry Heick Why do we need a framework?

A Universal Framework For Modern Literacy Pedagogy

Literacy instruction has done a relatively poor job of keeping up with the urgent pace of change in the ways people read and write. What’s the big idea? Media evolves. Quick Background The forms most commonly used to communicate (texts, emails, music, articles, video, and film) have increased the quantity of communication. This may be creating a delineation between the “old” (e.g., a novel or poem or essay) and the “new” (e.g., an interactive graphic novel or tweet or video stream).

A Definition for Modern Literacy: The ability to both create and extract communication through prevailing local media forms A Definition for Modern Literacy Pedagogy: Helping students create and extract communication through prevailing local media forms Media (plural form of medium): The forms we use as a culture to communicate ideas What about the simple…complex part?

What are modalities? A play? A poem? Unite for Literacy library. 4 Helpful Websites for Literacy Teachers. May 4, 2016 Below are four great websites to enhance literacy teaching and learning.

4 Helpful Websites for Literacy Teachers

They provide a wide variety of educational materials and resources designed specifically to help learners and struggling students take their reading and writing to the next level. Apart from Readwritethink, a platform we have reviewed multiple times in the past, the three remaining websites (we discovered through Graphite) are included here for the first time. Check them out and share with us your feedback. Enjoy 1- Actively Learn Actively Learn is a reading platform that helps ‘software helps teachers use great texts to promote deep learning and helps students explore texts to actively construct knowledge.’ This is definitely a wonderful website for teachers. 3- Adolescent Literacy ‘ is a national multimedia project offering information and resources to the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers. 4- ThinkCERCA.

Hello Literacy: Informational Literacy Unit - Post Revised. Due to an overwhelming request by the devoted readers of this blog, I am revising this original post to include pdf's of the Guidelines for Critical Thinking rubric and the Code of Cooperation.

Hello Literacy: Informational Literacy Unit - Post Revised

Scroll down to find them in context. If information literacy is central to success, survival, schooling, workplace and the community, then the teaching of information literacy and all the skills that it entails is critical, too. As many of you are quite aware, the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is building instructional practices and "shifts" into the roll-out...where teaching the standards alone is simply not enough to prepare our students for the 21st century. For my 3rd grade reading group, now up to 28 (high-achieving) students, we have been able to put some systems and structures into place to give students an opportunity to excercise their critical thinking skills....which of course, must be taught and relentlessly practiced, with informational content text.

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