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Increase Reading Comprehension with Student Blogs

As students continue to progress through school, reading material becomes increasingly more difficult while comprehension can decline. There’s a …

21 Anchor Charts That Teach Reading Comprehension

<i>This blog is sponsored by Questar Assessment, a K–12 assessment-solutions provider focused on building a bridge between learning and accountability.</i> …

Teaching

5 Paperless Reading Comprehension Activities

The transition to more paperless learning activities is in the air. I'm not convinced that 100 percent paperless classrooms is right for every …

Education Technology

Blended Learning Program Helps English Language Learners Rise to Grade-Level Reading Proficiency

Learning Resources<p>A pilot program for second-grade classes at an elementary school with a predominantly ELL student population saw promising results …

Language Learning

Allowing devices in the classroom hurts academic performance, study finds

When faculty members at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point took away students’ computers and tablets in an introductory economics courses, their …

Education

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

© 2010 Enokson, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio<p>Three years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web …

10 Characteristics of a LeadUp Teacher

A LeadUp Teacher undoubtedly possesses many characteristics! Innovative, inspiring, and empowering just to name a few. What would you add to these 10 …

Teaching

The Key to Student Success: Build Educator and Collective Capacity

While it is well established that many factors can increase student performance, the most important factor is the quality of the classroom teacher.

Teaching

Stop Fighting Social Media. Start Working with Students + Teachers to Integrate It Into Learning!

Social Media

Teachers in Maine say iPads 'provide no educational function in the classroom'

Last week, a technology director for Auburn district schools presented a study that indicated that students and teachers in grades 7 through 12 overwhelmingly favor laptops over iPads, reports the Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal.<p>But the most surprising part of the study is how some of the teachers and …

Education Technology

Performance pay for teachers will create a culture of fear and isolation

The federal government announced a series of education reforms in the recent budget. One of these was linking pay to performance for teachers. Yet …

7 Ways to Help Your Child Find Meaning While Reading

Most parents understand the importance of reading with children when they are young. In fact, 18% of parents resolved to focus on reading more with …

Annotating and Paraphrasing Sources

<b>Share Examples</b> <br>Show students sample annotations—your own or from other students. Ask students what they notice.<p><b>Discuss the Value of Annotation</b> <br>Ask …

Teaching

Reading Comprehension Strategies for Older Students

Once students leave elementary school, they are expected to be able to read well. But there is little help beyond the elementary school level when a …

Why Background Knowledge is Crucial for Literacy by Doug Lemov

<i>In the new book</i> Reading Reconsidered: A Practical Guide to Rigorous Literacy Instruction<i>, Doug Lemov, Colleen Driggs, and Erica Woolway offer clear</i> …

Pedagogy

Can Listening to Music Help Your Child with Language Development and Reading Comprehension?

As an adult, you probably have preferences when it comes to listening to music while doing something that requires a lot of attention: studying for a …

How To Create Accountability Systems that Build Knowledge and Increase Reading Ability – by Robert Pondiscio

In an earlier blog entry, we encouraged state policy makers and educators to rethink what it takes to develop strong readers and the signals sent to …

Teaching

15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension

...The post 15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension appeared first on TeachThought.

Apps

The growing argument against homework

A New York City elementary school's decision to ban homework in favour of play has infuriated some parents.<p>Many people seem to believe that working on assignments after school is an essential part of a child's success. But if you actually do your homework on homework, evidence suggests its benefits …