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Comprehension. 11 Free Reading Websites for Kids. At Really Good Stuff, we know that teachers and parents have limited time when it comes to finding free, high-quality online resources for their children.

11 Free Reading Websites for Kids

When we first published the 11 Free Reading Websites for Kids article, we had no idea the response it would have. In fact, the cry for more resources encouraged us to publish 11 Free Math Websites for Kids. Make an Experience Book to Build Language. Last updated Thursday, March 20, 2014 *The twins are 26 months actual, 24 months adjusted Hi friends!

Make an Experience Book to Build Language

Today I want to share a quick communication-boosting tool that I created using pictures from our farm field trip. Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten: Reading Workshop Ideas & Freebies. Wow...March has been a busy month!

Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten: Reading Workshop Ideas & Freebies

As a student at TC, I've had the opportunity to attend all of the workshops offered by the Reading and Writing Project for free (though if you account for the insane tuition, I wouldn't exactly call it free)! The staff developers - Lucy Calkins, Kathy Collins, Rebecca Cronin, Amanda Hartman, Natalie Louis, Christine Holley - are ALL absolutely fabulous and I'm learning so much from them. I feel so lucky to be learning directly from the masters themselves! Below are just a few of the ideas I've gotten from their workshops.

Vocabulary. Word Study Instruction in the K-2 Classroom. Word study is an approach to spelling instruction that moves away from a focus on memorization.

Word Study Instruction in the K-2 Classroom

The approach reflects what researchers have discovered about the alphabetic, pattern, and meaning layers of English orthography. Teachers use a variety of hands-on activities, often called word work, to help students actively explore these layers of information. When studying the alphabetic layer, students examine the relationship between letters and sounds. They learn to match single letters and pairs of letters (e.g., ch) to specific sounds and, in doing so, to create words. When students study the pattern layer, they look beyond single or paired letter-sounds to search for larger patterns that guide the grouping of letters (e.g., CVCe). Examining each layer of the orthography helps students to see the regularities, patterns, and derivations in English words — how words work in our writing system. Tip 1: Assess Students' Word Knowledge Using Multiple Assessment Tools.

Ideas for classroom blog. Fun Dictionary Game for Kids - Reading Practice Exercise - English Activity. Farm. Fluency. Great Read-Alouds. Pinterest in Education. Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten: Reading Workshop Ideas & Freebies. Phonics. Phonics Worksheets: Full List. Consonant Sounds Consonant B b Worksheets, mini-books, and games that focus on the consonant letter b.

Phonics Worksheets: Full List

Consonant C c Printable games, worksheets, and mini-books that focus on the consonant letter c. Consonant D d Print these worksheets that focus on the consonant letter d. Consonant F f Worksheets to help students learn the letter f. Consonant G g With these worksheets, students will learn the sounds made by the letter g. Consonant H h Worksheets, mini-books, and printable games that focus on the letter h. Consonant J j Complete set of worksheets for the consonant letter j. Consonant K k Materials for teaching students about the sound made by the letter k. Consonant L l Learn about the consonant letter l with these printable worksheets.

Teacher Toolbox. Phonemic Awareness. Fun Dictionary Game for Kids - Reading Practice Exercise - English Activity. CalkCurricPlan GrK ReadWshp. Ratios, Rates, and Proportions Worksheet. Algebra 1 Test Practice. Math. Free Printable Math Worksheets For Kids. Math Worksheets Land - Tons of Printable Math Worksheets From All Grade Levels. Algebra 1 Online! Welcome to the wonderful world of Algebra 1 Online!

Algebra 1 Online!

This course contains both content that reviews or extends concepts and skills learned in previous grades and new, more abstract concepts in algebra. Students will gain proficiency in computation with rational numbers (positive and negative fractions, positive and negative decimals, whole numbers, and integers) and algebraic properties. New concepts include solving two-step equations and inequalities, graphing linear equations, simplifying algebraic expressions with exponents, i.e. monomials and polynomials, factoring, solving systems of equations, and using matrices to organize and interpret data. Algebra & Geometry - Homework and Study Help - Free help with your Algebra homework. Can I take a course at HippoCampus for credit?

Algebra & Geometry - Homework and Study Help - Free help with your Algebra homework

Calculus & Advanced Math - Homework and Study Help - Free help with your Calculus & Advanced Math homework. Can I take a course at HippoCampus for credit?

Calculus & Advanced Math - Homework and Study Help - Free help with your Calculus & Advanced Math homework

How do I enroll in a course at HippoCampus? Are there any fees to take your courses? How do I make a comment or ask a question? How do I get individual help with my homework assignment? What are the preferred texts? Mathematics. Geometry Page. Free Online Math Practice Tests! MyMaths.co.uk - Integrate. MyOpenMath. Statistics & Probability. Free Printable Math Worksheets For Kids. Trigonometry bearing. The Benefits of Chess in Education. Chesslife. 10 Big Brain Benefits of Playing Chess. Not for nothing is chess known as “the game of kings.”

10 Big Brain Benefits of Playing Chess

No doubt the rulers of empires and kingdoms saw in the game fitting practice for the strategizing and forecasting they themselves were required to do when dealing with other monarchs and challengers. As we learn more about the brain, some are beginning to push for chess to be reintroduced as a tool in the public’s education. With benefits like these, they have a strong case. The Benefits of Chess. Chess has long been the game of gentleman, geniuses, philanthropists and other gifted people.

The Benefits of Chess

This has formed an incredibly wide misconception around the word that ONLY geniuses and gifted people can play the game and it is strictly designed for them.If someone was asked to name the first things that come to their mind when they hear ‘chess player’, it would be ‘old’, ‘smart’, ‘talented’, ‘genius’ and many other things unrelated to everyday people… But once again, this is a misconception – it is a false belief injected to people by mass media. The reality of chess is different – it actually is an incredibly beneficial pastime, because playing chess results in better brain function, improved memory and cognitive abilities, strategic thinking and attention improvement.

Let’s look at some of those benefits in more detail: • Better Brain Function: the brain is remarkable – it is responsible for our mental performance and it is the most crucial organ in the human body. The Benefits of Playing Chess! Chess is a game for people of all ages. You can learn to play at any age and in chess, unlike in many other sports, you don't ever have to retire. Age is also not a factor when you're looking for an opponent-young can play old and old can play young. Chess develops memory. The chess theory is complicated and many players memorize different opening variations.

The Benefits of PLaying Chess at a Young Age. Countless researchers and studies have shown over the years that chess does indeed strengthen a child's mental clarity, fortitude, stability, and overall health. Many schools are now finding chess as an inexpensive but essential way of helping kids grow mentally. In this technologically driven world, chess helps aid in the synthesis and growth of certain areas in the brain and mind where many children can benefit as they grow older from the game. Dr. Robert Furgeson, Jr., the Executive Director of the American Chess School has prepared a review of key research studies for the chess in education conference.

This review contains many charts and graphs that give detailed explanations and results of numerous studies. Steve Sawyer, The Oklahoma Scholastic Chess Charter President, compiled "Chess: A Learning Tool",which also gives insights into the benefits of chess on children.