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“What do you mean, how do we support literacy?” by Joanna Gerakios Last year my supervisor challenged me to provide a framework for how our district school librarians support literacy. My initial internal reaction was, “What do you mean, how do we support literacy?” After all, I thought, we offer resources to support both reading for learning and reading for pleasure. We invite children and teens to broaden their horizons through books and reading. We guide students through inquiry to become seekers of knowledge and users of information. As much as I believe those statements and stand behind them, the more I pondered the question the more I had to admit that my response was not specific enough. This brief encounter shifted my focus, causing me to take a closer look at our district library media programs and give serious consideration to how we can be more intentional and explicit in supporting literacy. Next, each media coordinator performed a self-evaluative exercise. What do think of our list? Categories: Supervisor's Corner

Zaption - Interact & Learn with Video Lessons Tiny Texts | Read, listen & learn a littleEnglish | Understand what you read MPT Annotator Tool "Then Goody Cloyse knows her old friend?" observed the traveller, confronting her and leaning on his writhing stick. "Ah, forsooth, and is it your worship indeed?" cried the good dame. "Yea, truly is it, and in the very image of my old gossip, Goodman Brown, the grandfather of the silly fellow that now is. But--would your worship believe it? "Mingled with fine wheat and the fat of a new-born babe," said the shape of old Goodman Brown. "Ah, your worship knows the recipe," cried the old lady, cackling aloud. "That can hardly be," answered her friend. So saying, he threw it down at her feet, where, perhaps, it assumed life, being one of the rods which its owner had formerly lent to the Egyptian magi. "That old woman taught me my catechism," said the young man; and there was a world of meaning in this simple comment. "Friend," said he, stubbornly, "my mind is made up. "You will think better of this by and by," said his acquaintance, composedly.

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K-W-L (Know, Want to Know, Learned) Description K-W-L (Ogle, 1986) is an instructional reading strategy that is used to guide students through a text. Students begin by brainstorming everything they Know about a topic. This information is recorded in the K column of a K-W-L chart. Students then generate a list of questions about what they Want to Know about the topic. These questions are listed in the W column of the chart. Purpose The K-W-L strategy serves several purposes: Elicits students’ prior knowledge of the topic of the text. How to use the K-W-L strategy Choose a text. Ogle, D.M. 1986. Example Following is an example of a completed K-W-L chart that students might complete if they were reading a text about gravity. Topic: GRAVITY * The students’ question about Newton was not answered in the text.

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11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading Facts About Round Robin Reading In RRR, students read orally from a common text, one child after another, while the rest of the class follows along in their copies of the text. Several spinoffs of the technique offer negligible advantages over RRR, if any. They simply differ in how the reading transition occurs: Popcorn Reading: A student reads orally for a time, and then calls out "popcorn" before selecting another student in class to read. Of the thirty-odd studies and articles I've consumed on the subject, only one graduate research paper claimed a benefit to RRR or its variations, stating tepidly that perhaps RRR isn't as awful as everyone says. Why all the harshitude? Stigmatizes poor readers. To be clear, oral reading does improve fluency, comprehension and word recognition (though silent/independent reading should occur far more frequently as students advance into the later grades). 11 Better Approaches 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

The Readability Test Tool Text § Annotations at Harvard The earliest text annotations, also know as marginalia or scholia, were usually anonymous and date back to the 4th or 5th century BC. These were hand-written reminder notes, grammatical, critical or explanatory comments inserted into the margins of ancient manuscripts. Some manuscripts were so heavily annotated that there was no room for additional notes within the margins or between the lines of the original text. Requirements of a Text Annotation System Text annotations should be possible in any text language and format (txt, pdf, rtf, OpenOffice, Word, etc) or web page (html). 1 - Annotation of an entire text document 2 - Selection and annotation of a customizable selection of text, whether an entire paragraph, a single line of verse, or even a single word. 3 - Allows commenting upon independent selection of one or more letters, words and sentences. 4 - User-defined custom annotation markers to be placed between characters or words Use Cases Data Models Text Annotation Tools Domeo Rap Genius

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