What is Persuasive Writing and how can you Teach it in the Classroom?

What is Persuasive Writing and how can you Teach it in the Classroom?

Use simple steps to understand persuasive writing and facilitate it in your classroom. These tips will make persuasive communication simple.
In Persuasive writing the writer tries to influence action or thought by presenting an opinion and various facts, statements and examples to validate the opinion. The student is encouraged to take a stand on the subject […]

GRADUATE Course: Reading Across the Curriculum

“I was pleased with all of the new resources and ideas that I will be able to bring into the classroom for teaching reading. Thanks!”
“This course has provided a solid tool to allow children the ability to self monitor and control their reading comprehension.”

1  Graduate Credit

Grading: A-F
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What is Text Annotation?

What is Text Annotation?

In simple words, reading comprehension is the act of understanding what you are reading. Reading comprehension is one of the pillars of the act of reading. It is an intentional, active, interactive process that occurs before, during and after a person reads a particular piece of writing.
Students are likely to increase their retention of information […]

How can I Train Comprehension by Teaching Students the “Make a Movie” Strategy?

How can I Train Comprehension by Teaching Students the “Make a Movie” Strategy?

If we want to train comprehension, we need to help students to make a movie in their head. By asking questions such as:

What? Who?
Color?
Number?
Size?
Background?
Movement?

By thinking about the answers to these questions we create a picture in our heads. Here’s the sentence again: “The puppy liked to help Emily with her food.” Now, please ask yourself:

What […]

What is the High 5 Reading Strategy?

What is the High 5 Reading Strategy?

The High 5 Reading Strategy is a simple and effective approach formulated to enhance the comprehensive abilities of students. By using this technique, students are able to understand the material and direct their attention to the details. It thus enhances students learning and helps them prepare for an essay or report submission or even for […]

How do I Teach Reading Comprehension to ELLs?

How do I Teach Reading Comprehension to ELLs?

One of the ways to teach reading comprehension to English Language Learners ELLs) is through the INSERT method. INSERT or Interactive Notation System for Effective Reading and Thinking) is a method that encourages students to read actively and make notations right in the text, or on post-it notes.
Notations are written using the following codes:
X    I […]

Reading Comprehension Strategies

Reading Comprehension Strategies

Reading comprehension strategies for children help them to be prepared for the academic challenges they face. Often how much children learn depends on their ability to read efficiently. Good readers use different strategies naturally, but not everybody is familiar with the ways that work best for them individually.
The following five strategies can be incorporated by […]

Developing Strategies to Help Improve Reading Comprehension

Developing Strategies to Help Improve Reading Comprehension

Developing strategies to help improve reading comprehension can be tricky. Dr. Al Greefield, who did a lot of work in this area, came up with the following strategy. According to him, in order to develop or enhance a student’s reading skills, all three of the following elements must exist.
1. Meaning

Cues from text and illustration
What should […]

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