Interesting idea at http://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/raft
RAFT is a writing strategy that helps students understand their roles as writers, the audience they will address, the varied formats for writing, and the topic they’ll be writing about. By using this strategy, teachers encourage students to write creatively, to consider a topic from a different perspective, and to gain practice writing for different audiences.
Try Puzzle reading, a way to allow learners to restructure existing texts for deeper comprehension by in-depth interaction with text. Find more info at http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/puzzle-reading-to-engage-language-learners/education
There is a new and free platform add beautiful media and special effects to stories. Expose your students to the most beloved English books. Excerpt:
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Custom composed music and sounds treat each story with care, to honor the spirit and tone of every cherished books.
Smart voice recognition stays in sync with your reading style, if you skip ahead or read a favorite part again and again.
Nobody can say that we did not know! Review the most current research and apply the findings in your classrooms. Find a report from Standford University here in Stanford study on brain waves shows how different teaching methods affect reading development at https://news.stanford.edu/2015/05/28/reading-brain-phonics-052815/
How do students do internationally on their literacy skills? And why should you care? If you teach a child from another country, it is important to have an idea how effective the heritage country prepared your student for your classroom. Have a frame of reference and check out the report. To view the full report, please visit http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2018017 Excerpt:
The report, Reading Achievement of U.S. Fourth-Grade Students in an International Context, was released today (Dec. 5) by the National Center for Education Statistics and uses results from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016. The report compares the performance of U.S. fourth-grade students to their peers in 57 other education systems and also includes results for ePIRLS, an innovative online assessment administered to students in 16 education systems for the first time.
Organizing information, reading, writing, vocabulary, and collaboration can be practiced while using graphic organizers. Find examples here in 8 Editable Graphic Organizer Templates for Google Apps at http://instructionaltechtalk.com/8-editable-graphic-organizer-templates-for-google-apps/?utm_content=buffera78cf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer