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LIteracy Resources

21 Literacy Resources for the Digital Teacher:

If you follow this blog, you know that I believe effective vocabulary instruction is just about the most important instructional activity for teachers to get right. For lots of reasons. Vocabulary influences fluency, comprehension, and student achievement. How’s that for starters?

In addition, a broad vocabulary is important for effective speaking, listening, reading and writing.Vocabulary is a foundational component of an effective K-12 comprehensive literacy framework. And, vocabulary plays an important role in the Common Core State Standards.

I’ve posted previously about the importance of effective vocabulary instruction and developed a popular Infographic featuring the “Top 10 Characteristics of Effective Vocabulary Instruction.” Since a broad vocabulary program includes both direct and indirect word learning strategies, the following online tools can be easily integrated to support word learning.

http://www.teachthought.com/featured/21-literacy-resources-for-the-digital-teacher/

 

Keyboarding Survey

From the responses that I received for when Keyboarding should begin and what people use –

Second grade seemed to be the main grade level to begin
Type to Learn 4 was the main product used.

Although, 2nd grade was the majority some schools did begin as early as Kindergarten!

The below link was also sent to me which was good to see –

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has published some guidance information regarding keyboarding in relation to the Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced assessment, which you can access at http://bit.dpi.wi.gov/bit_keyboarding.

Thank you all,
Kelli Mountford