Soundprint Logo
Soundprint Logo

Thursday
December 14, 2017
Radio
  Weekly Update Weekly RSS Feed Link
  Program Calendar
  Program Archives
  SOUNDPRINT Awards
  Producers Guidelines
  Carriage Information
  Subscribe
  Unsubscribe

Shop
  Order a CD

Services
  Web Hosting
  Web Design
  Online Portfolio
  DAW Training

Education
  Television
  Radio


Follow us on facebook
Web of Letters
Produced by: Gemma Hooley
Children who don't learn to read by the fourth grade are likely to be plagued by reading problems their entire life. Research has shown that learning to read is complex, involving neurological and sociological processes. Despite these insights, reading averages in schools continue to drop. But some educators believe that the trend can be reversed, with the help of technology. Producer Gemma Hooley looks at some of these interactive technologies and the role they play in today's schools by helping the students and the teachers. Tune in to the A, B, C's in Web of Letters.

Program Credits

Web of Letters was produced by Gemma Hooley. Special Thanks to Wendell Boyd of the Washington D.C. Public Schools Distance Learning Unit and Vinita Chhabra with (NICHD) (the National Reading Panel at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development). This program originally aired as part of our series on education and technology, with support from the US Department of Education.

Resources

Links:
National Institute for Literacy
Explore how to build a fully literate United States in the 21st century.

Helping Your Child Learn to Read
Learn how parents can encourage reading with activities and resources for children from infancy to age 10.

Literacy Center Education Network
An ad-free site that offers free activities to improve literacy in children.

Books:
Literacy for the 21st Century : A Balanced Approach, 2ND Edition
by Gail E. Tompkins
A guide for teaching reading at the elementary level in today's schools based on four contemporary theories of literacy learning

Best Practices in Literacy Instruction
by Linda B. Gambrell
How to improve reading instruction in light of recent school reform to improve literacy rates.

In the Middle : New Understandings about Writing, Reading, and Learning, 2ND Edition
by Nancie Atwell
Tips for how to instruct middle school reading.

Radio Online
Listen to Web of Letters with Real Player
Get the Free Realplayer

To order a copy of Web of Letters call us toll-free at 1-888-38-TAPES.

Programs by Gemma Hooley
The Clinic
Traffic Islands:Dividing Lines
The United States of Dating
Hockey Diaries: Ready to Play



Radio for between the ears
Copyright © 1995 - 2017 SOUNDPRINT Media Center, Inc. Contact us