Online Reading Comprehension


  • I can identify strategies students use during online reading comprehension.
  • I can research authorship and ownership of web resources.
  • I can compare information from a number of sources to judge the trustworthiness of content.

Readings (Remember to Annotate):

Small Differences Matter: The DNA of Online Reading Comprehension.

Mcverry, J. G.

These are reference only (no need to annotate). They make great additional sources in your posts.

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for :

  • Teachers
  • Students:

Leu, D.J., Zawilinski, L., Forzani, E., & Timbrell, N. (in press). Best practices in new literacies and the new literacies of online research and comprehension. In Morrow, L.M. & Gambrell, L. B. (Eds.) Best practices in literacy instruction. 5th Edition. New York: Guilford Press.

Leu, D.J., Forzani, E., Burlingame, C., Kulikowich, J. Sedransk, N., Coiro, J., & Kennedy, C. (2013). The new literacies of online research and comprehension: Assessing and preparing students for the 21st century with common core state standards. In Neuman, S. B. & Gambrell, L.B. (Eds.), Massey, C. (Assoc. Ed.) (2013). Reading instruction in the age of common core standards. (pp. 219-236). Newark, DE: International Reading Association. Download for personal use only.


Complete two blog posts each week. One post should be an analysis of the reading. One can be a reflection about you and internet inquiry or online research.
Comment on the writing of three of our peers. This can be a comment on the class stream or a comment left on the blog.
Due date: Early and often Three thoughtful posts that engage with the content of your peers by .
Use Vialogues to annotate videos of students engaged in online reading comprehension .
 Share the video on the classroom stream.
Hack the credibility of a website by remixing the author and the claims.
Post the remixed webpages to the classroom Stream