Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

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Robin Talkowski’s Blog: Reading & Technology

Entries from March 27th, 2009

Take 2: Spelling Tests Web 2.0 Version

March 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment · reading and technology

Instructional time is so precious.  As a teacher of 7th grade struggling readers, there is always a dilemma about how to help students in all areas of need in the designated 50 minute time period.  Unfortunately, holding students accountable for spelling is usually low on the priority list.  On the one hand, technology has helped […]

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Be it Resolved: Take Time to Comment

March 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Professional Learning Community, reading and technology

My students were so pleased when they saw the PicLits that they posted recently had received a comment.  The comment was submitted by Tbird.  However, my students could not believe that someone unknown would leave a supportive comment for them.  Their incredulity was reinforced by the name Tbird.  The students thought I had left the […]

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PicLit Eases the way into Writing

March 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment · reading and technology

The idea of studying and writing poetry is not a popular topic with my 7th grade struggling readers.  Using PicLits has made the concept of “playing with language”more fun.  PicLits not only provides some great pictures to inspire the students, but it also provides some ideas for words to use.  Choosing a noun and a […]

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