Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New Age Reading at Forest North

Recently, several Forest North classes began using the Google Chrome app, Newsela, to supply students with non-fiction texts at specific reading levels.

Mrs. Rhea's third grade class is using the site (that allows teachers to manage classes and assign readings) to teach mini lessons, differentiated instruction and intervention.

Parent connection: Another intervention teacher, Mrs. Cardenas, uses it with her 6th grade Autistic son on his ipad when they are on the road or for "brain breaks." With her 3rd grader, she uses it to practice fluency and comprehension. Teachers can also recommend parents to use it as a resource to track their child's comprehension because it allows the parents to create their own "class" profile for free.

Stay tuned as we chronicle other classroom and at-home connections with Newsela!

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