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Accelerated Reader
How to Count to a Million With Accelerated Reader
January 7, 2016 at 9:01 pm 0
Everything Rob and I do in our independent reading period is dedicated to getting each of our students to read 1,000,000 words from “Just-Right” books by the end of the school year. We’ve backwards planned our grading system and incentive program to reflect this goal because research shows that the greatest predictor of reading proficiency is time spent […]
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How to Find Out if Your Students Did Their Reading Homework in 5 “Clicks”
January 3, 2016 at 4:33 am 0
If you’re a teacher of any subject, of any grade level, you’ve heard the administrator rallying cry: “Show me the data!” Some variations that I’ve also heard: “Where’s your data?” “What does the data show?” “How can we get data on this?” “Data data data data data?!”   This is well meaning, but is so […]
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How to Use Accelerated Reader in 6 “Clicks”
January 2, 2016 at 10:34 pm 0
    Students can go from blank Internet browser page to taking an Accelerated Reader comprehension quiz in six clicks. It really is that easy. Here’s how: Click 1: select the type of user you are. This how-to guide is designed to show you how a student would use the product, so “I’m a student” […]
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Which Kids Benefit from Assistive Technology?
Assistive Technology
Which Kids Benefit from Assistive Technology?
January 2, 2016 at 5:20 pm 0
In every class I have ever taught, there are always the following kids: the student with average intelligence who has extremely low decoding skills and the student with significant ADHD symptoms that has trouble sustaining reading for more than a couple minutes at a time. For the first few years of my career, I could […]
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What is Assistive Technology for Reading?
Assistive Technology
What is Assistive Technology for Reading?
December 31, 2015 at 6:01 pm 0
Generally speaking, Assistive Technology is any tool that supports individuals’ ability to learn, communicate and participate in day-to-day life. I know – that’s really broad! Instead of all AT, this blog series is going to focus on Assistive Technology tools that teachers can use to support their students in reading, such as audiobooks.   A […]
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New! A Comprehension Quiz for Every Book in Your Library
December 17, 2015 at 6:44 pm 0
The toughest part of being a good reading teacher, with a vibrant independent reading period and a wide-ranging library, is knowing all the books. Even if you’ve efficiently organized your library around series and reading ladders, it’s not really possible to have read all of the books in your library and remember them well enough […]
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