Vary Text Types

Vary Text Types

Vary Text Types Nov 23, 2015 | [Reading] Imagine a significant event occurs locally or somewhere in the world. Consider how you gather information about that topic. You might watch a televised newscast; that’s a multimodal text. The next morning, you might read...
Utilize Photo Files in Your Literacy Classroom

Utilize Photo Files in Your Literacy Classroom

Many mini-lesson ideas and literacy strategies we share at Smekens Education workshops include a concrete object, toy, or prop. That little bit of visual reinforcement can engage more students and make your instruction more effective. And one of the simplest visual...
Collect Research from Images

Collect Research from Images

When first studying a new concept or subject; students can learn a lot about a topic by simply “reading” images. This is also a fabulous pre-reading strategy for students to get in the habit of previewing the visual text features to build background...