This story at NPR reminds us that we multi-switch quickly, instead of multitask quickly. As our teens insist that they can do many, many, many things at once, it is important for them to realize they cannot watch tv and study their homework! Good for moms to have the University of Michigan to back the moms up!
One of my favorite author’s is Linda Gambrell. She has written Self-Selected Reading the Four Blocks Way. She also has written too many articles and books to mention. She was the International Reading Association president in 2007-2008. I am delighted to be able to say that I know her personally. She is a facebook ‘friend’. She is delightful and kindhearted and knows about choice when it comes to reading! This article was her last published as President for Reading Today. I am sure we will hear from her soon again. Enjoy Linda’s wisdom.
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This was a surprise. It will be interesting to watch!
To ensure that kids understand genres, many teachers have a flip chart listing the characteristics. What ones are required by your state standards? Read a book during a read-aloud, then go over the characteristics of that genre. Do the students know the characteristics? Do the students recognize the genre off the shelf?
http://hill.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/ This link has posters similiar to this one.