Thinking about the Hot Topics in Literacy
- How do I respond to the needs of boys when it comes to reading?
- How do I complete with videogames so that Reading becomes motivating and Engaging?
Thankfully, this summer I took Reading Part one through the Elementary Teacher's Federation of Ontario. Part of our studies centred on Boy's Literacy. Two documents,
Me Read? No Way! and Me Read? and How! provide some excellent strategies on how to instill a love of reading in boys. To be honest, these strategies will work for all readers.
If you have a library card, this app allows you to download books onto your tablet. Right now, we are reading the My Weirder School Series by Dan Gutman.
This game allows you to create different creatures and objects by typing its name. You have to read challenges and complete them by using certain objects. My youngest son started a personal dictionary to help with some of the words.
Teach Me helps with basic reading, spelling and mathematics. Students answer questions and earn coins that they can spend in a virtual store. There is a specific app for each grade level.