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The (Un)Making of a Reader

Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library

The (Un)Making of a Reader

Through looking critically at the underpinnings of "story mapping, a teacher uncovers a contradiction between the author's definition of reading as a constructive process and the reductionist nature of story mapping, which she shows inhibits students' potential to explore a diverse range of personal responses by promoting comprehension over response, uniformity over diversity, and control over freedom.

 

New Literacies and 21st-Century Technologies

Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library

New Literacies and 21st-Century Technologies

IRA's position on recognizing an expanded conception of literacy and supporting learners as they use and interact with information and communication technologies.

 

Ideas Plus: Book 14

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library

Ideas Plus: Book 14

This volume offers 30 fresh ideas for prewriting, writing, literature, and exploration.

 

Moving Beyond the Page in Content Area Literacy: Comprehension Instruction for Multimodal Texts in Science

Grades   3 – 5  |  Professional Library

Moving Beyond the Page in Content Area Literacy: Comprehension Instruction for Multimodal Texts in Science

To be literate in the 21st century, students need to be able to evaluate and create texts using multiple forms of representation.

 

Exploring the Use of the iPad for Literacy Learning

Grades   1 – 3, 5  |  Professional Library

Exploring the Use of the iPad for Literacy Learning

The goal of this investigation was to explore how a fourth grade teacher could integrate iPads into her literacy instruction to simultaneously teach print-based and digital literacy goals.