The purpose of this
page is to provide strategies and activities to enhance
the development of reading comprehension. As a
participant in endless conferences, seminars, and
university courses, I have always come away with lots of
new ideas and generated some of my own. The need to
internalize all of the information led me to develop
extensive notes in handout format to share with others.
I call it The Literarium: A Teacher's Bag of Tricks (a
Compendium of Strategies and Activities to Enhance
Literacy.) It's one of those "never ending stories."
I'll always be a teacher researcher, looking for the
better fix! Enjoy!
Now that I have
retired from my job as a Language Arts Specialist, I
have the time to go through things that I developed and
used in the classroom as a regular education teacher.
What a goldmine! I had forgotten that I worked on this
as a personal literacy project while working on my
masters degree. I'm really excited about finding the
documents that support this page! If you see
something that is not underlined and would like to move
it to the front of the line for completion, let me know
by sending me an e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get to it right
Some of these files
are apparently too large to open as Word documents so
I'm in the process of converting them to pdf files,
while still trying to add new stuff!! If you can't open
something, e-mail me and I'll convert it immediately
(same day). Some things are not linked yet, and so they
are not underlined. They are here as a reminder to
myself to finish them ASAP.