Category: 4. Teaching Reading

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

See also, for application to teaching:

Differentiating for student engagement and success is first a mindset

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!

Teaching Close Reading & Visual Thinking Skills

— using Photo & 8 Min. Films from the New York Times  and The Learning Network: 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  

Setting Up Independent Work So You Can Meet 0ne-On-One with Students

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

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

Helping Students Do Research in the Stacks, by Sarah Cooper.

Source:  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 …

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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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The Importance and Use of Student Self-Selected Literature to Reading Engagement in an Elementary Reading Curriculum The Importance and Use of Student Self-Selected Literature to Reading Engagement in an Elementary Reading Curriculum Denise Johnson and Anne Blair Abstract “The purpose of this article is to discuss the importance of student self-selecting literature and reading engagement in an elementary reading curriculum. The article discuses the use of self- selected reading in …

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Resources for Literature Circles and More!

    Looking for a few good books to get your literature circles off the ground?  Click on the following links for some suggestions from teachers around the country:

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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