She is a devoted, pro-student teacher who works hard to meet her students needs. Ever a problem solver, she has been teaming with Alissa Lee, one of our original literacy team members. Sharing with each other, Gladys has taken on a number of literacy strategies in order to help her students comprehend their subject matter.
We looked at the information contained in the Britannica online. Here are a few things teachers might want to think about.
- When creating a blog with varying reading levels, it is helpful to check out your students' lexile level and then match it to the levels for the Britannica - nonfiction.
- The Britannica is divided into elementary, middle, and high school.
- Try to create a direct link to the selection in your navigation bar. This will take the student directly to the selected site and will avoid issues about high, medim, and low reading levels.
- Please note, at the elementary level, MARVAL now reads the text to the student - head sets are available on Macs - while yellow highlighter tracks the words. This is very powerful for our students who have reading challenges.
- You will find an abundance of visual materials - pictures, videos, etc. - for free. This is crucial for many of the concepts students are required to become familiar with according to the Maine learning results.
- MARVAL also provides a correlation between the material in the Britannica and the Maine Learning Results on line, allowing teachers to align content with grade appropriate expectations here in Maine.
- Quality teaching materials are also provided.
Way to go and welcome aboard:)