The Missouri Reader Vol. 40, Issue 1 - Page 3

Executive Committee

Missouri State Council-IRA 2015-2016

President........................Tamara Rhomberg

Vice President.........................Steve Baybo

Secretary................................Mollie Bolton

Director of Membership

Development ........................Diana Houlle

Treasurer........................Betty Porter Walls

Legislative Chair......Mary Eileen Rufkahr

Historian...................................Steve Baybo

Past President........................Diana Houlle

The Missouri Reader Co-Editors..................

Sam Bommarito

Glenda Nugent .

Website Coordinator.........Glenda Nugent

State Coordinator...............Glenda Nugent

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Special Selection

Reviews of Books and Apps

Various Teacher Contributors

Look at these reviews of literacy resources to amp up your teaching!

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Invaluable Invitation

For the Fun of It (And the Learning Just Happens!)

David L. Harrison

Award-wining Children’s Author and Poet David Harrison encourages children to write and have FUN!

The Use of Developmentally Appropriate Technology and the Young Child

Jessica Leonard

The effects of technology on the development of young children have

been widely documented and strongly positive, but choosing apps can be challenging. This article will help teachers decide which apps are appropriate for young children and gives tips on how to use them.

Content Contributions

Utilizing WebQuests to Integrate Content While Engaging

Students in Our World

Cheri Gump

Incorporate online research and comprehension skills into existing curriculum instruction to give student a rich understanding of the topics they study by following suggestions in this article.

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Read and Feed

The Missouri State Council of the International Literacy Association (MSC-ILA) and the St. Louis Suburban Council of the International Reading Association administer the Missouri Read and Feed program which awards children’s books to students through the literacy-based Read and Feed Program.

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Lit Look

Fifteen Minutes a Day: The Power of Independent Reading Time

and Choice

Jessica Mattson

See how a high school gives freshmen and sophomore students the tools to be life-long readers using Missouri’s Gateway nominees -- high-interest, low-level books. that students across the state think are the best books of the year.

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Tech Talk

21st Century Multimodal Texts: An Elementary Teacher’s Insights

Laurie A. Sharp and Lauren Geiser

21st century literacies include digital- and media-based elements within texts as well as our most familiar multimodal texts -- picture books. See how a professor and teacher work together to maximize student learning with multimodal texts.

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Should Typing Skills Be Taught to Young Children?

Courtney Stuart

See how this teacher prepared students in her school for the technological changes that came when the MAP test was changed to an online exam.

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UPCOMING MISSOURI CONFERENCES

Literacy for All, Oct. 15

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Missouri Early Learning Conference,

Nov. 10-11