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by Bill Bass on Jan 23, 2019
Part One of Two
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Walking into my first classroom 20-some-odd years ago, I was very aware of the fact that, while I knew part of being an English teacher for seventh grade students was connecting my kids with books they would love, I didn’t really have a sense of how to meet the needs of all of my students. I had strategies and lesson plans, but knew I had to figure out how to know my students as readers.
Fast forward to the present day. It’s clear much has changed when it comes to reading instruction. Technology advances have brought an influx of supporting tools that give teachers data point after data point and provide intervention after intervention. While technology tools can give teachers great insight into how students learn and where they struggle during the reading process, this is only part of the picture. The true understanding of teaching reading to students still lies with the teacher. We must not forget that and we must stay grounded in what we know about literacy and the teaching of children.
While being literate in the digital age may seem like a far cry from the classroom I entered all those years ago, there are still some fundamental elements required from literacy instruction that could be updated to meet the needs of the modern student.
Read Part Two of Bill Bass’s blog, “Honoring Authentic Reading”, here on Thursday, February 7.
Bill Bass, innovation coordinator for instructional technology, information, and library media for the Parkway School District in St. Louis, MO, currently serves as the president of the board of directors for ISTE.
During his more than 20-year career in education, he also has held positions as a middle and high school English teacher, technology integration specialist, instructional coach, and educational consultant. As a speaker, writer, and professional developer, he focuses on systemic and sustainable integration of technology into classrooms at all grade levels and seeks to empower students and teachers with authentic learning experiences.
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