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The Textmapping Project
A resource for teachers improving reading comprehension skills instruction
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Scrolls are an ancient book format, but they provide clear advantages over our modern bound books - advantages that are particularly useful for teaching and learning. Just like today's books, scrolls can be used at all levels, from Pre-K through college and graduate school, and continuing/adult education.
Read more about scrolls >> [http://www.textmapping.org/scrolls.html]
Textmapping is a scrolls-based graphic organizer technique that can be used to teach reading comprehension and writing skills, study skills, and course content.
Read more about Textmapping >> [http://www.textmapping.org/overview.html]
The Textmapping Project is a free resource for teachers, homeschoolers, and education researchers. It is the original and best source for information about scrolls and textmapping. The Textmapping Project's founder, Dave Middlebrook, invented the textmapping method. He pioneered the use of scrolls and Textmapping for classroom instruction starting in 1990, and has been conducting workshops for teachers since 1994.
Read more about Dave Middlebrook >> [http://www.textmapping.org/founder.html]
Read more about The Textmapping Project >> [http://www.textmapping.org/project.html]
On this site, you will find lesson guides [http://www.textmapping.org/lessonGuides.html], opportunities to network [http://www.textmapping.org/network.html] with other teachers, homeschoolers, and education researchers, links to research [http://www.textmapping.org/research.html] on reading comprehension skills instruction, and free teacher training [http://www.textmapping.org/teacherTraining.html] resources for teacher-trainers, workshop presenters, and schools of education.
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Here's what teachers are saying about Textmapping:
"For quite some time, I have been intrigued by your textmapping concepts and have used and shared the concepts with teachers/schools that I serve around the country. The approach has helped so many teachers make break-throughs with countless students. Additionally, it has re-energized many classrooms that had grown stagnant with the same methods for reading and writing. We all thank you for your work in this area of literacy!" - Cheryl Sigmon, 4-Blocks author and Reading Specialist
"Active, global modes of teaching reading comprehension are rare.... This is a great way to address the weaknesses in reading comprehension, and to teach active/metacognitive reading skills." - Reading Specialist; Clayton, MO
"This is a great strategy for visual kinaesthetic learners. You have come up with the perfect platform for teaching traditional techniques. This is an in-context meaningful way to help students know themselves as learners." - Reading Resource Teacher; West DesMoines, IA
"This has great value to help visually organize text that some LD, etc. children just don't see on their own. This is a skill oftentimes assumed by teachers, especially at the upper levels!" - Support Services; Stamford, CT
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