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The Thinker Builder: Step In, Step Out: A Strategy for Thinking Deeply About Text. You're sitting at your guided reading table, your little group gathered around you, wide-eyed.

The Thinker Builder: Step In, Step Out: A Strategy for Thinking Deeply About Text

Or are you the one who's wide-eyed? Sure, you know what you're doing, but maybe right now you're thinking your lesson plan doesn't fit the book like you thought it would. Or that maybe your lesson plan is just lame. Or maybe you don't have a lesson plan and are winging it (oh, come on, we've all been there). "Boy, I could really use a mini-lesson right now," you think. Here's something to try: I call it the "Step In - Step Out" strategy.

Step In! Asking students to "step in" to the story means that students enter the world of the story to analyze the choices the CHARACTERS make. Why did this character make this choice? Step Out! Asking students to "step out" of the story means that students look at the story as a piece of writing, and analyze the choices the AUTHOR makes. Books and Articles by Stephen D Krashen. Teaching Visual Literacy to Students.

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Reading Australia - Secondary. Reading Australia - Primary. Resources for educators of kids in grades 4-12. Excellent Timeline Printables and Graphic Organizers for Your Class. October 26, 2014 A few days ago, I shared with you here in EdTech and Mlearning a great source of graphic organizers where teachers can access and download printables to use in their class.

Excellent Timeline Printables and Graphic Organizers for Your Class

Today, I am sharing with you these excellent free Timeline graphic organizers and sequence charts to help you teach your kids sequencing and organizing ideas and events chronologically. It's Your Turn to Sequence Sequencing skills are practiced in this cooperative activity. This printable is customizable. Tailor the PDF to your teaching needs by typing in the highlighted fields before printing. This organizer will assist students in ordering the events of a story and understanding the concepts of beginning, middle, and end. This flowchart will help students organize many ideas and projects. Use this graphic organizer to sequence things that repeatedly cycle. Eyewitness. We Give Books. Find Your Next Book - Authors, Reviews, Recommendations, Lists. Book Recommendations (USA)

Reading Interest Inventories choice page. The Lexile® Framework for Reading. WPSU Education - Blue Ribbon Readers. A Reading from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales : Free Streaming : Internet Archive. <div style="padding:5px; font-size:80%; width:300px; background-color:white; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; border:1px dashed gray;"> Internet Archive's<!

A Reading from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales : Free Streaming : Internet Archive

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Leveled Books Database - Resources for Leveling Books. The Solution to Reading Comprehension. Read it! Loved it! Boys. The Dreaming - Aboriginal Nations Australia. The Story Museum - 1001 stories from around the world. Leveled Books Database - Resources for Leveling Books. Readability-Score.com - Free Online Readability Calculator - Flesch Kincaid, Gunning Fog and more ... Neil Gaiman lecture in full: Reading and obligation. On 14 October 2013 Neil Gaiman gave our second annual lecture at the Barbican Centre, London.

Neil Gaiman lecture in full: Reading and obligation

The following us a full transcript of the lecture. Websites that Help Make Reading Fun. Understand what you read. 38 Perfect Books To Read Aloud With Kids. Interactive Literacy. Mrs B's Interactive Literacy Mrs B, the students and staff of My School, in My Town, Australia, welcome you to our literature-based reading and language site.

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Classroom Strategies. Classroom Strategies Download a Graphic Organizer Word Doc (107 KB)PDF (89 KB) Background The Frayer Model is a strategy that uses a graphic organizer for vocabulary building.

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TOP TEN REASONS TO HAVE STUDENTS BLOG ABOUT THEIR READING EXPERIENCES by Russ Anderson. About a year and a half ago, a few of my colleagues and I had our students begin blogging about their independent reading.

TOP TEN REASONS TO HAVE STUDENTS BLOG ABOUT THEIR READING EXPERIENCES by Russ Anderson

Some students finished four posts a year. Some students finished ten. Some more. Below are my top ten takeaways from our students’ blogging experience. 1. Students rarely write for an audience other than the teacher or themselves (social media excluded). 2. Thanks to the influx of the YA genre, reading among teenagers is cooler now than ever. “I like the community aspect of it. Eight Steps to Successful Classroom Readers Theater. Contributed by Dana Truby Readers Theater is a great way to enrich your students’ reading practice and bring joy to reading class at the same time!

Eight Steps to Successful Classroom Readers Theater

Performing plays engages students and helps gets them excited about reading and theater. At the same time, it builds valuable skills, increasing comprehension and fluency. Why Older Readers Should Read Picture Books. I have often observed how keen some parents and teachers can be to move their children's reading on from picture books to chapter books.

Why Older Readers Should Read Picture Books

Many parents move their children on from picture books very quickly, encouraging their children to read chapter books almost as soon as they become proficient and fluent in reading. In an age when many parents are sold on the idea that 'Your Baby Can Read' from 6-12 months, there is an urge to move them quickly on to novels. 3 Great Strategies to Help you Read Faster. Reading is an essential skill on par with other literacy skills.It is a way of expanding one's learning repertoire. Some think that with the advance of digital technology and its encroachment into every aspect of our life, reading will be backgrounded in favor of watching or viewing ( visual stimulus ).On the face of it it looks like this is the case, people tend to favor watching a video tutorial rather than reading a textual one or reading a guide. The human eyes are very much attracted to visual animations and the mind is easily rejoiced in them because the decoding process is way easier on the brain when it comes to a video .

To be more specific, let us have a look at what happens when we read. For instance, when reading a single word, the eyes need to identify its shape and the letters from which it is composed and when finally identified then an inner voice inside our heads speak it automatically to our ears and then the mind identifies it and connects it with a certain meaning.

‎www.textivate.com. Literacy Resources For Librarians. National Geographic Young Explorer (Student Magazine) - October 2012. Books R4 Teens. Resources for educators of kids in grades 4-12. Read With Me eBooks. 103 Things to Do Before/During/After Reading. Wide reading program middle years. English: Classic Films. English: Wide Reading Sites. English: Literature Reading List. The Picture Book Teacher's Edition. Authorama - Public Domain Books. Lory's Page: One Minute Readings.