4 Ways to Teach Reading after 4th Grade

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When we speak of “teaching reading,” often we think that should occur for students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. For students in grades 4 and up, “teaching” reading means supporting student meaning making through higher level thinking tasks. The following four teaching suggestions will help you to ensure students understand information that’s contained in academic reading.

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Are you attending these key events? Upcoming Education Conferences in 2016

2016 is off to a busy start with many students around the world back to school and lots of interesting education conferences taking place in the next few months.

At Texthelp, we’re gearing up for three big national conferences in January and February. We thought it would be good to share information on these events (and a few others), in case you are planning to attend or considering attending with us!

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Ed Tech Trends for 2016

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Every year I like to look back at what has happened, look at the changes we have seen in Ed Tech and try to spot some trends that will help us build better tools for teachers and students for the incoming year. It’s that time of year again now, so I have spent the past couple of days looking through the analytics of our 3+ million users of Read&Write for Google Chrome™, and the bigger group of students who use Texthelp technologies embedded in products from Pearson, Discovery Education, etc. Here’s my take on things: 

 

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Is the EdTech takeover coming to the UK?

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Who wouldn’t want to be a student in today’s classroom? Whether you have your own iPad to bring to school each morning or each classroom has a suite of state-of-the-art computers, education in the UK is slowly being revolutionised by EdTech!

 

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Texthelpers’ guide to holiday reading

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It’s been a busy term! Don’t let all the hard work go to waste over the holidays; why not give your pupils a list of inspirational reads to get their teeth into during the break? We’ve asked some of our Texthelpers to tell us about their favourite seasonal reads.

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New Fluency Tutor for Google Features Now Available

While Fluency Tutor for Google continues to grow in popularity in schools across North America, we’ve been working feverishly behind the scenes to introduce some new and some improved features that are developed from feedback by educators like you..

Since our most recent update only a couple of months ago, several new features have been added. This includes a “cold read” option that prevents students from accessing support tools when reading a passage, supports for additional languages, more detailed feedback for students, and more! Check the details, screenshots and a new product video below.

 

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