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Digital Booktalk

Digital Booktalk
To date, 141 Book Trailers® are available on this site, and since its inception the site has received nearly one million visits. In addition, Digital BookTalk® has attracted more than 4,000 worldwide subscribers, including students, teachers, media specialists, and parents. The Book Trailers® found on this site have been created by collection of individuals and companies dedicated to literacy: COS Productions, select K-12 students, Book Trailers for Readers , and emergent readers who are part of the Elise Leonard Series.

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Magic Spoons Why hello there my fellow blogger buddies! 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??!! bookleads - trailers and videos Skip to main content Create interactive lessons using any digital content including wikis with our free sister product TES Teach. Get it on the web or iPad! guest Join | Help | Sign In 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. 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.

Library Media Services (LMS) / Library of the Month Introduction Library Media Services would like to introduce Jamie Fine, the library associate at Badger Road Elementary School: Welcome to the Badger Road Library. My name is Jamie Fine and this is my 19th year in the Badger Road Library. As a student, I attended school on Eielson A.F.B. and later graduated with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Reading Journals — Jimmie's Collage I’ve started using reading journals with Sprite. 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). Trailer (book) In September 2007, the School Library Journal established the Trailie Award for the best book trailers. There are three categories: author/publisher created, student created and librarian/adult created. The award was announced at the School Library Journal Leadership Summit on the Future of Reading on October 22, 2010 in Chicago.[7] In 2014, Dan Rosen and CV Herst established BookReels, a website dedicated to allowing publishers and authors to post book trailers and other multimedia, culminating in the annual BookReels Awards. BookReels lets readers browse and rate trailers, post comments and reviews, join discussion groups, and share BookReel discoveries.[8]

The Book Bug: Freebies Here you will find links to freebies from me that I have posted on this blog. Click on the picture or the link below to access them. Many of the freebies are Google Docs, but you don't need to request that I "Share" the document with you in order to download a Google Doc from me. If you are having trouble downloading a freebie, read this short post on how to download a document from Google docs or refer to the picture below. All you have to do is click on the download button and save the file. The download button is circled in the picture below. Community Club Home Community Club Firefighter Level A, Community Club

The Five Finger Rule and Why it is Bad for Boys. - Brain Power Boy The Five Finger Rule is Harmful to Boys’ Reading. There I said it. I have read all of the reasons that people think it is so great but I think it is not only awful but also harmful. The “five finger rule” for just right books, also called “5 finger tips”, is all over the Internet, taught in schools, and has even invaded libraries.

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. 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.

9/11 anniversary: New York remembers twin towers attacks with minute's silence Bagpipes and drums played to open the ceremony, followed by brief comments by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "Once again we meet to commemorate the day we have come to call 9/11. We have returned to this sacred site to join our hearts together, the names of those we loved and lost," Bloomberg said. 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. Library Patch Years ago, as a brand new librarian, I attended a librarian round table discussion. Each librarian was asked to share something that they had found success with in their own library. A very experienced librarian, who retired that very year, shared that she had her students earn library licenses. I fell in LOVE with the idea!!

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