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Part 2: Literature Review

In order to understand how to solve the disengagement issue in the classroom, we must first gain a better understanding of its causes. Once we …

Student Engagement Definition

In education, <b>student engagement</b> refers to the degree of attention, curiosity, interest, optimism, and passion that students show when they are …

Hooking Struggling Readers: Using Books They Can and Want to Read

Find effective high interest, low vocabulary books<p>The term "high interest, low vocabulary" is often used to describe books for struggling middle …

How to Organize Your Classroom, from Instructor Magazine

Student Engagement video

Literacy-Rich Environments

Introduction<p>Reading is a fundamental skill that defines the academic successor failure of students. As noted by Barbara Foorman from the University …

Student Motivation and Engagement in Literacy Learning | Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z

<b>Some teachers think that motivational activities must entertain students and therefore create fun activities that are not necessarily focused on</b> …

Teaching

Technology takes hold in the early grades

Whether solving math puzzles to help a penguin waddle across a computer screen or sounding out words in Mr. Sounders’ virtual classroom, K-2 students …

Education

Help Kids to P.I.C.K. the Right Books

The secret to helping kids learn how to choose the right book is simple.<p>It's all about teaching them one word that they can keep in their back pocket …

Encouraging Positive Student Engagement and Motivation: Tips for Teachers

Motivating students is one of the major challenges teachers face on a daily basis. Conceptualized as students’ energy and drive to engage, learn, …

What Works for Differentiating Instruction in Elementary Schools

Here are their tips -- combined with some advice from Edutopia bloggers and members of the Edutopia community -- on how you can get started. And …

14 Classroom Activities That Increase Student Engagement

<i>***This content is based on a webinar presented by Reading Horizons Reading Specialist, Stacy Hurst. ***</i><p>Some might think that direct instruction …

Reading in Kindergarten

Classroom strategies: Pre-reading and reading<p>Oral language activities<p>Before doing an activity or reading a story in class, teach pre-selected …

Angie Acevedo - Shared Writing - LEaRN DVD8 V1

College Talk: Improving Students' Vocabulary

5<p><b>Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.</b><p>a. Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., …

Teaching

Simple Practices to Nurture the Motivation to Read

Research confirms that student motivation is a key factor in successful reading. In Nurturing the Motivation to Read, we examined the current …

ABC’s of Early Literacy: The importance of developing early literacy skills

ABC’s of Early Literacy: The importance of developing early literacy skills<p>Emergent literacy, or reading readiness, skills begin to develop very …

Teaching