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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. 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. 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 Reading digitally lets you provide the right amount of support for students at different skill levels, all at the student’s pace. Close Reading Goes Collaborative

Dyslexic Advantage Home | Learning Disabilities Association of America Council for Learning Disabilities Community Club Home Community Club Firefighter Level A, Community Club What happens when the fire alarm rings? Librarian Librarians love to read, too, as early learners will find out in this read-along book about life at the library. Mayor What’s it like to be a mayor? Pediatrician Listen and read along as a pediatrician describes how she takes care of children in this interactive book for early learners. Pizza Maker Dough, sauce, and cheese combine to make a delicious pizza pie in this fun early-learner read-aloud about being a pizza maker. Police Officer A police officer’s most important duty is keeping people safe, as early readers will learn through the words, images, and audio in this interactive book. Utility Worker Follow along with images and sounds as a utility worker climbs down into manholes and up high on electric poles in this exciting read-aloud book. Veterinarian Discover, through the words, images, and audio of this engaging read-aloud, how a veterinarian cares for animals large and small. Animals

Dudes with Dyslexia - Dudes with Dyslexia!! Dyslexia the Gift. Information and Help for Dyslexia How to Improve Reading Comprehension with Apps September is national literacy month. For the past ten years, U.S. illiteracy rates have remained troublingly high. According to a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, 21% of U.S. adults can't read at a 5th grade level, and 19% of students graduate from high school without being able to read. Students with difficult living conditions, learning disabilities, or limited exposure to books have a high risk of illiteracy and may need more academic support than their peers. 4 Steps to Improve Reading Comprehension Step 1: Put Down the Reading Comprehension Worksheet Many teachers use reading comprehension worksheets to ensure that their students are mastering essential reading skills. Step 2: Download and Evaluate Book Apps Book apps offer adaptive, interactive alternatives to worksheets. For students who struggle with phonemic awareness, most book apps offer read-to-me options that allow students to listen to a book that might be beyond their reading level.

Trading Card Creator Home › Parent & Afterschool Resources › Games & Tools Tool Why Use This Tool Here’s What To Do More Ideas To Try Send Us Feedback Why Use This Tool Creating trading cards for their favorite story characters will challenge children to think more deeply about what they read or even watch in movies or on television. back to top Here’s What To Do Character selection is an important step. More Ideas To Try Try the activity with a group of children, but have them keep their characters a secret so they can play a “Guess Who?” Send Us Feedback We invite you to share your experiences with this resource and provide us with any feedback on how it can be improved. Tell us what you thought about this Game or Tool

Cheryl Sigmon's Website This "fun stuff" section will be a changing page, offering you games, activities, and ideas to try in your school and classroom. Hope you'll enjoy experimenting! For those of you looking for ideas for displaying student work, here's 5th grade teacher Dana Amaker's room at Webber Elementary School, Eastover, SC in Richland District One. She has created this whimsical display in a corner of her room. Students take pride in their work when they know others will view what they've written. This idea comes from Deena Fuller, a teacher at Southlawn Elementary School in Liberal, Kansas: Evaporation - Each cooperative group of kids has one sheet of lined paper and all kids have pencils at their disposal.

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