Looking @ Differentiated Orientation for ELL Newcomers

Newcomer English Language Learners need a library orientation using very specific differentiation strategies based on WIDA-ELD Standards and Can-Do Descriptors. I created a set of 3 Read-Aloud Orientation lessons with fun and relevant hands-on follow-up activities that meets their needs. #schoollibrary #middleschool #libraryorientation #ELL #ESL #readalouds Continue reading

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Looking @ 5 Essential Literacies for Students: #4 Digital Literacy

Our students need to be proficient in 5 Essential Literacies and School Librarians can integrate a Library Literacy component into any class visit. In Part 4 we look at ways to incorporate Digital Literacy & Technology Competence into library visits. #NoSweatLibrary #schoollibrary #digitalliteracy #technintheclassroom Continue reading

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Looking @ Read Alouds & Free Reading

No matter the grade level you teach, you can engage students with the power of reading using a combination of read-alouds and free reading time…but the read-alouds must be relevant and the free reading needs to be longer than just 10 minutes at the start of a class period #NoSweatLibrary #schoollibrary #reading #freereading #SSR #DEAR #readingpromotion #ELA Continue reading

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