Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: December 13: #ReadAloud Benefits, Themed #BookLists + Demoralized Teachers
Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this relatively light week include #BackgroundKnowledge, #BookLists, #Dyspraxia, #ELA, #FreePlay, #GiftGuides, #GraphicNovels, #JoyOfReading, #ReadAloud, #ReadingChoice, #RetrievalPractice, literacy, schools, and teaching. The "top tweet of the week" below was especially popular with readers. Enjoy!
Top Tweet of the Week
Kids Have Sharper Vocabularies by Age 3 When Parents #ReadAloud to Them | This is obvious, but the new study also found kids who were genetically at risk did as well as peers if they'd been read to ow.ly/A0hg30pZCiR@wordswithjen @people
Book Lists + Gift Guides
Events, Programs + Research
Parenting + Play
Schools and Libraries
(don’t) Forget About It: Activating #BackgroundKnowledge with #RetrievalPractice in #ELA – @MsJasmineMN ow.ly/nIFo30q0Z56 | "without (teaching kids) active retrieval, we are leaving students to unproductively struggle"
Prof. John Sweller @ConversationEDU on #CognitiveLoad theory + why #ExplicitInstruction is more effective than letting students discover on their own for biologically secondary knowledge https://t.co/IzWvWLxg7D?amp=1
How to Identify and Support Students With #Dyspraxia | @edutopia via @MindShiftKQED | affects fine and gross motor development, can make it difficult for kids to learn, but ow.ly/B94430q0hzb#teachers can help
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