While infographics can be engaging, students may not access the content in a way that leads to deeper understanding. Using NASA images, literacy consultant Sunday Cummins shares four ways to help readers create pathways for sticky learning from this type of resource.
Research-based essays help our students fluently build, develop, and expand on their ideas. But in the real world, not every research process ends in a full-blown essay, says Angie Miller, who shares eight fun ways for students to practice and incorporate research skills.
Increasingly information is being conveyed in visual terms, and the flashy graphics can both clarify and mislead. Media literacy expert Frank Baker has teaching ideas to help students think more deeply about the infographics and visual data flooding our brains.
As summer approaches, finding a balance between post-testing fluff and demanding, multi-week projects can be a challenge. Middle school teacher Cheryl Mizerny shares a bevy of her own classroom-tested activities that are brief, enjoyable and likely to spur learning.
Kevin Hodgson tells how he helps students learn to read and interpret diagrams, maps, and infographics “packed with numbers and statistics and images.”
Many teacher librarians struggle to explain their continued relevance to a skeptical audience. But Daring Librarian Gwyneth Jones has no problem explaining hers.
Keeping up with YA books just got easier, thanks to YALSA’s free app, Teen Book Finder. Lots, too, on what’s ahead, audiobooks & book trailers, kids’ favorites.