Literacy

Literacy is the ability to make sense of or use ‘something.’ From books to technology, research to writing, literacy is the foundation of learning.

12 Tools To Find Quality Reading Passages For Your Classroom

12 Tools To Find Quality Reading Passages For Your Classroom contributed by Lisa Tanner Are you preparing your students to succeed in this high-tech world? As more media moves to the internet, digital literacy is an essential skill. Students must know how to locate, read, and understand information from the web. But how can teachers […]

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What Writing Is & Is Not

What Writing Is & Is Not by Terry Heick Writing is inherently reflective. Writing is an output and product of equal parts process and affection. Writing can be used to learn and demonstrate learning–often simulatenously. Writing is not limited to any specific form, function, or genre. Writers often choose a form in which to participate–a […]

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20 Types Of Learning Journals That Help Students Think

20 Types Of Learning Journals That Help Students Think by Terry Heick What is a learning journal? A learning journal is simply an ongoing collection of writing for learning–that is, writing done for the purpose of learning rather than the purpose of demonstrating learning. Learning journals are often named for a specific purpose and/or format–a […]

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How I Use Automation And Personal Feedback To Differentiate Writing Instruction

How I Use Automation And Personal Feedback To Differentiate Writing Instruction contributed by Jennifer Harrison  Summary A Texas teacher uses a combination of digital tools and good old-fashioned teaching to target her writing instruction to students at various skill levels by assigning different writing prompts to three separate groups of students. While her students are […]

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Let’s Stop With The Worksheets And Create Engaged Readers

The Rarity of Engaged Reading by Angela Peery, TeachThought PD Facilitator Grow with >> TeachThought PD Literacy Workshops Picture a classroom full of youngsters. They could be darling, chubby-cheeked kindergartners or swaggering, confident high school seniors – or anything in between. Can you see them? Now, picture this class engrossed in reading. What does being engrossed in reading […]

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Nas Breaks Down Hip-Hop Classic ‘It Ain’t Hard To Tell’ With Harvard Poetry Professor

Nas Breaks Down Hip-Hop Classic ‘It Ain’t Hard To Tell’ With Harvard Poetry Professor by Terry Heick In April of 1994, Queens artist Nas released what would become one of the most iconic hip-hop albums of all time. ‘Illmatic’ contained 10 tracks, including ‘One Love,’ ‘Halftime,’ ‘Memory Lane,’ and ‘NY State of Mind.’ With legendary […]

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