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Readlang - Read, translate and supercharge your vocabulary. Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class. July12, 2014 Padlet is a great platform for bookmarking and sharing digital content.

Teacher's Guide to Using Padlet in Class

Since in its launch a few years ago, Padlet (formerly Wallwisher) has undergone several great updates that make it an ideal tool to use with students in class. Before we see some of the ways to use this platform with students, let us have a look at some of its features . Padlet features : Padlet is very easy to use and has a user friendly interfacePadlet is web based and does not require any software installationIt allows you to easily add notes, text, images, videos, and drawings to your wallYou can also add word documents from computer to your Padlet wallPadlet provides a wide variety of layouts to choose fromPadlet works across multiple devices including mobile phonesAny Padlet wall you create can be embedded into your blog or website.It enhances collaborative work. Top Ten Ways to Teach Vocabulary. Building vocabulary is foundational at any reading level.

Top Ten Ways to Teach Vocabulary

Doesn't matter who, where, or what grade you teach - building vocabulary across the curriculum is a top priority. Drilling lists of spelling and isolated content words can get monotonous. Dry. Bo-ring. CCSS. 18 Free Digital Storytelling Tools For Teachers And Students. Do you believe that digital storytelling is important in education?

18 Free Digital Storytelling Tools For Teachers And Students

Are you looking for a creative, critical, and powerful way to help your students? Would you be interested in a list of free digital storytelling tools? Editor's note: We have originally written and published this article in February 2013. Thanks to your useful suggestions and our own following of the latest developments in the fast paced field of technology, we have updated this piece in November 2015 in the hope that you will keep finding it useful. Thank you for sharing! Stories are important. 11 Free Digital Storytelling Websites ACMI Generator ACMI Generator is a creative studio space where you can explore the moving image, be inspired, create your own moving image works, and share your creations with the Generator community.

Write About This. Helping Students Learn to Cite Their Sources. A MiddleWeb Blog By Jody Passanisi When I first started teaching writing in history class a number of years ago, I was totally focused on the students just getting their ideas out and being able to write on historical themes.

Helping Students Learn to Cite Their Sources

I wanted them to be able to internalize the basic structure of an argumentative essay, make an argument, and back it up. So I provided the sources. If the students used, say, the Constitution summary I provided the class, or a excerpt from Howard Zinn or Paul Johnson, or something found in their textbook, that was okay. I was already asking them to do so many things – create an argument, find details to back it up, and write in a structured essay format. “Just back up your ideas” This approach to historical writing worked quite well for a few years. But I was still a long way from requiring both in-text and end-of-text citations. Epic! - Read Amazing Children's Books - Unlimited Library Including Flat Stanley, Scaredy Squirrel, Batman, and Many Others. Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians (L.A. Teachers Too!)

Reading, Writing, & Content Areas. Homepage. We All Teach Reading and Writing. Sponsored By If you teach algebra, you may not think of yourself as a reading teacher.

We All Teach Reading and Writing

But you do know that comprehension, fluency and good communication are key to success in math as well as other subject areas. And the writers of the Common Core agree—the new standards greatly emphasize reading and writing across the curriculum. Click below to explore ways we can all become better teachers of reading, writing and critical thinking. Writing Across the Content Areas Creative ways that every teacher can foster communication skills.Explore Now » Teaching Fact vs. Why Grammar Rules See why the humble comma is oh-so-important to getting your point across.View Now » How Audiobooks Can Help Explore how audiobooks can support readers and writers.Find Out » Reading in Photos Check out the great reading ideas we’ve shared on our Pinterest page. Literature Circles for High School Students. Today’s strategy spotlight is on literature circles.

Literature Circles for High School Students

I’ve used this technique in my 9th grade English classes to differentiate lessons in order to meet the needs of students struggling to keep up and those needing an extra challenge. There are many ways to implement literature circles to accommodate for a range of reading levels, class size issues, English learners, and other common classroom needs. I’m going to share the way it works in my classroom based on my needs, but I’d love for you to leave a question or comment at the end of this post to continue the conversation as it relates to classrooms across the board! What are literature circles? Students select a book of choice from a controlled range of options. Why I use literature circles: I teach 9th grade English in a school that has an average of 50 feeder middle schools. How I use literature circles: Step 1: Lay the groundwork. WordsEye Login.

Adjective + Preposition Combinations Followed by Gerunds.