What is digital literacy?

What is digital literacy?

What is digital literacy? Looking for ways to build digital literacy in your students by integrating literacy skills and technology into the content areas? A common working definition for digital literacy is: “Digital literacy is the skills, knowledge, creativity and...
Beating Summer Reading Slide

Beating Summer Reading Slide

It’s late August and students, parents and teachers are sliding into back to school routines. Lunchboxes have been chosen. Backpacks have been selected. Notebooks have been purchased. Teachers have prepped their classrooms. Rosters are printed and teachers have...
Addressing Summer Reading Loss

Addressing Summer Reading Loss

Summer reading is the single summer activity that is most related to summer learning (Heyns, 1978). However, summer reading experiences are not equitable for students from high poverty homes or areas as compared to their peers. Students, on average, attend school for...
The Best-laid Plans of Mice and Men Often Go Awry

The Best-laid Plans of Mice and Men Often Go Awry

How do we make right a lesson that has gone wrong? This is the question teacher Sarah Brown Wessling addresses in her video When a Lesson Goes Wrong. As you view the video, keep these questions in mind: 1. How does Ms. Wessling know that her lesson isn’t...
Simply Assign Complex Texts?

Simply Assign Complex Texts?

What makes a text complex? Is it the structure? Is it sentence length? Is it student motivation? Text complexity is made up of all these characteristics and more. In Appendix A of the Common Core State Standards, the Standards’ Model of Text Complexity explains how...