Create, Compose, Connect! Reading, Writing, and Learning with Digital Tools

ISBN-10: 0415733138
ISBN-13: 9780415733137
Edition: 2014
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Description: Find out how to incorporate tech tools into your English language arts class to improve students' literacy skills. Authors Jeremy Hyler and Troy Hicks show you that technology is not just about making a lesson engaging; it's about helping students  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/4/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 198
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Find out how to incorporate tech tools into your English language arts class to improve students' literacy skills. Authors Jeremy Hyler and Troy Hicks show you that technology is not just about making a lesson engaging; it's about helping students become effective creators and consumers of information in today's fast-paced world. You'll learn how to use mobile technologies to teach narrative, informational, and argument writing as well as visual literacy and multimodal research. Each chapter is filled with exciting lesson plans and tech tool suggestions that you can take back to your own classroom immediately.What's InsidePractical advice on the logistics of using tech tools, such as sending home permission slipsA helpful heuristic for analyzing writing tasks by considering mode, media, audience, purpose, and situationConnections to the Common Core State Standards for grades 6-8Steps for teaching effective argument writing by having students use tech tools to consider claims, evidence, and warrantsStrategies to help students understand and write digital informational textsLessons on how to deliver and analyze speeches and other media presentationsA section on visual literacy--teaching students to interpret images, signs, and moreIdeas for teaching the multigenre/multimodal research project and suggestions for how students can display knowledge

Introduction
Building a Classroom (and Virtual) Community
The Rest of the Story: Reading and Writing Narratives
Reading Our World, Writing Our Future (Informational)
Looking for Evidence (Argumentative)
Can You Hear Me Now? (Speaking and Listening)
Seeing Isn't Always Believing (Visual Literacy)
Our Many Voices (Multigenre Research Project)
Sharing Our Work with the World (Digital Portfolios)

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