Driving Awareness, Adoptions, and Affordability
Jacqui Cain is leader of this group.
Latest Activity: Jun 2, 2012
The Indigenous Peoples' Reader project is the next step in the evolution of the materials I created as part of Project Kaleidoscope, where I worked with a team to develop open reading curriculum. For my part, I developed a common reader using "The Hound of the Baskervilles," and aligned the reading curriculum using that text. Below is a screen capture from the reader, which was developed in SoftChalk, and hosted in Sakai:
I used this material during the Fall '11 semester, and am currently using it again to teach a reading course at College of the Redwoods in Eureka California. As with the "Hound" reader, I adjusted the material to an appropriate reading level, in this case between 6th and 8th grade, and then took existing lessons and substituted text and examples from the story as a basis for the classroom activities.
When surveyed, the students report enjoying the story as well as the opportunities for group participation and collaborative learning. I am excited about using this new reader next fall, in part because I think enough students are talking about this story and the mystery won't be as effective as a motivator for reading when too many students know "who done it!"
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