A blog to share information on literacy strategies across contents and grade levels. Metacognitive strategies included. "Metacognition is, put simply, thinking about one's thinking. More precisely, it refers to the processes used to plan, monitor, and assess one's understanding and performance. Metacognition includes a critical awareness of a) one's thinking and learning and b) oneself as a thinker and learner." -- Vanderbilt University
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Saturday, February 9, 2013
Great free Digital Books!! Try it - the kids love it!!
Become a reading superstar!
Join the WrestleManiaReading Challenge!
Through this new partnership with the Pearson Foundation’s digital
reading initiative We Give Books, students between the ages of 4 and 11
will be able to read children’s books online, virtually connect with WWE
Superstar Reading Buddies, and enter to win a trip to WrestleMania 29
or a library of books for your school. Visit WWEReadingSuperstar.com and learn more!
Today is Digital Learning Day, when educators around the country take
time to highlight the many ways teaching, learning, and technology are
all coming together. We Give Books is just one example of the sharing,
learning, and fun made possible with technology at home, in school, and
at so many places in between. To stay up to date on the many other ways
technology and digital media are changing education, read LEARNING STARTS, a parent's guide to education and learning now.
Melody has the most wonderful friend in her dreams. They do all sorts
of magical things together. But when Melody wakes up, she’s back in the
real world, where she hasn’t yet made a friend. Then her dream friend
inspires her to make some moves that help Melody’s dream of friendship
come true. During the month of February only, we’re giving our Facebook
fans the chance to win hard copies of this engaging book simply by
reading Dream Friends and posting a review on our Facebook wall.
See A Heart, Share A Heart
See a Heart, Share a Heart
pairs author Eric Telchin's photography with short, poignant text to
create the ultimate gift for anyone looking to lend, mend, or charm a
heart. The simple message of being open to seeing hearts and finding
love is one that will resonate with readers of all ages. Anyone can see
hearts; it's just a matter of remembering to look for them.
A Giant Crush
As Valentine's Day gets closer in A Giant Crush,
Jackson has a hard time keeping his crush on Cami a secret. His
chocolate hearts end up next to her lunch, and he can't hide his red
face when the huge valentine he made for her lands on her desk. Cooper
thinks Jackson should just talk to her, but Jackson's afraid she doesn't
like him. Carter Corey always makes fun of how big he is – what if Cami
thinks he's a giant, too? Luckily, Cami is not afraid to tell Carter
that if she had a boyfriend, he'd be totally giant.