February 2017 archive
When helping students become independent readers, it’s easy to err on the side of over-scaffolding (spoon-feeding) or under-scaffolding (assigning but not teaching) complex content. This tool helps teachers assess the difference between student needs and text demands, and then identify strategies to bridge the gaps. Source: ASCD Express 12.11 – The Differentiation Equation: A Tool …
No more diagramming sentences: Students learn more from simply writing and reading. Source: The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar – The Atlantic
Source: ASCD Express 11.19 – #RealTeenReaders Using hashtags as a reading comprehension strategy!
Teachers should help students experience the joy of simply reading a great book. Justin Minkel shares guided reading strategies that help engage young readers by sparking their excitement. Source: Guided Reading: How to Make Kids Hate (or Love) to Read – Education Week Teacher by Justin Minkel as posted in Education Week, January 31, 2017