Starfall Essay

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. Starfall ( -- Starfall is a website geared toward Pre-K-Second grade students. Starfall uses phonics to help children learn how to read. This site offers movies, interactive games, and engaging activities for students to assist them with reading comprehension. The website does cost money in order to use: a home membership is $35 (tax deductible) for 365 days, which is one account for home use; a teacher membership is $70 (also tax deductible), which is valid for one teacher and 6 students; a classroom membership is $150, which is for one classroom in a school building; and a school membership is $250, which is valid for one school building. The site is beneficial, but may need to be gauged on a class-by-class basis since the membership does have a cost.

2. StoryPlace ( – StoryPlace is a digital library created for children, specifically
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Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading by Kylene Beers and Bob Probst – Notice and Note introduces six “signposts” that alert readers to significant moments in a literary work. It encourages students to read closely and enables the reader to explore the text at a deeper level, by finding evidence from the text to support their interpretations. Using this Notice and Note method allows students to become more responsible, independent readers. This book is available for purchase in many different stores or online, at websites such as Barnes and Noble and Amazon.
2. Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers by Penny Kittle – Book Love is a novel for teachers that proves strategies and pieces of advice that help with increasing volume, capacity, and complexity of reading. It provides ideas for students to focus on independent reading, text study, and novel study. It is available for purchase online (I purchased my copy from Amazon.)
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