Make a Difference for Non-Readers—Without Adding to Your Work Load!

 Yvonna Graham, M.Ed.r 

Those Kids (You Know the Ones I Mean)

If you teach high school, you have students who either try to disappear into the back or who think they are The Fonz reincarnated. Almost certainly, the dark secret they desperately try to hide is that they can't read.

They...

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Required reading is a drag that can easily be fixed

Most students hate required reading. Hacking Literacy author Gerard Dawson explains how to improve this issue with the 80/20 Analysis, in the Hack Learning Podcast episode above. Here are the highlights:

The Problem: Required reading is a drag

Many literacy teachers face a conundrum:...

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Recognize and Engage the Maker in Your Midst: 4 Ways Building Breeds Better Writers

Author and writing coach Angela Stockman on engaging the makers in your midst

My discovery about making continues to resonate with me, but in recent years, I’ve learned that making isn’t merely an intervention for kids who dislike writing. It’s a powerful means for...

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Powerful Assessment Through Simple Visuals

In my recent Edutopia article, “Drawings as Formative Assessment”, I promote the use of drawings as assessments because of the insights they offer teachers about what students do and do not understand. 

As I read through the comments on the Facebook post of the article, I...

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Gaining Student Investment With Graphic Novels and Comics

Here's the problem. Many don’t see graphic novels as serious learning, or they only see the limited potential.

Author Shveta Miller, a teacher leader and global advocate for teaching with comics, sees it very differently. In her book Hacking Graphic Novels, Miller shows...

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