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Reading Amplified (Online Book)

Digital Tools that Engage Students in Words, Books, and Ideas

Lee Ann Spillane

In Reading Amplified: Digital Tools That Engage Students in Words, Books, and Ideas, you can look over Lee Ann's shoulder at her computer screen or into her classroom as she guides students to deeper reading and engagement with digital tools, ranging from the Google Book search concordance feature to comic strip software. Spillane seeks to take the "tedium out of routine tasks we need to teach."


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Product Details

  • Author: Lee Ann Spillane
  • ISBN: 978-157110-935-4
  • Year: 2012
  • Media: Read & Watch Book (8 chapters)
  • Grade Range: 7-12
  • Item No: WEB-0935

"Reading engagement matters. What does that mean for me as a teacher? It means that I need to choose my approach to reading with students' needs in mind. Ultimately my purpose is to create lifelong readers who are capable of critically reading the texts our democratic society requires -- including when interacting with text and images through digital devices or online."

By now we've all seen examples of Wordle, the technology app that converts chunks of text into a word cloud featuring words of different sizes according to their prevalence in the text. But you haven't seen the real power of Wordle until you've seen Lee Ann Spillane's high school students use it to analyze patterns and symbolism in The Great Gatsby. In Reading Amplified: Digital Tools That Engage Students in Words, Books, and Ideas, you can look over Lee Ann's shoulder at her computer screen or into her classroom as she guides students to deeper reading and engagement with digital tools, ranging from the Google Book search concordance feature to comic strip software. Spillane seeks to take the "tedium out of routine tasks we need to teach." Her instruction is infused with technology that energizes students, but her focus is always on deep learning that motivates them to become passionate and independent readers. "It's about the teaching, not the tool," she reminds us. "I do a lot of learning right beside my students."

Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Making the Tedious Exciting
Chapter 2: What's Your Take on Reading?
Chapter 3: Build Your Reading Community
Chapter 4: Hone Students' Skills: Beyond the Flash in the Pan
Chapter 5: Projects to Strengthen and Grow Vocabulary
Chapter 6: Developing Fluency in Class and Beyond
Chapter 7: Connect or Collaborate by Going to the Clouds
Chapter 8: Making It Work: Getting Beyond "I'm Afraid I'll Break It"
Appendixes
References

About the Author

Lee Ann Spillane
A National Board Certified Teacher, Lee Ann Spillane teaches English at Cypress Creek High School in Florida. "I love the everyday epiphanies of the classroom," Lee Ann says about her teaching life. "It is the rare student that strikes a poker face in class when understanding dawns -- I love the expression, the wonder, the buildup of curiosity, the magic of being in the classroom." >more

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