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Common Core Standards websites1. Proficiency Scale Bank. Data Collection Matrix to Setup Gradebook (Blank) Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013. Science 360 by the National Science Foundation Level: ALL (grades K-12)Platform: iOS Website Science 360 is a science and engineering news app designed to engage the user in visual explorations through photos, videos, and text.

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013

There is new content added weekly by scientists, engineers, and the National Science Foundation. Teachers can email image and videos to integrate into lesson planning. Tip: Have students explore Science 360 for possible science project ideas and explore current science in the news. I Gave My Students My Cell Phone Number. Here's What Happened. - WeAreTeachers. Giving students my cell phone number wasn’t by choice.

I Gave My Students My Cell Phone Number. Here's What Happened. - WeAreTeachers

Part of my contract states that I have to provide my number to students. I teach at a school with a high immigrant population, which means most of our parents aren’t able to help their kids with homework. And so, with some misgivings—counterbalanced by a desire for gainful employment—I put my number on the syllabus and wrote it in the corner of the whiteboard. That was ten years ago, which means that just over 1,000 middle school kids have had constant access to their beloved Language Arts teacher. Limiting “Teacher Talk,” Increasing Student Work! – Achieve the Core Aligned Materials.

“Wah waah wah waah wah wah…” We all know the famous muted trumpet of adults in Charlie Brown’s world, especially their teacher, Miss Othmar.

Limiting “Teacher Talk,” Increasing Student Work! – Achieve the Core Aligned Materials

After five years teaching elementary school, I’m confident that I’m not boring my kids to sleep but I do wonder if I strike the right balance between “teacher talk” and student work. Research has long supported the idea that students benefit from “doing.” Regular practice with reading and re-reading increases comprehension and fluency (National Reading Panel, 2000), as well as builds vocabulary and knowledge (Cunning & Stanovich, 1998). Students also need ample time to connect reading and writing to speaking and listening, integrating their literacy skills (see Appendix A). This is especially important for younger children and English Language Learners, whose oral language far outpaces the ability to read and write (Fisher, Frey, & Rothenberg, 2008). Literacy Educators: Let's Get Serious about Noncognitive Skills - Dave Stuart Jr.

The Common Core does a pretty good job of laying out some key cognitive skills students need to have to be ready for the literacy demands of a career or college.

Literacy Educators: Let's Get Serious about Noncognitive Skills - Dave Stuart Jr.

Granted, we need to reduce the standards into a simpler, more power-packed set of focused literacy priorities (the non-freaked out approach being one possible example) if we’re going to truly see literacy instruction expand in breadth and depth across a student’s school day. But with that being said, I give my props to the standards for being the best list to date of what it means to be proficiently literate upon graduation from high school. 20 Observable Characteristics Of Effective Teaching - 20 Observable Characteristics Of Effective Teaching by TeachThought Staff What makes an effective teacher?

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Whatiuseinmyclassroom. New York State ELA Curriculum. Click here to view all curriculum materials for English Language Arts and Mathematics.

New York State ELA Curriculum

Authentic Reading Materials These modules include authentic reading materials. Authentic reading materials include published works that are typically encountered by students in daily life, such as in magazines, books or newspapers. The use of authentic reading material may mean that some material is emotionally charged or may use language outside of a student's particular cultural experience.

All curriculum decisions are made at the local level. Text List for P-12 ELA. Home. The Heroism Unit. Handouts - Sophomore English. AP. Reading recommended reading for A.P.

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Lit exam Overview of Annotation short story overview How to Improve Reading Comprehension notes on close reading REading literature critically close reading of a literary passage. Forms and Docs - Mr. & Mrs. Erickson. Class. The Day the Praetorian Guard Went Batsh*t Crazy. NCTE 2015: Connecting, Constructing, and Disrupting. Access this page and all of our resources for today!

NCTE 2015: Connecting, Constructing, and Disrupting

To access the convention wifi, choose the "NCTE" network. Why Podcasts Like 'Serial' Are Helping English Teachers Encourage Literacy. Two years ago, I was practically begging a student to read a novel in my high-school English class.

Why Podcasts Like 'Serial' Are Helping English Teachers Encourage Literacy

This isn’t an unusual problem. The girl, who’s a relatively bright, college-bound athlete, told me that she “just gets too distracted after five minutes” of reading. Picasso’s Guernica: An ELA lesson plan. Teach close reading skills, ekphrastic poetry, and humanity with Picasso’s Guernica Guernica, the most ancient town of the Basques and the centre of their cultural tradition, was completely destroyed yesterday afternoon by insurgent air raiders.… The object of the bombardment was seemingly the demoralization of the civil population and the destruction of the cradle of the Basque race.

Picasso’s Guernica: An ELA lesson plan

Every fact bears out this appreciation, beginning with the day when the deed was done. Made with Thimble. Martin Vargic’s World According to ISIS is a bitingly satirical map of the world. Newkirk Speaking Back to the Common Core. Build and Share Interactive Timelines - whenintime. The Media as Portrayed in Movies: A Popular Topic. By Frank W.