Aliteracy• 15% of all 4th graders read no faster than 74 words per minute, a pace at which it would be difficult to keep track of ideas as they are developing within the sentence and across the page.• When the State of Arizona projects how many prison beds it will need, it factors in the number of kids who read well in fourth grade.
Published Online:September 20, 2011Early Achievers LosingGround, Study FindsBy Nirvi Shah
Media UseAltogether, children between the ages of 8 and 10 spend about 5.5 hours each day using media — eight hours if you count the additional media consumed while multitasking.
Factor 1: Schools develop test takers instead of readers. Factor 2: Schools limit authentic reading experiences.Factor 3: Teachers overteach books.Factor 4: Teachers underteach books. March 2010 | Volume 67 | Number 6 Reading to Learn Pages 36-41 Reversing Readicide Kelly Gallagher
Literacy isdeictic. It is ever- changing. – Don Leu
What is 21st Century Learning? 4Cs: Critical Informatio Thinking, C n, Media, ommunicati and on, Collabo Technolog ration, Crea y Skills tivity
The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales / With an Introduction by Lemony SnicketThis inspired collection ofshort stories features manyremarkable, best-sellingauthors in the worlds ofboth adult and childrensliterature: ShermanAlexie, M.T. Anderson, KateDiCamillo, CoryDoctorow, JulesFeiffer, StephenKing, Tabitha King, LoisLowry, GregoryMaguire, Walter DeanMyers, Linda Sue Park, LouisSachar, JonScieszka, LemonySnicket, and Chris VanAllsburg himself.