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Balanced Literacy & Technology

Sheila Watson-Library/Media Facilitator

Angie Arnold-Technology Coordinator

Pekin Public School District 108

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Advantages of Using Appropriate Technology in Literacy Instruction Backed by Research

  • Positive results of using software with text-to-speech capabilities in phonemic awareness and phonics instruction

  • Use of word processors produces better writing, more editing and revising

  • Multimedia resources such as electronic books enhance comprehension and improve retention with visual, audio and hypertext elements

  • Provides more resources for the teacher, especially for those students who need additional practice

  • Provides immediate feedback

  • Higher motivation for writing and editing if published on the web

  • Many software programs track students’ progress over time

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Reading Literacy Components Instruction

  • Phonemic Awareness/Phonics: connection between letters and sounds, recognize words and decode new written words

  • Fluency: reading text with speed, accuracy and expression

  • Vocabulary: increase the number of words for which children know the meanings and different meanings

  • Comprehension: understanding what is read

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Phonemic Awareness & Phonics Instruction

  • Starfall

  • Literactive(smwatson/huvutume)

  • Internet4Classrooms

  • Enchanted Learning

  • Online Alphabet games

  • Sadlier-Oxford

  • Essential Skills software

  • 10th Planet Literacy software

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Vocabulary Instruction

  • Enchanted Learning-Little Explorers

  • Internet4Classrooms

  • Visual Dictionary & Internet Picture Dictionary

  • Fun with Words

  • Word Central

  • Essential Skills software

  • My 1st Incredible Amazing Dictionary

    (DK software))

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Fluency & Comprehension Instruction

  • Starfall

  • Literactive

  • Mighty Book

  • Tumble Book Library

  • Readquarium

  • Book Adventure

  • Book Flix

  • Read Please

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Writing Instruction

  • Word Processing

    keyboarding, revising, tools such as spellchecker and thesaurus

  • Online Writing/Publishing: examples

    • Stop & Go Stories

    • Giggle Poetry

    • Kid Pub

    • Goodnight Stories

    • Kids Space

    • Wacky Web Tales

      See also: E-pals, collaborative projects, blogs, wikis, etc.

  • Desktop Publishing:

    StoryBook Weaver, Timeliner, Kidspiration, Microsoft Publisher

  • Scholastic

  • Read-Write-Think (Thinkfinity)

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Information Literacy Instruction



Big 6-Super 3

21st Century Skills

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E-Zines Instruction Reading for Information

  • Time for Kids

  • National Geographic Kids

  • Sports Illustrated Kids

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Desktop Publishing Instruction

  • Learning Company … Storybook Weaver

  • Inspiration … Kidspiration

  • Microsoft Publisher …

  • Tom Snyder … Timeliner (run CD)

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Storybook Weaver Instruction

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Kidspiration Instruction

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Timeliner Instruction

  • Can be used for units of time (standard)

  • Can be used for distance, size, etc. (custom)

  • Can format, add graphics (also from the Internet)

  • Can add notes to each event

  • Can add web links to events

  • Can be a multi-media slide show