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Tip 14: Literacy e-Tutors

Posted on April 15, 2012 in Literacy, News

If you have students who need opportunities and motivation to practice writing every day, look for e-mail pen pals who would be willing to send messages daily or weekly.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

Students might be especially motivated …

Tip 13: BIG Magnetic Words

Posted on April 13, 2012 in Autism, Literacy, News

Due to motor planning problems, many learners need options for “writing without a pencil”. iPads, keyboards, and even typewriters can work. So can plastic letters, pocket charts, letter tiles, Scrabble pieces, and sentence strips.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

Magnetic poetry kits may also work well, but …

Tip 12: Professionally “Publish” a Personalized Book

Posted on April 12, 2012 in Autism, Literacy, News

Looking for books that your students will find irresistible? Look no further than e-publishing sites like Shutterfly and Snapfish.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

These sites allow users to create polished, colorful, and customized …

Tip 11: WEBSITE WEDNESDAY

Posted on April 11, 2012 in Autism, Literacy, News

Need to motivate a reluctant writer? Check out all the resources on Scholastic, but especially Story Starters.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

Simply type in the child’s name and have them …

Tip 10: Clearly-Labeled Classroom Library

Posted on April 10, 2012 in Autism, Literacy, News

If you want reluctant readers to get hooked on reading, you need a classroom library that is not only easy to navigate, but visually appealing. To this end, be sure that your bins or racks are clearly labeled by topics or authors.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

Younger students and emerging readers …

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