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Read our middle school RTI Reading teacher's account of her unit of study with her students using the e-book, The Last Bus Out, by Beck McDowell.
Posted on May 5, 2011 at 4:35pm
Based on the success of our middle school Kindle program (each of our 8th grade students now have their own Kindle to use for their Literature class plus our 7th graders are using Kindles in their Literature class as well) I had wanted to see how we could use the Kindles in the lower grades.
I recently read in The Reading Teacher Magazine, an article by Lotta C. Larson, "Digital Readers: The Next Chapter in E-Book Reading and Response." I did a bit of searching to see what else she…Continue
Posted on November 4, 2010 at 1:25pm — 4 Comments
These comments are from students in our RTI (Reading Through Intervention) Program that their teacher recently shared with me. All of the students thought Kindles make them feel they are using modern technology rather than just using a book. Each of the new users also agree they like to read with the larger font size. Kindles make reading exciting and fun.
Johnny commented, "I like all of the different choices of books on the Kindle and it's easier for me to read with the…Continue
Posted on April 9, 2010 at 3:29pm
I thought I would share some feedback I received from several 8th grade students this morning concerning their usage of the Amazon Kindle this past school year. It's wonderful to see students embracing this new form of reading! Here's what they had to say:
Mickey: "I read much faster using the Kindle and I basically just like it!" This has been the general consensus from students as well as faculty members using the Kindle.
Riley: "I like it because it's a…Continue
Posted on April 7, 2010 at 12:05pm — 1 Comment