Answer Key: Reading Books vs. Screens is different for kids

Lesson Plan:  “How Children Read Differently From Books vs. Screens”

II. While Reading Activities

Word Inference

  1. scrolling  |ˈskrōliNG| noun the action of moving displayed text or graphics up, down, or across on a computer screen in order to view different parts of them.
  2. format  |ˈfôrˌmat| noun the way in which something is arranged or set out: the format of the funeral service.
  3. amusement  |əˈmyo͞ozmənt| noun the state or experience of finding something funny: we looked with amusement at our horoscopes.
  4. fervently ˈfərvəntlē| adverb very enthusiastically or passionately: he fervently believes he’s doing the right thing | I fervently opposed the change.
  5. e-books |ˈēbo͝ok| noun an electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
  6. master ˈmastər| verb [with object] 1 acquire complete knowledge or skill in (an accomplishment, technique, or art): I never mastered Latin.
  7. salient |ˈsālyənt| adjective 1 most noticeable or important: it succinctly covered all the salient points of the case. • prominent; conspicuous: it was always the salient object in my view.
  8. encourage  |inˈkərij| verb [with object] give support, confidence, or hope to (someone): we were encouraged by the success of this venture | (as adjective encouraged) : I feel much encouraged.
  9. infinite  |ˈinfənət| adjective 1 limitless or endless in space, extent, or size; impossible to measure or calculate: the infinite mercy of God | the infinite number of stars in the universe.
  10. contiguous |kənˈtiɡyo͞oəs| adjective • next or together in sequence: five hundred contiguous dictionary entries.

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary

Grammar Focus: Word -Recognition

In elementary school, she said, there’s an opportunity to start a conversation about the advantages of the different media: “It goes for print, goes for a digital screen, goes for audio, goes for video, they all have their uses — we need to make kids aware that not all media are best suited to all purposes.

Identify The  Speakers

Naomi Baron, who is professor emerita of linguistics at American University.

  1. “there are two components, the physical medium and the mind-set we bring to reading on that medium — and everything else sort of follows from that.”
  2. “With younger children it makes sense to stick with print to the extent that it is possible.”
  3. “In an ideal world, children would learn “how to read contiguous text for enjoyment, how to stop, how to reflect.”

Dr. Jenny Radesky, a developmental behavioral pediatrician who is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.

  1. “…apps designed to teach reading in the early years of school rely on gamification meant to keep children engaged.”
  2. “What has been missing in remote schooling is the classroom context, the teacher as meaning maker, to tie it all together, helping it be more meaningful to you, not just a bunch of curricular components you’ve mastered.”

Dr. Tiffany Munzer, a developmental behavioral pediatrician at Mott Children’s Hospital.

  1. “Any time that parents are able to engage with family reading time is good, using whatever medium works best for them.”