Active literacy strategies matter now more than ever! Our students are growing up with dynamic information systems and constantly changing online texts. Connecting Comprehension & Technology will help you expand your students’ literacy toolkit to incorporate practices that help them thrive in this digital world.
Through their celebrated Comprehension Toolkit series Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis present an active literacy learning framework that grounds students in the nonfiction reading and thinking strategies they will need throughout school and into college and careers. In Connecting Comprehension and Technology Steph and Anne invite teachers to join them in Katie Muhtaris' and Kristin Ziemke's classrooms to envision and embrace technology as a powerful tool for extending these Toolkit practices and enhancing literacy instruction and innovation.
Offering the know-how born from years of classroom experience and clear steps for getting started, Connecting Comprehension and Technology provides practical lessons that teach students how to navigate, evaluate, collaborate, and communicate through digital resources. Not limited to specific hardware or software, lessons are designed around technical functions; tools readily accessible to students in their world and easily adopted in your school, whether you are taking your first steps into technology or looking to leverage existing resources.
Organised around Steph and Anne's active literacy learning framework, Connecting Comprehension and Technology will help you to teach your students how to:
Reflect Thinking with a Drawing Tool
Think About Online Information
Notice Internet Distractions
Evaluate Internet Sources
Activate & Connect
Annotate Thinking Digitally
Narrate Thinking with Podcasts
Explore Web Features
Compare Text and Web Features
Share Questions Online
Read an eBook to Answer Questions
Ask Questions in Online Discussions
Research Lingering Questions Online
Infer & Visualize
Visualize with Digital Drawings
Create and Illustrate Digital Poems
Infer with Visual Cues
Infer with Media Cues
Organize Thinking on a Spreadsheet
Research Digitally Archived Questions
Collaborate on a Spreadsheet
Summarize & Synthesize
Produce a Media Project
Create an Inquiry Movie
Record a Video Book Review
Create a Book Trailer
Not limited to specific hardware or software, lessons are designed around technical functions; tools readily accessible to students in their world and easily adopted in your school, whether you are taking your first steps into technology or looking to leverage existing resources. The accompanying DVD provides live-from-the classroom video footage of the lessons in action and a rich sampling of student work.