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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.

 

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.

 

Spelling in Parts: A Strategy for Spelling and Decoding Polysyllabic Words

Grades   3 – 8  |  Professional Library

Spelling in Parts: A Strategy for Spelling and Decoding Polysyllabic Words

The Spelling in Parts strategy can enhance children's ability to spell and decode multisyllabic words.

 

Using Literature to Enhance Writing Instruction: A Guide for K-5 Teachers

Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library

Using Literature to Enhance Writing Instruction: A Guide for K-5 Teachers

This practical text outlines various ways to enhance and enrich writing instruction through the use of children's literature.

 

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.