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Hechinger Report: Future of Learning: Hyper-Orthography

Using today’s inexpensive digital technology we can easily add another ‘learner’s layer’ to English orthography and completely reimagine literacy learning through the lens of what ‘hyper-orthography’ makes possible.

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Interactive Orthography: Training Wheels for Learning to Read / A Safety Net for Reading to Learn

 Imagine how much easier learning to read (and teaching reading) would be if the words themselves could teach readers to read them. When readers encounter unfamiliar words they simply touch them and instantly receive whatever support they need for learning to recognize and/or understand them. Instead of imagining it, try it. Every word on […]

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Partnership Announcement: Story Preservation Initiative

Learning Stewards is delighted to announce our new partnership with the Story Preservation Initiative. The Story Preservation Initiative (SPI) records the personal narratives of high achievers in the arts, sciences, and humanities. (Think artists, astronauts, scientists, engineers, environmentalists … and more). They couple their audio recordings and transcripts with project-based lesson plans for use in […]

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The Next (Big) Step of the Magic Ladder

 Click on any word on this page to experience it yourself (keep clicking until the box turns green). Imagine an entirely new kind of instruction and support system for beginning and struggling readers. Rather than having to remember and apply abstractly ambiguous instructions, learners simply touch any word they stutter on and immediately receive decoding, […]

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A NEW WAY TO LEARN TO READ OR IMPROVE READING – PART 3

THE 3 STEPS OF THE MAGIC LADDER #1 – Click on ANY word that doesn’t quickly pop to mind. Look and listen to ‘cues’. #2 – Try to read the word again. If still can’t, click word again. Look and listen to ‘cues’. #3 – Repeat steps 1 and 2 until word is recognized. Clicking […]

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A NEW WAY TO LEARN TO READ OR IMPROVE READING – PART 2

This video demonstrates the Magic Ladder’s PQ App (A FREE Chrome Browser extension) that works on on millions of common education and reference resource sites (including #ReadWorks, #CommonLit, #Wikipedia, #ProjectGutenberg). The PQ App works on any word and every word of most websites and provides instantaneous word recognition support. It provides personally adaptive scaffolding for […]

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A NEW WAY TO LEARN TO READ OR IMPROVE READING

We need you to really take a look at this. Nothing is more important to our children’s futures than how well they can learn when they get there. How well they can learn when they get there depends on their confidence in learning. It is our children’s confidence in learning that is most at stake. […]

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The Number One Cause of Low Literacy in America?

Reading Instruction! (Note: This article was published in the April 2018 print and online versions of Language Magazine) More accurately stated, the number one cause of low literacy in America is the archaic mental models that constrain the ways we conceive of, design, and deliver reading instruction. Over half of all the K-12 students in […]

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Adult Literacy Tech: Overcoming Self-Sabotaging Habits

According to NAAL data, reading proficiency remains a significant bottleneck to social and economic progress for tens of millions of U.S. adults. Adults struggling with literacy (in their native language) are not only struggling with the inherent difficulties involved in literacy learning, they are struggling with what they learned in the past that is sabotaging […]

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NO MORE INSTRUCTIONAL CONFUSION, GUESSING, OR MIND-SHAME!

NO MORE INSTRUCTIONAL CONFUSION, GUESSING, OR MIND-SHAME! Learning to Read is 1-2-3 (and free!): 1) Click on any word. 2) Try to read word in Pop-up. Can’t? Click word in Pop-up. 3) Repeat Step 2 as needed.  This FREE app turns virtually every page on the web into a page that is easier to read (and a page that helps learners […]

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