“Technology does not make teaching better, only teachers do that. However, technology can challenge us to reflect on and enrich our instruction in a variety of meaningful ways. We collaborated on this book to support teachers in active literacy environments to envision and reimagine how technology can enhance children’s learning.”

—Stephanie Harvey, Anne Goudvis, Katie Muhtaris, and Kristin Ziemke

Through their celebrated Comprehension Toolkit series Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis present an active literacy learning framework that grounds students in the nonfiction reading and thinking strategies they will need throughout school and into college and careers. In Connecting Comprehension and Technology Steph and Anne invite teachers to join them in Katie Muhtaris’ and Kristin Ziemke’s classrooms to envision and embrace technology as a powerful tool for extending these Toolkit practices and enhancing literacy instruction.

Offering the know-how born from years of classroom experience and clear steps for getting started, Connecting Comprehension and Technology offers practical lessons that teach students how to navigate, evaluate, collaborate, and communicate through digital resources. Not limited to specific hardware or software, lessons are designed around technical functions; tools readily accessible to students in their world and easily adopted in your school, whether you are taking your first steps into technology or looking to leverage existing resources.

Active literacy strategies matter now more than ever! Our students are growing up with dynamic information systems of constantly changing online texts. Connecting Comprehension and Technology will help you expand your students’ literacy toolkit to incorporate practices that help them thrive in this digital world.