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March 2017: Traditional Literacy Ideas and Resources

March 2017: Traditional Literacy Ideas and Resources

I have identified thirteen literacies I feel our students need to succeed. (See Kathy’s Katch blog posts from from September 2014 to June 2015 to learn more about them.) One of the skillsets is the “traditional literacy skills” of reading and writing. Because March is  NEA’s “National Read Across America Month“, I thought I would concentrate

Joy of Reading

The Joy of Reading is a series of three editable video within Streaming Plus. Each are about 20 minutes long and are a great resource for both teachers and parents. There is a teacher’s guide available which has classroom activities, parents letters, checklist and ways to get parents involved with home reading. This a appropriate for

Six Flags Read to Succeed Final Submission Day!

If your classes have been participating in the Six Flags Read to Succeed program, today is the final day to submit your students’ reading hours in our online portal! Read to Succeed is a free educational program from Six Flags and Discovery Education that inspires K-6 students to engage in recreational reading. Students who complete

How can we use Reading and Writing with Technology to Increase Comprehension in Science Concepts? Using Discovery Education Science Techbook – That’s How!

Reading and writing throughout the content areas has been a goal and objective within education.  As we seek to understand more about how students develop the necessary skills for acquiring more in-depth knowledge and information about the world around them, our focus must include technology that supports reading and writing in science.  It is important

Read to Succeed

Six Flags and Discovery Education announced today the launch of the Read to Succeed program, which encourages K-6 students to read for enjoyment outside of school. Students who complete six hours of recreational, nonschool-related reading can earn free admission to a participating Six Flags theme park, and teachers whose classes complete the program also can

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