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.

Recommended Reading: Do I Really Have To Teach Reading?

Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?: Content Comprehension, Grades 6-12 by TeachThought Staff Title: Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?: Content Comprehension, Grades 6-12 Author: Cris Tovani Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers; 1 edition (January 1, 2004) Print Length: 144 pages Big Idea: Literacy instruction is accessible to all content area teachers Audience: All teachers in grades 6-12 […]

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10 Dos & Don’ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area

10 Dos & Don’ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area by TeachThought Staff With the Common Core adoption in the United States, teaching vocabulary is no longer strictly the domain of the English-Language Arts classroom. While Robert Marzano has been promoting the instruction of academic vocabulary for years–and many school literacy plans have included […]

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Stop Worrying About Screen Time

Stop Worrying About Screen Time by Terry Heick Ed note: This post was written by Terry for alternet, and is being republished here. Screen time. Just the phrase tightens the chests of well-intentioned (and helicoptering) parents everywhere. Concerns range from our children becoming anti-social to developing addictions to certain games (I’m looking at you Minecraft, and […]

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The Highest Literacy Is Understanding The Value Of A Text

The Highest Literacy Is Understanding The Value Of A Text by Dr. Michael Ben-Chaim Students’ underachievement in reading comprehension has become a chronic, habitual, and well-documented characteristic of the nationwide system of public education.   Schools’ lack of success in this core academic competency is especially alarming in light of a decades-long growth of investment in […]

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50 Challenging Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students

50 Challenging Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students by Terry Heick Literacy is changing–not at its core necessarily, but certainly at its edges as it expands to include new kinds of “reading.” Digital media is quickly replacing traditional media forms as those most accessible to most 21st century learners. The impact of this […]

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Drawing Ideas: The Benefits Of Mindmapping For Learning

Drawing Ideas: The Benefits Of Mindmapping For Learning by Andrew Sperl Developing your teaching methods to be more effective is an everyday process for educators around the world. In the same way, students everywhere continue to work on methods that will help them learn more efficiently so they can be successful in school. With competition […]

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What Are The Benefits Of Student Blogging?

What Are The Benefits Of Student Blogging? by Rachelle Dene Poth What are some ideas of alternate methods of assessing students and engaging them more in conversation? Good question. I’ve been talking a lot about some of the first steps that I took when I began integrating technology into my classroom. Like I said before, […]

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Why We Need Financial Literacy Resources For Teachers

  by Dawn Casey-Rowe Resource Details Participation in the H&R Block Budget Challenge must be facilitated by a classroom teacher at an accredited high school or home study program. Educators may visit hrbds.org to register their classrooms. Class creation closes one week prior to the simulation start date and for this round the deadline to create your […]

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