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Print Rich

Science and Social Studies Based

Reading and Writing Components

Brain Based Research supported

Example: volcanoes, build the picture, use colors, imprint in brain and stays with student (concept)

Mat-Su Borough Schools/ Jackie Johnson

Use computers and smart boards to display as well as on the walls

Cover the room with concept illustrations

Songs and color

Strong Vocabulary Builder

Alaska Native Students: using a shared text

*Shadows on the Koyukuk

Whole school read the text. Brought the author to the school.

Engaged students in the shared process.

*Reading: High Interest to older students: Worst Case Scenario – Survival Handbook

*Content Labeling: Science example , lable parts, post, and lead museum tours of class to practice vocabulary.

*I Read, We Read, They Read- developing comfortable system of reading

*Juneau: Integrating technology into language development- Imagine Learning

Whole language approach with all components.  Individualized program.  Site licenses. Company installs. Requires little capacity and receive support by distance. Face to face staff development.   Many students can be working while the teacher monitors learning and speaking on the computer.  Academic language focus. $150 per student for a year round license. Engine is $1500. Instant reports. Group reports. Whole classroom reports. For ESL and developing basic literacy skills. Use as intervention. Used by literacy leaders, ELL teachers, resource teachers.

*Writing: Virtual Thesaurus – gives lesson designs, readability…..

Visualization: Marzano, keep track of visualizations, carry mini-dictionaries


Campfire: (Anne Titus, Ruby)

Direct Instruction in Reading followed by:

Call out “Campfire” and groups come up to work on intervention activities with teacher by group.  Students bring write boards, markers, materials

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