Thursday, June 20, 2013

June-my favorite month.  It is so nice to have a bit of freedom!  I am still doing school work as well as housework and yard work, but I am doing it on my own terms!

During the last week of school, our literacy coach shared some information she had gleaned from a literacy conference that she had recently attended.  She shared a lot of great tidbits, but one that stuck with me was this:  "Students comprehend text better when it is on paper, than when it is on a screen."
That was really interesting to me.  I, personally, prefer a page to a screen, probably because I am  not a "technology native".  My kids get frustrated with me because I don't even like cell phones much.  Here is a link to an interesting article from Scientific American regarding the question of comprehension being hampered by an electronic screen.  I'd be interested to hear your thoughts .

Meantime, have a great summer!


  1. Jan-I found the chart that you made on TPT-the one showing
    how a few basic strategies cover all the addition facts. My question is do you have something like this for subtraction facts?
    Thank you. Meg Sheridan

  2. The free product that I have on Teachers Pay Teachers includes practice activities and timings for both addition and subtraction. The strategies listed are addition strategies, but I use the same ones for subtraction and teach my students to use what they know about addition to solve subtraction problems.