More thoughts on the fact that there is still a place for physical books
When discussing the Common Core State Standards’ most challenging standards, CCSS Reading Anchor Standard 7 is often cited. CCSS R.7 states that students are expected to “integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.”
From Richard Byrne - FluencyTutor for Google is a Chrome web app (works on Chromebook, PC, Mac) that allows teachers to share selected reading passages with their students. Students can hear the passages read aloud. The text being read aloud is highlighted to help students follow along with the reading.
Opinion - The downside of DIBELS
From Common Sense Media - Common Sense Media's research report shows kids are reading less than ever. Discover the startling statistics -- and what you can do to get your kids back into books.
A more plausible possibility is that we’re not less capable of reading complex prose, but less willing to put in the work. Our criterion for concluding, “this is boring, this is not paying off,” has been lowered because the Web makes it so easy to find something else to read, watch, or listen to.
The present review considers the differences between the media in terms of outcomes and processes of reading and concludes that single variable explanations are insufficient to capture the range of issues involved in reading from screens.
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