Discussion of the inclusion of specific used book titles in English/language arts classrooms as well as discuss how we are working to improve reading in and out of the classroom at every grade level. Used books in class is also about using books in class to improve reading!
My #iste12 presentation, Literacy for the Digital Age, published online. http://t.co/ng7YMTxD
"Is fiction good for us? We spend huge chunks of our lives immersed in novels, films, TV shows, and other forms of fiction. Some see this as a positive thing, arguing that made-up stories cultivate our mental and moral development. But others have argued that fiction is mentally and ethically corrosive. It’s an ancient question: Does fiction build the morality of individuals and societies, or does it break it down?"
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The next time someone says the Internet killed reading books, show them this chart: http://t.co/VFVl8jA8
"I just heard a great idea for a year-end book group meeting. Book Swap.
Encourage everyone to come to the next discussion with a favorite book they are willing to part with. Readers do book talks, giving a summary of the plot and characters, and then ask them to talk about the most appealing aspects of the book and compare it to something else.
How to fairly distribute? After the book talks, put all the books on the table in the middle, have attendees pull numbers out of a hat and choose in order. Or hearken back to your elementary school days, put all the books in a big, colorful bag, and have each person pull one out without looking. Book Grab Bag."
Our definition of literacy is changing. Are we ready? Are our students?
Paste compiles a list of some of literature's biggest jerks. You know you love to hate them.
"If you are a math, history, science, or art teacher, where does literacy fit into your classroom instruction? It's easy to believe that literacy instruction is solely the charge of language arts teachers, but, frankly, this just is not so"
"TextFlows offer an entirely new way to interact with the written word. We use motion and light to present text as an animated flow on a simple, uncluttered screen. Reading becomes easier, more effective, and fun; writing receives an added dimension of artistic expression."
Being literate in a real-world sense means being able to read and write using the media forms of the day, whatever they may be. For centuries, consuming and producing words through reading and writing and, to a lesser extent, listening and speaking were sufficient. But because of inexpensive, easy-to-use, and widely available new tools, literacy now requires being conversant with new forms of media as well as text, including sound, graphics, and moving images.
This father and daughter made reading together at night a mission.
Why should we use participatory media (Web 2.0) in our classrooms? Michael Wesch makes a good case.
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