Okay. Not that kind of screen time. New research tells us that tweens and teens spend an average of 6 hours a day looking at screens1. That is the average. Some kids (and adults if we are honest) are spending much more time looking at phones and computer monitors. So what do we mean when we say, "Students need more screen time"?
Most reading and writing questions on state literacy exams, college aptitude tests (ACT and SAT), and college entrance exams require students to support ideas with textual details. What does this mean for teachers and students? For teachers, we need to increase the amount of authentic grade-level reading experiences we offer in all subjects.
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I never learn. Before I left on Thanksgiving break, I had my students mark an argument. I wanted them to underline claims in the text and bracket evidence. From what I could see, my students nailed it! They were all engaged. They were all drawing underlines and placing brackets around textual material. I was so happy and ready for break.
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