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Powerful Poetry: Poetry Response
A poem is the perfect piece for students to read and respond! Powerful Poetry is filled with ideas for reading, writing, and responding to poetry…
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Powerful Thinking: Top Tips for Making Connections
Making connections to what we're reading is a big step in comprehension & fluency! Get down to the ins and outs with Adrienne Gear and Powerful Thinking!
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Literacy Out Loud: Students Talk About Talk
Does your classroom buzz with the noise of productive #talk? What do your Ss think of talk, listening, and communication? Get to the roots of the importance of talk to building literacy with #LiteracyOutLoud!
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Literacy Leadership Matters: Literacy in the Content Areas
In language arts, we learn to read and write. In the content areas, we read and write to help us learn and understand new material. Why not bring these two together, capitalizing on authentic opportunities to use the literacy skills we are learning throughout the day?
Engagement: The Key to Teaching Reading
Engagement: The Key to Teaching Reading
Engagement: The Key to Teaching Reading
Reading engagement means full participation in the act of reading; it involves knowing what you are doing, why you are doing it, wanting to do it, and giving it your all. Learn more with "Sometimes Reading Is Hard"!
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Structured talk and dialogue can enhance both reading comprehension and learning in general. These tips and prompts, from Lori Rog's Struggling Readers, will help you engage your students in thoughtful and productive discussion that will support and scaffold learning.
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Literacy 101: Questions and answers that meet the needs of real teachers in K-8…
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Pembroke Publishers
For the love of reading! Get inspired to share books and language with your…
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Meet Our Author
Remind your students (and yourself!) to use thinking strategies to power reading…
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A balanced reading program contains a number of elements, all of which are important to comprehension. Lisa Donohue's Independent Reading Inside the Box, 2nd Edition offers a primer on what those elements are, what they should contain, and how best to support reading in the classroom.
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How students respond to their reading can be crucial to their comprehension, interpretation, and reflection of/on a text. These great activities, from Swartz & Nyman's "This Is a Great Book!", integrate reading, writing, talk, and the arts into novel response.
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Looking for ways to incorporate new technologies and digital literacies into reading comprehension? How about a virtual literature circle, that students can add to and comment on? David Booth's It's Critical! illustrates one way to do just that, and inspire all kinds of new sharing, connections, and meaningful conversation.
As children play with song, rhythm, and sound, they become aware of the patterns and rhythms of language that will help them grow in literacy. These activities in music, movement, and rhyme will encourage children to explore the fun and magic of language. Early Childhood Education, Encouragement, Early Childhood, Children Play, Early Literacy, Childhood Education, Kids Playing, Sound
As children play with song, rhythm, and sound, they become aware of the patterns and rhythms of language that will help them grow in literacy. These activities in music, movement, and rhyme will encourage children to explore the fun and magic of language.
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Balanced Literacy Essentials: Weaving Theory into Practice for Successful Instruction in Reading, Writing, and Talk by Michelann Parr & Terry Campbell