|#1||Read - Being a Better Digital Reader|
Start by learning more about how digital reading can change the way students engage with the text.
Read this article from The New Yorker by Maria Konnikova, "Being a Better Online Reader".
Think about these questions after reading the article.
- What type of reading do you prefer?
- What do your students prefer?
- What have you noticed with yourself and your students when they read online?
- What did you connect with?
- What are your opinions of the article?
|#2||Explore - Help Parents Read with their Young Children (Grades PreK-3)|
Parent and adult interaction when a child is reading builds connections for future success. It is easy to read with children, especially when adults have simple techniques provided and know what makes kids want to read.
1. Read one or more of the parent handouts (available in English and Spanish) found on the Beginning Readers page.
- So You are Parenting a Preschooler
- So You are Parenting a Kindergartener
- So You are Parenting a First Grader
- So You are Parenting a Second Grader
- So You are Parenting a Third Grader
2. Watch three short videos that promote ways parents can help their children build reading skills. As you review these videos, consider these questions:
- What ways will the adults in my student's lives be encouraged to promote reading anywhere, anytime?
- How can I promote reading with children to the adults in my student's lives?
Reading on the Go
Reading for A Purpose
Reading for a Purpose.
Reading on the Screen
3. Bookmark the INFOhio Beginning Readers page to easily find this information in the future.
|#3||Read - Help Parents Raise Readers (Grades 4-9)|
Read the "Raise a Reader" tip sheet from Scholastic.
Consider these questions while reading.
- What skills can you address with parents to strengthen student reading?
- What are the greatest barriers for tween readers? How can you work with parents to overcome them?
- How can you encourage parents and students to use screen time as reading time?
|#4||Explore - Fostering Grit, Tenacity and Perseverance|
Increasing student focus and perseverance develops the skills needed to read deeply. They also need rigorous digital environments and deep, high quality digital resources. INFOhio provides the resources. Teachers provide the environment.
Read "How to Foster Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: An Educator's Guide" by Tina Barseghian which highlights the U.S. Department of Education report Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century. (Review pages 52-58 to learn more about strategies to increase student perseverance.)
Here are some tools to help your students develop the grit, tenacity and perseverance to become deep reader.
- Tools of the Mind - help PreK-K students become intentional and reflective learners.
- Mindful Teachers - provides lessons and activities to develop mindfulness in students.
In Achieve Success you will be introduced to tools and resources that combined together provide rigorous learning opportunities.