Learn About: Reading Comprehension

Guest Blog: 5 Google Tools to Support All Levels of Reading

In order to reach different types of readers, I’ve submitted some guest blogs to other sites. More means more feedback, and more information dissemination about tools and best practices I’m passionate about. I am honored to be featured on the Emerging EdTech blog (by Kelly Walsh). Read my guest blog: 5 Google Tools to Support All… Read more »

Close Viewing Strategies

Below is an infographic I made on @Venngage, which highlights how to learn from and watch videos as you would any other text. It is heavily influenced by Close Reading research (and sources are cited at the bottom). Soon to come: videos with examples of close viewing strategies applied to them. In the meantime: what are… Read more »

Stop #summerslide: Reading Comprehension (Middle School Edition)

The underlying principles for middle schoolers is similar to that of Elementary school students, but I require more frequent and more deep thinking from them (synthesis and making connections).  Here are my summer tips for middle school students (and some high schoolers, too). Reading Comprehension Tips (Middle Grades) General Tips/Thoughts some middle school students who… Read more »

Stop #summerslide: Reading Comprehension (Elementary Edition)

As with reading fluency, many of my students who have difficulty with reading comprehension need explicit active reading instruction from a professional, but for all of the other days of summer, I encourage students to read, read, read (with a few stipulations, of course…) Reading Comprehension Tips (Elementary Edition) General Tips/Thoughts Silent reading without reflection,… Read more »

More articles on Noodle.com

When it rains, it pours! Here are my latest articles about Learning Differences & Reading on Noodle.com. They cover a range of topics, so there should be something for everyone… 7 Best Ways to Help your Kids Learn to Read: an article about reading comprehension strategies Transitioning from High School to College: What Students with… Read more »

10 Best Interactive Stories for iPad

Actual books will never go out of style, and all children should learn the wonders that can be held on paper, alone. However, sometimes, there can be a benefit to stories presented on an iPad as well (even when not being used as an assistive technology device). Below are my picks for Top Ten Interactive… Read more »

Technology for Reading Comprehension : 7 Best Strategies

In my previous post, I listed the 7 Best Reading Comprehension Strategies. Below are suggestions for how to use technology to work on each goal. Those of you who were at my Everyone Reading lecture will recognize many of these, though I’ve added a few new ones! While the research paper was for these strategies being… Read more »

7 Top Reading Comprehension Strategies: An Introduction

The Institute for Educational Services (IES) has an amazing website, with lots of research-based resources and white papers. One excellent resource, is the practice guide, Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade. Among its great recommendations are teaching students Reading Comprehension strategies. They include: Activating Prior Knowledge (or Making Connections to the Text) Predicting Visualizing Questioning Making Inferences… Read more »