Start with the big ideas of written communication: Who (author) is saying what (theme/main idea, etc.) to whom (audience)?
Reader’s theater is a collaborative literacy activity, for all ages, that incorporates reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Mindmaps allow teachers to gain insight into their students’ thought processes and see the development of their work.
Some readers may think they dislike the process of reading but everyone loves ideas–and reading is a wonderful strategy to find them.
The following digital tools to build vocabulary include reference tools, word clouds, games and review, word walls, and virtual field trips.
For amateurs developing skills, the process is far more important than the product. This is true in science and is true for writing, too.
Limiting the craft of writing to a single content area has damaged the perceived power and potential of writing for teachers and students.
A literacy-rich environment not only supports the academic growth but also encourages conversation, empathy, and critical thinkink.
Lateral reading is reading ‘across’ texts sequentially–primarily for the purpose of evaluating the credibility of a text.
Feel-good fiction? Books that make you happy might be a stretch but well-being comes from a simple concept: What you think about.
The more we click on the things that spark anger and fear in us and in others, the more of that kind of content we will see.
Whether parents should ‘schedule’ reading at home depends on many factors–not the least of which is how you ‘frame’ reading and how they respond.
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