Posts Tagged Literacy

Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing | Edutopia

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/intrinsic-motivation-growth-mindset-writing-amy-conley?utm_campaign=RSS&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow A great piece on helping students take ownership of their writing, and in their growth. The focus is on high school, but the principles would also apply in the early years. Conley writes of her own change in focus: “My goal is not a good essay from Student A, but rather for Student A […]

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Readers Theatre – ReadWriteThink

http://www.readwritethink.org/professional-development/strategy-guides/readers-theatre-a-30703.html Readers Theatre: “a highly motivational reading strategy that provides a context for authentic reading. Students read to convey meaning using their voice, facial expressions, and gestures.” Looks like a fun and effective way to engage students in reading texts.

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11 Alternatives to “Round Robin” (and “Popcorn”) Reading | Edutopia

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/alternatives-to-round-robin-reading-todd-finley?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=blog-alternatives-popcorn-reading-blog-image An excellent collection of ideas to use instead of round robin reading, which Todd Finley describes as problematic because it: 1 Stigmatizes poor readers. Imagine the terror that English-language learners and struggling readers face when made to read in front of an entire class. 2 Weakens comprehension. Listening to a peer orally read too […]

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Does Your Classroom Tell a Story? | Edutopia

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/does-your-classroom-tell-story-stacey-goodman?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=blog-does-your-classroom-tell-story-only-map-image Stacey offers an interesting collection of classroom props to inspire kids to ask questions and open discussions. I would add to the list: coins or notes from pre-euro Europe maps of countries or cities that no longer exist a visual atlas made up of photos taken by me or my students ambiguous photos and […]

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