Montana RIB Update
RECAP OF MARCH: A CONTINUATION OF READING COMPREHENSION
March has continued to be a busy month. Have you had a chance to look at the new postings on the Resource list at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/reading/resources.htm? There are some great reading comprehension strategies that have been posted during the month of March along with some math information to get you ready for the MAACE Summer Conference! As usual, MT LINCS is always ready to post more. Send away!
WEBSITE DESIGN: CLICK AND GO
As always, all you have to do to review is look at the chart at the beginning of the Discussion page at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/reading/discussions.htm (or below) and just click on an item of interest. The link will take you directly to that part of the discussion. Remember -- the chart is fluid, so it changes with additional postings. See the March sample below.
Reading Comprehension: March
Material Request Content Areas Research Strategies/Worksheets Websites
How Should We Teach Comprehension
How Should Adult ESL Reading Instruction Differ from ABE Reading Instruction
Reading Comprehension Strategies
Adolescent Literacy (Grades 4-12)
SOLUTIONS FOR WEBSITE PROBLEMS
- Email MT LINCS with your problems. If you are having problems, others are probably experiencing similar ones.
- Go to the MT RIB Discussions page at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/reading/discussions.htm to take a look at the most current posts. You may also want to review what has been discussed in the past. Go to the MT RIB Homepage at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/reading/rbindex.htm and click on Archives to review past postings.
- Copy and paste the links from the email to your browser.
Best Practices and the Reading ConnectionMost Montana ABLE practitioners have been exposed to implementing best practices in their programs. Therefore, April's focus will be an extension of the good ideas you have all sent throughout the year. Let's see how these ideas carry over into other areas.Research#1
Trend 27Staff with more experience or training may have a better chance at improving reading comprehension achievement. (Brooks, Davies, Ducke, Hutchison, Kenda, & Wilkin, 2001: Girzgerald & Young 1997)Research-Based Principles for Adult Basic Education Reading Instruction (Krudenier, 2002, p.93)
Did you know that April is not only National Poetry Month but also the month for National Environmental Education Week? So MT LINCS just couldn't pass up this opportunity to see a connection and recognize both.
Reading, writing, science,
Social studies, and math,
They are all connected
On earth's environmental path.
We want the earth to be green,
Sky and oceans to be blue,
Yes, you guessed right,
MT LINCS also wants you!
The earth goes round and round,
Most people really do care,
Don't you think it is time
For you to share?
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