Online Research

Online Research

Most students today know more about technology than their teachers. Although  proficient in the use of Google, not all students are strong online researchers. Despite their knowledge of the online world and schools’ initiatives to enhance digital literacy, students continue have poor online research skills.
Online research is now considered to be an essential skill, particularly necessary for increased […]

What is the DIBELS Reading Assessment?

What is the DIBELS Reading Assessment?

Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (more commonly known as DIBELS) is a formal, standardized reading assessment that is being used by a large number of schools in the United States.
This assessment has various components that are designed to assess the different components of reading. It is a comprehensive assessment that helps identify students […]

Creating Effective Literacy Instruction: An Expert Opinion

Creating Effective Literacy Instruction: An Expert Opinion

Researcher and teacher educator, Donna Alvermann wrote a white paper on ‘Effective Literacy Instruction for Adolescents’ that says that students’ needs and interests must be at the forefront when designing any type of literacy instruction. Effective literacy instruction builds on elements of both formal and informal literacies. Alvermann challenges teachers to critically examine the traditional […]

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