Strategies That Work for Reading Instruction

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Rationale and Objectives for this Professional Learning


This video lesson is part of the Strategies That Work Series (STW) with titles that range from the art classroom to the math classroom. This video lesson is filled with practical ways to bring together reading and technology.


This video is needed because there are so many time saving resources for teachers when you use technology in the reading classroom.

Outcomes After Watching the Video

  1. After watching the video lesson teachers will be able to immediately apply the strategies learned to lesson plans.
  2. After the video teachers will have a collection of resources they can reference for the future.
  3. Teachers will be able to share the resources and strategies with colleagues after they watch the video lesson.
Resources Referenced in the Video


The novel Peak

Common Core State Standards

PEAK lesson plans

26 Peak Challenges

Amazon Inspire

Skype in the Classroom

Everest Base Camp

Nepal images

Hangout with some climbers on Mt. Everest

Student PBL

Our first green screen

Create a digital portfolio with Seesaw

Explore with Google Earth

Google Lit Trips

Hidden Treasures at the Library of Congress

An article about your Paper Brain and your Kindle Brain

Reading comprehension strategies

Reading strategies book

MyOn a reading platform

Razz Kids

Reading A to Z

Reading Plus

PBS Kids games

Organize your resources with Symbaloo

Adolescent Literature

Read, Write, and Think



Tumble Books

Just books read aloud

Storyline Online

An example of a public library

Get Epic


Five reasons for reading and technology

Contact me

Discussion Questions After the Video

Review or Dissemination Question

  1. How are you currently using technology in the reading classroom?
  2. Specifically, what apps, or websites do your students use during reading?
  3. What challenges do you have when using technology during your reading block?
  4. What strategies did you take out of the section about the Peak novel?
  5. After watching the section about changing the Peak novel, what is a student project you would like your students to do in the reading classroom?
  6. There were many different resources shared during this video lesson, specifically select one and write about how you plan on using it.
  7. What is one resource you currently use, that was NOT covered in this lesson?
  8. After reflecting on this lesson, what will you change in your reading classroom?
  9. What did you learn in this module that you will share with your colleagues or students?
  10. What would you like to learn more about?