Category: 1. Literacy Philosophy Foundations

Family Storytelling 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 Digital Storytelling:   Here are more ideas from Stanley and Dillingham related to digital storytelling:

International Literacy Association makes, The Case for Children’s Rights to Read

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Some ideas for motivating student engagement

5 Keys to Motivating Struggling Learners

ILA Choice Reading Lists: Children’s Choices, Teachers’ Choices & Young Adults’ Choices

Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development & Scaffolded Literacy

Although not updated since 2011, this site from Dr. Olenka S.E. Bilash at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, is an outstanding resource for  improving teaching and learning, and improving second language education. Scroll down to see an example of how the ZPD might relate to the development of reading.  Note the scaffolding/Gradual Release …

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Teaching Strategies For Analyzing Text: Complete Lesson

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How are Listening and Reading Related? – Listenwise Blog

As humans, we have so many important ways we convey and understand information as we communicate.  We are born with ears, and are never actually taught how to listen—it’s understood how to do it, we just start. As kids we grow up learning how to speak by listening to the people who are close to …

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Good Communication Doesn’t Come Naturally. We Have to Teach It – Education Week

“The ongoing national conversation about political and social issues is an important instructional moment for teachers. A central piece of this instruction is helping students to become more skilled at talking, writing, and thinking about issues from multiple perspectives. Teachers would do well to remember the power of language as they help children find their …

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The Learning Network – The New York Times

Teaching and Learning with the New York Times Source: The Learning Network – The New York Times

Recommended for Teachers | Project Based Learning | BIE

Buck Institute for Education promotes offers resources for Project Based Learning (PBL), and has been active for 25 years. “Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.”   …

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