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What Close Reading Actually Means

by Grant Wiggins, Ed.D, Authentic Education What is close reading? As I said in my previous blog post, whatever it is it differs from a personal response to the text. Here is what the Common Core ELA Standards say: Students who meet the Standards readily undertake the close, attentive reading that is at the heart of understanding and…
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“45 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities”

“45 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” “45 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” Guest Blog by Rosa Ray   Whether you're the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you're undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids…
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Make History Come Alive by Combining Apps and Primary Sources

Make History Come Alive by Combining Apps and Primary Sources Technology has allowed educators to make history a more exciting and relevant experience within the confines of the classroom. What was once relegated almost exclusively to large textbooks has rapidly expanded to rich immersive opportunities bringing history alive. When combined with carefully curated primary sources,…
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4 Primary Apps for Off to School

TinyTap, Moments Into Games - Create free educational games & books for kids, by TinyTap Ltd., is a free app with endless possibilities for classroom use. With this app users can create their own ‘tap the right answer’ game using photos, text, their own drawings, etc. These can then be played on the iPad or emailed…
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Reading Magic For iOS from Preschool University

Preschool University today releases a huge update for READING MAGIC for iOS. This app provides practice in reading 3-letter words. It is designed to enhance phonological awareness through learning games using sounds, pictures, and letters. The app has three games in one app. This app provides children the opportunity to blend letter sounds they hear to make words, segment words they hear into their component sounds and to read complete words.
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SENTENCE READING MAGIC 2.0 Free for iOS-How to Build and Read a Sentence

Preschool University today announces SENTENCE READING MAGIC 2.0 for iOS, an update to its free app that provides the missing link between reading words and reading books - reading sentences. The app has two modes: Sentence Building, where children move words into their correct positions in the sentence, and Sentence Reading, where kids read the words of the sentence aloud and then check their work by touching the hidden picture. The app features audible pronunciation of words and sentences.
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