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Welcome to Literacy Voices, where our experts share instructional strategies with teachers. You'll find practical classroom tips from real educators, personal stories, and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice, and tools you can use immediately.
  1. Journal Writing: A Literacy Habit for Good Writers

    Journal Writing: A Literacy Habit for Good Writers

    Writing a journal is a familiar literacy experience for many students in the classroom. Reflecting on the sometimes uninspired efforts of students and her own e...
  2. When Readers Lose Meaning: Why Comprehension Strategy Instruction is Important

    When Readers Lose Meaning: Why Comprehension Strategy Instruction is Important

    Recalling her personal experience of losing meaning while reading and the strategies she used to get it back, literacy researcher Alison Davis argues that stude...
  3. Learning to Read: Tablets or Traditional?

    Learning to Read: Tablets or Traditional?

    What are the similarities and differences between reading traditional books and multimodal books and games on iPads? The iPad educational apps of levelled books...
  4. Children and Media: Literacy Learning and the Changing Media World

    Children and Media: Literacy Learning and the Changing Media World

    A recent survey into young children’s media use in the United States found that 20 years after the birth of the World Wide Web and a year or so after the firs...
  5. Teaching Effective Literacy: Engaging Students in a Shifting Digital Age

    Teaching Effective Literacy: Engaging Students in a Shifting Digital Age

    Now that Developing early literacy: Assessment and teaching is in its second edition, the area that really engages me is how to teach early reading and child-ce...
  6. The Reading Process: What the Reader Brings

    The Reading Process: What the Reader Brings

    Have you ever tried the word tricks where numerals replace letters or where medial letters in words are rearranged? These demonstrate how highly skilled readers...

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