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Preparing Students to Read

LIT 7

Written by WGBH Education for Annenberg Learner, Part 3 of 3 (Go to Part 1 and Part 2) Accessing Prior Knowledge When students read, their prior knowledge greatly impacts how they comprehend a text and learn new information from it. This prior knowledge includes both school-based and personal experiences, including previous instruction, academic and out-of-school texts, personal experiences, videos and movies, and discussions with … [Continue reading]

Caught Reading: Measuring Penny

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Engaging students in measuring objects and space around us is active and fun! Remember, measuring is always doing – and we all measure, all the time. Consider how often you hear questions that start like this: How much… When will it be time to… How big… Will this fit… Do I have enough… How old… Is this too much… How do these compare… We ask these kinds of questions every day at home, at school, at … [Continue reading]

Literacy in the 21st Century

LIT 16

Written by WGBH Education for Annenberg Learner, Part 2 of 3 (Go to Part 1 and Part 3) “Literacy is no longer a static construct from the standpoint of its defining technology for the past 500 years; it has now come to mean a rapid and continuous process of change in the ways in which we read, write, view, listen, compose, and communicate information.” (Coiro, Knobel, Lankshear, & Leu, 2014. Handbook of research on new … [Continue reading]

Caught Reading: The Soul of an Octopus

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Three years ago on a family car trip I started reading a magazine article about octopuses out loud to my husband and daughters, who then were 14 and 10 years old. It held everyone’s attention for more than 20 miles. In the article Sy Montgomery, an award-winning science and nature writer, described meeting a sweet-tempered octopus named Athena at the New England Aquarium and learning about how amazingly intelligent these creatures are. My girls … [Continue reading]