I was about to jump into bed when I remembered how much I wanted to keep my goal for writing each day. I could go through my list of things that kept my husband and I in the car or at activities all night but you already know how that goes, we all get busy. So, I thought I would just share something I listened to last week that helped me think about the importance of exposing our students to opportunities for digital reading.
Dr. Julie Cairo is a researcher at the University of Rhode Island and has studied online reading comprehension with upper elementary and middle school learners learners. She has found that with so many choices online that careful reading is lost. She also mentions that offline readers aren't sure how to tackle multiple texts in different places. Her big point in this pod cast is that we need to teach kids to stop think about cues, predict, infer and make meaningful choices.
How can we help support students who are and will be online readers in their futures?