background preloader

Language Arts

Facebook Twitter

Nearpod Blog. Among the sea of educational apps that seems to grow larger by the day, Nearpod differentiates itself thanks to its versatility and utility for virtually all levels and topics.

Nearpod Blog

It’s a great home base for teachers because of how seamlessly it integrates with other powerful tools. Here are a few of the ways that Nearpod integrates with Google Apps for education: 1. Single Sign on: Sign into Nearpod using your Google account. This guide will walk you through getting started if you haven’t yet. What Fictional City Should You Actually Live In. What children's book character are you? Riddles & Brainteasers - Kids Pages - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Scientists get to solve puzzles every day, because science and research involve finding solutions from the clues that we are given.

Riddles & Brainteasers - Kids Pages - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Just like with brainteasers (or brain teasers) and riddles, the answers to science mysteries are not always easy to see at first. With time and effort, they eventually become clear. But before solving the hundreds of brainteasers and riddles below, why not learn more about your brain by viewing the parts of the brain and what they do. And then have some fun with all our brainteasers and riddles below. We give you the answers for every one so you can check to see how well you did. Brain Food: Riddles. Funny Riddles for Kids. Riddles: Funology Jokes and Riddles. Marc Brown Studios - educate and entertain.

Welcome to Shel Silverstein. Picturing Books - Home. Poetry-forms2.pdf. Formula Poems. Author Jan Brett's Free Coloring, Video and Activity Pages. Identifying Characteristics - Anansi, the Spider. Students watch a video featuring a storyteller who tells a Pourquoi story about Anansi, the Spider, a popular character in African folklore.

Identifying Characteristics - Anansi, the Spider

Following the video, students identify the specific charactertraits of Anansi by completing a character web. Identifying character traits helps students learn and know more about a subject in fictional, non-fictional and visual text. Applying and assigning characteristics can help students develop characters in their own writing. Finally, being able to identify characteristics helps students to better understand how authors treat characters and subjects in a wide range of writing. ReadersTheater029.pdf. Reader's Theater Script: Greedy Anansi. West African Folk-Tales by William H. Barker and Cecilia Sinclair. How We Got the Name "Spider Tales" IN the olden days all the stories which men told were stories of Nyankupon, the chief of the gods.

West African Folk-Tales by William H. Barker and Cecilia Sinclair

Spider, who was very conceited, wanted the stories to be told about him. Accordingly, one day he went to Nyankupon and asked that, in future, all tales told by men might be Anansi stories, instead of Nyankupon stories. Word roots: The web's largest root words and prefix directory. Daily 5™ ABC Arts Online: Winged Sandals. About MakeBeliefComix.com and Apple Devices. Dr. Seuss Went to War. By Richard H.

Dr. Seuss Went to War

Minear Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel, 1904-1991) was a life-long cartoonist: in high school in Springfield, Massachusetts; in college at Dartmouth (Class of 1925); as an adman in New York City before World War II; in his many children's books, beginning with To Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street (1937). The Graphic Classroom. Little Bird Tales - Home. Writing with Writers: Biography Home. Readability-Score.com - Free Online Readability Calculator - Flesch Kincaid, Gunning Fog and more ... Literature. Storybird - Artful storytelling. The Solution to Reading Comprehension. Legend of the Trojan War (Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts) - Ancient Greece for Kids.

Ancient Greece for Kids There is an old saying - Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.

Legend of the Trojan War (Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts) - Ancient Greece for Kids

This saying comes from the legend of the Trojan Horse. As the story goes ...... A long time ago, there was an ancient city-state on the coast of Turkey, across the sea from Sparta. This city-state was named Troy. The city of Troy was protected by a high wall built around the city. The Greek warriors had been trying to breach the wall around Troy for about ten years. Odysseus, a Greek general, had an idea. As the Greek warriors sailed away, the people of Troy rushed outside, cheering. That night, while the Trojan people were sleeping, the men hiding inside the wooden horse climbed out and opened the gates.

Authors

Vocabulary.com - Learn Words - English Dictionary. The Reader's Notebook. Janrichardsonreading. Comprehension. Why Use Reading A-Z for Comprehension Resources Reading A-Z's Comprehension resources support students' learning beyond Foundational Skills and give students the tools necessary to switch from learning to read to reading to learn.

Comprehension

How to Use Comprehension Resources Use Comprehension resources to introduce skills to your whole class, for direct and explicit re-teaching of a skill, or for deep exploration of a key question through close reading. Other Comprehension Resources Other resources in Reading A-Z also emphasize comprehension skills. Literature Circles help students practice comprehension skills during independent reading time, apply those skills using their Literature Circle Journals for individual books, and analyze their understanding through group discussions. Comprehension Quick Check Quizzes that accompany Leveled Books, Trade Book Lessons and most Serial Books assess student understanding of the text read. Reading Strategies Make Predictions Visualize Ask and Answer Questions.

Classroom Strategies. Common Core State Standards.