Pop Literacy

posted Sep 15, 2010, 9:01 AM by Patrick Johnson

Today the SERT (Special Education Resource Teacher) came to our class to do a special lesson. Our SERT Mrs. Johnson (who is also my wife) introduced students to a website she designed called Poplit.net. The aim of Poplit.net is to promote literacy through the use of popular multi-media. On the website, students watched a fun video about a cartoon dog swallowing a balloon! Afterwards, students discussed with a partner what happened in the beinning, middle and end of the story. This reinforces our reading strategy of check for understanding by remembering. Afterwards, the class wrote a retell all together. Eventually poplit.net will become one of our literacy workstations.