Monday, June 5, 2017

Educational Links 6/6/17

Summer Reading Guide 2017

Rebooting Industrial Era Seating

Delaying the Grade: How to Get Students to Read Feedback

Powerful Learning Experiences at the Intersection of Big Data and Big Empathy

I Hated School, I Loved Learning, But…

Getting FAPE: Asking the Right Questions

When Reading Gets Harder

For years, we’ve thought that the answer to boosting adolescent reading comprehension lay in building students’ vocabulary. Teens often struggle with the jargon and advanced terminology they encounter as they move into middle and high school, so educators have designed curricula and interventions that explicitly teach these complex words.
But these strategies aren’t always fully effective, according to literacy researcher Paola Uccelli. As she writes, many of these interventions have yielded “significant growth in vocabulary knowledge yet only modest gains in reading comprehension.” Too many teens still struggle to understand assigned texts.

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