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College of Education and Human Sciences. The .pdf files which can be downloaded below sometimes can't be downloaded from school computers due to protective firewalls that school systems need to install for virus protection.

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If you have difficulty downloading a file, try using a computer which is not in a school. To access these files, your computer must have the free Adobe Reader. A free download is available from adobe.com. Reading Word Identification Dissect (Lenz, B.K., & Hughes, C.A. ) This reading strategy is a word identification strategy designed to help students with mild disabilities. SCUBA-D (Salembier, G.C., & Cheng, L.C.) Reading Comprehension Active Reading (Archer, A., & Gleason, M.) This reading comprehension strategy is designed to aid students in being more active readers. College of Education and Human Sciences. Cognitive Strategies Toolkit. Click the "References" link above to hide these references.

Cognitive Strategies Toolkit

Olson, C.B. (2003). The reading/writing connection: Strategies for teaching and learning in the secondary classroom. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon. Flower, L., & Hayes, J.R. (1981a). Cognitive strategies. Tutorial: Cognitive And Learning Strategies. WHAT ARE COGNITIVE AND LEARNING STRATEGIES Cognitive and learning strategies are those procedures that a student uses to succeed with a task that would be difficult without special effort.

Tutorial: Cognitive And Learning Strategies

Instruction/Cognitive Strategies. Cognitive Strategies [Teacher Tools] [Case Studies] Cognitive strategies are useful tools in assisting students with learning problems.

Instruction/Cognitive Strategies

The term "cognitive strategies" in its simplest form is the use of the mind (cognition) to solve a problem or complete a task. Tech Literacy: Making It Relevant Through Content Learning. Overview Embed Technology Throughout Content The first year that Meyer Elementary School had a technology teacher, they focused on learning basic computer skills and tools, such as email, apps, and programs.

Tech Literacy: Making It Relevant Through Content Learning

Student learning of technology skills was disconnected from what they were learning in other classes. This year, Meyer's technology instructor teaches tech through various content areas, presenting technology use as something purposeful, connected to their learning, and relevant to real-world situations. "When they have a contextual tie to what they're doing in class, it lends validity," says Jeff Dahl, Meyer's technology teacher. How It's Done Make Technology Applicable to Other Class Assignments Instead of teaching only computer and web skills, as in their first year, Meyer Elementary has been embedding the classroom curriculum from other content areas into technology instruction. Collaborate With Other Teachers Here are two collaboration tips from Meyer educators: Create a Google Doc. 5 Courageous but Crucial Actions for Literacy Leaders. If we’re going to lead elementary schools, we need to become literacy leaders.

5 Courageous but Crucial Actions for Literacy Leaders

If we’re going to become literacy leaders we need to bravely advocate for the release of ineffective practices. If we’re going to replace ineffective practices with more effective practices, we need to consider five crucial and courageous actions. 1. Stop apologizing. Let’s find the courage to make literacy the most sacred and laser-like focus of our elementary schools. Literacy is not a subject. 2. If we value the interactive read aloud, let’s say so. Let’s stop accepting pockets of excellence in our schools and start insisting that every single classroom provide students with the experiences we value as mattering the most. 5 Courageous but Crucial Actions for Literacy Leaders. Tech Literacy: Making It Relevant Through Content Learning. Developing reading comprehension Combining visual and verbal processes. Research Results Part 1: Defining Data Literacy. Thanks to the efforts of governments, organizations and agencies to make their information more transparent, the amount of open data has increased dramatically in recent years.

Research Results Part 1: Defining Data Literacy

Consequently, interest has arisen in the practitioners who develop data literacy, which they do often through international, collaborative networks of like-minded actors. The work of School of Data has emerged in a context where different fields (from Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for change activism to data journalism curriculum creation in universities) have seen resources devoted to the transmission of skills related to data use in different journalism and advocacy contexts. ‘Data literacy’ has emerged as a term to refer to the umbrella of initiatives, though not without challenges (Data-Pop Alliance, 2015). What does the concept exactly mean? The underlying concept of data literacy that each actor holds will determine aspects of their methodology at the individual and collective levels. Cookies must be enabled. Obsession with ‘literacy’ stifling writing talent, says Morpurgo. The Telegraph is reporting that Michael Morpurgo has warned that the Government’s obsession with improving “literacy” threatens to stifle the next generation of storytellers.

Obsession with ‘literacy’ stifling writing talent, says Morpurgo

The former children’s laureate said that instead of talking about “literacy” when it comes to getting children to read, we should talk about “stories, poems, literature, creativity”. Mr Morpurgo, author of War Horse and Private Peaceful, suggested pupils should put aside half an hour a day and dedicate it to writing stories as a way of nurturing a new generation of “authors who created Toad, and Just William, and Winnie the Pooh”.Key measures of literacy include the ability to decode regular words and read them aloud, as well being able to read some common irregular words and show pupils understand what they have read. But, writing for Teach Primary magazine, Mr Morpurgo takes issue with this approach, which he says is at odds with nurturing creativity. 5 Sites With High-Quality Informational Text. Editor’s Note: Teaching Channel has partnered with Student Achievement Partners on a blog series about digital literacy tools and their effective use by educators.

5 Sites With High-Quality Informational Text

One of the most exciting shifts in the Common Core State Standards is the increased use of content-rich, informational text. Let’s think about this. As professionals, how often do we read texts that are outside of our comfort zone? Perhaps it was a legal document, a lengthy contract, or 16th Century prose. The effect of ‘affect’ on learning and performance. As in the bedroom, so in the classroom For those of us fortunate enough to be literate, the whole idea of Literacy in schools can seem bewilderingly over complicated.

The effect of ‘affect’ on learning and performance

Something that comes to us as naturally as breathing can hardly require all the fuss and bother devoted to it, surely? Reading and writing can appear so straightforward that there must be something wrong with those who struggle.