Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

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Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

Entries from February 28th, 2009

Listen and Watch for Improved Fluency

February 28th, 2009 · No Comments · reading and technology

Students and teachers have spent many hours working on reading fluency.  One way I have been working with students not just to read the words but to read with appropriate pauses, intonation, and expression is by using Audacity.  Using Audacity is especially helpful when students are doing a “dramatic” reading of a poem.  I like […]

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Students Lead the Way to Corruption

February 16th, 2009 · No Comments · reading and technology

Attach new learning to something you already know.  Create a visual image to help you remember a concept or word.  These are two principles of reading and learning that my students learn.  To apply these principles, students have created and made movies.  Their podcasts include examples of images they have created to help them remember. […]

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Lights, Camera … Visualize!

February 7th, 2009 · No Comments · reading and technology

Reading teachers often tell students, “Create a picture in your mind while reading.  It is like having your own movie running in your head.”  Some students do this naturally …  but not all.  To engage middle school students in this visualization process, I have adapted the American Film Institute‘s (AFI) curriculum for The Door Scene.  […]

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