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Consider These 6 Areas When There is a Glitch in Reading Comprehension

Direct instruction in literacy should not end in elementary school. Students of all ages need continual modeling and practice of reading comprehension skills. And while many elementary teachers use running records to inform instruction, at the intermediate grades, this type … Continue reading

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3 Strategies to Support Student Interaction with Complex Text

Upon graduation, we hope students leave school equipped with skills, strategies, and tools to support a lifetime of literacy encounters. Whether on the job, in college, or informing oneself on Presidential Candidates; students will be continuously encountering text that must … Continue reading

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Educators Sharing #WhyIWrite to Celebrate The National Day on Writing

In 2009, the Senate passed a resolution recognizing October 20 as the National Day on Writing. Every year, thousands of educators, students, and writers celebrate by tweeting reasons why they write using the hashtag #WhyIWrite. Celebrations and activities are planned … Continue reading

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Recap App: 3 Back-to-School Ideas for Student Videos

Last time we co-authored a blog post, Steven Anderson and I shared Blab. It was so much fun and such an easy app to integrate into the classroom we wanted to share another favorite of ours! Recap is a free … Continue reading

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Digital Literacy: Teaching Infographics, a sub-genre

During the past few months, I have had the pleasure of teaching a Digital Storytelling course. The focus was on how students can use digital modes to communicate their understanding of concepts, topics, and problems. Recently, the learning was on … Continue reading

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