Sunday, August 8, 2010

Wide Reading Idea: Quick Read

I learned that research indicates that schema helps information stick in permanent memory. Research also indicates that when students experience a wide variety of reading their schema improves--wide reading.

One idea I want to share in this post comes from a presentation by Dr. Debra Pickering, it's called, Quick Read. It's quite simple really, have your students read a variety of topics with focused themes. Expand their vocabulary--improve schema. Dr. Pickering suggested the following website resources to help teachers incorporate more wide reading.

Totally (America’s Goofiest Patents)

They All Laughed (Invention)
Mistakes that Worked (Invention) headlines (reading and reacting)
Yahooligan Jokes
Don’t Know Much About series

Please share any topics or ideas you have.

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