Fifty research-based literacy strategies designed for busy K-8 classroom teachersOrganized around 10 key areas for teaching and learning literacy—phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, story comprehension, comprehension of informational text, questioning for understanding, discussion for understanding, narrative writing, and writing to learn-Promoting Literacy Development offers 50 clearly written, step-by-step strategies for developing proficient readers and writers. The authors also include suggestions for differentiating instruction for English language learners and for students with special needs.

Digital Storytelling
Digital storytelling

Speaking Briefly: An Overview of the Literacy Strategy

Digital Storytelling enables all learners to explore the power of narrative to express ideas and knowledge of the world (Leu et al., 2005). A digital story is a multimedia text consisting of video clips, photos, artwork with voiced narration, music, or other animation (Slyvester & Greenidge, 2009/2010). The integration of technology, language, and literacy enables all but especially reluctant readers and writers to find their voice and identity as readers and writers (Fallon, 2010).

As technology continues to adapt and change our world, Digital Storytelling is already undergoing rapid transformation. Avatars, or online virtual selves that interact in a virtual space, are increasingly being used for Digital Storytelling and other educational purposes (Antonacci & Modaress, 2005). ...

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