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About onlinereadingcomprehension

We are teachers at an independent school in Sydney. As we learn more about teaching online reading comprehension we intend to share our work through this blog.

Online reading skills: Previewing websites

What does a skilled reader do when they first look at a text? They take a moment to preview the text with a simple skim and scan of the whole text BEFORE they commence close reading. It’s a bit like … Continue reading

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A continuing challenge – How to assess online reading comprehension?

One of the most pressing challenges we’ve faced in planning and teaching online reading comprehension has been how to assess and track students’ knowledge of online reading strategies. Originally we had hoped to use the Online Reading Comprehension Assessment tool … Continue reading

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Search Engines, Search Results and Web Addresses: Establishing a Common Vocabulary

How many times a day do you use Google to find the answer to something? If you are anything like us, with a laptop, iPad and iPhone, or often all three, within arm’s reach all day long, the answer is … Continue reading

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Before you click, read and think

A few weeks ago we asked our Year 8 class to nominate how they selected a website from a Google search result.  With puzzled looks on their faces, the majority of the class responded, “We click on the first one”.  … Continue reading

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Welcome

Today’s students are part of the generation sometimes referred to in the media as ‘digital natives’. Exposed to digital technologies from birth, it has been assumed by many educators that these students are ‘native’ users of technology. They automatically have … Continue reading

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