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The blag of the webcomic. 10 Easy Literacy Strategies For Engaging Students. This summer some of our teachers attended Literacy Strategy as part of our before school professional development.

10 Easy Literacy Strategies For Engaging Students

Image Source: As a follow-up, we invited a Literacy specialist, Shannon Gaines, to spend a day with our teachers observing and providing feedback. We scheduled half a day to walk her through a dozen classes so that she could observe interactions, lessons, and strategies already in play. Then we met in small groups with teachers for follow-up conversations. As a school leader, I wanted to know what Shannon viewed as some strengths as well as where we could grow. She asked the probing questions, “How do we know students are really understanding the content they’re receiving? Here are 10 easy literacy strategies she shared: 1. 2. Test Your Vocabulary - The Nitty-Gritty Details. Table of contents How does it work?

Test Your Vocabulary - The Nitty-Gritty Details

What is a word? How to rank the words? Which sample words were chosen? Whooos Reading. Write About This. The Global Read Aloud. 10 Web Tools To Make Books Even Better. Teachers might see the Internet as the enemy of old-fashioned books, but the two entities can actually compliment each other nicely.

10 Web Tools To Make Books Even Better

Websites devoted to reading and literacy help children connect with other readers, delve deeper into what they are reading, and discover new books of interest. And they provide teachers with ideas for the classroom. Your students could start an online book group, write reviews on a website, or use Internet tools to research a favorite author. We’ve gathered ten of the best free, reading-related websites to inspire you and your young readers. Image via Flickr by Jill Brown. Free Bibliography Generator - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles. Teaching using web tools. Providence Christian Academy. A Reading List for Classical, Christian Students and Parents At Providence Christian Academy, our desire is not only for students to learn how to read, but also to acquire a passion for reading.

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The literature lists were developed to encourage reading while also allowing for individual choice and preference. Bullitt County History - 1912 School Exam. This copy of the Eighth Grade Exam for Bullitt County Schools in 1912 was donated to the museum.

Bullitt County History - 1912 School Exam

We thought you might like to see what the test looked like a hundred years ago. Obviously it tested some things that were more relevant at that time than now, and it should not be used to compare student knowledge then and now. Note that there are several typesetting mistakes on the test including a mistake in the spelling list. The word "eneeavor" should be "endeavor. " This version of the exam was probably a master version given out to the schools (note that the spelling words wouldn’t be written on a test.) Bullitt County Schools were mostly one-room schools in those days, scattered around the rural county. 100 Word Challenge › Creative writing for young people.

Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events. Medium. English Language Arts. The English Language Arts area of study is designed to build a strong foundation in all areas of English language arts and to prepare students to meet the standards for a 21st century, literate individual.

English Language Arts

The English Language Arts curriculum includes the areas of reading (both informational texts and literature), writing, speaking and listening, and language. The courses are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, and designed to cover the equivalent of a year-long, traditional school curriculum. The main goals of the Common Core State Standards are to establish the knowledge and skills necessary for college and career readiness among high school graduates, and to work toward developing these skill sets at each grade level. Overall, the Common Core State Standards stress literacy and critical thinking, requiring students to think deeply about subjects and ideas. Schools. BoomWriter lets you easily incorporate and experience the benefits of technology as your students are engaged in the following (or similar) standards-based learning activities: Grade 3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.3 - Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

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Using BoomWriter’s feature allowing teachers to create their own story start, students collaboratively create imagined multi-paragraph personal narratives using a teacher generated prompt (e.g. “When I woke up on Saturday morning, I had no idea I was in for the craziest day of my entire life…”). Grade 5 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2 - Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

Grade 6. Elementary > StoryStarter. Plinky. Playfic. Speakingpal. Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles. Vocabulary.com - Learn Words - English Dictionary. OWL. If you are having trouble locating a specific resource, please visit the search page or the Site Map.

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The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Welcome to NoRedInk!