The versatile and practical handbook to promote students' literacy and learning!
Scores of children across the country do not read with comprehension, and literacy has become a national priority. In Literacy Matters, internationally recognized author, educational coach, and consultant Robin Fogarty defines and reviews 15 practical literacy approaches that teachers can use across all content areas and grade levels to help students develop essential literacy skills. This user-friendly resource provides strategies for immediate implementation with an overview of the research and best practices associated with each strategy.
With an easy-to-use menu that enables teachers to select the specific strategies they want to use to boost content-area literacy and comprehension, this valuable guide explores proven instructional methods such as
Teaching metacognitive student thinking; Creating literature circles; Involving parents and community; Tapping into prior knowledge; Using technology to impact literacy acquisition
Put these strategies to use in your classroom, and watch as your students improve their reading and comprehension, and apply these tools for success across content areas and in their lives!
Chapter 12: Tune in to Technology to Impact Literacy
Tune in to Technology to Impact Literacy
Technology impacts reading in positive ways. As anyone who has a computer nearby knows, the compulsion to go to the computer is always there. It beckons one to write, to compute, to create graphics, to preview films, to purchase online books, to download news articles, to e-mail a friend, to surf the World Wide Web, or just to check the weather. It calls one to use all the skills of literacy: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Once one answers the call, it is very hard to shut that computer down and move on to other tasks. The computer has a compelling quality not unlike a magnet. Once one logs onto the computer, ...