Information Paragraphs: Finding Good Examples

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Image by heathbrandon In this post I noted that paragraphs are becoming shorter because of the demands of online reading. Keep this in mind if you’re reading information paragraphs online in preparation for the OSSLT. Unless there are changes to Continue reading Information Paragraphs: Finding Good Examples

Reading Dialogue and Finding Good Examples

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Image by palomaironique  (CC BY 2.0) Many students have difficulty reading and understanding the dialogue found in narrative selections on the OSSLT. According to EQAO results for the 2012 test, the task that required students to read and understand dialogue had Continue reading Reading Dialogue and Finding Good Examples

Information Paragraphs: Finding Good Examples

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Image by heathbrandon (CC BY-SA 2.0) By Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas In last week’s post I noted that paragraphs are becoming shorter because of the demands of online reading. Keep this in mind if you’re reading information paragraphs Continue reading Information Paragraphs: Finding Good Examples

How to Activate the Read Aloud Feature in Adobe Reader XI

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by Corina Koch MacLeod Did you know? Adobe Reader XI has a Read Out Loud feature built into it! This feature allows students to have the text read to them while they follow along. This is especially helpful for readers Continue reading How to Activate the Read Aloud Feature in Adobe Reader XI

How to Use Text and Mark-Up Tools in Adobe Reader XI

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by Corina Koch MacLeod Adobe Reader XI allows you to read PDFs and engage with them in an interactive way. But that’s not all. You can also highlight text, write comments in virtual sticky notes in the margins, and use Continue reading How to Use Text and Mark-Up Tools in Adobe Reader XI

Playing With Interactive PDFs: A Discovery Learning Mini-lesson

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by Corina Koch MacLeod If you’ve ever filled out a form online, you’ve used an interactive PDF. Not too complicated, right? But did you know that there’s more to an interactive PDF than meets the eye? An interactive PDF can provide Continue reading Playing With Interactive PDFs: A Discovery Learning Mini-lesson