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TPRS Publishing. 10 Word Cloud Generators You Have Probably Never Tried. A few days back, we looked at five great ways to incorporate word cloud generators into your classroom.
There are obviously many more uses out there for them – but that is a discussion for another post. We’ve mentioned most of these before – in a post from way back when – so I won’t go into too much detail about each individual one, but we’ve added a few notable ones to the list. (Of note, the list is in no particular order). The vast majority of them work the same: plug your text into the box, select a few options, and you’ve got yourself a word cloud. Some offer more options than others, some offer word clouds with words going in any and all directions, some offer shapes, others create much simpler word clouds. If you do a quick search for word cloud, you’ll see so many different types. Do you have a favorite word cloud generator from the list below?
Wordle Jason Davies’ Word Cloud Generator WordSift WordItOut Tagul TagCrowd Yippy WordMosaic AbcYa Tagxedo. MapMaker Kits. The Comprehensible Classroom. Over the last year, I have received many email requests from teachers, administrators, and conference planners that need to know how TPRS® and other Comprehensible Input strategies meet Common Core standards.
Teachers must explain the connections so that they are permitted to use these best practice strategies in their classrooms, administrators seek to know whether or not to approve their teachers’ proposed instructional methods, and conference planners must defend their offerings in order for conference attendees to receive funding from the institutions that they represent. All of this pressure has created much stress for all parties involved, but when we take a moment to examine TPRS®/CI through the lens of the Common Core Standards, we quickly see that there is absolutely no reason to freak out!
One of the beautiful things about TPRS® is that it has been meeting Common Core Standards since before the standards existed. Movie Talk is an ESL technique developed by Dr. English Language Learners / Dual Language Learners / Multicultural Education Support - Language Lizard Blog. As we all know, many teachers have a hard time finding funding for all the books, materials and resources they need for their classrooms.
For teachers of English Language Learner (ELL) students, access to quality resources, materials, and training is especially important, as ELL students need bilingual books and materials to improve their literacy and language skills. Yet obtaining these resources can be a difficult task for teachers and schools when local funding is not available. As reported in Ed. Department Awards Grants to Improve ELL Teaching, the U.S. Department of Education is aware that bilingual programs rely on funding simply to exist, let alone thrive. To help teachers find ways to purchase the bilingual resources they need, we have compiled a comprehensive (although by no means exhaustive) list of available grant and funding opportunities.
(Please note: the links in this article were current as of the initial writing of this article. Hispanic Heritage Resources for Teachers. Free Educational Videos for K-12 Students. Educational Spanish music (middle, high school) Sonrisas Spanish School - Resources. Useful websites Sonrisas Spanish School Blog This is our blog which contains many useful articles related to teaching elementary Spanish as well as our posts about what's going on with our elementary Spanish classes.
It can be a valuable source of ideas and inspiration. We invite you to read and comment. We would love to hear from you! Www.nnell.org The National Network for Early Language Learning (Nnell) is a great resource for all elementary language teachers. Www.actfl.org The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction.
Www.cal.org/earlylang/ This is the Nanduti website run by the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL). The Language School The Language School is a World Languages School with locations in Denver, Boulder, and Longmont Colorado, focused on providing educational services related to learning a new language. Spanish parts of the body.
KS2 Spanish. Resources for teaching and learning SPANISH.
FLES. TPRS. Comprehensible Input Training. TESTIMONIALS Here is what teachers are saying about Bryce’s presentations, keynote addresses and materials These are the documents that were shared with administrators in the two day track I facilitated at the National TPRS conference in San Antonio.
Anyone involved in teaching or supporting world languag instruction will find these documents helpful in explaining and defending TPRS. Research Supporting TPRS in One Place This is a web site from Kirstin Plante of The C.I. Bookshop and TPRS Academy in the Netherlands. This list of research is very thorough and is updated often. FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDIES SUPPORTING TCI This list was compiled from the website of Stephen Krashen, sdkrashen.com.
Teacher's Site. Teacher's Guide Blackline MastersLanguage Arts HandbookAssessmentThematic Library (24 readers)Student BookInteractive Student EditionPractice BookStudent AnthologyDescubre OnlineAudio CDVideo ProgramSongs and LyricsPhoto-cardsSyllabic Readers (10 Big Books and 10 Little Books)Dipthongs and Blends Readers (12 Readers)Poster Cut-outsAlphabet GameAlphabet Picture CardsAlphabet Flash CardsSyllabic GameUnit Opener Letters to Parents Click on the covers to view resources.