Get in Touch with Literacy

Transferred from former blog MsKallDay

Thursday, August 8, 2013

I had the pleasure of presenting today to the North Coast Council, a consortium of greater Cleveland-ish school librarians.  This is a great group of dedicated professionals who are the unsung heroes who hold schools together and help prepare youth and teachers for the 21st Century.

Anyway, I was asked to present about resources to support early literacy.  With the 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee looming, many educators are looking for additional supports.   My presentation,
 Get in Touch With Literacy: Cheap & Pre-Paid Apps toward 3rd Grade Reading,
highlighted resources available from Cuyahoga County Public Library such as downloadables, TumbleBooks and Bookflix, but also highlighted app games and interactive books.

One of the points I emphasized was the impact possible when interactive books are “considerate texts” meaning that the interactivity, the child’s interaction, drives the story and strengthens the child’s comprehension and interest.  A good example would the be how Grover engages with readers of There’s A Monster at the End of this App, each desperate plea he makes for readers not to turn the page, or to remove barriers has exactly the opposite effect on readers.