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Note: Click on any word on this site (and keep clicking it) to experience the next evolutionary step in technology supported reading, the PQ Pop-Up.
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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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Interactive Orthography

Imagine how different everything about literacy learning (and teaching) would be if the orthography was itself able to interactively guide and support learners through learning to recognize and understand any unfamiliar word they encounter. Interactive Orthography

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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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Note: Click on any word on this site (and keep clicking it) to experience the next evolutionary step in technology supported reading, the PQ Pop-Up.
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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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Note: Click on any word on this site (and keep clicking it) to experience the next evolutionary step in technology supported reading, the PQ Pop-Up.

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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Note: Click on any word on this site (and keep clicking it) to experience the next evolutionary step in technology supported reading, the PQ Pop-Up.

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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Note: Click on any word on this site (and keep clicking it) to experience the next evolutionary step in technology supported reading, the PQ Pop-Up.

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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Note: Click on any word on this site (and keep clicking it) to experience the next evolutionary step in technology supported reading, the PQ Pop-Up.

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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Early Learning Trajectories: The Obstacle Course Wall

Note: See Demo at bottom of page Convergence Point 1 – Decades of social and economic research, beginning with the Coleman Report and since including Heckman, (Nobel Prize winner) Rolnick (Ex. V.P. of the FED), Hanushek (Hoover Institute) and many others, and decades of developmental neuroscience research, most notably as compiled by Harvard’s Jack Shonkoff, have converged and coalesced into […]

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Note: Click on any word on this site (and keep clicking it) to experience the next evolutionary step in technology supported reading, the PQ Pop-Up.

THE END OF ABSTRACT READING INSTRUCTION

Kids in the future will not be ‘taught’ to read. Every interaction with every word on every device will support them learning to read on their own. We only sense now. We only feel now. We only think now. We only learn now. We are naturally ‘wired’ to learn from what is happening on the living edge of now. Humans learn best […]

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