Julia Gibeault, Adjunct Faculty Retired University of Alaska, Southeast School of Education, MAT Program e-Learning Literacy in the Intermediate & Middle School Grades 2007-2019
I fully retired as of the Fall 2019 Semester. You are welcome to review and use the site postings, which will no longer be updated. My thanks and respect to you, the professional educator, for continually striving to learn more about how to help your students grow as readers and writers, thinkers and problem-solvers.
Peter Bowers’ website is a remarkable resource for teaching yourself and your students how meaning and spelling relate. Develop routines, and strategies to use “the principles of scientific inquiry as the basis of word level literacy instruction.” http://www.wordworkskingston.com/WordWorks/Home.html The following are the standard four questions used to guide SWI investigations. Investigate with these 4 questions… What …
https://www.languagemagazine.com/family-storytelling/The power of oral language and story for children’s literacy development is crucial for teachers to know and use. Nile Stanley and Brett Dillingham offer a powerful parenting strategy for developing intellect, language, literacy, and values https://www.languagemagazine.com/family-storytelling/ Digital Storytelling: Here are more ideas from Stanley and Dillingham related to digital storytelling: https://www.languagemagazine.com/2011/02/21/making-learners-click-with-digital-storytelling/
See also, for application to teaching: https://www.literacyworldwide.org/docs/default-source/communications/literacy-today/literacy-today-rights-to-read.pdf
Click on the link below to open this brief video from Education Week, showing how to begin thinking about and providing differentiated opportunities for your students! https://video.edweek.org/detail/video/5833607063001/differentiating-instruction-its-not-as-hard-as-you-think?autoStart=true&cmp=eml-enl-cc-mostpop-rm&M=58609547&U=1988343
— using Photo & 8 Min. Films from the New York Times and The Learning Network: https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/10-intriguing-photographs-to-teach-close-reading-and-visual-thinking-skills/ 10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills BY MICHAEL GONCHAR FEBRUARY 27, 2015 7:00 AM 8 Compelling Mini-Documentaries to Teach Close Reading and Critical Thinking Skills https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/03/10/8-compelling-mini-documentaries-to-teach-close-reading-and-critical-thinking-skills/
Setting Up Norms for Independent Work
One-on-one conferences with students are a valuable use of class time—provided the other students are able to work quietly on their own.
By Jori Krulder
May 14, 2018
5 Keys to Motivating Struggling Learners
Source: https://www.middleweb.com/37411/helping-students-do-research-in-the-stacks/ A MiddleWeb Blog, 4/10/2018 So how do we turn students into the indefatigable history detectives we’d like them to be? They are used to trying different search terms on a screen, but when it comes to wandering the stacks, sometimes they don’t know where to begin. The steps below may seem obvious. But …