The New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension:Preparing Students for Common Core State Standards Donald J. Leu, Ph.D. New Literacies Research Lab University of ConnecticutPortions of this material are based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Education under Award No.R305G050154 and No. R305A090608. Opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do notnecessarily represent the position of the U.S. Department of Education.
What was it like when the bookfirst appeared? New Literacies?
So, how should we teach & supportthe new literacies of online readingcomprehension? 3
The Answer Requires A Team Approach Classrooms School Leadership Teams Central Administration 4
14. Use a Blog Mary Castle’s first grade blog http://michellesmelser.blogspot.com/ Mr. Thompson’s second grade classroom blog http://gcs.infostreamblogs.org/tthompson Mary Kreul’s 4th grade class http://mskreul.edublogs.org/ Mr. Monson’s Grade 5 Blog http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=59644 TAS Grade 3 ESL http://grade3esl.blogspot.com/2008/08/welcome-to-20082009-school-year.html
Remember:Keep a patient heart and helpothers on their journeys.
What Can We Do? Advocate for greater professional development. Work with library media specialists to define the issue for your school as a reading and learning issue. Support teachers who lead the way. Work for greater access in ways that balance child safety with learning. 22
What Can We Do? Implement a 30 minute policy for reviewing blocked sites. Continue to work for faster, easier access. Implement email, wikis, blogs, nings, and other communication tools in the elementary grades. 23