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Reading Toolkit for Secondary Grades

Tools, resources, and strategies to strengthen reading skills and entice secondary students to read.

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Older students – even those who were excited by reading when younger – are often distracted by "other things" or find reading more of a challenge as they are faced with reading more complex texts for deeper meaning. This toolkit contains webinars that discuss a variety of digital tools, websites, and strategies for enhancing literacy and enticing your secondary students to read. In addition to discovering ways to help your students read and analyze complex texts, you’ll find out how to create collaborative, student-centered vocabulary lessons. Discover the role of literature in Common Core Standards, and learn how to use historical fiction to bring American History to life for middle school students. If you make use of mobile technologies, you will find out how to use mobile apps to support struggling readers, entice reluctant readers, and get your students excited about reading.


Subject: SimpleK12 Assignments
Categories: Reading & Writing, Response to Intervention (RTI)


  • Reading Toolkit for Secondary Grades
Teaching Reading in the Digital Age
Have you been looking for practical, user-friendly ways to inject technology into your reading instruction while digging deeper into authentic texts?more...
Reading and Writing Web Sites to Enhance Literacy and Engage Learners
Would you like to enhance your students' reading and writing skills in ways that not only engage the students, but that also help to seamlessly integrate technology into their learning?more...
Common Core: Read, Understand and Analyze Complex Texts
Do your students complain that they don't remember or understand what they read?more...
Exploring the Role of Literature in Common Core Standards
As teachers are tasked with aligning their curriculum to the Common Core State Standards, many teachers have questions about the role of literature and the use of fiction versus non-fiction works.more...
Vocabulary Lessons that are Student-Centered and Collaborative
Learning vocabulary can often be tedious for students, but it doesn't have to be!more...
Historical Fiction Read Alouds: Bring American History to Life
Are you looking for read aloud books that will bring American History to life for your elementary or middle school students?more...
Entice Reluctant Middle and High School Readers with Engaging Mobile Apps
With all of their digital distractions, it can often be challenging to get many older students interested in reading, but using an iPad or other tablet can help to spark their enthusiasm for books.more...
Energize ELA Lessons: iPad Apps that Align to Common Core
Are you an elementary or middle school teacher looking for ways to revitalize and energize your Language Arts lessons, while meeting some of the Common Core Standards for ELA?more...
iPad Applications for Supporting Struggling Readers
Do you have students who are struggling with reading - and therefore struggling to learn?more...
Get Students Excited about Reading with the iPad
Are you looking for ways to engage your students with literature so that they develop necessary reading skills while enjoying the material?more...

Reviews (21)

Basic Member
Thank you for compiling all of this in one place. This was worth it. Thank you!
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Great presenter with so many good ideas. TY
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So many resources!!! TY!!! - Jordan
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Excellent! Great resource!
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Great information!
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Wow what great information. I just completed Get Students Excited about Reading with an iPad" and I cannot wait to use some if not all of the resources in my classes. The presenter is amazing and has nothing but tons of suggestions for all grade levels. I am also thinking about buying one of her books.
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Great information!
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Helpful ideas.
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