Category: reading

My Summer of Sci-Fi 0

My Summer of Sci-Fi

I continued my tradition of sticking to a genre during the summer between semesters. As I traversed the halls of high school I hung comfortably with historical fiction. Last year I focused on the summer of zombies. This year I broke from the brain hungry to focus more on the brainy. Science Fiction. I never…
Small Differences Matter: The DNA of Online Reading Comprehension 1

Small Differences Matter: The DNA of Online Reading Comprehension

Two percent. Just 2% of code separates us from our Chimpanzee brethren. Yet that small difference has lead to humanities’ migration, the rise and fall of civilizations, and the creation of vast works of art. Small differences matter. Much like our genetic code online reading and traditional reading share many similarities. The differences, however, create…
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Graphile- Complexity and Graphic Novels

On Monday we held the second Literacy Research Association Netcast. We put together an amazing panel on Grpahic Novels I, a novice in the world of Graphic Novels, was struck by a few salient points. First there is a general misconception about the complexity of Graphic Novels. Many teacher erroneously believe that graphic novels step…
Iron Age to the Information Age 0

Iron Age to the Information Age

The first stories we told tried to describe the unknown while developing a sense of the self with tales of great heroes, ferocious monsters, disastrous floods, and lands of unsurpassed beauty. For millennia, these tales were passed from mouth to ear. Then, as writing emerged the first stories ever written regaled the adventures of Sargon…
Learning to Read 0

Learning to Read

I had promised everyone a list of ten poetry and technology activities, but that will have to wait. Something more important and way cuter has come up. My son (14 mo) recently decided that books are for reading and not simply for eating. Watching him interact with language has reinforced my connection to Street's idea…