Effective Reading Instruction

What are the instructional strategies that promote reading success especially for marginalized students?

Assessing reading ability is a very difficult task. This is because reading is very complex. What exactly are readers doing when they read? How do they understand what they read? At this day in age, I think we are more aware that reading is one of the most important skills that we need. It is... Continue Reading →

  The Third Teacher takes a close look at how the design of learning spaces can impact learning. Beyond mere aesthetics, which are undoubtedly essential, the set up and organization of a learning space impacts the learning that they are able to achieve. This is particularly true for literacy. The ability for students to be able... Continue Reading →

When working with our young readers, the way we design our instruction and assessment has a significant impact on the development of proficiency.

  We spend so much time talking about the technology, and all of the great new apps, programs, tips and tricks. Undoubtedly it is a literacy unto itself. But do we really teach our kids how to 'read' the internet? How do we harness literacy skills as they specifically relate to the technologies available to... Continue Reading →

It is not about the technology. It is about what we do with it.

This year I have been greatly inspired from a Teacher-Librarian at another school, who has been an expert at garnering support for reading amazing Canadian Literature!  More specifically - The Forest of Reading from the Ontario Library Association.  What I love most about what she does, is that she has built a strong global sense of community... Continue Reading →

Merging Literacies in the 21st Century

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygPFD8gg1kw&feature=youtu.be Let's learn together about how to promote literacy in the 21st century. Merging traditional literacy with digital literacy and other literacies.

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