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Right now. This c-o-d-e, MY words, YOUR mind?

How is it that as your eyes look at this c-o-d-e YOUR inner voice speaks MY words? Do you have a good understanding of how your brain does this? How your brain, like an MP3 player “runs” this c-o-d-e, and “plays” my words into your mind? If you don’t understand reading as an “artificially” seeded, […]

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Embedding Interactive Orthography

Webpages – Articles – Stories – Lessons – Guides – Manuals – Courses – Journals – Blogs – Ezines – Tests – Epubs – Surveys – Assessments – Newsletters – Advertisements – Announcements. QUESTION 1: If people with lower literacy skills or limited English could read your content would they enjoy or benefit from doing so? QUESTION […]

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Watch just 1 minute: Reading the NEW way – Instruction, Support, Improvement

Interactive Orthography: Training Wheels for Learning to Read and A Safety Net for Reading to Learn. Background: https://www.learningstewards.org/interactiveorthography/ Library: https://mlc.learningstewards.org/ Use it.   Share it.  Support it. PLEASE HELP US Learning Stewards is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that depends on the support of people like you. Please donate whatever you can. IT’S TAX DEDUCTIBLE Turn your Amazon shopping into […]

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ATTN: SCHOOL LIBRARIANS

Together we can make your library a place where any student, regardless of their reading skills, background knowledge, or primary language, can receive individualized instruction and support while they are reading anything, on any device, in your library.

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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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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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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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