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Don't Read Like a Robot - Blazer Fresh. Sanctuary home. Reading A-Z: The online reading program with downloadable books to print and assemble - Reading A-Z. How Books and Television Affect Your Brain Differently. There’s a perception that books are good, while TV is bad.

How Books and Television Affect Your Brain Differently

Spend a day curled up with a book and you’re an intellectual, but spend a day watching your favorite show and you become a couch potato. Similar to how candy gives you cavities and sun tanning is bad for our skin, it’s common knowledge that reading books is good for you. It increases your knowledge and makes you think. Watching television on the other hand kills off brain cells. How To Teach Your Child To Read - Part 1 Learning Difficulties. Children's Treasure Chest Audio Collection.

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The Official Roald Dahl Website. Instructional Series. The English-medium literacy instructional series support teaching and learning through years 1–8.

Instructional Series

They include: reading materials designed to support learning across the curriculum and students’ development of more complex literacy skillstargeted materials for students who are not yet meeting literacy expectations. Each series is designed for a specific stage in students’ learning, providing supports and challenges to scaffold their growing understandings and to prepare them for the next stage in their learning. All series include student and teacher support materials, and many are accompanied by audio versions. On this site This site gives information on the individual series, provides links to the teacher support materials, and includes news of upcoming publications. Schools - Tom Gates. 21 Reading Strategies And Activities All Teachers Should Know. One of the most popular topics here on Top Notch Teaching is that of teaching children to read.

21 Reading Strategies And Activities All Teachers Should Know

It’s also an area that I’m passionate about. We’ve published plenty of posts on the topic over the years but to help you find them we’ve pulled together 21 of the most popular reading strategies and activities and listed them below. 1. Teacher Mom of 3: The Boy Who Grew Flowers: A Book Review. Recently, I discovered this gem of a picture book, The Boy Who Grew Flowers by Jen Wojtowicz.

Teacher Mom of 3: The Boy Who Grew Flowers: A Book Review

A few months back, I attended a Barefoot Books party and was instantly attracted to this picture book. After I read this synopsis, I just knew I had to purchase it! "This heartwarming story celebrates difference and friendship, as Rink meets a girl with her own secret, and they discover ways to help each other. " What is the book about? Rink Bowagon lives on Lonesome Mountain with his eccentric family. Because he is different, he is ignored at school and isolated, sitting in the back of the class. Angelina with her beautiful, compassionate heart, befriends Rink, and from there everything changes for Rink. Roald Dahl Activity Ideas. To celebrate Roald Dahl Day on the 13th September, I’ve put together a fun collection of Roald Dahl inspired science activity ideas.

Roald Dahl Activity Ideas

My 8 year is currently devouring Roald Dahl books and I remember spending many happy hours reading them as a child so this collection has been such fun to put together, it’s not quite complete and I will be adding to it over the next few weeks so do pop back soon. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Chocolate covered strawberries and changes of state. GUYS READ. Melulater: Modelling Books - how I use these to plan, teach and assess in my class. Modelling Books were not around when I began my training to become a teacher.

Melulater: Modelling Books - how I use these to plan, teach and assess in my class

I didn't know anything about them really until 2005 when my school began their journey with the Numeracy Project. Into the Book: Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies. National Geographic Young Explorer (Student Magazine) Connected - Teachers' Notes. You are here:Introduction Connected is a series designed to show mathematics, science, and technology in the context of students’ everyday lives.

Connected - Teachers' Notes

The articles are intended to stimulate discussion and to provide starting points for further investigations by individuals, groups, or a whole class. A shared or guided reading approach to using these texts will support students in understanding the concepts and technical vocabulary. World Book Day 2015: teachers get into costume – in pictures. We Give Books. Kids Share Book Recommendations. Use Online Reading Logs, Find Books At Their Reading Level. Brain Movies: When Readers Can Picture It, They Understand It. Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Marcus Conyers who, with Donna Wilson, is co-developer of the M.S. and Ed.S.

Brain Movies: When Readers Can Picture It, They Understand It

Brain-Based Teaching degree programs at Nova Southeastern University. They have written several books, including Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching: Connecting Mind, Brain, and Education Research to Classroom Practice. The images that form in your mind as you read -- we call them "brain movies" -- can be more exciting and memorable than a Hollywood film. More to the point for teachers, guiding your students to visualize as they read is an engaging and enjoyable way to boost comprehension and retention.

Learning to create brain movies can help students make sense of complex nonfiction subject matter and "see" the characters, setting, and action in stories. Storyline Online - Where Reading Is Fun! What’s Going On Inside A Dyslexic Student’s Brain? I heart intelligence FREE BOOKS: 100 legal sites to download literature. The Best Children’s Books of 2014. By Maria Popova Intelligent and imaginative tales of love, loneliness, loyalty, loss, friendship, and everything in between.

The Best Children’s Books of 2014

“I don’t write for children,” Maurice Sendak scoffed in his final interview. “I write — and somebody says, ‘That’s for children!’” “It is an error,” wrote J.R.R. Tolkien seven decades earlier in his superb meditation on fantasy and why there’s no such thing as writing for children, “to think of children as a special kind of creature, almost a different race, rather than as normal, if immature, members of a particular family, and of the human family at large.” New Zealand Sign Language Reading Resources / Meeting the needs of diverse learners / Ready to Read in literacy programmes / Ready to Read / Instructional Series. Reciprocal Teaching. Before Reciprocal Teaching can be used successfully by your students, they need to have been taught and had time to practice the four strategies that are used in reciprocal teaching (summarizing, questioning, predicting, clarifying).

Reciprocal Teaching

One way to get students prepared to use reciprocal teaching: (from Donna Dyer of the North West Regional Education Service Agency in North Carolina) Put students in groups of four. Distribute one note card to each member of the group identifying each person's unique role: Summarizer Questioner Clarifier Predictor Have students read a few paragraphs of the assigned text selection. Encourage them to use note-taking strategies such as selective underlining or sticky-notes to help them better prepare for their role in the discussion. At the given stopping point, the Summarizer will highlight the key ideas up to this point in the reading. For more information, see the article Reciprocal Teaching for the Primary Grades: "We Can Do It, Too!

". School Journal - Junior Journal. Ready levels - Learning media. In this book, students are cooks. There are simple recipes for treats like crispy cookies, mini-pizzas, and chocolate pudding. Following the recipes will help students understand how heat cooks food in different ways. Features of the Book – Recipe book format, – Specialised language – digest, convection, broil, – … [more] Colour wheel. Running Record Assesment Tips. Assessment Tips Running Records You can do leveled reading assessment by taking a running record using a book that you believe is close to the child’s developmental level.

The guided reading colour wheel / Guided reading texts / The Ready to Read series / Ready to Read / Instructional Series. Ready to Read levelled texts Ready to Read student texts are carefully crafted and levelled to ensure that students are presented with continual and appropriate challenges in their learning. The series uses a colour wheel to indicate the level of each student text. There is a colour wheel on the back of every guided reading text to indicate its level of difficulty. A "G" (for guided reading) is placed within one of nine colour segments. The colour wheel levels are Magenta, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Orange, Turquoise, Purple, and Gold.

All of the levels, except Magenta, are further divided into sub-levels to allow for a flatter gradient of text difficulty. Some classroom teachers may use the Reading Recovery numbering system, rather than colours, to refer to the Ready to Read text levels. The zone of proximal development This zone is the gap between what a student can do independently and what they can do with help. The colour wheel levels.

Quick 60 reading support programme for older children and ESOL

Reading Worksheets, Spelling, Grammar, Comprehension, Lesson Plans - Reading, literature. Guided reading journal worksheets for groups seniors. Who wrote answers for the book? Bear Grylls – Is it OK to eat a worm? Alain de Botton – How are dreams made? Jessica Ennis – How do you get into the Olympics? Richard Dawkins – Are we all related? Miranda Hart – Why are the grown-ups in charge? Heston Blumenthal – Why do we cook food?

Plus: jokes from some of our favourite comedians including Stephen Fry, Sarah Millican, Robert Webb, Jack Whitehall and Sandi Toksvig. Earl Interviews Children's Author Mo Willems. Elementary Reading Comprehension Tests. Reading Without Tears: Use the iPad to Encourage Reluctant Readers. By Emily | October 18, 2012 | 2 comments. Interview with Adele Broadbent. Name: Adele Broadbent.

Mirror by Jeannie Baker. Hope and resilience in The Day of the Pelican. The Day of The Pelican. Day of The Pelican- Minecraft Style. Trash by Andy Mulligan (Book Review) Katherine Paterson on The Day of the Pelican. 103 Things to Do Before/During/After Reading. Pantomime Act out a scene you choose or the class calls out to you while up there. Dramatic monologue Create a monologue for a character in a scene.

Children Literature.pdf. Storybird - Artful Storytelling. Beyoncé's 'Single Ladies' Read As A Monologue Is The Most Dramatic Thing Ever. Best Kids' Books Ever. 23%off. NKC Grab It. Lovereading 4 Kids - Online Children's Book Reviews And Free Opening Extracts. Storylines. Kids' Book Review: Teachers' Notes & Lesson Plans. Due to the upkeep of this list of teacher/librarians' notes and lesson plans, and the fact that links often break or change, we will only be adding sporadically to the list when notes/plans directly come to hand.

In light of this, we have included publisher links to a vast amount of teaching resources, below, which will help you in your search for fabulous teaching material. Every effort is made to provide accurate links, however, if the publisher/book/author website changes or deletes them, some links could appear broken here.

Do let us know if you find a broken link so we can delete it from the page. If you are looking for a certain book that is not featured here, we recommend searching the publisher website for the book in question, googling the title along with either 'teaching notes' or 'lesson plans', or contacting the publisher directly to ask if there are any notes available. Most publishers these days are providing this valuable resource. Gender Equality and Picture Books. Rainbow Reading Programme for Students - The Ultimate Guide to the Independent Princess - Best Of.

Learning to Read for Kids – Reading Eggs. SharpReading - Cutting Edge Reading Strategy Instruction Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies. Our professional development in Reading comes in three formats 1. Online Teacher Training We have distilled our 10 years of action research with trainee teachers into an web-based training programme.